How to upgrade to Windows 7 Ultimate with a product key?

I bought a Lenovo Z580 that came pre-installed with Windows 7 Home Premium.

I have a Windows 7 Ultimate (DVD and product key) at home. How can I get Windows 7 Ultimate to Windows 7 Home Premium(No OEM DVD was given) without back up my files? I tried to use Windows Anytime Upgrade, but it uses only a upgrade key. Please help me...
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Windows Anytime Upgrade, supports two upgrades of version update and complete.

If the license for Windows 7 Ultimate, you have access to is a retail version update or complete, you can use the product key and the Express upgrade to Windows 7 Home Premium to Windows 7 Ultimate. First of all, check that the edition of Windows 7, you are upgrading is already enabled (if it isn't, you will encounter complications and that you might start all by performing a clean installation).

Click Start, type Anytime Upgrade, click on the option enter a key, enter the key of Windows 7 Ultimate edition at the request, click Next, wait while checking the key, accept the license agreement, click on upgrade, wait while the software upgrades, (it may take 10 minutes or more depending on the if updates are required) your computer restarts automatically, after the reboot, Windows 7 will notify you updating the computer, the computer will restart once more automatically and will be completed the upgrade, a window will appear notifying the upgrade was successful and your computer is ready to use, click Close, you should be upgraded to Windows 7 Ultimate files the stored settings and programs.

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Windows 7 Anytime Upgrade fails:

If your getting the following: error: Windows Anytime Upgrade failed
This problem may occur if Windows 7 SP1 was downloaded by Windows Update, but has not yet been installed.
See: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2660811

= Other reasons and possible corrections.

Windows Anytime Upgrade fails with the error:
"every time that the upgrade has failed. Go online to solve the problem.
http://support.Microsoft.com/kb/2658652

If Anytime Upgrade still does not work:

Shut down and restart your computer.

Make sure that the Windows updates have been installed.

Download the hotfix that contains a tool called CheckSUR, this tool will look at the package and the maintenance of records and difficulty any data corrupted, the tool is listed under kb947821 he can be found at the following link http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=947821

If Anytime Upgrade still does not work, turn off the user account control:

1. go in user accounts in Control Panel

2 change user account control settings

3. pull the slider to the level as low as possible

4. restart the PC

5. pass by the "Anytime Upgrade" as usual

Try the following:

1 disable any security software before attempting to upgrade

2. make sure that your computer is updated (devices and applications)

3. disconnect all external devices before installing.

4. check your hard disk for errors:

Click Start

Type: CMD, according to the results, right-click CMD

Click on "Run as Administrator"

At the command prompt, type: chkdsk /f /r

When you restart your system, your computer will be scanned for errors and will try to correct them.

1. click on start, type msconfig in the search box and press ENTER.

User account control permission

If you are prompted for an administrator password or a confirmation, type the password, or click on continue.

2. in the general tab, click Selective startup.

3. under Selective startup, clear the check box load startup items.

4. click on the Services tab, select the hide all Microsoft Services check box, and then click Disable all.

5. click on OK.

6. When you are prompted, click on restart.

7. after the computer starts, check if the problem is resolved.

Also run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor:

http://www.Microsoft.com/Windows/Windows-7/Upgrade-Advisor.aspx

Who should I contact if I have problems installing and / or activation of my product key card?

Please contact to the: www.windows7.com/getkeysupport.

If all above fails them, install Windows 7 Service Pack 1, and then try the Express Upgrade:

Learn how to install Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
http://Windows.Microsoft.com/en-us/Windows7/learn-how-to-install-Windows-7-Service-Pack-1-SP1

If your key is not valid and you will need to change the keys, you may need to Open regedit and remove first the ProductKey value in the following registry key:
 
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsAnytimeUpgrade

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