Upgrading Windows Vista Home Basic to Vista Home Premium

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by CalBears07, Mar 1, 2007.

  1. CalBears07

    CalBears07 Guest

    I recently ordered a new laptop that comes with Windows Vista Home Basic and
    I was wondering if it was fine to upgrade it to Windows Vista Home Premium.
    Will this cause any trouble or problems? Anyone know?
     
    CalBears07, Mar 1, 2007
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  2. Windows Anytime Upgrade: frequently asked questions
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    I recently ordered a new laptop that comes with Windows Vista Home Basic and
    I was wondering if it was fine to upgrade it to Windows Vista Home Premium.
    Will this cause any trouble or problems? Anyone know?
     
    Carey Frisch [MVP], Mar 1, 2007
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  3. CalBears07

    Rock Guest

    Know that there are some limitations in the license for the Anytime Upgrade.
    It can only be moved once to a new system. You might want to look at
    purchasing a retail Vista Home Premium upgrade instead of the Anytime
    Upgrade.
     
    Rock, Mar 1, 2007
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  4. CalBears07

    Dweebs Guest

    The anytime upgrade is not available in Australia. I tried to do it but
    Australia wasn't in the list of supported countries.

    Regards,
    Dweebs
     
    Dweebs, Mar 1, 2007
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  5. CalBears07

    Rock Guest

    With the limitations in the AU license, I don't recommend it.
     
    Rock, Mar 2, 2007
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  6. CalBears07

    CalBears07 Guest

    Thanks guys, I did not know they had those upgrades. I can purchase a copy
    of the Vista Premium upgrade from school for around $70, so If I do that,
    will that be as good as getting one of the "Anytime Upgrades"? I'm not
    limited to an "Anytime Upgrade" right?

    -CalBears07
     
    CalBears07, Mar 2, 2007
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  7. CalBears07

    Rock Guest

    Yes it will work just the same, and it's better than the Anytime Upgrade,
    which has certain restrictions, such as it can only be moved to a new system
    once.
     
    Rock, Mar 2, 2007
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  8. CalBears07

    CalBears07 Guest

    Thank you very much. Much appreciated.



     
    CalBears07, Mar 2, 2007
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  9. CalBears07

    mikeyhsd Guest

    if you are purchasing the academic version it is not uncommon as in the past to have some functionality disabled.
    might check with the vista web site to make sure that everything you wish vista to do is useable in that version.

    @sport.rr.com

    Thank you very much. Much appreciated.
     
    mikeyhsd, Mar 2, 2007
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