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I borrowed a Windows 7 Enterprise disk from work because it hasn't been released to the general public yet and installed it on a personal machine. I got the machine all setup with my programs then I then realized I couldn't buy a license for it and the activation would expire after a month. So now I'm stuck, I don't want to reinstall windows but I want to be legit. Is it possible to activate Enterprise with an Ultimate key or downgrade Enterprise to Ultimate?


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This question belongs on Superuser.com –  MDMarra Oct 2 '09 at 0:45

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As far as I know-no. Once your activation server is setup at work, you may be able to activate over the VPN back to your office.

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If they are using KMS, it will periodically call home to the KMS server. Unless he's always VPN'd he'll run in to some problems. –  MDMarra Oct 2 '09 at 0:44

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