I hope this doesn't mean what I think this means.

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by Smithy, Mar 13, 2007.

  1. Smithy

    Smithy Guest

    I bought Vista Home Prem. upgrade and installed it. Say if I wanted to do a
    fresh installation to keep things in onder would I be able to...or would it
    ask for an old disk which I don't have as XP came with the computer
    pre-installed? I just wondered...

    Thanks Community!
    Smithy, Mar 13, 2007
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  2. Your upgrade is to be run from within a genuine activated qualifying OS such
    as Windows XP.
    It is an UPGRADE.
    It does sot ask for a old CD - it checks your compliance by being run from
    inside a valid OS.
    Mike Brannigan, Mar 13, 2007
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  3. Smithy

    Dave B. Guest

    Unless of course you use the procedure readily available via a Google search
    to install it on an empty hard drive.
    Dave B., Mar 13, 2007
  4. Of course that is an option but does not actually still give the poster what
    they want - a genuine single install to a bare drive and not an OS "over" an
    OS etc.
    Its just time people actually understood that 1. an upgrade is that and not
    a bare install and 2. that the "upgrade" process used by Windows Vista
    produces bare install results anyway if you chose to not do an upgrade that
    carries forward your old environment -- and then you just delete the.old
    folders etc.

    Mike Brannigan

    Mike Brannigan, Mar 13, 2007
  5. Smithy

    Guest Guest

    Guest, Mar 14, 2007
  6. Smithy

    David B. Guest

    Give me a break, it's been understood since it became public that you had to
    install twice, the OP said nothing about needing a "genuine single install
    ". It works the way it works, still a better option than installing XP then
    the Vista upgrade IMHO.


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    David B., Mar 14, 2007
  7. I would think that a Vista over barebones Vista install would be cleaner
    than a Vista over barebones XP install.
    Gary VanderMolen, Mar 14, 2007
  8. Smithy

    Roscoe Guest

    Are people really having trouble with this elementary concept?

    Roscoe, Mar 15, 2007
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