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    Ultimate to Enterprise?

    My office PC has Win 7 Ultimate installed and I was looking at putting Windows 8 Enterprise on it but it seems that there is no upgrade path to do this, but there is an upgrade path to go from Windows 7 Enterprise to Windows 8 Enterprise.

    So the question is this, is it possible to upgrade a Windows 7 Ultimate to Windows 7 Enterprise from which I could then upgrade to Windows 8 Enterprise?

    We have all the MVL etc. Google Foo is letting me down today. I know I can rebuild from scratch but am trying to avoid this if possible.

    Thanks

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    I don't think so, ultimate/enterprise tend to be 'top of the tree' in what I understand from the bottom table on - Windows 7 Upgrade Paths

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    Arnt enterprise and ultimate identical except one is vlk and one is oem/retail making changing pointless?

    On win 7 i managed to upgrade pro to enterprise roughly speaking changed some reg key and did an upgrade install might work

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    I may just stick a disc in on Monday and see what happens. What was the Reg key you edited?

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    Quote Originally Posted by alan-d View Post
    I may just stick a disc in on Monday and see what happens. What was the Reg key you edited?
    it was a while ago and honestly i cant remember sorry

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    This is a slightly more updates version of that above link: Windows 8 Upgrade Paths

    Aka no it's not possible Windows 7 ulimate doesn't count as a high enough version to upgrade to Windows 8 enterprise. It's only pro/enterprise to enterprise.

    (Or I may have misread, and ignore me! )

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    Quote Originally Posted by alan-d View Post
    What was the Reg key you edited?
    I think it's this one...

    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion]
    "EditionID"="Ultimate"
    "ProductName"="Windows 7 Ultimate"
    Change EditionID to Enterprise and ProductName to Enterprise and it should work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    I think it's this one...

    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion]
    "EditionID"="Ultimate"
    "ProductName"="Windows 7 Ultimate"
    Change EditionID to Enterprise and ProductName to Enterprise and it should work.
    that looks right but goes without saying back it up first

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    Thanks, I'll have a look tomorrow.

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