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Can't upgrade from vista home prem. to Win 7 Professional?

by wise12u / October 24, 2009 5:23 AM PDT

Why does me laptop tell me that I can upgrade to Windows 7 home premium and ultimate only? I am trying to put professional on it.

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Check the upgrade matrix
by Jimmy Greystone / October 24, 2009 5:26 AM PDT

Check the upgrade matrix on Microsoft's site. You should have done this prior to purchasing. Would have saved you what's likely going to be a very expensive mistake, given you generally can't return opened software.

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(NT) I did and it says you can upgrade to professional.
by wise12u / October 24, 2009 6:17 AM PDT
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According to Microsoft's website
by Jimmy Greystone / October 24, 2009 7:53 AM PDT

According to Microsoft's website, you have to do a clean install if you want to run Win7 Pro and you currently have Vista Home Premium.

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/get/upgrade-considerations.aspx

You'll note that the Vista Home Premium and Win7 Pro intersection has the yellow star, which, according to the key, says that a clean install is required.

So, I don't know what you were looking at, but it's pretty clear cut as far as the official upgrade matrix is concerned.

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