Need to rebuild but, I did an Anytime Upgrade Electronically


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Frankenstein897

Before Microsoft got rid of the electronic anytime upgrade. I performed an
anytime upgrade from Vista Business x64 to Vista Ultimate x64. I thought
that it was supposed to be stored in my digital locker but, I can't find
evidence of it anywhere. Is there something I can do I this computer to
"retrieve" the Anytime Upgrade so I can "apply" it once I rebuild the
computer? Or am I totally screwed and need to purchase it again?
 
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Carey Frisch [MVP]

Visit https://digitallocker.windowsmarketplace.com/locker.aspx?wa=wsignin1.0
and click on the "Help" button located in the upper right corner.

Then under the Help Topic titled: "The digital locker assistant - a Windows Download Utility",
click on "Creating a backup CD".

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Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows Desktop Experience -
Windows Vista Enthusiast

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Before Microsoft got rid of the electronic anytime upgrade. I performed an
anytime upgrade from Vista Business x64 to Vista Ultimate x64. I thought
that it was supposed to be stored in my digital locker but, I can't find
evidence of it anywhere. Is there something I can do I this computer to
"retrieve" the Anytime Upgrade so I can "apply" it once I rebuild the
computer? Or am I totally screwed and need to purchase it again?
 
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Frankenstein897

I will give this a try. I will post the results if it works! Wish me luck!
And thanks!
 
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Mark H

In the digital locker, the Anytime Upgrade (before the current version) may
be labeled as "aggiornamento." Also, make sure you didn't move it to
archive.
Look on your hard drive for a file that has the following extension:
SLUPKG-MS. (If it exists, copy it to a USB stick and then when ready to
upgrade, just double-click the file.)
 
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Frankenstein897

Cool, I will try this as well. Thank you!

Mark H said:
In the digital locker, the Anytime Upgrade (before the current version) may
be labeled as "aggiornamento." Also, make sure you didn't move it to
archive.
Look on your hard drive for a file that has the following extension:
SLUPKG-MS. (If it exists, copy it to a USB stick and then when ready to
upgrade, just double-click the file.)
 
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John D. Sheridan

I had the same situation, but couldn't find the file. Luckily I had printed
it out, it's an XML file and can be viewed in notepad. When the time came I
entered the 25-character key manually and it accepted it.

John
 
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Mark H

Several programs on the net will allow you to extract the Product Key also.
But, you have to follow the sequence required by Anytime Upgrade to use it:
Install original Vista, activate, then upgrade with WAU product key.
 

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