8 iunie 2010 18:02
We have a 32 Bit install of Vista Home on an EMachine T-5088.
We have Vista Ultimate Red that we purchased from Digital River (Media Version).
We did a clean install of Vista Ultimate Red as the T-5088's Hard Drive failed.
When we try to Activate, Microsoft replys that it requires an Upgrade vs. a Clean Install.
Is there an Upgrade Path from Vista Home to Vista Ultimate?
I know there is one from XP-Pro to Vista Ultimate.
The Clean install took about 8 hours, down load, reboot, down load reboot, etc.
I would like to know if I should use Vista Home, as that is what came with the T-5088 or try and install XP-Pro to meet the Upgrade Requirement.
From what I have read about XP-Pro on a T-5088, the Driver situation is not pretty.
I'd prefer to reinstall Vista Home then do an Upgrade to Vista Ultimate if this is a valid Upgrade Path.
It just takes so long that to find out after you think your done, it's not Valid really hurts.
Is there a VALID UPGRADE PATH from Vista Home to Vista Ultimate Red?
8 iunie 2010 19:15
Hello Mike Lynch,
You wrote, "We did a clean install of Vista Ultimate Red as the T-5088's Hard Drive failed."
That's where you made your mistake. Vista and Windows 7 upgrades have to begin from within the operating system that is being upgraded.
Install the original Vista OS, activate and update to the latest Updates, then Upgrade to Vista Ult.
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- Marcat ca răspuns de Carey FrischMVP, Moderator 14 decembrie 2010 15:00