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Windows 7 Pro to Ultimate Upgrade

Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:12 pm

Unfortunately, I need to upgrade a workstation from Windows 7 Pro to Windows 7 Ultimate to gain access to Bitlocker capabilities. I know Windows 7 has that anytime upgrade where you can transition it to a higher version but I've never done it before. The applications only currently work with Windows 7 otherwise I'd just upgrade to Windows 10 Pro. My question is will it wipe all the data or will it just do a quick adding of features?
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Re: Windows 7 Pro to Ultimate Upgrade

Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:22 pm

Are you required to specifically use Bitlocker or would another disk encryption program do?
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Re: Windows 7 Pro to Ultimate Upgrade

Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:39 pm

Our other option is Sophos Safeguard but it doesn't like the hardware configuration because of how new the system is :(
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Re: Windows 7 Pro to Ultimate Upgrade

Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:39 pm

I believe bitlocker is an in-place enable/disable sort of thing even on Windows 7. The one time I tried it out was on Windows 10 and it let me save my encryption key to the cloud somehow. Not sure if it's like that on 7 too.

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