Upgrading Windows on Chinese System RRS feed

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    Not sure what forum to put this request in. We have a client in China with Windows 7 (Professional Service Pack 1 - Chinese Version) computers. Our application makes use of English Speech Recognition for which, I understand, an upgrade to Ultimate and a download of an English language pack will be required.

    Communication with the client has been a little difficult, and I would like to know in advance what is required to upgrade their machines and preferably have at least one upgraded before I visit there.

    I understand the process to be that an Anytime upgrade key may be purchased online.

    1. Do I need to know the existing Windows Product ID, or will it work for any machine?

    2. Does this need to be purchased from a Chinese vendor, or can I do this from New Zealand?

    3.  Do the machines subsequently need to connect to the internet for validation of the upgrade? I fear this may be a problem with the Chinese firewall..



    Monday, July 20, 2015 6:06 AM


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