Premium retail to Ultimate retail back to Premium up/downgrading

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by Julien321, Feb 17, 2007.

  1. Julien321

    Julien321 Guest

    Have retail Premium installed and ordered retail Ultimate to replace. How do
    I uninstall Premium/install Ultimate so I can keep Premium for later use or
    transferee/sale to someone else? If I keep Premium for later and buy a new
    (future) computer can I uninstall Ultimate from old (current) computer and
    then install on new (future) computer, then reinstall Premium back on old
    (current) computer?

    Flow info:

    Old (current) computer: retail XP > retail Premium (as is now) > retail
    Ultimate > back to same retail Premium

    Future (new) computer: retail XP or OEM Vista Basic > old (current)
    computer's retail Ultimate
    Julien321, Feb 17, 2007
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    Robert Firth Guest

    One retail license, doens't matter version, allows you to transfer it to
    another computer as many times as you like as long as you first remove it
    from the previous computer.

    The license agreement also allows for one transfer to another person
    (resale) I believe. Of course, how would they know anyway?

    If activation ever fails on you, simply call them up and they will sort it
    out. In the circumstances you have outlined this shouldn't be a problem.

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    Robert Firth, Feb 17, 2007
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  3. Julien321

    Julien321 Guest


    How do I remove or uninstall Premium before I install Ultimate? For future
    referance how do you remove or unistall Ultimate to reinstall Premium?
    Julien321, Feb 17, 2007
  4. Julien321

    Rock Guest

    You don't have to uninstall Vista Premium as a separate step. Boot from the
    DVD and choose a custom install. All the retail DVDs are the same. It's
    the product key that tells the system what version to install and whether
    it's an upgrade or full version. If you want delete the partition that VHP
    is on or just format it. and install Ultimate.

    Same process when installing VHP.
    Rock, Feb 18, 2007
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