Upgrading Windows® 7 Home Premium to Windows® 7 Professional Edition
How can we upgrade from Windows 7 Home Premium to Windows 7 Professional Edition? What is the difference between these two editions?
Windows 7 is the latest Operating System released by Microsoft. This Operating System is successor to Windows Vista. This Operating System is available in 32-bit and 64-bit. There are various editions of Windows 7: Starter, Home Basic, Home Premium, Professional, Enterprise and Ultimate. The Windows 7 Home Premium edition has an improved support for media, aero glass effect and the enhancements to media streaming and Windows Media Center. In Windows 7 Professional, with domain technology, you can join managed network with advanced network backup and the file system encryption. Upgrading an Operating System is the process of installing the higher version of an Operating System in the system.
Following are the important points related to upgrading of Windows 7 Home Premium to Windows 7 Professional Edition:
- Upgrading process
- Networking features
- Backup and security features
Logon to your system. Click the option 'Get more features with a new edition of Windows 7 to launch Windows Anytime Upgrade wizard'. It will provide you 2 options. If you know the upgrade key or have the upgrade license of Windows 7 Professional, then click on 'Enter an upgrade key'. Then click 'Next' and verify the product key. If key is genuine, you will be asked to agree the terms and conditions of the license. Click 'I accept' and then 'Upgrade' button. The Windows will continue to complete the upgrade process.
In Windows 7 Professional edition, it can log the printers and networks which are used from different locations. Windows 7 remembers/ stores the default printer when you print from any location. Professionals can work from home and office. Using Group Policy Controls, the network administrators can control the policy for chosen groups and users. These features are not present in Windows 7 Home Premium. The Remote Desktop Host feature is also absent in Windows 7 Home Premium which allows connection from outside systems.
In Windows 7 Professional edition, apart from full-system Backup and Restore, you can also back up to Business and the Home network. In this edition, when you open the system folder, you can decide which type of folders and files should be included when you perform the backup of the data. There is an extra security like encrypted file system in Windows 7 Professional. These features are not present in Windows 7 Home Premium.
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