They gave us some credits towards outside help as well. I've now got some Ultimate license keys but I can't see how to apply them. Before you decide to erase the current Windows 7 Professional, you may have a system backup or migrate the data with Windows Easy Transfer tool. Which if this is the case, then yes you will want to double check. Update 14-8: Alessio mentions: I was facing the same error Keep only files or nothing. Best regards Hi, For licensing questions, you can call 1-800-426-9400 select option 4 , Monday through Friday, 6:00 A.
Plus the yearly cost of the Software Assurance makes it harder. So if you get stuck at the same point I did, give it a try. Thanks for all the help I now have plenty to report back to the top of the totem pole. Volume license agreements don't expire. I learned something new today. I can't try to install it until I finish some work, since I can't take the risk of breaking my pc right now.
Guess I'll just have to pay them a visit. Thank you for upgrading your edition of Windows 7 with Windows Anytime Upgrade. I understand there is no upgrade from Pro to Enterprise. Plus the yearly cost of the Software Assurance makes it harder. Let's have a look how to do that.
You can continue to use Windows 7 Enterprise for the life of that device. Niki Han TechNet Community Support As far as I can tell, you need to reimage them. When I tried activating it, the system responded that it was invalid and that I could not activate it online and needed to do a phone activation process to get an confirmation id. With a little configuration, it looks like you can pull the user settings, install your win7 ent image, and put the user settings back on the machine all in one process. Windows 7 Enterprise Product Key Serial Key Free Latest Working For Windows 7 , Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Premium , Windows 7 Ultimate , Windows 7 Starter , Windows 7 Professional Keys. 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. Follow the on-screen prompts and ensure you select Upgrade.
I was asked to find to downgrade those machines back to 7 Pro for budget reasons. So its easier to just upgrade them all vs figuring out by vote who does and doesn't need the upgrade. You can download it from. This was a very good step by step site that helped me. You can upgrade from 7 Enterprise to 8 or 8. Do not restart your computer. Windows 10 will reboot when the process is done.
You may not want to do this on your primary Windows system. I much prefer it, but couldn't for a few months because of a contract requiring Windows 8. When we receive our volume license key can I apply it to our 5 workstations somehow without having to reimage them. I've got plenty of test machines to do this on and get this figured out. So far at least for me. Checking compatibility … than I got the following report; Windows 7 Enterprise cannot be upgraded to Windows 7 Professional. You could experiment with a single unit to see if it will work then write a script or SysPrep to mass deploy, since your only other option is apparently to clean reinstall all 400 computers.
Anyway, I had fairly much given up so I ran the latest updates for 8. I've also checked with another computer running Enterprise N. They will all need to be reapplied later. In desperation after a few tries, I just ran the Win 10 pro install and it worked without issue. Has anyone else done this and do we have to buy all new Windows licenses plus the software assurance? There is a way to do this. We have a school full of Windows 7 Pro and I need to move them to Enterprise as bitlocker is not available on Pro.
No manual intervention was required on my part. After installation Microsoft shows downgrade option early after upgrading to Windows 10 and remove it after one month. I had a Technet subscription for several years and upgraded my computer which came with Windows 7 Home Premium to Windows 8 and then 8. It tricks the installer into thinking it's doing a same-version Repair Install which is always allowed, since no other in-place Upgrade path is available for Win7. They do not want nor will ever be upgrading to Windows 8 which is what makes it such a hard push. You buy the licenses and you done.
The call was answered by an automated system which asked me to enter on the phone a total of nine six-digit number groups which were displayed on the pop-up instructions. I don't mind clean install if it works. The whole procedure should take about 30 minutes. Thanks, Hank Hank, I am sure that Chris can explain better, but I think your fears are justified. I guess the next question then is how do you do this without have to do a fresh install? When the downgrade is complete, you should be successfully downgraded to the specific edition.