Upgrading Windows® 7 Home Premium to Ultimate
Discuss the features and system requirements for upgrading Windows 7 Home Premium to Ultimate. Explain the upgrading procedure in detail.
You can upgrade your Windows 7 Home Premium computer to Ultimate edition and hence increase the functionality of your computer. The Premium and Home edition have some common features like simplification of everyday tasks, technologies that could help the PC to work as per user wants. While the Home Premium edition is mainly developed for home users, they can upgrade it to Ultimate if they have to go for small business purposes. Windows 7 Ultimate edition is the latest version of Windows Operating System. You can upgrade your 32 bit Home Premium computer to 32 bit Ultimate and 64 bit Home premium to 64 bit Ultimate. Before upgrading your computer, you have to make sure that your computer has the system requirements needed for Windows 7 Ultimate edition or else there would be problem while upgrading as well as there is a chance for the system damage. Also, take a backup of your data to any external media before upgrading so that you can easily recover them once the upgrading process is over. The upgrading process will be an easy one if the architecture of the processor, comparable edition and version of language etc are same. By using Windows anytime upgrading tool, Windows 7 allow the user to upgrade from a lower edition of Windows 7 to higher edition of Windows 7.
following are the features, system requirements and procedure of upgrading Windows 7 Home Premium to Ultimate edition:
- System requirements
- Upgrading procedure
Your system will have all the features of Home Premium edition plus some additional security features when you upgrade your Windows Home Premium system to Ultimate edition. BitLocker is a new feature in Windows 7 Ultimate edition. The valuable files and even removable drives can be protected using BitLocker. This option is not available in Home Premium. Without initiating any VPN connection the users can access corporate resources whenever they could access the Internet. As simple as logging off and on, the user can switch among 35 languages easily. The user has no option for choosing the language they want in Home edition. The users can also resolve computer problems on their own with the help of action center that may not be possible with the Home edition.
Some of the system requirements needed for upgrading are 32 bit or 64 bit 1 GHz processor and 1 GB of RAM for 32 bit and 2 GB for 64 bit upgrading of Home Premium to Ultimate. The hard disk should have a capacity of 16 GB for 32 bit and 20 GB for 64 bit. The video card should have a DirectX 9 graphics processor with WDDM 1.0 or later. Other requirements are TPM1.2 for BitLocker and for media centre functionality you may require additional hardware. A compatible optical drive should be there for DVD/CD.
Firstly, right click on 'Computer' and select properties option. For upgrading Windows Anytime Wizard, click on the option 'Get more features with a new edition of Windows 7' in system properties. Now you can see two options in the opened windows. First option will show the upgrade price with the features of both editions and you can buy upgrade license from here. If you select the second option you can own an upgrade license for any of the versions. Choose the second option and enter upgrade key. Click on 'Next' button for the verification of key. If it is correct you will be asked to accept the agreement for license and continue by clicking the 'Continue' button. Follow the instructions and wait for upgrading process to be completed.
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