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Changing from W7 Home to Pro

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Changing from W7 Home to Pro

I made the mistake of installing W7 Home rather than Pro on the new PC. Doh
Can I Simply go to the Anytime Upgrade and  enter the relevant already purchased Key for Pro or would it be advisable to reinstall from scratch?

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Re: Changing from W7 Home to Pro

I certainly managed on a relatively new install of home premium to upgrade to pro just by entering the product key, it then did a few updates and has been fine ever since.
If it's an old install then it might be carrying a lot of baggage so a clean install would likely be better.
As yours sounds like a new install I'd go with the key change.
I don't think I actually used 'anytime upgrade', if you already have a new valid key, just enter it via 'control panel', 'system', near the bottom of the screen is 'windows activation' with a link to enter a new product key.
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Re: Changing from W7 Home to Pro

Thank for that.
Sorting SWMBO's PC at present and will get onto mine later.

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Re: Changing from W7 Home to Pro

Sadly your suggestion never worked so I just did a clean install of Pro.

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