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The one in the link is the upgrade version, but if you do the little trick it will work exactly like the full version.
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Are you required to have an XP key handy to sacrifice to the vista gods?
    
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The one in the link is the upgrade version, but if you do the little trick it will work exactly like the full version.
Ok, thanks. This is a retail version of Vista, right? So that means I can order a x64 version CD for $10? Could somebody explain the trick again?
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Are you required to have an XP key handy to sacrifice to the vista gods?
You only need an XP cd...you don't even need the key!
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You only need an XP cd...you don't even need the key!
I didn't. I installed the UPGRADE Vista Home Premium on a completely wiped hard drive with ONLY the upgrade disc.
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Are you required to have an XP key handy to sacrifice to the vista gods?
No.
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This might help explain it:

http://blogs.zdnet.com/Bott/?p=196
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So is this the full version?
THIS IS IF YOU HAVE A VISTA UPGRADE CD... NO NEED FOR EXISTING XP OS.

yes there are two easy tricks to trick the os to think its a full version set up.

just boot the vista os any version x86 or 64bit. dont enter the cd key/ and turn updates off then hit custom then select your hdd. "makes ure you select your version of vista.. home/premium/ultimate etc.."

then when its all done installing. still have the vista os in the drive and double click it and hit setup to reinstall it again. this time enter your cd key and hit upgrade. and updates on. and this time you wont have to enter your pass and name etc.. your done. then activate teh genuine key. if says you cant then activate it over the phone and your done. FULL version is installed and i know it works done it 3 times and just did it 8 hours ago.

THERE IS NO NEED FOR A EXISTING VERSION FOR THIS TO WORK. just do what i said and you'll be just fine.

hope this helps you guys.
    
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Edit: nevermind, my logic is flawed.
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Yap it's full version with update...
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