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Upgrading With Upgrade Dvd


I'm planning on getting a laptop with windows 7 home premium soon. I want to have ultimate, however. I was thinking about using windows anytime upgrade, but the price is giving me second thoughts. Then i noticed that my university offers the upgrade version (retail upgrade, not anytime upgrade) at a lower price on their website. Is there any way to use the product key in that version to upgrade, or is using anytime upgrade the only way?

To clarify, this is not the full retail version. It's the upgrade version normally used to upgrade from vista or xp. I want to know if that key will work in wau.

Another question. Would it be possible to use the upgrade disk for a clean install of 7 pro if i currently have 7 home premium installed?


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