Upgrade from W7 Ultimate N to Windows 7 Ultimate


  • I need to upgrade from Windows 7 Ultimate N, to Windows 7 Ultimate. Having just spent the last week or so installing all of my software and getting everything set up, I was really hoping that the install would be fairly straightforward, but when I try to install the non-N version, I'm told "Windows 7 Ultimate N cannot be upgraded to Windows 7 Ultimate. You can choose to install a new Copy of Windows 7 Ultimate instead, but this is different from an upgrade, and does not keep your files, settings and programs."

    Any ideas why this might be and whether there is in fact a way around it?

    FWIW I have the N version installed due to a fault on the partner download portal, which MS have taken responsibility for but are unable to rectify! My licence entitlement doesn't include N versions and they tell me it isn't possible to give me a licence for it.

    Here's a screenshot of the error:

    Thanks in advance.


    Thursday, November 29, 2012 2:55 PM


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