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Anytime Upgrade Is Not Available In My Country


I have a windows 7 starter edition portuguese-brazilian and would like to upgrade it to home premium using windows anytime upgrade. Windows anytime upgrade is not available in my country, so i wonder if would be possible purchasing a activation key here (http://store.microsoft.com/microsoft/windows-anytime-upgrade-windows-7-starter-to-home-premium/product/83d7a62a) even when my os language is pt-br and the activation code most likely will be en-us. Will i have the upgrade blocked due to the language?

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Anytime Upgrade

I installed an upgrade from vista to windows 7 home premium a while back, from original disk with product key. I had previously installed it on my old laptop. It worked fine. A while later i discovered the anytime upgrade option on my laptop and was told i could upgrade to windows professional free of charge, i had never heard of "anytime upgrades" but was given the product code and it seemed the obvious option. All of this was through microsoft so i assumed it was fine.

Now i'm getting messages saying that i have an illegal version of the operating system and that it won't activate. I don't know how to revert bact to my original upgrade either, i'm not exactly a whizz where computers are concerned, or technology in general for that matter. What should i do?.
Bit of a thicky so walk me through it


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I'm currently on an extended business trip in asia, so i can not purchase the wau from a czech store where i originally bought the notebook. My best option is to purchase the upgrade kit via an online store like amazon.

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