Compatibility with Windows XP Pro

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Liz, Jun 8, 2007.

  1. Liz

    Liz Guest

    Hi, i wondered if anyone could help me. i currently have Windows XP pro, and
    am looking to upgrade to Vista. Is it true that i will not be able to install
    Vista Basic, becasue this is downgrading. If this is the case, will i be able
    to install Vista Home Premium onto my computer where i currently have XP Pro.
    Thank You.
     
    Liz, Jun 8, 2007
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    Tiberius Guest

    Tiberius, Jun 8, 2007
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  3. Liz

    Tiberius Guest

    to clarify.. clean install is like this:

    you buy the upgrade version of the vista you want,
    you start your computer with XP and stick in the vista dvd.. it asks you if
    you want to install vista
    and you follow the directions.. in this case a clean install means it will
    erase all the old files and install
    a clean version of vista...

    while upgrade means it will retain you installed programs and files..

    but if you ask me.. a clean install is always better.. since there is no
    trash left back from the previous install...
    of course you will have to backup your files before you do this...
     
    Tiberius, Jun 8, 2007
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  4. Liz

    Dave Guest

    Dave, Jun 8, 2007
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  5. You can install Vista Home Basic, but only cleanly, not as an upgrade.


    Again, you can only install it cleanly, not as an upgrade.

    You can upgrade from XP Professional to Vista Business or Vista
    Ultimate only. See
    http://www.microsoft.com/uk/windows/products/windowsvista/buyorupgrade/upgradepaths.mspx

    or http://tinyurl.com/32zdht
     
    Ken Blake, MVP, Jun 8, 2007
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  6. This reply is not coming from Outhouse Express, hence not top posted ...
    Now was this a technical thingy or a marketing thingy on Microsoft's part?
    Let me guess ... hmmmm, knowing Microsoft, it was all about their profits
    at the expense of their user base.

    Love and Kisses,
    Doris


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    Doris Day - MFB, Jun 8, 2007
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  7. This reply is not coming from Outhouse Express, hence not top posted ...
    So you can then put back all your trash on your new Fista system. :)

    Love and Kisses,
    Doris

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    Doris Day - MFB, Jun 8, 2007
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  8. Liz

    Bob Guest

    Hi Liz,

    What T has written here is the correct way to go about installing Vista, but
    if I can make a suggestion.
    If you haven't installed Vista before why not install it as a dual boot
    setup ( when installing Vista select "custom" and you can install it on a
    seperate partition. This way you can have a look at Vista, have a play around
    but still be able to use XP. If after a while you decide to switch to Vista
    you can then carry out T's instructions and have Vista as a stand alone O/S.

    As always, make sure that your computer is capable of handling Vista thus
    saving you heaps of problems.
     
    Bob, Jun 8, 2007
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  9. Liz

    Tiberius Guest

    theoretically that is illegal....and against the MS EULA

    since if you buy the upgrade version you can only have ONE functioning OS on
    a computer,
    in this case vista that replaces XP, and not both,
    even if you dont use them at the same time!
    I know its stupid but hey its microsoft....
     
    Tiberius, Jun 9, 2007
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