Upgrading from W2K Professional (Select CD) to Vista RRS feed

  • Question

  • I currently have Windows 2000 Professional, which was installed with a legit Microsoft Select CD. On the Microsoft Vista site, it says you can buy an upgrade version of Vista (cheaper than full retail) and do a clean install.

    Will the upgrade just ask for the W2K CD to be put in the drive at some stage during the install to check that I own a previous version, or will it ask for a product key as well. the reason I ask is that Select CD's dont come with a product key - they just install without asking for a PK to be entered.
    Sunday, January 7, 2007 11:42 AM


  • Windows Vista has a new procedure for upgrading.  You must be running a genuine version of either Windows 2000 or Windows XP and begin the upgrade process at the desktop of the current Windows operating system.  From there you'll be given a choice to perform a clean install.

    Additional information can be gleamed by visiting the Windows Vista newsgroups: http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/en-us/default.mspx

    Sunday, January 7, 2007 7:42 PM