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Installing Windows 7 Pro

By vectorsigma32
Jan 16, 2012
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  1. now i have a retail upgrade key i know i cant do a normal retail install can i install home pre and not activate it and then do a upgrade and activate my pro ?
     
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    Worth a try... Microsoft will contact you when it detects it is not activated, then ask for the details. Works sometimes.
     

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