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Windows activation and student upgrade, wrong OS installed.


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Alright, here's the deal.

I built a PC, it works beautifully but here's the OS situation...

I used my Laptop's Factory OS install disc, which doesn't ask for anyything at all it just makes your HDD Windows Vista. Awesome.
Well I had a formatting issue later caused by all kinds of BIOS whoopsies... to straighted that out, I upgraded Vista to Windows 7 because I had a Windows 7 upgrade just sitting around.

Well the problem is I installed Windows 7 Home Premium but my CD key is for Professional. Now Windows (rightfully) thinks my copy of windows isn't genuine because the genuine one would be Windows 7 pro.

I tried entering the Windows pro key into the anytime upgrade thing but that didn't work and I dont know enough about windows to do anything other than just reinstall my OS... which I will do if I have to... I just dont want to.

And I would just leave it ungenuine longer but I got a webcam and there's a drivers issue and windows is freezing the device saying it won't handle the drivers because my windows isn't legit... which is fair. It's not legit.
But I have a CD key plz let me use it. I just dunno how.

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Do I understand you correctly: you installed Windows 7 Home, but your serial number is for Windows 7 Pro? Then why don't you just install Windows 7 Pro and use your s/n? You can download the ISO


64-bit: http://msft-dnl.digitalrivercontent.net/msvista/pub/X15-65805/X15-65805.iso


32-bit: http://msft-dnl.digitalrivercontent.net/msvista/pub/X15-65804/X15-65804.iso


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