Upgrade from Home Premium to Utlimate using Retail Ultimate or only with "Upgrade Anytime"

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Just Moi, Mar 15, 2007.

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    Just Moi Guest

    My new computer came with Vista Home Premium--I've had it for about a month.
    Today, I received a brand new copy of the full retail version of Ultimate
    from a client, because I need to be able to run remote desktop, etc. I wish
    he'd done it a month ago, before I installed everything.

    Can I use a full retail copy of Ultimate to upgrade my computer's Home
    Premium version of Vista, or is that possible only using the Upgrade Anytime
    option. I.e., am I going to have to do a complete new installation?Given
    that I've already installed lots of software--including programs that
    required activation--I would like to avoid that whole aggravation if

    Thanks in advance.
    Just Moi, Mar 15, 2007
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    Lang Murphy Guest

    I don't know the answer for sure, but I do know upgrades are carried out
    from within the existing OS... so pop the Ultimate DVD into your system when
    it's running (don't boot from the DVD). If it won't upgrade, it will tell
    you so... I should think... Upgrade not available or something like that...

    Lang Murphy, Mar 15, 2007
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