Upgrading Non Validated XP RRS feed

  • Question

  • Can you upgrade a non-validated Windows XP-Pro with a Vista Ultimate Retail version?

    Or do I have to buy a product key and upgrade with Vista Ultimate Upgrade edition?



    Monday, February 5, 2007 1:04 PM


  • You need to be running a properly licensed "genuine" version of Windows XP if you plan on upgrading to Windows Vista using the "upgrade" version of Vista.  Otherwise, you would need to purchase a "Full Retail Version" of Vista and not an upgrade version.
    Monday, February 5, 2007 3:08 PM