Vista Business Edition Activation Issue RRS feed

  • Question


    I bought a new PC in 2007 that came pre-installed with XP and a mail in process for getting an DVD upgrade to VISTA. After a year my HDD died Sad and I decided to install Vista (Business Edition) once I had replaced the HDD.


    The installation went well, but when I attempt to activate my copy of VISTA I get the meessage that my copy of VISTA does not allow for a clean install, but only for an upgrade.


    This is going on the same machine that I purchased it is just that the HDD has been replaced. Is there a soluton to this issue? I phoned Microsoft but after several calls to different numbers in what I presume is India, I cannot get them to understand my issue.


    Thanks for any help

    Wednesday, March 12, 2008 9:57 PM