Anytime Upgrade from Home Premium to Ultimate!

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by RIPadgett, Mar 1, 2007.

  1. RIPadgett

    RIPadgett Guest

    All right. I've successfully upgraded a brand new Dell E521 from Windows
    Vista Home Premium to Vista Ultimate after one glitch. The updated Video
    Card Driver caused the initial upgrade attempt to Blue Screen on the first
    reboot. My upgrade information doesn't appear to have been stored on either
    my local "Vault" or the online "Vault." However, after going to the AMD/ATI
    Website and downloading and installing the latest Vista "Beta Driver" for the
    ATI X1300 Pro Video Card, the install tried to continue. It couldn't find a
    file it needed. I went back to the original boot of Vista Home Premium.
    Redownloaded the Upgrade program and finally finished the upgrade
    successfully.

    The lesson here is to absolutely run the upgrade advisor and fix the
    problems it finds before trying to finsih the upgrade.

    Still cannot find the stored information in either "Vault." I will make an
    image of the system as it sits right now, but what vehicle does MS have in
    place to allow a user that bought the UpgradeAnytime, to re-install Windows
    from scratch incase of a catastrophic failure? Does the upgrade also upgrade
    the Activation Key to the new version?

    Rodger
     
    RIPadgett, Mar 1, 2007
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  2. RIPadgett

    BChat Guest

    http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html

    Run this Advisor - it will give you the key for the Ultimate version,
    as well as all kinds of other cool info about your system.


    All right. I've successfully upgraded a brand new Dell E521 from Windows
    Vista Home Premium to Vista Ultimate after one glitch. The updated Video
    Card Driver caused the initial upgrade attempt to Blue Screen on the first
    reboot. My upgrade information doesn't appear to have been stored on either
    my local "Vault" or the online "Vault." However, after going to the AMD/ATI
    Website and downloading and installing the latest Vista "Beta Driver" for
    the
    ATI X1300 Pro Video Card, the install tried to continue. It couldn't find a
    file it needed. I went back to the original boot of Vista Home Premium.
    Redownloaded the Upgrade program and finally finished the upgrade
    successfully.

    The lesson here is to absolutely run the upgrade advisor and fix the
    problems it finds before trying to finsih the upgrade.

    Still cannot find the stored information in either "Vault." I will make an
    image of the system as it sits right now, but what vehicle does MS have in
    place to allow a user that bought the UpgradeAnytime, to re-install Windows
    from scratch incase of a catastrophic failure? Does the upgrade also
    upgrade
    the Activation Key to the new version?

    Rodger
     
    BChat, Mar 1, 2007
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  3. RIPadgett

    GreenWing Guest

    Definitely run the belarc advisor...tons of info that is handy...

    I also used anytime upgrade to go from home premium to ultimate...I need
    backup, fax, etc...I hadn't realized MS was actually removing those
    functions vs just not providing enhanced functions...

    After the any time upgrade, I lost:

    desktop settings
    font settings
    display driver
    hamachi VPN
    Cicsco VPN
    printer driver

    Greenwing
     
    GreenWing, Mar 1, 2007
    #3
  4. RIPadgett

    BChat Guest

    Definitely run the belarc advisor...tons of info that is handy...

    I also used anytime upgrade to go from home premium to ultimate...I need
    backup, fax, etc...I hadn't realized MS was actually removing those
    functions vs just not providing enhanced functions...

    After the any time upgrade, I lost:

    desktop settings
    font settings
    display driver
    hamachi VPN
    Cicsco VPN
    printer driver

    Greenwing
     
    BChat, Mar 1, 2007
    #4
  5. RIPadgett

    Conor Guest

    [This followup was posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.general and
    a copy was sent to the cited author.]

    Takes a few days to appear. If you're worried, download the
    "installer" from the link in the e-mail they sent and stick it in the
    vault. Use Belarc Advisor to extract your Ultimate Upgrade CD Key.
     
    Conor, Mar 2, 2007
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