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Thread: Windows Vista Upgrade Must Be Done From the XP Desktop

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    Windows Vista Upgrade Must Be Done From the XP Desktop

    I just learned this. I may be a little slow on the uptake or even wrong so if anyone already knows this or has information please post.

    Remember the good ole days when you bought the "Upgrade" version of an MS OS and were able to blow out your partitions and clean install from said disk by inserting your previous versions media? Well you can't do that anymore from what I am able to surmise. You must start an "upgrade" install from within and already installed XP environment. Now clean installing which I do from time to time involves installing 2 operating systems.
    I know that you can use imaging software and what not but I sometimes want a clean new install...... I guess that means something different now??

    Guess I'll be buying a full version for the first time....
    She's presenting like a mandrill!

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    Im gonna give it a go sometime soon with an OEM verison from newegg i think.
    She's presenting like a mandrill!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 64bit View Post
    Im gonna give it a go sometime soon with an OEM verison from newegg i think.
    What version?

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    http://www.hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1151184

    seems as though you can install vista upgrade on a blank HDD

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burke View Post
    What version?
    The Ultimate version.
    She's presenting like a mandrill!

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