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Hello, I was wondering what is the difference between the Windows Vista Upgrade and Windows Vista Full? I mean, does the Upgrade requires Windows XP just for authencity that you had XP or it upgrades your Windows XP to Vista?
    
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Upgrades require that a previous version of windows be installed on the computer. Full versions do not.
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Yeah but technically why does it require it? Just has a proof you had Windows XP or it's acutally upgrading Windows XP to Vista?
    
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...Its so if you want to upgrade, you don't have to buy a new version.

If you don't have an OS on your computer and you want to install it, you can't.
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In order to reinstall with the upgrade, you would have to install the windiws XP, then install vista. If you get the full version, bye XP!
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Ok then full is better right? To avoid corruptions? Or it's as good as performing a full install?
    
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Its just marketing. Why should a consumer pay full price for an OS when they have been loyal to said company. Its one of the decent things M$ does, allowing one to buy an upgrade. They usually cost much less.
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Ok then full is better right? To avoid corruptions? Or it's as good as performing a full install?
It sees you have XP, deletes it, installs Vista.

Non-upgrade version checks to make sure you rig is up to spec, then installs.

Not much to not get.
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I'll rather install a full then, so I can reformat my drive to make sure I have no conflicts with some files from my previous OS even though it was removed. Would an upgrade allow reformat though? to completly remove XP?
    
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post #10 of 24
I'm not sure how Vista's upgrade will work, but with XP you can still do a full install with an Upgrade disk. At setup, it prompts you to insert a Microsoft Windows Operating System disk, and then setup will continue. You CAN do a full setup with an Upgrade cd.
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