Vista RC2 Ultimate to Home Premium Retail

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Maverick9611, Feb 5, 2007.

  1. Maverick9611

    Maverick9611 Guest

    I currently have Vista Ultimate RC2 installed on my computer and was
    wondering if there is anyway to upgrade to Home Premium Retail without having
    to do a clean install and lose all my programs. When I put in the Home
    Premium CD it says I cannot upgrade from Ultimate to Home Premium and must do
    a clean install. I have two harddrives, one with Windows and my program
    files and the other with all of my music and other documents, if that helps.
    Any way around this? Any way to keep my programs?

    Maverick9611, Feb 5, 2007
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  2. Maverick9611

    Maverick9611 Guest

    Reading other topics I just found I wont be able to upgrade and will have to
    do a clean install, but is there anyway to not have to reinstall all of my
    programs again afterward?
    Maverick9611, Feb 5, 2007
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    Saucy Lemon Guest

    Clean install basically demands installing the 3rd party apps anew .. roll
    up your sleeves time, I guess.

    Saucy Lemon
    Saucy Lemon, Feb 5, 2007
  4. Maverick9611

    Maverick9611 Guest

    Thats what I was hoping I didnt have to do. Ill wait to finish my taxes then
    41 programs here I come I guess.

    Any other suggestions?
    Maverick9611, Feb 5, 2007
  5. Maverick9611

    Saucy Lemon Guest

    Coffee / Coca Cola and a good read?

    Saucy Lemon
    Saucy Lemon, Feb 6, 2007
  6. Maverick;
    As you have already figured out, it can not be done.
    The main reason is that what you want to do is a downgrade and not an
    Vista Ultimate to Home Premium is a downgrade, the RC is irrelevant in this
    Typically Microsoft operating systems are incapable of downgrading.
    Jupiter Jones [MVP], Feb 6, 2007
  7. Not on the same computer. That may be possible shortly between an old
    computer and a new one, but if you are installing VHP on the same computer
    (same or different partition doesn't matter) then you will have to reinstall
    the apps. Period. Sorry.
    Colin Barnhorst, Feb 6, 2007
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