I have a few question about the Vista upgrade coming out in Jan 2007 RRS feed

  • Question

  • #1) Can I do a clean install from my OEM Dell XP-Pro to an Upgrade Vista Premuim/Ultimate?

    #2) Saying Vista lasts 5 years, can I upgrade my MOBO 3 times, and my HDD a few times w/o having to purchase another  

            Vista license...of course this is still only 1 box/ 1 system.


    If you can answer this you, then I'll know if I'm upgrading or not...thanks

    Saturday, October 21, 2006 12:13 AM


  • Since a Dell OEM Windows XP Reinstallation CD is only valid with the Dell computer (hardware) it shipped with, you'll need to purchase a "Full Version" of Windows Vista if you anticipate upgrading to a non-Dell motherboard and performing a "clean install".  If you are unable to activate Windows Vista via the internet, then choose the alternative option to "activate by phone" to obtain a new activation code.
    Saturday, October 21, 2006 10:31 PM