The version you are upgrading is newer than the one you're upgrading from...

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by Howard Woodard, Dec 8, 2009.

  1. I have a machine with Vista Home Basic sp2. I'm gonna give it to my grand
    daughter for Christmas and decided that I wanted to give it to her with Home
    Premium.

    My son had a copy of Vista Home Premium that he bought way back when it
    first came out -- before any service pack releases -- for a custom build
    that has long since been parted out.

    I tried to use that disk to upgrade from but it grays out the upgrade option
    because the version of Windows that I am trying to upgrade is newer than the
    one I am upgrading from. Since Home Premium is super to Home Basic I assume
    that the error is coming from the service pack difference.

    Is there a way to get around this?

    Thanks in advance,

    Howard
    Redmond, WA
     
    Howard Woodard, Dec 8, 2009
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    Gregg Fowler Guest

    Clean install?
     
    Gregg Fowler, Dec 8, 2009
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    Dave Warren Guest

    In message <> "Howard
    Only by reinstalling from scratch, otherwise, no.
     
    Dave Warren, Dec 8, 2009
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  4. Thanks for the responses Dave and Gregg. I knew that I could do a fresh
    install -- I just was hoping that I wouldn't have to do it.

    I wonder why no one has come up with a Vista equivalent to the XP utility
    that lets you build a install disk from your current installation that
    includes all of your updates.

    Thanks again and have a great Holiday Season.

    Howard
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    Howard Woodard, Dec 8, 2009
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    Al Guest

    Installing SP2 "promotes" Vista basic - which accounts for the message
    you are getting. Uninstall SP2 via Control Panel - install Premium
    version and reinstall SP2.
     
    Al, Dec 8, 2009
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  6. Terrific!

    Thanks Al.

    Howard
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    Howard Woodard, Dec 11, 2009
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