upgrade path from xp academic to vista academic?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Ken, Jan 28, 2007.

  1. Ken

    Ken Guest

    I dont think there is such a path is there because xp academic is basically
    xp pro and vista academic is home premium so theres no upgrade path between
    the two is there?

    Ken, Jan 28, 2007
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    Rock Guest

    What do you mean by upgrade path? Are you asking if you can use an upgrade
    version or do you mean with an upgrade version can you do an in place
    upgrade? I haven't seen any info on the academic version of Vista. However
    you can use an upgrade version of Vista Home Premium to upgrade XP Pro but
    it will not do an in place upgrade, only a custom install. Apps will need
    to be installed from original media and use the Windows Easy Transfer (WET)
    to transfer data and settings.
    Rock, Jan 28, 2007
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    Gigabyte69 Guest


    I also believe, from being a reseller of Microsoft Academic Software, that
    those versions are NON-Upgradeable, I think it is stated in the license
    agreement. So you would have to purchase a Full version of the software.
    The Academic prices are lowered to reflect the NON upgradeable status I
    believe, dont quote me on it though.

    Gigabyte69, Jan 28, 2007
  4. Thanks that answers my question, I don't need to upgrade to the Ultimate
    when I can go the the Home Premium. I don't care if I need to re-install the
    applications. When I built a multi-media machine I installed XP Pro and
    some of the ATI hardware/software does not work properly because it requires
    the Multi-media operating system. I am hoping that with Vista Home Premium
    that this system will work as it should.

    Alfred Kaufmann, Jan 28, 2007
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