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Win7 Home Premium --> Win7 Professional

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by SCO, Aug 6, 2010.

  1. SCO

    SCO Flightless Bird

    I just purchased a laptop with Win7 Home Premium installed, but it did
    not come with the Win7 disks. I am planning to buy Win7 separately.

    1. If I purchase Win7 Pro, which includes XP compatibility, will I be
    able to run some text-based DOS apps I have that do, in fact, run
    under Win XP?

    2. If I run the Win7 Pro install disk (the full Win7 pro, not the
    upgrade), will it upgrade my laptop to Win7 Pro while still keeping my
    entire present disconfiguration intact?

    Thanks in advance....
     
  2. Peter Foldes

    Peter Foldes Flightless Bird

    (1) Yes
    (2) No

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    "SCO" <null@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:akdp561qpdmeivpgv776hb14247o85u6jq@4ax.com...
    >I just purchased a laptop with Win7 Home Premium installed, but it did
    > not come with the Win7 disks. I am planning to buy Win7 separately.
    >
    > 1. If I purchase Win7 Pro, which includes XP compatibility, will I be
    > able to run some text-based DOS apps I have that do, in fact, run
    > under Win XP?
    >
    > 2. If I run the Win7 Pro install disk (the full Win7 pro, not the
    > upgrade), will it upgrade my laptop to Win7 Pro while still keeping my
    > entire present disconfiguration intact?
    >
    > Thanks in advance....
    >
     
  3. MacCorkindale

    MacCorkindale Flightless Bird

    "SCO" <null@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:akdp561qpdmeivpgv776hb14247o85u6jq@4ax.com...
    > I just purchased a laptop with Win7 Home Premium installed, but it did
    > not come with the Win7 disks. I am planning to buy Win7 separately.


    It's worth to check your guarantee if it allows you to do it without
    losing it. All laptops these day come without an OS CD or DVD.
    However you can burn it yourself following the manual. Your
    laptop has a part of your hard drive dedicated for OS which can
    be restored at any time you need it.

    >
    > 1. If I purchase Win7 Pro, which includes XP compatibility, will I be
    > able to run some text-based DOS apps I have that do, in fact, run
    > under Win XP?
    >
    > 2. If I run the Win7 Pro install disk (the full Win7 pro, not the
    > upgrade), will it upgrade my laptop to Win7 Pro while still keeping my
    > entire present disconfiguration intact?
    >
    > Thanks in advance....
    >
    >
     
  4. Sunny

    Sunny Flightless Bird

    "MacCorkindale" <maccorkindale@uni.net> wrote in message
    news:2U77o.32869$VW2.29387@hurricane...
    >
    > "SCO" <null@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    > news:akdp561qpdmeivpgv776hb14247o85u6jq@4ax.com...
    >> I just purchased a laptop with Win7 Home Premium installed, but it did
    >> not come with the Win7 disks. I am planning to buy Win7 separately.

    >
    > It's worth to check your guarantee if it allows you to do it without
    > losing it. All laptops these day come without an OS CD or DVD.


    Not correct, The Medion branded (MSI) small laptop comes with a "restore
    CD" with Win7 Starter edition, plus another CD with applications and
    drivers.


    > However you can burn it yourself following the manual. Your
    > laptop has a part of your hard drive dedicated for OS which can
    > be restored at any time you need it.
    >
    >>
    >> 1. If I purchase Win7 Pro, which includes XP compatibility, will I be
    >> able to run some text-based DOS apps I have that do, in fact, run
    >> under Win XP?
    >>
    >> 2. If I run the Win7 Pro install disk (the full Win7 pro, not the
    >> upgrade), will it upgrade my laptop to Win7 Pro while still keeping my
    >> entire present disconfiguration intact?
    >>
    >> Thanks in advance....
    >>
    >>

    >
    >
    >
     
  5. SCO

    SCO Flightless Bird

    On Sat, 7 Aug 2010 08:26:52 +0100, "MacCorkindale"
    <maccorkindale@uni.net> wrote:
    >However you can burn it yourself following the manual. Your
    >laptop has a part of your hard drive dedicated for OS which can
    >be restored at any time you need it.


    OP: As far as I can tell, the "Restore" feature only restores the
    laptop to the original configuration. This has two problems:

    1. If the OS somehow becomes damaged but the computer is still partly
    operational, I want to be able to repair the OS without having to
    restore to the original start up state, and lose all my installed
    applications, data, etc.

    2. Even if the hard drive completely crashed, I'd rather do a fresh
    install of the Win7 OS, as opposed to restoring the original
    configuration, because the original config includes loads of crapware
    that I frankly wish was not on the computer at all.

    So, better to have an original Win7 disk Home Premium. I see I can
    get it for roughly $120 on EBay, slightly strange as it costs $200 at
    the local stores. Based on other responses, it's not clear that it's
    worth getting Win7 Pro, since apparently I cannot use that to upgrade
    Win7 HP.

    >
    >"SCO" <null@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    >news:akdp561qpdmeivpgv776hb14247o85u6jq@4ax.com...
    >> I just purchased a laptop with Win7 Home Premium installed, but it did
    >> not come with the Win7 disks. I am planning to buy Win7 separately.

    >
    >It's worth to check your guarantee if it allows you to do it without
    >losing it. All laptops these day come without an OS CD or DVD.
    >However you can burn it yourself following the manual. Your
    >laptop has a part of your hard drive dedicated for OS which can
    >be restored at any time you need it.
    >
    >>
    >> 1. If I purchase Win7 Pro, which includes XP compatibility, will I be
    >> able to run some text-based DOS apps I have that do, in fact, run
    >> under Win XP?
    >>
    >> 2. If I run the Win7 Pro install disk (the full Win7 pro, not the
    >> upgrade), will it upgrade my laptop to Win7 Pro while still keeping my
    >> entire present disconfiguration intact?
    >>
    >> Thanks in advance....
    >>
    >>

    >
    >
     
  6. News123

    News123 Flightless Bird

    On 08/07/2010 03:30 AM, SCO wrote:
    > I just purchased a laptop with Win7 Home Premium installed, but it did
    > not come with the Win7 disks. I am planning to buy Win7 separately.
    >
    > 1. If I purchase Win7 Pro, which includes XP compatibility, will I be
    > able to run some text-based DOS apps I have that do, in fact, run
    > under Win XP?

    If you just want to run some old DOS applications, then you could try
    running DOSBox and just use any of above licenses.

    For quite some apps this is a viable approach.
    You could even pretest your applications running DOSBox on another OS.


    > 2. If I run the Win7 Pro install disk (the full Win7 pro, not the
    > upgrade), will it upgrade my laptop to Win7 Pro while still keeping my
    > entire present disconfiguration intact?
    >
    > Thanks in advance....
    >
     
  7. Bob I

    Bob I Flightless Bird

    On 8/7/2010 2:26 AM, MacCorkindale wrote:
    >
    > "SCO" <null@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    > news:akdp561qpdmeivpgv776hb14247o85u6jq@4ax.com...
    >> I just purchased a laptop with Win7 Home Premium installed, but it did
    >> not come with the Win7 disks. I am planning to buy Win7 separately.

    >
    > It's worth to check your guarantee if it allows you to do it without
    > losing it. All laptops these day come without an OS CD or DVD.


    Not correct, my new Dell Studio included the operating system disc.
     
  8. XS11E

    XS11E Flightless Bird

    SCO <null@yahoo.com> wrote:

    > I just purchased a laptop with Win7 Home Premium installed, but it
    > did not come with the Win7 disks. I am planning to buy Win7
    > separately.
    >
    > 1. If I purchase Win7 Pro, which includes XP compatibility, will
    > I be able to run some text-based DOS apps I have that do, in fact,
    > run under Win XP?


    Probably, it's not 100%.
    >
    > 2. If I run the Win7 Pro install disk (the full Win7 pro, not the
    > upgrade), will it upgrade my laptop to Win7 Pro while still
    > keeping my entire present disconfiguration intact?


    Yup, I did an "anytime upgrade" on my desktop from OEM Win7 Home
    Premium to Win7 Ultimate and when it finished I couldn't even tell w/o
    checking, my first thought was the upgrade had failed because
    everything was as it was prior to the upgrade but it did upgrade and I
    was able to install the XP mode, etc.

    If you can do the "Anytime Upgrade" you should keep all your settings,
    etc.


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  9. johnbee

    johnbee Flightless Bird

    < "SCO" <null@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:akdp561qpdmeivpgv776hb14247o85u6jq@4ax.com...

    < 1. If I purchase Win7 Pro, which includes XP compatibility, will I be
    < able to run some text-based DOS apps I have that do, in fact, run
    < under Win XP?

    It is not easily predictable what will work and what will not: some ancient
    things written for Win 3.1 work fine, and some written for Win XP won't.
    You have a slightly better chance of things working with the 32 bit version
    I reckon.

    Also, bear in mind that even things that won't work might well have web
    pages or fan sites that show you how to get them going.
    For example:

    http://chrisrimple.com/games/16-bit Compatibility.txt

    That is only one example out of tons. Therefore don't give up when at first
    you get the odd error message.

    So you might not need dosbox (which is a bit of a pain and really only OK if
    you're desperate. I think the same is true regarding XP mode).

    However, if you really do mean text based DOS programs, then I don't see why
    they shouldn't run perfectly, but of course from the command line. You will
    probably need your old DOS skills, but what the heck, that is how things
    used to be.
     
  10. Doum

    Doum Flightless Bird

    "MacCorkindale" <maccorkindale@uni.net> écrivait news:2U77o.32869$VW2.29387
    @hurricane:

    <snip>
    >
    > It's worth to check your guarantee if it allows you to do it without
    > losing it. All laptops these day come without an OS CD or DVD.
    > However you can burn it yourself following the manual. Your
    > laptop has a part of your hard drive dedicated for OS which can
    > be restored at any time you need it.
    >

    <snip>

    My Asus EeePc came with restoration DVDs even if it doesn't have a DVD
    reader.
     
  11. Doum

    Doum Flightless Bird

    SCO <null@yahoo.com> écrivait news:akdp561qpdmeivpgv776hb14247o85u6jq@
    4ax.com:

    > I just purchased a laptop with Win7 Home Premium installed, but it did
    > not come with the Win7 disks. I am planning to buy Win7 separately.
    >
    > 1. If I purchase Win7 Pro, which includes XP compatibility, will I be
    > able to run some text-based DOS apps I have that do, in fact, run
    > under Win XP?
    >
    > 2. If I run the Win7 Pro install disk (the full Win7 pro, not the
    > upgrade), will it upgrade my laptop to Win7 Pro while still keeping my
    > entire present disconfiguration intact?
    >
    > Thanks in advance....
    >


    If I were you, I wouldn't buy the Retail Pro disk, I would use the "Upgrade
    Anytime" feature and when the system is up and running to my liking, I
    would create a system image on an external hard disk and a repair DVD to
    boot from. See the Maintenance menu in Win7.

    HTH
     
  12. Doum

    Doum Flightless Bird

    "Peter Foldes" <okf22@hotmail.com> écrivait news:i3igmh$ji3$1
    @speranza.aioe.org:

    Are you sure about "(2)"

    > (1) Yes
    > (2) No
    >
    > --
    > Peter
    >
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    >
    > "SCO" <null@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    > news:akdp561qpdmeivpgv776hb14247o85u6jq@4ax.com...
    >>I just purchased a laptop with Win7 Home Premium installed, but it did
    >> not come with the Win7 disks. I am planning to buy Win7 separately.
    >>
    >> 1. If I purchase Win7 Pro, which includes XP compatibility, will I be
    >> able to run some text-based DOS apps I have that do, in fact, run
    >> under Win XP?
    >>
    >> 2. If I run the Win7 Pro install disk (the full Win7 pro, not the
    >> upgrade), will it upgrade my laptop to Win7 Pro while still keeping my
    >> entire present disconfiguration intact?
    >>
    >> Thanks in advance....
    >>

    >
     
  13. Peter Foldes

    Peter Foldes Flightless Bird

    If it is a Dell supplied disc then yes I am sure

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    "Doum" <me@domain.net> wrote in message
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    > "Peter Foldes" <okf22@hotmail.com> écrivait news:i3igmh$ji3$1
    > @speranza.aioe.org:
    >
    > Are you sure about "(2)"
    >
    >> (1) Yes
    >> (2) No
    >>
    >> --
    >> Peter
    >>
    >> Please Reply to Newsgroup for the benefit of others
    >> Requests for assistance by email can not and will not be acknowledged.
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    >>
    >> "SCO" <null@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    >> news:akdp561qpdmeivpgv776hb14247o85u6jq@4ax.com...
    >>>I just purchased a laptop with Win7 Home Premium installed, but it did
    >>> not come with the Win7 disks. I am planning to buy Win7 separately.
    >>>
    >>> 1. If I purchase Win7 Pro, which includes XP compatibility, will I be
    >>> able to run some text-based DOS apps I have that do, in fact, run
    >>> under Win XP?
    >>>
    >>> 2. If I run the Win7 Pro install disk (the full Win7 pro, not the
    >>> upgrade), will it upgrade my laptop to Win7 Pro while still keeping my
    >>> entire present disconfiguration intact?
    >>>
    >>> Thanks in advance....
    >>>

    >>

    >
     
  14. Dave

    Dave Flightless Bird

    "SCO" <null@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:8r3q56hlibar1i3ru3smoooiuj0j0bj280@4ax.com...
    > On Sat, 7 Aug 2010 08:26:52 +0100, "MacCorkindale"
    > <maccorkindale@uni.net> wrote:
    >>However you can burn it yourself following the manual. Your
    >>laptop has a part of your hard drive dedicated for OS which can
    >>be restored at any time you need it.

    >
    > OP: As far as I can tell, the "Restore" feature only restores the
    > laptop to the original configuration. This has two problems:
    >
    > 1. If the OS somehow becomes damaged but the computer is still partly
    > operational, I want to be able to repair the OS without having to
    > restore to the original start up state, and lose all my installed
    > applications, data, etc.
    >
    > 2. Even if the hard drive completely crashed, I'd rather do a fresh
    > install of the Win7 OS, as opposed to restoring the original
    > configuration, because the original config includes loads of crapware
    > that I frankly wish was not on the computer at all.
    >
    > So, better to have an original Win7 disk Home Premium. I see I can
    > get it for roughly $120 on EBay, slightly strange as it costs $200 at
    > the local stores. Based on other responses, it's not clear that it's
    > worth getting Win7 Pro, since apparently I cannot use that to upgrade
    > Win7 HP.
    >


    I'm running Win7 Home Professional and was going to switch to Professional
    using an upgrade cd. Are you saying you cannot upgrade Home Premium to
    Professional?
    Thanks,
    Dave
     
  15. w7pro

    w7pro Flightless Bird

    Dave, you will have to do a custom upgrade from Home Premium to Professional. The Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor at Free Download PC Upgrade Advisor Windows 7 Hardware Programs Issues can scan your PC and provide recommendations. For comprehensive upgrade information, try Buy Install Windows 7 New PC Upgrade Vista XP 64-Bit Version Download. Hope that helps, Andrea Hofer, Windows 7 Professional Outreach Team @Win7ProSB
     
  16. Dave

    Dave Flightless Bird

    "undisclosed" wrote in message
    news:5fa668c066edb746abc2791a8e2c238f@nntp-gateway.com...
    >
    > Dave;1800074 Wrote:
    >>
    >> I'm running Win7 Home Professional and was going to switch to
    >> Professional
    >> using an upgrade cd. Are you saying you cannot upgrade Home Premium to
    >> Professional?
    >> Thanks,
    >> Dave

    >
    > Dave, you will have to do a custom upgrade from Home Premium to
    > Professional. The Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor at 'Free Download PC Upgrade
    > Advisor Windows 7 Hardware Programs Issues'
    > (http://bit.ly/WinUpgradeAdv) can scan your PC and provide
    > recommendations. For comprehensive upgrade information, try 'Buy Install
    > Windows 7 New PC Upgrade Vista XP 64-Bit Version Download'
    > (http://bit.ly/bmjgbA). Hope that helps, Andrea Hofer, Windows 7
    > Professional Outreach Team @Win7ProSB
    >
    >
    > --
    > w7pro


    Thanks Andrea,
    Dave
     

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