Upgrade Vista Home Prem to Vista Business

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by tsabboud, Feb 8, 2008.

  1. tsabboud

    tsabboud Guest

    My machine has Windows Home Premium. I have already installed all of my apps
    and other preferences.

    I now want to upgrade to Vista Business so that I can connect to my domain

    If I upgrade to Business, will I have to reinstall of my software apps and

    Or, does the upgrade simply upgrade the OS with everything else staying the

    tsabboud, Feb 8, 2008
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    Dwarf Guest

    Hi tsabboud,

    As far as I am aware, the only supported upgrade path from Home Premium is
    to Ultimate. The Ultimate version contains everything in the Home versions
    and the Business version, so you will not lose any functionality you have now
    and you will gain all the functions from Business. You can either choose to
    upgrade using the 'Windows Anytime Upgrade' option or you can purchase an
    upgrade version of Ultimate. You should not have to reinstall anything, and
    all files should stay where they are. However, whether they are important
    files or not, back them up first to removeable media and check to see if they
    have been backed up correctly. Applications can be reinstalled from the
    original media that they came on. You shouldn't need to do this, but it is
    better to be safe than sorry, especially when carrying out an upgrade to your
    operating system. Note that when upgrading or installing an operating system
    it is best to disconnect from the Internet and only reconnect when you have
    finished. You might also need to disable your anti-virus software to carry
    out the upgrade, hence my advice above.
    Dwarf, Feb 8, 2008
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    Mick Murphy Guest

    Dwarf is correct.
    There is no upgrade path from home Premium to business; that way has to be a
    clean install.
    Take his advice.
    Mick Murphy, Feb 8, 2008
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    garyo Guest

    I don't think there's a way to upgrade from Vista Home Premium to Vista
    Business. I had purchased Vista Business Upgrade from eBay to put on a
    computer with Vista Home Premium. The Business software doesn't allow
    you to upgrade from Home Premium to Business. It does, however, allow a
    clean installation. The problem is in activation. The Product code is
    only for an upgrade, not a clean installation. It doesn't make any
    sense to me that you can install something as an clean installation, but
    cannot be activated. Microsoft told me that Vista Home Premium cannot
    be upgraded to Vista Business. Then Microsoft told me I would have to
    purchase Windows Upgrade Anytime.
    garyo, Dec 15, 2008
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    Mr. Jon Pope Guest

    Mr. Jon Pope, Dec 15, 2008
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