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Upgrade from Home Premium to Professional via DVD?

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If I have a retail boxed copy of Windows 7 Professional, can I use that to upgrade a Windows 7 Home Premium PC without having to wipe all the data and reinstall the OS? Microsoft doesn't really say whether or not a Windows Anytime Upgrade-style upgrade path is supported by the DVD.
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Yes it can. Use the windows anytime upgrade tool in teh control panel to do it.
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Yes it can. Use the windows anytime upgrade tool in teh control panel to do it.

It's been hit or miss for me. Sometimes it works and sometimes it does not. The only common factor on my success with this type of upgrade is if you upgrade to Windows 7 Ultimate.
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