Upgrade to vista with counterfeit copy RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have been snagged with a counterfeit copy of XP.

    Do I need to buy the upgrade to vista or the full version to make it all legit?



    Friday, April 13, 2007 6:29 AM


  • Greg,

    In order to upgrade you have to have something to upgrade from.  A bogus installation of XP does not count as that something.


    To qualify for a Vista upgrade license, you'll need genuine XP or W2K.


    Or you can use a full retail or systembuilder/OEM license for Vista.  Note that systembuilder/OEM licenses for Vista are permanently associated with the computer onto which they are first installed and cannot be moved to any other computer.

    Friday, April 13, 2007 3:25 PM