Vista Premium SP2 to Ultimate no SP2?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by peggy, Oct 12, 2008.

  1. peggy

    peggy Guest


    I have a laptop that has Vista Home Premium 32 bit on it with the latest SP2
    and all current updates.
    I have a retail boxed version of Vista Ultimate Upgrade that I bought a long
    time ago that obviously does not contain SP2.
    When I tried to upgrade the laptop to Ultimate is says, "Upgrade has been
    disabled - the upgrade cannot be started. To upgrade, cancel the
    installation and then choose to upgrade to a version of Windows that is more
    recent than the version you are currently running."
    What am I supposed to do here?
    peggy, Oct 12, 2008
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  2. peggy

    Mick Murphy Guest

    Vista only has Service Pack 1 released.
    Did your computer come with SP1 pre-installed?
    If it did, return the Ultimate upgrade disk, and exchange it for a later SP1

    If your computer came as original Vista, no SP1, uninstall SP1 and do the
    upgrade, the redo all updates.
    Uninstalling SP1 is a messy way to work on your computer upgrade.

    If it was me, I'd back up all my Data, take the laptop back to factory(out
    of the box, if not SP1), install Ultimate upgrade, SP1, updates, reinstall
    programs, data, etc.
    Mick Murphy, Oct 12, 2008
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  3. peggy

    barman58 Guest

    hello Peggy,

    As you can't upgrade a copy of ,I assume SP1, vista premium with a Non
    SP1 you have two options Either do a fresh install of ultimate and then
    upgrade that to SP1

    'Download details: Windows Vista Service Pack 1 Five Language
    Standalone (KB936330)'

    or you could try creating a copy of your Ultimate install DVD including
    SP1 using the tutorial here

    hope this helps


    the beginning of knowledge is the discovery of something we do not
    understand.,- frank herbert
    barman58, Oct 12, 2008
  4. pay attention to the message closely i had that problem as well. you need to
    figure out what you are supposed to upgrade from. I dont recommend ultimate
    but if you want to install it start with the windows vista "I had to have
    vista basic bfore i could upgrade to ultimate" that it says you need then
    you need to access your digital locker click on vista ultimate then click
    install and follow the instructions
    hearts3131978, Oct 28, 2008
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    Lex Luthor Guest

    You will need to uninstall Service Pack 2 from your Vista Home Premium before
    installing your OS upgrade. If you can't locate Service Pack 2 in your
    add/remove program list, you may need to replace & upgrade the retail boxed
    version to one with SP2

    Lex Luthor, Jun 19, 2009
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