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Upgrade from windows basic to windows premium

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You need to buy a license key from microsoft for about a couple hundred dollars then download the software either from microsoft's website or you can buy the disk in a store

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I could not upgrade neither windows XP, Windows 7 of this Product Model: GT5662. Would you assits? Thanks.


Hello kelvinvu, according to the information that I gathered from this computer model, it has Windows Vista 32 bit home premium installed on it. Windows XP is an older operating system so you can't "upgrade" to it. You could however install a fresh copy (more likely completely erasing all your previous information on vista and data files) or you could upgrade to Windows 7. Since you are using "Windows Vista 32 bit home premium", you have to upgrade to "Windows 7 32 bit home premium" or better. So if you were trying to "upgrade" to Windows 7 Home Basic, it will not allow that since it considers that a downgrade in the Operating System. You should actually be able to pop in the Windows 7 Home Premium CD while vista is running and start the upgrade process pretty painlessly that way. Just access the CD and walk through the menus for upgrading Vista to Windows 7. As a reminder, you must use the 32 bit discs. If you try and use the 64 bit discs (a different operating system as far as windows is concerned) you will have to go through the same process of installing a new version of windows (not upgrade). I hope this has solved your specific problem kelvinvu, have a great day!

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Free windows vista downlood


Hi. I hope this is what you were looking for, as it is the official free windows vista upgrade.

Here is the link for it:

http://download.cnet.com/Windows-Vista-Home-Basic-upgrade/3000-2098_4-10632455.html

I know it is only for home basic, but after you bet that you can get all the upgrades online to turn it into home premium.

I hope this is the thing you need, and good luck with your upgrade.

Jan 25, 2011 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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Not sure what happened ,lost parts of my os for vista home premium 64 bit ,no sound, not even beepcodes,no text when atempting restore ,limited control in command promt, still have some stuff ,pictures...


Which do you have - Vista Home Premium or Vista Home Basic? The title of this question category and what you said you have doesn't match. I'll assume you had Home Premium 64 Bit. Yes you can upgrade to Windows 7, 64 Bit. Please be aware that there is the 64 Bit and the 32 Bit versions. Check with your OEM of the computer before you upgrade. In the upgrade process, Windows 7 will create a folder called "windows.old" once the install has completed. There you will find the data you had from the old operating system like pictures and documents. Before you do the upgrade, I recommend downloading and installing the Windows 7 Advisor to check on any software and hardware issues - the advisor will list those problems before you can upgrade so that you can make the corrections.

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Can I run Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium on my HP Compaq Presario SR2170NX PC Desktop


This computer came with Vista Basic. You can upgrade Vista Basic to Windows 7 Premium but it depends on your hardware. Go here: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/downloads/upgrade-advisor Run the upgrade advisor and follow their advice.

May 05, 2010 | HP Compaq Presario SR2170NX (RK549AA#ABA)...

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I need a serial number from a acer notebook running windows vista premium/home premium. Mine is a 751h and runs basic, so they won't ship me the free upgrade. However, there are videos all over the...


The free upgrade is sent out by the laptops manf. directly to you as long as you bought the laptop in the past 4 months. It is regardless of the current version of Windows Vista that you are running. According to an article found here

"Acer says "shipments will begin in increments. All orders will be handled on a first-in, first-out basis." So if you bought a computer last week, you could be at the end of a long line."

Best you can do at the moment is just wait, your not going to be able to do much till Acer ships out that upgrade. Even if you did install Windows Vista Premium, you would be stuck till you got the Windows 7 from the manf.

Oct 22, 2009 | Acer Computers & Internet

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How can i upgrade freely from vista home basic to home premium


well u cannot Update ur Vista Basic to Premium freely.U need to Purchase the Vista Premium and then Upgrade on ur system.

May 22, 2009 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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Need Vista Basic theme not Aero


Right click your desktop and choose personalization. In the drop down menu select Vista Basic and apply.

Mar 30, 2009 | Microsoft Windows? Vista Home Premium...

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How to upgrade from Vista Basic to Vista Premium.


You need a Vista premium disk to upgrade to Vista premium.

Just instert the Vista premium disk and start the installation.

If installation does not start, you will need to boot from setup CD, sometimes you have to change the bios boot sequence in bios settings, to start the installation from CD.

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