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Upgrade Win7 H.P. to Pro

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Dave, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. Dave

    Dave Flightless Bird

    I'm running Win7 Home Premium and want to switch to Professional. Can I do
    this with an Win7 Pro Upgrade?
    Thanks,
    Dave

    --


    ?? ??? ?????
     
  2. Ken Blake

    Ken Blake Flightless Bird

    On Thu, 12 Aug 2010 17:42:28 -0500, "Dave" <davidj92@wowway.com>
    wrote:

    > I'm running Win7 Home Premium and want to switch to Professional. Can I do
    > this with an Win7 Pro Upgrade?



    Yes, but you are considerably better off doing an Anytime Upgrade,
    which costs much less.
     
  3. Roy Smith

    Roy Smith Flightless Bird

    On 8/12/2010 5:42 PM, Dave wrote:
    > I'm running Win7 Home Premium and want to switch to Professional. Can I
    > do this with an Win7 Pro Upgrade?


    Yes, you can use the Windows Anytime Upgrade option in Control Panel to
    change to another higher version of Windows 7.


    --

    Roy Smith
    Windows 7 Professional
    Thunderbird 3.1.2
    Thursday, August 12, 2010 6:11:03 PM
     
  4. Dave

    Dave Flightless Bird

    "Ken Blake" <kblake@this.is.invalid.com> wrote in message
    news:vmv8669upiv10nbkc2lrk2rg671fs31l5g@4ax.com...
    > On Thu, 12 Aug 2010 17:42:28 -0500, "Dave" <davidj92@wowway.com>
    > wrote:
    >
    >> I'm running Win7 Home Premium and want to switch to Professional. Can I
    >> do
    >> this with an Win7 Pro Upgrade?

    >
    >
    > Yes, but you are considerably better off doing an Anytime Upgrade,
    > which costs much less.
    >


    Actually I can buy the Academic license for less than half of the Anytime
    Upgrade. You have to have an email address for a school and are limited to
    one purchase of each title. It's the full-blown edition, not the student
    edition, but it is not retail or wholesale packaged, it's a unique folder of
    heavy paper.
    Thanks for the tip.
    Dave
     
  5. Dave

    Dave Flightless Bird

    "Roy Smith" <rasmith1959@live.com> wrote in message
    news:gc%8o.11574$MG3.5477@en-nntp-16.dc1.easynews.com...
    > On 8/12/2010 5:42 PM, Dave wrote:
    >> I'm running Win7 Home Premium and want to switch to Professional. Can I
    >> do this with an Win7 Pro Upgrade?

    >
    > Yes, you can use the Windows Anytime Upgrade option in Control Panel to
    > change to another higher version of Windows 7.
    >
    >
    > --
    >
    > Roy Smith
    > Windows 7 Professional
    > Thunderbird 3.1.2
    > Thursday, August 12, 2010 6:11:03 PM


    Roy,
    Thanks for the tip.
    Dave
     
  6. JKConey

    JKConey Flightless Bird

    "Dave" <davidj92@wowway.com> wrote in message
    news:CaSdnTQj6Lpv5fnRnZ2dnUVZ_smdnZ2d@sigecom.net...
    > I'm running Win7 Home Premium and want to switch to Professional. Can I do
    > this with an Win7 Pro Upgrade?
    > Thanks,
    > Dave
    >
    > --



    What's in Pro that you need?


    --
    JK Sinrod
    www.myconeyislandmemories.com
     
  7. Dave

    Dave Flightless Bird

    "JKConey" <jkconey@verizon.net> wrote in message
    news:i445ac$drj$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >
    > "Dave" <davidj92@wowway.com> wrote in message
    > news:CaSdnTQj6Lpv5fnRnZ2dnUVZ_smdnZ2d@sigecom.net...
    >> I'm running Win7 Home Premium and want to switch to Professional. Can I
    >> do this with an Win7 Pro Upgrade?
    >> Thanks,
    >> Dave
    >>
    >> --

    >
    >
    > What's in Pro that you need?
    >
    >
    > --
    > JK Sinrod
    > www.myconeyislandmemories.com


    From what I understand it will network better than Home. My printer works ok
    now, but I'm having trouble setting up a backup drive on my router so I can
    backup both desktop and laptop to it.
    Dave
     
  8. Sunny

    Sunny Flightless Bird

    "Dave" <davidj92@wowway.com> wrote in message
    news:lsWdnV5bDZQQu_rRnZ2dnUVZ_jmdnZ2d@sigecom.net...
    >
    > "JKConey" <jkconey@verizon.net> wrote in message
    > news:i445ac$drj$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >>
    >> "Dave" <davidj92@wowway.com> wrote in message
    >> news:CaSdnTQj6Lpv5fnRnZ2dnUVZ_smdnZ2d@sigecom.net...
    >>> I'm running Win7 Home Premium and want to switch to Professional. Can
    >>> I do this with an Win7 Pro Upgrade?
    >>> Thanks,
    >>> Dave
    >>>
    >>> --

    >>
    >>
    >> What's in Pro that you need?
    >>
    >>
    >> --
    >> JK Sinrod
    >> www.myconeyislandmemories.com

    >
    > From what I understand it will network better than Home. My printer
    > works ok now, but I'm having trouble setting up a backup drive on my
    > router so I can backup both desktop and laptop to it.
    > Dave


    All you get "extra" in pro is ;
    1. Run WinXP applications in "WinXP Mode",
    2. Connect to *Company* networks more securely, and
    3. Auto backup to Home or Business Network.

    One thing I don't understand is your "backup desktop and Laptop to a
    "Router" ?

    FWIW I have backed up two laptops (Win7 Home) and three Desktops (WinXP
    and Win98SE) to a western digital external hard drive (And scheduled
    monthly "update backups")
    a. Used the Win7 "backup application" and burned a recovery disc, and
    b. Used Acronis True image for the Desktop PCs

    The only lack of control was that the Win7 application did not give me the
    option to backup to a "folder" of my choice, however, it does create an
    image in the external hard drive, with the "Laptop Name" as the
    identifying title.

    NB My "Workgroup" LAN (Ethernet for Desk tops and WiFi for the Win7
    Laptops) through my DLink DIR-615, router works fine :)
     
  9. Ken Blake

    Ken Blake Flightless Bird

    On Sat, 14 Aug 2010 18:28:04 -0500, "Dave" <davidj92@wowway.com>
    wrote:

    >
    > "JKConey" <jkconey@verizon.net> wrote in message
    > news:i445ac$drj$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    > >
    > > "Dave" <davidj92@wowway.com> wrote in message
    > > news:CaSdnTQj6Lpv5fnRnZ2dnUVZ_smdnZ2d@sigecom.net...
    > >> I'm running Win7 Home Premium and want to switch to Professional. Can I
    > >> do this with an Win7 Pro Upgrade?



    >
    > From what I understand it will network better than Home.




    No, not true. If you want to join a domain, yes, you need
    Professional. But for peer-to-peer networking, they are the same.
     
  10. Dave

    Dave Flightless Bird

    "Sunny" <wombathouse@yahoo.com.au> wrote in message
    news:0BG9o.3644$FH2.3314@viwinnwfe02.internal.bigpond.com...
    >
    > "Dave" <davidj92@wowway.com> wrote in message
    > news:lsWdnV5bDZQQu_rRnZ2dnUVZ_jmdnZ2d@sigecom.net...
    >>
    >> "JKConey" <jkconey@verizon.net> wrote in message
    >> news:i445ac$drj$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >>>
    >>> "Dave" <davidj92@wowway.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:CaSdnTQj6Lpv5fnRnZ2dnUVZ_smdnZ2d@sigecom.net...
    >>>> I'm running Win7 Home Premium and want to switch to Professional. Can I
    >>>> do this with an Win7 Pro Upgrade?
    >>>> Thanks,
    >>>> Dave
    >>>>
    >>>> --
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> What's in Pro that you need?
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> --
    >>> JK Sinrod
    >>> www.myconeyislandmemories.com

    >>
    >> From what I understand it will network better than Home. My printer works
    >> ok now, but I'm having trouble setting up a backup drive on my router so
    >> I can backup both desktop and laptop to it.
    >> Dave

    >
    > All you get "extra" in pro is ;
    > 1. Run WinXP applications in "WinXP Mode",
    > 2. Connect to *Company* networks more securely, and
    > 3. Auto backup to Home or Business Network.
    >
    > One thing I don't understand is your "backup desktop and Laptop to a
    > "Router" ?
    >
    > FWIW I have backed up two laptops (Win7 Home) and three Desktops (WinXP
    > and Win98SE) to a western digital external hard drive (And scheduled
    > monthly "update backups")
    > a. Used the Win7 "backup application" and burned a recovery disc, and
    > b. Used Acronis True image for the Desktop PCs
    >
    > The only lack of control was that the Win7 application did not give me the
    > option to backup to a "folder" of my choice, however, it does create an
    > image in the external hard drive, with the "Laptop Name" as the
    > identifying title.
    >
    > NB My "Workgroup" LAN (Ethernet for Desk tops and WiFi for the Win7
    > Laptops) through my DLink DIR-615, router works fine :)
    >


    I can backup fine from a USB port to a backup drive. My router has a port
    that I can plug a backup drive into and do incremental, full or selective
    backups. I can't seem to get it enabled to work right. Someone told me
    Professional would do this without any problems.
    Do you know if this is true?
    Dave
     
  11. Dave

    Dave Flightless Bird

    "Ken Blake" <kblake@this.is.invalid.com> wrote in message
    news:v5fe66d3mlqf09251k762ta4caj866q1cn@4ax.com...
    > On Sat, 14 Aug 2010 18:28:04 -0500, "Dave" <davidj92@wowway.com>
    > wrote:
    >
    >>
    >> "JKConey" <jkconey@verizon.net> wrote in message
    >> news:i445ac$drj$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >> >
    >> > "Dave" <davidj92@wowway.com> wrote in message
    >> > news:CaSdnTQj6Lpv5fnRnZ2dnUVZ_smdnZ2d@sigecom.net...
    >> >> I'm running Win7 Home Premium and want to switch to Professional. Can
    >> >> I
    >> >> do this with an Win7 Pro Upgrade?

    >
    >
    >>
    >> From what I understand it will network better than Home.

    >
    >
    >
    > No, not true. If you want to join a domain, yes, you need
    > Professional. But for peer-to-peer networking, they are the same.
    >
    >


    I think my terminology is lacking, sorry for that. What I have is a router
    attached to my desktop and I wireless connect from my laptop and iPhone. The
    router has a port I can plug a backup drive into, but I can't get it to
    work. I admit I may not have spent as much time on debugging as I should,
    and someone told me Professional would do this easily. Since I can get it
    really reasonable, I thought I'd give it a shot.
    Dave
     
  12. Seth

    Seth Flightless Bird

    "Dave" <davidj92@wowway.com> wrote in message
    news:m5CdneQjqJJTD_TRnZ2dnUVZ_sOdnZ2d@sigecom.net...
    >
    > I can backup fine from a USB port to a backup drive. My router has a port
    > that I can plug a backup drive into and do incremental, full or selective
    > backups. I can't seem to get it enabled to work right. Someone told me
    > Professional would do this without any problems.
    > Do you know if this is true?


    Maybe I missed it somewhere, but have you told anyone here what your router
    is? Make and model? How else would we answer your question?

    It seems unlikely that the move to "pro" would make a difference for an
    appliance based backup device or host, but without knowing what the hardware
    in question is I know I can't even begin to try and look it up.
     
  13. Ken Blake

    Ken Blake Flightless Bird

    On Mon, 16 Aug 2010 14:37:29 -0500, "Dave" <davidj92@wowway.com>
    wrote:

    >
    > "Ken Blake" <kblake@this.is.invalid.com> wrote in message
    > news:v5fe66d3mlqf09251k762ta4caj866q1cn@4ax.com...
    > > On Sat, 14 Aug 2010 18:28:04 -0500, "Dave" <davidj92@wowway.com>
    > > wrote:
    > >
    > >>
    > >> "JKConey" <jkconey@verizon.net> wrote in message
    > >> news:i445ac$drj$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    > >> >
    > >> > "Dave" <davidj92@wowway.com> wrote in message
    > >> > news:CaSdnTQj6Lpv5fnRnZ2dnUVZ_smdnZ2d@sigecom.net...
    > >> >> I'm running Win7 Home Premium and want to switch to Professional. Can
    > >> >> I
    > >> >> do this with an Win7 Pro Upgrade?

    > >
    > >
    > >>
    > >> From what I understand it will network better than Home.

    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > No, not true. If you want to join a domain, yes, you need
    > > Professional. But for peer-to-peer networking, they are the same.
    > >
    > >

    >
    > I think my terminology is lacking, sorry for that. What I have is a router
    > attached to my desktop and I wireless connect from my laptop and iPhone. The
    > router has a port I can plug a backup drive into, but I can't get it to
    > work. I admit I may not have spent as much time on debugging as I should,
    > and someone told me Professional would do this easily. Since I can get it
    > really reasonable, I thought I'd give it a shot.



    What kind of port is this? Is this just a plain USB drive?

    Two points:

    1. You can't just plug a plain USB drive into a router. You can plug
    in a drive with an ethernet connection that works as a network device.


    2. Windows 7 Home Premium and Professional should work exactly the
    same with this. I'm afraid that whoever told you differently is just
    incorrect.
     
  14. Seth

    Seth Flightless Bird

    "Ken Blake" <kblake@this.is.invalid.com> wrote in message
    news:4nbj66hrjsp3jipkqqqmgnc8jk4mji0vl3@4ax.com...
    > On Mon, 16 Aug 2010 14:37:29 -0500, "Dave" <davidj92@wowway.com>
    > wrote:
    >
    >>
    >> "Ken Blake" <kblake@this.is.invalid.com> wrote in message
    >> news:v5fe66d3mlqf09251k762ta4caj866q1cn@4ax.com...
    >> > On Sat, 14 Aug 2010 18:28:04 -0500, "Dave" <davidj92@wowway.com>
    >> > wrote:
    >> >
    >> >>
    >> >> "JKConey" <jkconey@verizon.net> wrote in message
    >> >> news:i445ac$drj$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >> >> >
    >> >> > "Dave" <davidj92@wowway.com> wrote in message
    >> >> > news:CaSdnTQj6Lpv5fnRnZ2dnUVZ_smdnZ2d@sigecom.net...
    >> >> >> I'm running Win7 Home Premium and want to switch to Professional.
    >> >> >> Can
    >> >> >> I
    >> >> >> do this with an Win7 Pro Upgrade?
    >> >
    >> >
    >> >>
    >> >> From what I understand it will network better than Home.
    >> >
    >> >
    >> >
    >> > No, not true. If you want to join a domain, yes, you need
    >> > Professional. But for peer-to-peer networking, they are the same.
    >> >
    >> >

    >>
    >> I think my terminology is lacking, sorry for that. What I have is a
    >> router
    >> attached to my desktop and I wireless connect from my laptop and iPhone.
    >> The
    >> router has a port I can plug a backup drive into, but I can't get it to
    >> work. I admit I may not have spent as much time on debugging as I should,
    >> and someone told me Professional would do this easily. Since I can get it
    >> really reasonable, I thought I'd give it a shot.

    >
    >
    > What kind of port is this? Is this just a plain USB drive?
    >
    > Two points:
    >
    > 1. You can't just plug a plain USB drive into a router. You can plug
    > in a drive with an ethernet connection that works as a network device.


    You can with certain routers that have provisions specifically for this
    purpose. I've already responded to the OP asking for the make/model of said
    device so we can check it's specs and manual.

    >
    > 2. Windows 7 Home Premium and Professional should work exactly the
    > same with this. I'm afraid that whoever told you differently is just
    > incorrect.


    Yeah, I can't see why Pro would make a difference either, but maybe the
    manual for the specific device could either shed some light or completely
    dispel any thoughts to the contrary.
     
  15. Ken Blake

    Ken Blake Flightless Bird

    On Mon, 16 Aug 2010 17:56:16 -0400, "Seth"
    <sethNOSPAM@NOSPAMclcpro.com> wrote:

    >
    > "Ken Blake" <kblake@this.is.invalid.com> wrote in message
    > news:4nbj66hrjsp3jipkqqqmgnc8jk4mji0vl3@4ax.com...
    > > On Mon, 16 Aug 2010 14:37:29 -0500, "Dave" <davidj92@wowway.com>
    > > wrote:
    > >
    > >>
    > >> "Ken Blake" <kblake@this.is.invalid.com> wrote in message
    > >> news:v5fe66d3mlqf09251k762ta4caj866q1cn@4ax.com...
    > >> > On Sat, 14 Aug 2010 18:28:04 -0500, "Dave" <davidj92@wowway.com>
    > >> > wrote:
    > >> >
    > >> >>
    > >> >> "JKConey" <jkconey@verizon.net> wrote in message
    > >> >> news:i445ac$drj$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> > "Dave" <davidj92@wowway.com> wrote in message
    > >> >> > news:CaSdnTQj6Lpv5fnRnZ2dnUVZ_smdnZ2d@sigecom.net...
    > >> >> >> I'm running Win7 Home Premium and want to switch to Professional.
    > >> >> >> Can
    > >> >> >> I
    > >> >> >> do this with an Win7 Pro Upgrade?
    > >> >
    > >> >
    > >> >>
    > >> >> From what I understand it will network better than Home.
    > >> >
    > >> >
    > >> >
    > >> > No, not true. If you want to join a domain, yes, you need
    > >> > Professional. But for peer-to-peer networking, they are the same.
    > >> >
    > >> >
    > >>
    > >> I think my terminology is lacking, sorry for that. What I have is a
    > >> router
    > >> attached to my desktop and I wireless connect from my laptop and iPhone.
    > >> The
    > >> router has a port I can plug a backup drive into, but I can't get it to
    > >> work. I admit I may not have spent as much time on debugging as I should,
    > >> and someone told me Professional would do this easily. Since I can get it
    > >> really reasonable, I thought I'd give it a shot.

    > >
    > >
    > > What kind of port is this? Is this just a plain USB drive?
    > >
    > > Two points:
    > >
    > > 1. You can't just plug a plain USB drive into a router. You can plug
    > > in a drive with an ethernet connection that works as a network device.

    >
    > You can with certain routers that have provisions specifically for this
    > purpose. I've already responded to the OP asking for the make/model of said
    > device so we can check it's specs and manual.



    Thanks. I don't know of any like that, but if you do, I'd appreciate
    your listing some of the make and model names.



    >
    > >
    > > 2. Windows 7 Home Premium and Professional should work exactly the
    > > same with this. I'm afraid that whoever told you differently is just
    > > incorrect.

    >
    > Yeah, I can't see why Pro would make a difference either, but maybe the
    > manual for the specific device could either shed some light or completely
    > dispel any thoughts to the contrary.
    >
    >
    >
     
  16. Carroll Robbins

    Carroll Robbins Flightless Bird

    Ken Blake <kblake@this.is.invalid.com> wrote on Mon, 16 Aug 2010 15:39:47
    -0700 in <pefj66p4c3sfg8oofktlin85jqeequq3vt@4ax.com>

    >Thanks. I don't know of any like that, but if you do, I'd appreciate
    >your listing some of the make and model names.


    The Linksys WRT160NL by Cisco allows you to attach a USB drive that can be
    used for storage or a Media Server. You have to do more than just plug in
    the drive. You have to use the router's web server to configure the storage
    and Media Server.
    --
    Carroll B. Robbins, Jr.
     
  17. Sunny

    Sunny Flightless Bird

    "Dave" <davidj92@wowway.com> wrote in message
    news:m5CdneQjqJJTD_TRnZ2dnUVZ_sOdnZ2d@sigecom.net...
    >
    > "Sunny" <wombathouse@yahoo.com.au> wrote in message
    > news:0BG9o.3644$FH2.3314@viwinnwfe02.internal.bigpond.com...
    >>
    >> "Dave" <davidj92@wowway.com> wrote in message
    >> news:lsWdnV5bDZQQu_rRnZ2dnUVZ_jmdnZ2d@sigecom.net...
    >>>
    >>> "JKConey" <jkconey@verizon.net> wrote in message
    >>> news:i445ac$drj$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >>>>
    >>>> "Dave" <davidj92@wowway.com> wrote in message
    >>>> news:CaSdnTQj6Lpv5fnRnZ2dnUVZ_smdnZ2d@sigecom.net...
    >>>>> I'm running Win7 Home Premium and want to switch to Professional.
    >>>>> Can I do this with an Win7 Pro Upgrade?
    >>>>> Thanks,
    >>>>> Dave
    >>>>>
    >>>>> --
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> What's in Pro that you need?
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> --
    >>>> JK Sinrod
    >>>> www.myconeyislandmemories.com
    >>>
    >>> From what I understand it will network better than Home. My printer
    >>> works ok now, but I'm having trouble setting up a backup drive on my
    >>> router so I can backup both desktop and laptop to it.
    >>> Dave

    >>
    >> All you get "extra" in pro is ;
    >> 1. Run WinXP applications in "WinXP Mode",
    >> 2. Connect to *Company* networks more securely, and
    >> 3. Auto backup to Home or Business Network.
    >>
    >> One thing I don't understand is your "backup desktop and Laptop to a
    >> "Router" ?
    >>
    >> FWIW I have backed up two laptops (Win7 Home) and three Desktops
    >> (WinXP and Win98SE) to a western digital external hard drive (And
    >> scheduled monthly "update backups")
    >> a. Used the Win7 "backup application" and burned a recovery disc, and
    >> b. Used Acronis True image for the Desktop PCs
    >>
    >> The only lack of control was that the Win7 application did not give me
    >> the option to backup to a "folder" of my choice, however, it does
    >> create an image in the external hard drive, with the "Laptop Name" as
    >> the identifying title.
    >>
    >> NB My "Workgroup" LAN (Ethernet for Desk tops and WiFi for the Win7
    >> Laptops) through my DLink DIR-615, router works fine :)
    >>

    >
    > I can backup fine from a USB port to a backup drive. My router has a
    > port that I can plug a backup drive into and do incremental, full or
    > selective backups. I can't seem to get it enabled to work right. Someone
    > told me Professional would do this without any problems.
    > Do you know if this is true?
    > Dave


    AFAIK the "backup program" in Win7 is the same for Home and Pro.
    Why introduce a third bit of hardware into a backup regime?
    Just plug the USB external drive into the PC you want to backup and let it
    rip.
    (Don't forget to Burn a recovery Disc while you are at it)

    I Don't know how good the Microsoft Backup software is, because I use True
    Image for my Desktops.
    (I may even install True Image on the laptops as well :)
     
  18. Char Jackson

    Char Jackson Flightless Bird

    On Mon, 16 Aug 2010 15:39:47 -0700, Ken Blake
    <kblake@this.is.invalid.com> wrote:

    >On Mon, 16 Aug 2010 17:56:16 -0400, "Seth"
    ><sethNOSPAM@NOSPAMclcpro.com> wrote:
    >
    >>
    >> "Ken Blake" <kblake@this.is.invalid.com> wrote in message
    >> news:4nbj66hrjsp3jipkqqqmgnc8jk4mji0vl3@4ax.com...
    >>
    >> > Two points:
    >> >
    >> > 1. You can't just plug a plain USB drive into a router. You can plug
    >> > in a drive with an ethernet connection that works as a network device.

    >>
    >> You can with certain routers that have provisions specifically for this
    >> purpose. I've already responded to the OP asking for the make/model of said
    >> device so we can check it's specs and manual.

    >
    >
    >Thanks. I don't know of any like that, but if you do, I'd appreciate
    >your listing some of the make and model names.


    I recently took a look at the current crop of NAT routers and many of
    them now have a USB port that they label as suitable for backups and
    filesharing, basically a single drive NAS system, except that it
    connects (directly to the router) via USB rather than Ethernet.

    Here are a few examples off the top of my head:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833124388
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833127215
     
  19. Ken Blake

    Ken Blake Flightless Bird

    On Mon, 16 Aug 2010 18:25:37 -0500, Char Jackson <none@none.invalid>
    wrote:

    > On Mon, 16 Aug 2010 15:39:47 -0700, Ken Blake
    > <kblake@this.is.invalid.com> wrote:



    > >Thanks. I don't know of any like that, but if you do, I'd appreciate
    > >your listing some of the make and model names.

    >
    > I recently took a look at the current crop of NAT routers and many of
    > them now have a USB port that they label as suitable for backups and
    > filesharing, basically a single drive NAS system, except that it
    > connects (directly to the router) via USB rather than Ethernet.
    >
    > Here are a few examples off the top of my head:
    > http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833124388



    Thanks.


    > http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833127215




    LOL! That's the router I use. I don't have the time to look into this
    now, but if it does this, I never realized it before (probably because
    I had no interest in doing this).

    Thanks again.
     
  20. Dave

    Dave Flightless Bird

    "Seth" <sethNOSPAM@NOSPAMclcpro.com> wrote in message
    news:i4cc3u$pk7$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >
    > "Ken Blake" <kblake@this.is.invalid.com> wrote in message
    > news:4nbj66hrjsp3jipkqqqmgnc8jk4mji0vl3@4ax.com...
    >> On Mon, 16 Aug 2010 14:37:29 -0500, "Dave" <davidj92@wowway.com>
    >> wrote:
    >>
    >>>
    >>> "Ken Blake" <kblake@this.is.invalid.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:v5fe66d3mlqf09251k762ta4caj866q1cn@4ax.com...
    >>> > On Sat, 14 Aug 2010 18:28:04 -0500, "Dave" <davidj92@wowway.com>
    >>> > wrote:
    >>> >
    >>> >>
    >>> >> "JKConey" <jkconey@verizon.net> wrote in message
    >>> >> news:i445ac$drj$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >>> >> >
    >>> >> > "Dave" <davidj92@wowway.com> wrote in message
    >>> >> > news:CaSdnTQj6Lpv5fnRnZ2dnUVZ_smdnZ2d@sigecom.net...
    >>> >> >> I'm running Win7 Home Premium and want to switch to Professional.
    >>> >> >> Can
    >>> >> >> I
    >>> >> >> do this with an Win7 Pro Upgrade?
    >>> >
    >>> >
    >>> >>
    >>> >> From what I understand it will network better than Home.
    >>> >
    >>> >
    >>> >
    >>> > No, not true. If you want to join a domain, yes, you need
    >>> > Professional. But for peer-to-peer networking, they are the same.
    >>> >
    >>> >
    >>>
    >>> I think my terminology is lacking, sorry for that. What I have is a
    >>> router
    >>> attached to my desktop and I wireless connect from my laptop and iPhone.
    >>> The
    >>> router has a port I can plug a backup drive into, but I can't get it to
    >>> work. I admit I may not have spent as much time on debugging as I
    >>> should,
    >>> and someone told me Professional would do this easily. Since I can get
    >>> it
    >>> really reasonable, I thought I'd give it a shot.

    >>
    >>
    >> What kind of port is this? Is this just a plain USB drive?
    >>
    >> Two points:
    >>
    >> 1. You can't just plug a plain USB drive into a router. You can plug
    >> in a drive with an ethernet connection that works as a network device.

    >
    > You can with certain routers that have provisions specifically for this
    > purpose. I've already responded to the OP asking for the make/model of
    > said device so we can check it's specs and manual.
    >
    >>
    >> 2. Windows 7 Home Premium and Professional should work exactly the
    >> same with this. I'm afraid that whoever told you differently is just
    >> incorrect.

    >
    > Yeah, I can't see why Pro would make a difference either, but maybe the
    > manual for the specific device could either shed some light or completely
    > dispel any thoughts to the contrary.
    >
    >
    >
    >


    The router is a Belkin F58235-4 V2 and the port is USB. It is dedicated to a
    storage device like a backup drive. As I said before, I have not put a lot
    of time into trying to sort it out, mostly due to the fact I thought it
    would be plug-and-play if I installed Professional.
    Dave
     

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