OEM Vista Home Premium to Ultimate Retail

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by GeraldF, Aug 8, 2007.

  1. GeraldF

    GeraldF Guest

    If I purchase a proprietary system from Dell or Hp which
    comes with Home Premium, and I have separately purchased
    a retail copy of Ultimate.

    #1 am I allowed to legally upgrade?

    #2 if so, do I just have to enter the upgrade code or do
    I have to completely install the OS?

    GeraldF, Aug 8, 2007
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  2. GeraldF

    Jane C Guest

    Hello Gerald,

    #1 Yes

    #2 If your Ultimate is full retail, you can either do an inplace upgrade
    from the Home Premium desktop (run the Ultimate DVD from within Home Premium
    desktop), or do a clean install via booting with the DVD.

    If you have the Upgrade edition of Ultimate, then you upgrade in place.

    Do note that if you wish to use the x64 version of Ultimate, then you can
    only do a clean install. There is no upgrade from 32 bit to 64 bit.
    Jane C, Aug 8, 2007
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