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I am running Win7 home. I have a Pro x64 OEM cd. Want to inplace upgrade, but can get it to do it. Is it possible? or do I need to just wipe and reinstall?
BTW, reason is, I really need to keep some of these OEM software packages that came on this computer for work. Will be pretty hard to re-aquire them manually.

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I am running Win7 home. I have a Pro x64 OEM cd. Want to inplace upgrade, but can get it to do it. Is it possible?

In a word, No.

BTW, reason is, I really need to keep some of these OEM software packages that came on this computer for work. Will be pretty hard to re-aquire them manually.

I assume your Win7 Home is 32 bit, so the apps likely won't run on a 64bit OS.

Ski
Why not dual boot? Then you can have the best of both worlds.
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Bill, sorry, to clarify, both versions are 64bit
Just that some of these applications, have limited install times. So, need to keep then down for the future.

Ski

btw, tried booting to the Pro cd and doing updgrade from there. Just get the not avail option..trying to figure this out before calling MS. is all
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