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Microsoft Windows 7 Anytime Upgrade [Starter to Premium]

Platform : Windows 7

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  • License Type/`Upgrade`
  • Platform Supported/`PC`
  • Software Sub Type/`Client`
  • Brand Name/`Microsoft`
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  • Platform: Windows 7
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 10.7 x 2.5 cm ; 68 g
  • ASIN: B002K7C1HG
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #300 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

Product Description

The Microsoft Windows 7 Anytime Upgrade allows you upgrade from Windows 7 Starter to Home Premium, a more advanced and feature-rich version of Windows 7. It takes as little as 10 minutes to upgrade, and start taking advantage of extra features while keeping your current programs, files, and settings in tact. With Windows 7 Home Premium via the Anytime Upgrade, you'll get a rich, dynamic entertainment experience on your PC that is faster and easier to use.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By mtber on Dec 19 2012
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Arrived faster than predicted.
With a little help from Microsoft (no fault of the seller) my Netbook now has Home Premium. REGISTRY for STARTER had to be deleted. Even if I had known that I do not go deep into the system.
Seems to be running faster but I'm not going back to STARTER to see if there really is a speed increase.
Worth getting.
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Came in and was fine. I had an issue with Microsofts activation servers but it was activated with a Microsoft tech. Totally not an issue the supplier could have known about.
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Much easier to install then a full version. Yes I would recommend this product to all my friends and co-workers.
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By Francois R Cossette on Aug. 30 2014
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no , I don't have a cd for upgrade
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321 of 333 people found the following review helpful
Great for netbooks, but little else Dec 8 2009
By sakanagai - Published on
This product is only for computers running Windows 7 Starter, so if you are hoping to upgrade from XP or Vista with this kit you are out of luck. If you bought a Windows 7 netbook, chances are you have Windows 7 Starter and have already noticed a few shortcomings of the "netbook-friendly" OS. Among those are the inability to change the background or theme without assistance of 3rd party software, no Windows Media Center, and lack of Aero enhancements such as Glass (translucent borders) and Peek (thumbnail previews of open windows). Starter also lacks a 64-bit version and caps memory at 2GB, but the Atom processors in most netbooks are 32-bit and only support up to 2GB RAM.

Windows Anytime Upgrade is a convenient way to increase functionality without spending extra on a full upgrade kit. The case contains only a product key, no disc, so no external DVD drive is needed. Windows 7 installs all of the components for all versions regardless of which is being installed, locking features to all but their respective variant. This means that there is nothing extra to be installed and allows for the entire upgrade to finish in roughly 10 minutes.

The biggest problem with the Anytime Upgrade is that it can only be used to go from Starter to Home Premium. With regular upgrade packs, you can move to a particular flavor of Windows 7 from Vista, XP, or a lesser version of 7. If you wanted to, you could revert to your previous Vista/XP/7 and use the upgrade on another eligible computer. For a savings of roughly $40, you lose a lot of flexibility. If you decide to transfer the upgrade license, it has to be to another computer running Windows 7 Starter. [Note: I have not tested to see if you even can transfer an AU license, but a regular upgrade can be moved]

Bottom Line: If you missed out on the upgrade kit preorder sale, this is the cheapest way to upgrade your netbook to fully-fledged Windows 7 and take advantage of some of the new features. The fast, painless installation is perfect for netbooks preloaded with Windows 7 Starter, but useless for anything else.

---NOTE FOR TABLET USERS: Microsoft has available for download a package for multitouch display devices that is only supported in Windows 7 Home Premium or higher. If your tablet comes preloaded with Starter, you will not be able to install that update. If your netbook falls into this category, then this Anytime Upgrade comes with a stronger recommendation as it allows far more natural interaction that is otherwise severely limited without.

---EDIT: According to the license agreement, if you use an Anytime Upgrade (not a retail upgrade) on a computer, the license is inherited from the previous OS. If you AU an OEM build, the kind that comes preinstalled on retail computers, the AU is now an OEM product and not transferable to a new computer. HOWEVER, that does not mean that if your netbook breaks, your upgrade is lost forever. As long as the base hardware (read: motherboard) on a replacement is the same model as the original, it should work. This is based strictly on the licensing agreement; I have not tested to confirm.

---EDIT 7-09-2010: I finally had the need to test out the transfer of an Anytime Upgrade license and I can confirm the above. Since Windows 7 Starter edition only comes with an OEM license, ANY upgrades (AU, Upgrade, or retail pack used as an AU) to it inherit that OEM license and cannot be transferred from one computer to another. Use caution when using any form of upgrade with Windows 7 Starter. That said, this is the cheapest option to upgrade Starter to a full version, so if you are going to lock in that upgrade, no sense wasting the extra money on a more expensive set that will provide the exact same results.
115 of 127 people found the following review helpful
Upgraded from inferior product July 28 2010
By D. Vajdak - Published on
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Does what it's supposed to do. The "No discs, no delay" is deceiving. When you order from Amazon, you don't just get the upgrade code emailed to you instantly, you actually have to wait for a package to be delivered. There is no disc, just the upgrade code. Seems like it could be done online so you don't have to wait several days for a little card to be delivered. A waste of time and packaging. The delivery method is the reason I'm giving it a lower number of stars.

Windows 7 Starter needs to be done away with. Just because you have a small portable laptop does not mean that you want only a few basic features. Shame on Microsoft for making this version that almost forces an experienced user to upgrade. It's just a ploy to get more $$$.
110 of 122 people found the following review helpful
Decided to forgo the upgrade March 18 2010
By David M. Wenning - Published on
So far, I am very happy with the Windows 7/Starter on the eeePC. I installed the 2GB upgrade, but I have decided I don't really need the upgrade to Home/Premium:

Screensaver: I have read that these have little use with flat panel displays. The best approach is to turn the display off to extend the life of the back lighting. This you can do with 7/Starter.

Desktop Background: Don't these tend to become invisible after a while anyway?

Aero Effects: Can I live without it? Yeaahhh.

Themes: Again, so what?

I use the netbook for net surfing, ebooks, forums, email and a little blogging. Bookworm Adventure runs nicely. 7/Starter does all of these things very well. The look of Starter is attractive and pleasing. I can't see how a $77 desktop background will make these things perform any better.
21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
Correct name for the product March 21 2013
By Dem Pilafian - Published on
Rather than "WAU- Windows 7 Starter", the correct name of the product is "Windows 7 Home Premium (upgrade from Windows 7 Starter)". Note that Starter is only available to consumers on new PCs. Microsoft uses WAU (Windows Anytime Upgrade) to manage licensed features.
26 of 28 people found the following review helpful
False advertising April 3 2013
By Dave - Published on
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The description said windows 7 starter but the product is actually an upgrade disk SO THEY CANNOT BE USED AS A WINDOWS STARTER. I don't have any machines that are running windows starter so the upgrade disks are no good to me. I bought 2 of them and opened them both so I cannot get my money back. GIVE ME MY MONEY BACK!!!!!!!! WEATHER IT WAS DONE ON PURPOSE OR NOT IT IS FALSE ADVERTISING.

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