help switch vista business to vista home premium

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by Martin K...ski near Boston, Feb 3, 2008.

  1. newbee needs help!

    thinking the vista media would configure based on the product key, i used
    the business vista disk to perform an install.

    but it might not be compatable with the hardware......

    how can i upgrade a vista business install to a legal home premium???????
     
    Martin K...ski near Boston, Feb 3, 2008
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  2. Martin K...ski near Boston

    Rick Rogers Guest

    Hi,

    There is no such upgrade path. You would need to do a clean install of Home
    Premium with an appropriate Product Key.



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    Rick Rogers, Feb 3, 2008
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  3. Thank you Rick

    i've got one more question...
    Since her product key is valid, does microsoft sell replacement disks?
     
    Martin K...ski near Boston, Feb 4, 2008
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  4. Martin K...ski near Boston

    Rick Rogers Guest

    Hi,

    A retail disk contains all versions of Vista, and installs based on the Key.
    An OEM Recovery Disk set is what I'm thinking you used, and those can be
    version specific. If she has an OEM key, she needs appropriate OEM media
    (either generic or manufacturer set of disks). If it's retail, then any copy
    of a retail disk should be sufficient, and then there is this:
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;[ln];326246



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    Rick Rogers, Feb 4, 2008
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