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  • Question

  • I have succesfully upgraded my copy of windows xp professional 32 to windows vista ultimate 32.

    What happens if I my computer crashes and I have to re-install vista 32? Will I have to again install xp and re-upgrade it to vista? 
    Thursday, August 20, 2009 5:16 AM


  • Hello Mr. Seven,

    If you want to do a repair installation, under almost all conditons you won't need to install XP first.

    If you want to do a clean installation, you will need to intstall XP first.

    Get more info by entering "windows vista repair installation" into your favorite search engine :-)
    For great advice on all topics XP, visit http://www.annoyances.org/exec/forum/winxp
    • Marked as answer by Darin Smith MS Thursday, August 20, 2009 5:23 PM
    Thursday, August 20, 2009 3:23 PM