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...

    Ideas

    Thanks in Advance

    Mile
     
    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
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  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

    Mile
     
    MilesGibson, Jan 16, 2009
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