Home Premium -> Ultimate doesn't work

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by MilesGibson, Jan 15, 2009.

  1. MilesGibson

    MilesGibson Guest

    Hi All

    I have just purchased an HP laptop with Vista Home Premium. I a
    trying to install an MSDN version of Vista Ultimate. I have all Window
    Updates installed. When I drag my way through the install process
    enter the license key ( yet again ), when it gets to install, I get thi
    message that it can't do an upgrade because I am trying to install
    32-bit OS on top of a 64 bit OS. However I KNOW that I selected the x6
    option when doing the install, what gives

    I would do a clean install, however I am not sure where to get to ge
    the install programs for my HP afterwards...


    Thanks in Advance

    MilesGibson, Jan 15, 2009
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  2. MilesGibson

    Mick Murphy Guest

    You must have acquired the 32bit version of Ultimate.
    Mick Murphy, Jan 15, 2009
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  3. MilesGibson

    DL Guest

    You need to create the recovery cd's using whatever method HP gives, the
    details will be on their site
    DL, Jan 15, 2009
  4. MilesGibson

    MilesGibson Guest

    Again, great idea. However, I had already created the Recovery disk
    but presumed that it was an all or nothing scenario. An examination o
    each disk proves that the programs are not available individually. Yo
    have to boot from the first disk which suggests that a complete restor
    is the only option

    Back to Plan A, which is to call HP. Thanks again

    MilesGibson, Jan 16, 2009
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