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Upgrade To Professional Through Student Discount Program


I am receiving windows 7 home premium via a free upgrade program. Can i upgrade to professional through the student discount program. As a college student some of the programs i will be using need to be compatible with windows xp, and the domain join is nice feature. None of these things are on the home premium edition. So i was wondering if it was possible to install the windows 7 home premium upgrade, and then use the student discount upgrade program on win741.com to purchase the windows 7 professional, rather than full price through the windows anytime upgrade.

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Student Discount Still Available?

I have decided that i need to upgrade my win xp sp3 machine to win 7 ultimate home version. I'm also toying with going to the 64 bit professional as well. Many of my school classes are at least vista based now. So it would be beneficial to become win 7 savvy. I also like to play online games (bf2, lotro), which are 32 bit apps. I know they will run with a 64 bit machine at the slower 32 bit pace. But i can't find the $29. 99 student version anywhere. Is this gone now? Was i too late?

Posted On: 2010-01-26 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

Student Discount On Win 7 Os

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Posted On: 2010-02-05 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Australian Student Discount For Win 7 Using On Pc In America

I am an australian student who is currently living in america for a few months with an american friend. She currently has windows xp media center edition 2005 on her dell dimension e520, however she has lost the disc and i am attempting to reinstall her os. I have access to the australian student discounts for windows 7 professional upgrade. My questions:

1. Can i purchase this upgrade for her computer and install this upgrade over her current os, even though it is an american computer?

2. I wanted to buy her the 32-bit edition, and get the 64-bit version for myself. I am currently using the windows 7 rc candidate, and i've searched but am still slightly confused. Can i buy the professional upgrade for my computer, or do i need to buy the complete os?


Posted On: 2010-01-17 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Discount On Anytime Upgrade In Uk

I am in the process of buying a netbook. I am unimpressed with the windows 7 starter pack and when i buy my netbook, i will want to upgrade it to windows 7 home premium. I have read that there will be a discount on the windows anytime upgrade in the us from the april 4th to the 3rd of july when upgrading to windows 7 home premium. Will this offer be available in the uk sometime in the future? If so how much will the discount be. Also, if i buy a netbook with windows xp, will it cost more to upgrade that to windows 7 home premium than upgrading windows 7 starter to windows 7 home premium?

Posted On: 2010-04-11 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Upgrade To Ultimate From Professional

I had a copy of vista 32-bit, which was upgraded to windows 7 ultimate 64-bit (through vista x64 install disk that came with brother's pc), until i had a hard drive failure and am back to square one. I have now installed 64-bit windows 7 professional, again through a family member's install disk that came with his pc. This version, obviously, does not activate, however i was hoping to use anytime upgrade, and my product key to upgrade this to windows 7 ultimate.

Any suggestions?


Posted On: 2010-02-26 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Student Upgrade Freezes

For the past few days i've been attempting to upgrade my dell studio 15 from vista 32bit to windows 7 32bit via the microsoft student discount program. The file for setup, ect. Is now on my computer and i've tried three times now to upgrade. I've removed all the extra programs i can, including all my anti-virus and spyware programs, run the chkdsk utility twice, and still the update process freezes at 55% on the transferring files stage.

I have no idea what is causing the failure to complete the upgrade.

Specs:
Dell studio 15
Windows vista 32bit sp1
Intel core duo cpu 2. 0 ghz
3gb ram


Posted On: 2010-01-07 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Upgrade Home Premium To Professional

Background: recently purchased an hp desktop computer that came with windows 7 home premium 64-bit. Since then i upgraded to windows 7 professional via a retail copy purchased locally.

Question: is there a chance of any incompatibility/conflict/? In using a non-hp winodws 7 upgrade package? I seem to have multiple errors on the machine except in safe mode and cannot seem to run long before the system crashes. All my hardware checks pass, but i get blue sceens on just about anything you can get them on - memory_management, ntfs.sys, bad_poool_header, pfn_list_corrupt, system service exception, page_fault_in_nonpaged area, registry error, irqnle.


Posted On: 2010-03-17 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Upgrade From Home Premium To Professional Possible ?

I purchased w7 professional upgrade before it came out for $100 for my current hp vista computer. However, i anticipating getting a new computer with w7 home premium and would like to upgrade this os to the professional using the upgrade i purchased earlier. Is this possible?

Posted On: 2010-01-08 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Student Upgrade From Vista Error

I recently purchased a win vista to win7 upgrade, which can be found here (it's a student version):http://www.microsoft.com/student/en/us/windows/buynow/default.aspx  the current home premium system and the update are both 64bit. I ran the windows 7 compatibility manager and it said i am able to upgrade. The problem i have now is that when i want to install the upgrade, this is the error msg i get:windows vista home premium cannot be upgraded to windows 7 professional. You can choose to install a new copy of windows 7 professional instead, but this is different from an upgrade, and does not keep your files, settings, and programs.

You’ll need to reinstall any programs using the original installation discs or files. To save your files before installing windows, back them up to an external location such as a cd, dvd, or external hard drive. To install a new copy of windows 7 professional, click the back button in the upper left-hand corner, and select "custom (advanced)". Please help! Another post said: " you can do an in-place upgrade to win7 home premium and then purchase & install an anytime upgrade to win7 professional but you cannot upgrade directly to win7 professional. "Why, is it that the windows upgrade tool verified my upgrade compatibility and on the microsoft website is no hint on which systems are compatible and which are not?

How am i supposed to know that u cant upgrade from vista home to win7 professional? Can i still install the win7 version as the menu tells me to (with deleting everything) or will i get an error msg stating that my win7 is only an upgrade and not a full version?


Posted On: 2010-08-16 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

Re-installing Student Upgrade Version

I am planning to upgrade my motherboard and cpu very soon. I am currently running a windows 7 home premium upgrade that i brought under the £30 student offer, i am aware this is not an oem version but i am still worried. I expect that once i have swapped out this hardware i will need to reinstall the os to prevent any issues but i am concerned that this will not be allowed as i have just an 'upgrade version' key and thus a clean install will not be possible without xp or vista already on the drive. I hope that there is possibly some solution to this possible problem which means i can update my hardware, or perhaps this problem does not exist.

Posted On: 2010-04-25 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

Student Upgrade Version Cannot Be Used For A Clean Install

I bought windows 7 student upgrade back in i believe it was december, i kept the bootable jumpdrive i made from it and the registration key. The hard drive i installed it on failed recently, so i went out and bought 2 new ones, set it up in raid, and reinstalled windows 7 as well as transferred over some of the files i keep backed up and installed all the programs i lost. Bout a week later i realized i never activated it, and upon doing so received the error that the student upgrade version cannot be used for a clean install.

Now i am fairly sure i can find the original windows discs and registration numbers, however do i need to uninstall windows 7, install the old windows, just to reinstall windows 7 and all of the programs again? (Took me an entire weekend so i think you could see why i don't wish to do this) or is there a way of showing that i have a previous version without needing to go through the hoops of uninstalling everything.


Posted On: 2010-06-03 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Lost Microsoft Office Accounting Professional After Upgrade

Where can i locate microsoft office accounting professional 2007? Lost it in system upgrade from vista to windows 7 and i have no disk. I recently upgraded my vista 32-bit to windows 7. I did a clean wipe install and have been reinstalling all my programs. I have no disk for office accounting pro 2007 because i purchased it online. I have a data backup ready to restore but microsoft has discontinued the whole accounting line. I have a product key, i just need a place to get a download or a disk. Can anyone help me? I called ms customer support and digital river (that's who brokered the download) but i'm just getting the runaround.

Btw windows 7 is much better so far than vista


Posted On: 2010-01-06 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Can I Re-use Installation Key To Upgrade From Premium To Professional On New Laptop?

I have purchased four computers, and return four computers because i've been told that the computers i have purchased would run the windows 7 professional in xp mode, and they do not.

I have now done research, and will return and purchase a new laptop which i am certain, according to the specifications, will run windows 7 professional in the xp mode.

My question is can i re-use the installation key to upgrade from windows 7 home premium to windows 7 professional on the new laptop i will be purchasing because i am returning the old one. Purchased the laptop on monday, the software, i purchased from a separate vendor when i purchased the initial laptop.

There is light at the end of the tunnel, but i know the new store will not trade my now invalid key code for the software i installed on the laptop i am returning to them.

Can anyone help me please?


Posted On: 2010-01-06 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Roll Back 64-bit To 32-bit Or Upgrade To Professional

Roll back of 64 bit to 32 bit or better solution such as upgrade to professional? Recently i purchased an hp g72 260us which has one of the new i3-core processors, 4 gb ram, etc. After over 6-7 hours or trouble shooting, over 17 uninstall/re-install of software under different configurations i believe i have discovered the problem to be an update that occurred to my windows 7 operating system from 32 bit to 64 bit. While i have tried to roll back the updates, it has been to no avail so i am looking for a way to resolve either multiple software issues that are rendering my broadcasting, production, and internet usage impossible.

If i upgrade to professional, will it resolve my issues with my sprint novatel ovation u720 usb modem. Which by the way since the update, drivers will not load allowing the computer/os to recognize the device at all. Or is there a way to roll back to the 32 bit version without limitations to the performance. I am not gaming which is what i understand the major value/benefit of the 64 bit upgrade. Or suggestion to resolving these conflicts and others such as with adobe audition and other similar programs.


Posted On: 2010-07-14 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Compatibility Ms Office 2000 Professional

I am in the market of a new computer and need to make a decision which version of windows 7 to buy. What version of windows 7 will work with office 2000 pro? None or does it matter? I have used outlook 2000 as my email client and created an archive folder with many subfolders. Will they transfer and work without any problems to windows 7? Also, will i be able to open and edit the ms word and excel 2000 files i have created from within windows 7? If not, would i first need to install office 2003 or 2007 or in the near future office 2010 to be able to import all my office 2000 data files and open them from within windows 7 that way?

Posted On: 2010-01-25 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Win 7 Downgrade To Xp Professional Addition

I am trying to downgrade my computer i just bought which has windows 7. I need downgrade to windows xp, and i downloaded the associated software from the licensing website. I saved the file to the desktop and unzipped the contents. When i click on the setup icon, i am prompted with a "welcome to windows xp" dialog box, but the link to click install is greyed out. How do i go around fixing this?

Posted On: 2010-07-16 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

Compatibility With Microsoft Office Xp Professional

I have a notebook (hp) with  vista home premium 64-bit os installed. It has an upgrade for win7 available free under an hp/microsoft upgrade plan. I have a microsoft office xp professional; vs. 2002 program that i want to use. Is the office suite compatible with any of the levels of windows7 upgrades? Hp's free upgrade is only available on this computer for the win7 home premium version. I need to know which works, or doesn't. If it is more cost effective, i would upgrade my office suite.

Posted On: 2009-10-27 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Upgrade Compatibility For Win 7 Need To Delete Program

Compatibility for windows 7 states i need to delete a program to proceed but program has been deleted. And network adapter needs new drivers but device manager says correct drivers are installed, cannot proceed with upgrade. Ran a search for file that is to be deleted and it doesn't exist.network adapters are microsoft mobile.

Posted On: 2009-10-28 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Upgrade Option Program Website Error

I bought a copy of windows vista home premium 64x. When i go to the website and put in my product key it says i do not have a valid copy for update. That is jus tthe thing, i bought vista home premium 64 just to upgrade. I know it is valid because i bought the package from compusa brand new on 10/2/2009. I get validated updates and i have my copy registered. Any tips on how to get the website to accept my valid copy? I used caps and dashes exactly how it looks on my sticker.

I tried three times and then had to wait for two hours to try again. I can not get it to work. I am frustrated because i want my free copy. I paid for it when i bought my specific brand of vista. I bought the operating system "in the box". Please let me know what i should do.

Note; i did not buy the software from a computer manufacturer, i bought the system in the box. I realize this means i have to use the website located at; http://windows.com/upgradeoffer         however, it is not working. It keeps giving me an error screen. Help?


Posted On: 2009-10-29 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Upgrade Advisor Says Remove Kaspersky But I Do Not Have This Program

I am currently using vista home premium. On trying to install windows 7 i am required to uninstall kaspersky anti virus. I do not have that program on my hard drive that i know of. I have downloaded kaspersky's uninstall program, but it cannot locate anything to remove. Anyone else had this problem?

Posted On: 2010-06-15 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Upgrading From Vista Using Student W7 Dvd

Had 32-bit vista running, upgraded to 64-bit by performing a clean install from the dvd to a different drive (ssd). It works fine, except the old drive is still the "system" drive and i cannot boot with the ssd as the boot drive. And, when i boot to the old drive i get the option to load either vista or w7. I don't want to start over if i don't have to.

I'm confused at what the upgrade disc really does, and why i can't delete the old system. Do i need some of the vista files on the sdd in order to get w7 to install properly-or is a clean install, a clean install? Anyway, is it possible to still savlage my install by making the ssd a "system" disc? Move some files form the old drive (vista) over to the new drive? . Something!

I've never had this issue before loading a new os to a single drive. I'm not sure if it is the ssd, the upgrade method being used, the way i set-up the new drive, or my advancing age that is the root cause of my problem.


Posted On: 2010-02-22 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Random Bsods With Win 7 Professional 64-bit

I've been recently experiencing random computer lock ups and bsod's after fresh installing windows 7 professional 64-bit system. In addition, i did the fresh install twice, just to see if it was a bad install. I did not have any problems, while running the same setup under windows xp professional.

All my drivers have been updated to the most current one, either from windows update, or directly from the product manufacturer's website.

These are the messages i get in event viewer.

The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck. The bugcheck was: 0x000000d1 (0x000000000000001a, 0x0000000000000002, 0x0000000000000000, 0xfffff880015819fc). A dump was saved in: c:windowsmemory.dmp. Report id: 021910-16582-01.

The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck. The bugcheck was: 0x0000003b (0x00000000c000001d, 0xfffff960001ab447, 0xfffff8800b92bf80, 0x0000000000000000). A dump was saved in: c:windowsmemory.dmp. Report id: 021810-16567-01.

The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck. The bugcheck was: 0x00000050 (0xfffff8000037abcf, 0x0000000000000008, 0xfffff8000037abcf, 0x0000000000000000). A dump was saved in: c:windowsmemory.dmp. Report id: 021510-19000-01.

There are also other error messages, such as:

The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first. This error could be caused if the system stopped responding, crashed, or lost power unexpectedly.

Systemrootsyswow64driversclbstor.sys has been blocked from loading due to incompatibility with this system. Please contact your software vendor for a compatible version of the driver.

Systemrootsyswow64driversclbudfr.sys has been blocked from loading due to incompatibility with this system. Please contact your software vendor for a compatible version of the driver.


Posted On: 2010-02-19 . View Related Posts . . View 26 Replies .

Problem Upgrading From Home Premium To Professional

I had a problem upgrading from win7 home premium to win7 professional. The search for "anytime upgrade" yielded no results. In other words, it could not find anytime upgrade on my machine and that step was necessary to start the upgrade process. A clerk at office depot offered a suggestion that i did not get in two days on this forum and it worked. Click on the control panel and click on the "view by" button. Select large icons and one of the selections should be "windows anytime upgrade".

I selected the icon and entered my product key. Ten minutes later my machine is upgraded to win7 pro. S information, my win7 home premium was an upgrade from vista. This worked for me and i am passing the information on so that it might help others.


Posted On: 2010-06-16 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Unable To Install Xp Mode On Win 7 Professional

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Posted On: 2010-07-27 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Changing License From Home Premium To Professional

I want to purchase a new laptop with pre installed windows 7 with home premium license and i want to upgrade it to professional license and pay the difference between the 2 license because that if i purchase the professional license i well loss the pre installed windows that i pay its price in within the price of the laptop, please help me if there is any way to do that, i need the professional license because the home premium version of windows dose not contain domain and domain package. So if there is any way to let the home premium windows 7 contain the domain package so my problem will be solved.

Posted On: 2010-05-01 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Upgrade Installation Stops - Nero Program Problem

Installing win 7 upgrade from vista business - installation stops and requests programs nero burning rom and perfectdisk to be deleted. These programs don't appear on "uninstall programs list". I can't find them through "search" either. Any ideas?

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Posted On: 2009-11-14 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Upgrade Problem With Program Nero Burning Rom

Windows 7 upgrade (from vista) states that a program (nero-burning rom) must be uninstalled. However nero has already been uninstalled and i cannot see it in 'uninstall a program'. Any suggestions?

Posted On: 2009-11-26 . View Related Posts . . View 7 Replies .

Upgrade Install Need To Remove Program Called Perfectdisk

Windows 7 install question. Keeps telling me i need to remove a program called "perfectdisk", but i don't show it on my system. Won't let me upgrade to my windows vista. Upon trying to install windows 7 home premium to vista home premium, i keep getting an error message that says that i need to uninstall something called "perfectdisk". I understand it is a defrag download. However i don't have any software labeled perfectdisk on my computer. Can someone please help me to answer where i might be able to find this file or program. I already went into the uninstall area and there is nothing named that.

Posted On: 2009-11-15 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

After Upgrade, Cannot Run Program Located In Public Folder

After an upgrade to windows 7 i can no longer run a program located in public folder. I can see it exists, browse folders, but if i try to run i get "windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. But i can browse it? It was a game, world of warcraft, that was stored in public folders under vista.

Posted On: 2009-11-26 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .