Use Ultimate disc to install Home Basic/Premium?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Elliot, Feb 6, 2009.

  1. Elliot

    Elliot Guest

    I have a disc and a code of Vista Ultimate, can it be used to install Home
    Basic/Premium? Or I need a seperate disc of Home Basic/Premium?
     
    Elliot, Feb 6, 2009
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  2. Actually all versions of Vista are on the same DVD; however, to install
    basic/premium you need a basic or premium product key. As this is only for
    one machine MS do not do volume licensing (you need 5 or more machines to
    get a volume licensing discount), therefore you would need to buy a new copy
    of either Vista Home or Vista premium.


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    Elliot Guest

    I got one, but how can I select to install Home edition in installation?
     
    Elliot, Feb 6, 2009
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    R. C. White Guest

    Hi, Elliot.

    Just boot from the DVD and run Setup. When it asks for the Product ID, type
    in the number that you have for Home Premium and press Enter.

    Post back if you have a problem and tell us exactly what you did and what
    you saw. "Tried it" doesn't tell us much; neither does "didn't work". Step
    by step details are what help us help you.

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    R. C. White, Feb 6, 2009
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  5. While each version of Vista is on the DVD it is the product key that defines
    which version is ultimately installed. So juts go ahead and install it and
    put in the product key for home or home premium.

    If you skip the product key, opting to insert the product key later, and
    then press OK you should see a list of available versions; however, you need
    to choose the relevant version for your product key. You can then insert the
    product key after you have installed via, Control Panel>System>change
    product key number. It is, however, far easier to insert the product key at
    the start and Vista will install the correct version for your product key.

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    John Barnett MVP, Feb 7, 2009
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