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A question on Anytime Upgrade windows 7 pro to Ultimate

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    Green85

    Hi guys, I have a computer here that has windows 7 pro and I may upgrade it to Ultimate. My question is that if I do the Upgrade is the professional key is lost (I cant use it any more) or I can activate another computer with it?

    I forget to mention that both editions are retail packages.

    And thank you.

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    AndyC

    With Anytime Upgrade you are only paying to convert your existing licence to Ultimate, so you can't then go and install on another computer using your old key.

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    figuerres

    WHy upgrade?  Pro is good unless you want like 2 things that are not in Pro.

    IMHO Ultimate Ed is just Bling.

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    spivonious

    figuerres said:

    WHy upgrade?  Pro is good unless you want like 2 things that are not in Pro.

    IMHO Ultimate Ed is just Bling.

    Exactly. What does Ultimate get you over Pro? Bitlocker encryption, booting from a VHD, and language packs. If you don't need those, forget about Ultimate.

     

    Here's a good comparison of the versions: http://www.winsupersite.com/win7/win7_skus_compare.asp

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    jpevans

    AndyC said:

    With Anytime Upgrade you are only paying to convert your existing licence to Ultimate, so you can't then go and install on another computer using your old key.

    I have an MSDN subscription through Bizspark. Can I use one of my Windows 7 Ultimate keys in subscriber downloads in Windows Anytime Upgrade to upgrade my Windows 7 Home Premium to Ultimate?

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    blowdart

    jpevans said:
    AndyC said:
    *snip*

    I have an MSDN subscription through Bizspark. Can I use one of my Windows 7 Ultimate keys in subscriber downloads in Windows Anytime Upgrade to upgrade my Windows 7 Home Premium to Ultimate?

    The licensing for MSDN says the software is "to design, develop, test and demonstrate your programs", not for everyday use. If your machine is limited to that scope and isn't used for anything else then the MSDN keys will work with an anytime upgrade.

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