Upgrade from Business to Ultimate

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by Genghis, Jan 5, 2007.

  1. Genghis

    Genghis Guest

    hi, through my MSDN subscription i've downloaded the Vista DVD and the
    product key for Business edition.
    I've now seen that the product key for Ultimate is also available and i'd
    like to add DVD Maker to my installation. what do I have to do? i've seen
    that there is the anytime upgrade web site but i don't want to buy another
    license, i've already have the license key for ultimate.
    thanks to all
    Genghis, Jan 5, 2007
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  2. Genghis

    Jeff Guest

    Go to your MSDN subscription-there should be all the keys there.

    Jeff, Jan 5, 2007
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  3. Perform an in-place-upgrade with the Ultimate edition product key and the
    MSDN dvd in the drive. You do not need to download another dvd. Just
    changing the product key does not upgrade the bits. You need to go through
    the installation procedure. When you get to the screen with the upgrade and
    custom options, choose upgrade. Your files, settings, and apps will remain
    Colin Barnhorst, Jan 5, 2007
  4. Genghis

    John Barnes Guest

    Can I assume this uses the same upgrade process as an upgrade from another
    OS? Lay down a new copy of Vista an 'try' to reinstall drivers, programs
    and settings? Think I would be making a full system backup before trying
    John Barnes, Jan 6, 2007
  5. I don't believe it is the same process as upgrading from a legacy OS. It is
    more like a repair installation in XP except that it is done from the
    desktop instead of by booting with the media.
    Colin Barnhorst, Jan 7, 2007
  6. Genghis

    Genghis Guest

    Thank you Colin,
    i was wishing that changing the product key let the OS recognize the new
    version, but i will do an in-place-upgrade as you told me.
    Genghis, Jan 8, 2007
  7. You're welcome.

    Colin Barnhorst, Jan 8, 2007
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