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  1. Joined : Nov 2014
    Posts : 232
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit
       28 Jul 2015 #11

    swarfega said: View Post
    I have ordered the retail version, I'll be doing the Get Windows 10 upgrade tomorrow and playing around with that until I get the retail box.

    I want to back up the upgrade version before I do a clean install so I have a spare copy of 10.
    I can see this upgrade path being a real pain in the proverbial!

    I initially bought Windows 7 Home Premium because it did all that I wanted. I them did a motherboard/processor/RAM upgrade to 32G memory only to discover that Home Premium didn't support more than 16G. So I bought an upgrade to Pro purely to get the benefit from the extra RAM.

    So it looks like a rebuild would entail an initial Windows 7 Home Premium installation followed by an upgrade to Windows 7 Pro to enable a further upgrade to Windows 10 Pro.

    No wonder swarfega has invested in a retail version.
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  2. Joined : Sep 2014
    Posts : 2,923
    Windows 10 Pro
       28 Jul 2015 #12

    Well, actually, you should be able to use the Pro upgrade key when you install Windows 7 home Premium, and it will actually install the Pro version. If that doesn't work, it's pretty easy to upgrade Premium to Pro, just by clicking the "Add Features" link.. it takes a few minutes of churning, and a reboot and you're on Pro... not a complete re-install.

    Still, this is a free upgrade, and because of that you might have a few hoops to jump through. If you don't want to jump through them, then you can always purchase a retail license.
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