How to get a Windows Anytime Upgrade key

You can get a Windows Anytime Upgrade key on the web or at an electronics store. You can then use the upgrade key during the Windows Anytime Upgrade process to upgrade to another edition of Windows 7 on a computer that is currently running an activated copy of Windows 7. For more information about Windows Anytime Upgrade, see Upgrade to another edition of Windows 7 by using Windows Anytime Upgrade and Windows Anytime Upgrade: frequently asked questions.


  • A Windows Anytime Upgrade key allows you to upgrade from one edition of Windows 7 to another edition of Windows 7 only. It doesn't allow you to upgrade from a previous version of Windows to Windows 7.

  • Windows Anytime Upgrade isn’t available in all editions of Windows 7.

  • Windows Anytime Upgrade is only available for online purchase in Australia, Belgium, Canada, Germany, France, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States.