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upgrade from 7 home premuim to ultimate - keeping settings?


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if I were to upgrade from home premuim to ultimate, would I be able to keep my settings, files, programs and applications in tact?
I have never done an upgrade like this before. I normally do a clean install or clean upgrade, so I wanted to know what will happen if I simply upgrade.
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With Windows Anytime Upgrade, you can upgrade to a more advanced edition of Windows 7 in as little as 10 minutes. That way, you get to take advantage of extra features while keeping your current programs, files, and settings intact.

http://www.microsoft...uctID.216649800
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thing is, i have windows on a flash drive...will the anytime upgrade still work??
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i have windows on a flash drive

are you booting from the flash drive
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Yes I am... I have all the versions on the flash drive... My main concern is re-installing all my programs and my applications
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launch windows 7 then
Type Update in search box in start menu and press enter...Click on windows update...
Click on View update history in the left pane...get a screenshot of the results and post it back here
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Will do and I'm glad ur on the west coast haha
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To do an upgrade, you need to start the install from a booted Windows 7. To do this, plug in the flash drive, then open My Computer, then the flash drive and launch Startup.exe.

You will need a valid Windows 7 Ultimate key though as the one for Home Premium will not work.

I believe you can point Anytime Upgrade to the flash drive for the install as well. Not sure as I have not done that myself.
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yeah i have upgraded many times and have used the flash drive i believe, more than 20 times.. my only concern was keeping my programs and applications.

when i upgrade, i normally do a clean upgrade because I am installing windows onto a new laptop or a new pc..

this time I want to basically upgrade my home premium to ultimate

was only wondering if my programs would be lost..

I have adobe cs5 and windows 2010 and I do not want to lose those programs
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image of update history
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update history

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that link I gave you a few posts back said you would keep all your programs and files doing the updrade
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