Replacing Ultimate Upgrade by Ultimate full install

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

  1. BobS

    BobS Guest

    No. You will need to activate it via telephone and you can do that as many
    times as you want. Just tell them you reinstalled it and need to activate.

    Bob S.
    BobS, Mar 13, 2007
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    J. Delage Guest


    I bought Ultimate Upgrade by mistake, and stupidly decided to try to install
    it. I upgraded XP to Ultimate fine and registered my copy. I'm now finding
    some weird issues with other programs. Therefore I've decided to do a clean
    install of Vista Ultimate. My question is, how can I exchange my copy of
    Vista U. Upgrade for one of Vista Ultimate (full install). I'm happy to pay
    the difference, and the exchange itself isn't really what I'm worried about.
    What I want to make sure is that I can "free" the registration number of the
    Vista Ultimate Upgrade. What is the process to do that?


    J. Delage, Mar 13, 2007
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    Don Guest

    I think you can do what you want with no problem. The only difference
    between upgrade and full is the registration key. The only advantage
    to 'full' is that you can still run XP legally, otherwise your XP key
    becomes invalid after installing Vista.

    I would just go ahead and do a clean install on a separate partition.
    The worst that can happen is you need to do a telephone re-registration
    with MS using the key you already have.
    Don, Mar 13, 2007
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    Dave B. Guest

    Once you've registered and activated, it is yours, no returning it. You can
    do a fresh install with the upgrade DVD.
    Dave B., Mar 13, 2007
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    J. Delage Guest

    How do I do a clean install with the Upgrade DVD?


    J. Delage, Mar 13, 2007
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    Dave B. Guest

    Dave B., Mar 13, 2007
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    J. Delage Guest

    Thanks Gary.
    J. Delage, Mar 13, 2007
  9. BobS

    J. Delage Guest

    Thanks Dave!
    J. Delage, Mar 13, 2007
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    J. Delage Guest

    One last question - is it going to be a problem that I have already
    registered this copy of Vista and therefore "used up" my product key?


    J. Delage, Mar 13, 2007
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    J. Delage Guest


    J. Delage, Mar 14, 2007
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