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i am thinking of upgrading to vista and i have heard that you can buy the upgrade disk and use it for a clean install. if this is true i would much rather get the home premium upgrade than buy the actual box which is around $240 i think. has anyone else heard of this?
post #2 of 6
You can install it like that, however you wont have a Product code for Home Premium Full, therefore you will not be able to activate.

So you best bet is to do an upgrade from within XP
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Yes, you can purchase a Upgrade version and use it to install a fresh version of Windows Vista. This is intended to be used for people who want a fresh install of Vista and are legally upgrading their OS.

You can use this feature without having a version of Windows to upgrade, but it is technically not illegal.

To do this, you install windows and then don't put in a CD key. It will give you 30 days to run Vista without a CD key. Then when you get into windows, you upgrade the 30 day trial version with your upgrade CD.
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I don't know if this helps you, but Vista will also install and keep old windows, program files, and documents should you desire them- if so then an upgrade copy would be good.
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post #6 of 6
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so in other words i can boot from the upgrade disk and and do a clean install of vista. then i can use the same disk to upgrade from? thats pretty sweet if so.
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