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Operating system XP -> Vista upgrade questions here!

Post by Kingtal0n » Sun Jun 01, 2008 8:36 am

WHen you buy vista (upgrade) In the green package what version comes inside? I hear people say there is an "old buggy version" and a "new updated version"
If you have a computer with the ancient vista do you need to buy vista again in the store to get the upgraded version? I was under the impression that once you HAD vista you didnt need to buy it again, just update to the latest.

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Re: Operating system XP -> Vista upgrade questions here!

Post by KnightRid » Mon Jun 02, 2008 5:49 am

Updating is all you need to do.

They are talking about SP1 - the first Service Pack for vista. Even if you get a NON sp version, you can just update through MS update to SP1 for free.

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Re: Operating system XP -> Vista upgrade questions here!

Post by Kingtal0n » Tue Jun 03, 2008 5:18 pm

thanks, I have a DELL here, NO RESTORE CD's. I was hoping to install windows vista upgrade on it and do a clean install, will that give me the option to format the HD and get vista on the DELL thereby negating need for the resto CDS?

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Post by Sparky » Tue Jun 03, 2008 8:38 pm

You should see the option to format the drive prior to installation. Just be sure your BIOS is set so boot from CD/DVD drive is before HD.
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Re: Operating system XP -> Vista upgrade questions here!

Post by Kingtal0n » Wed Jun 04, 2008 8:45 am

Oh, you are saying boot from the Vista CD and install/restore from there? Will I have to download all the device drivers for the computer from Dell? probably.

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Re: Operating system XP -> Vista upgrade questions here!

Post by Darkstar » Wed Jun 04, 2008 10:11 am

Yes you will have to download them anyway since you want to install Vista. I would check the drivers, etc for downloads and burn a disk before wiping and installing Vista on the system. :drinkers:
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Re: Operating system XP -> Vista upgrade questions here!

Post by DaddyRabbit » Sat Jul 26, 2008 8:35 pm

Before you do anything download and run the Vista Upgrade Advisor from this link

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/window ... fault.aspx

This will highlight any software and hardware that you currently have installed that may have issues with Vista.

The upgrade version of Vista will not do a "clean install" out of the box.
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