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Please is it possible to upgrade Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) to Windows 7 Professional?
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i think you just need the pro key installed

all versions are on the same disk and the key is the key to which one it activates
 

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Thank you. Is that what you get when you buy an expensive upgrade?

I asked because I haven't been able to find one and have read a lot of criticism about something called Anytime said to be avoided.

Thank you for your help.
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Thanks but I cannot see what Anytime does. What does it do?

The most important thing for me is to be able upgrade Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) to Windows 7 Professional.

We used to just go on the Microsoft site, pay and download but I cannot find this or a price on any UK site.

Thanks you for your help.
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obviously you haven't bothered to look at the link

all the information is in there

your buying online so they only need the one site
 

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We used to just go on the Microsoft site, pay and download but I cannot find this
Control Panel - Windows Update - Windows Anytime Upgrade (in the lower left corner).
 

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Thanks TerryNet

Please would you mind telling me what Anytime is? I couldn't find it in the lower left corner in your instructions.

I did find the upgrade downloads I'm used to in the Microsoft Store and that seems straightforward.

Thank you again for your help.
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I couldn't find it in the lower left corner in your instructions.
Don't know why. Maybe your system is not eligible for some reason. I'm looking at an OEM pre-installed Windows 7 Home Premium.

Please would you mind telling me what Anytime is?
I guess I don't know what "Anytime" is. I have been assuming you meant the "Windows Anytime Upgrade" described in the link dai gave you in post # 4.
 

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Thanks.

The question really is what is the difference with Anytime than going to the Microsoft Store and downloading an upgrade in the usual manner?

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anytime just indicates that is available at any time

it probably comes from the ms store

all windows 7 versions come on the same disk,it is the key that activates the version you purchased

i have never had to use anytime but i would think it does the change using the internet and not by hard copy
 

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I haven't done either, so I don't know. Maybe Windows Anytime Upgrade is less expensive. Maybe buying direct from the Microsoft Store does not do the in-place upgrade.
 
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