Reinstalling an upgraded version of vista RRS feed

  • Question

    Hello,  if I purchase an upgrade to Vista Home Premium from XP home and then reformat at a later date, how would I go about getting vista back on that machine?  Would I need both the XP and the Vista disk?
    Wednesday, August 20, 2008 8:07 PM


  • Hi Brian,

      There is a workaround that doesn't involve reinstalling XP, please see Carey Frisch's 2nd post in thread http://forums.community.microsoft.com/en-US/genuinevista/thread/e4c3e696-79f0-44f7-8feb-7120823b26e5 

      He references a Web Page that give a very good write up on how to conduct the workaround.

    (Note: I would just post the URL, but it leads to a website that Microsoft has no affiliation with and we are not allowed to endorse or promote non-partner sites) 

    Darin Smith
    WGA Forum Manager
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    • Marked as answer by Darin Smith MS Wednesday, August 20, 2008 10:36 PM
    Wednesday, August 20, 2008 10:36 PM