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    Vista Upgrade Install (XP pro SP-2)

    used to be that you could do an upgrade to a clean drive if you had the prior version CD handy. Vista Business is showing as an upgrade-install-available version for XP, but is the "old way" of doing an upgrade install still available?

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    Re: Vista Upgrade Install (XP pro SP-2)

    "is the "old way" of doing an upgrade install still available"

    NOPE - see this method .
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    Re: Vista Upgrade Install (XP pro SP-2)

    John:

    So the "Old end-result" is still there, it's just more work.

    No wonder MS has to make so much money. They gotta support their own in-house hacker staff!

    Thanks for the link!

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    Re: Vista Upgrade Install (XP pro SP-2)

    John:

    Incidentally, if you purchase Vista, are all versions on one DVD? How do you then buy/pay for/receive authorization for your version? And what if you decide to upgrade?

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    Re: Vista Upgrade Install (XP pro SP-2)

    I would think it safe to assume the licence/authorisation code you get would determine the version, and if you upgrade, you simply get a different code.
    It would make sense, would it not?

    (See, for example, this news item.)

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    Re: Vista Upgrade Install (XP pro SP-2)

    Also see Windows Anytime Upgrade. You buy a license for a 'higher' version and download a small file, essentially the license key. You then use this to install the higher version from the original DVD.

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    Re: Vista Upgrade Install (XP pro SP-2)

    Leif/hans:

    That would seemingly make the upgrade decision a good deal easier as well, since you're only upgrading, not buying a new version. Haven't pecilled it out, but my guess would be that it would be a bit costlier to upgrade than to buy the "end version" at initial purchase...

    Thnaks guys.

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