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Windows AnyTime Upgrade? Question

  1. #1


    Kayle Guest

    Windows AnyTime Upgrade? Question

    Hello,

    I just recieved a new Dell Computer with Vista Home Basic on it. I have a
    retail version of Windows Vista Ultimate, so can I pop in the Windows AnyTime
    Upgrade disk, type in my CD-KEY, and upgrade?? Or will I have to do a clean
    install with my Windows Vista Ultimate??

    Thanks



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  2. #2


    Jupiter Jones [MVP] Guest

    Re: Windows AnyTime Upgrade? Question

    Your retail DVD is not the same as Windows Anytime Upgrade.
    If you want to use Windows Anytime Upgrade:
    http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Win...41b981033.mspx

    To use your retail DVD, insert it and follow the prompts to upgrade.
    You will need to use retail Ultimate key.

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    "Kayle" <Kayle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:12058ABE-40A3-4734-AED2-4EE5977A4DE8@microsoft.com...
    > Hello,
    >
    > I just recieved a new Dell Computer with Vista Home Basic on it. I have a
    > retail version of Windows Vista Ultimate, so can I pop in the Windows
    > AnyTime
    > Upgrade disk, type in my CD-KEY, and upgrade?? Or will I have to do a
    > clean
    > install with my Windows Vista Ultimate??
    >
    > Thanks



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  3. #3


    Squibbly Guest

    Re: Windows AnyTime Upgrade? Question

    i thought i heard that if you buy the ultimate version you would be able to
    buy the premium times 2 at $50 a go, is that true?

    "Jupiter Jones [MVP]" <jones_jupiter@hotnomail.com> wrote in message
    news:eV89DTzTHHA.1016@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > Your retail DVD is not the same as Windows Anytime Upgrade.
    > If you want to use Windows Anytime Upgrade:
    > http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Win...41b981033.mspx
    >
    > To use your retail DVD, insert it and follow the prompts to upgrade.
    > You will need to use retail Ultimate key.
    >
    > --
    > Jupiter Jones [MVP]
    > http://www3.telus.net/dandemar
    > http://www.dts-l.org
    >
    >
    > "Kayle" <Kayle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:12058ABE-40A3-4734-AED2-4EE5977A4DE8@microsoft.com...
    >> Hello,
    >>
    >> I just recieved a new Dell Computer with Vista Home Basic on it. I have a
    >> retail version of Windows Vista Ultimate, so can I pop in the Windows
    >> AnyTime
    >> Upgrade disk, type in my CD-KEY, and upgrade?? Or will I have to do a
    >> clean
    >> install with my Windows Vista Ultimate??
    >>
    >> Thanks

    >



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  4. #4


    Richard G. Harper Guest

    Re: Windows AnyTime Upgrade? Question

    Not quite. There is a Family Upgrade offering that lets you buy two
    additional Vista Home Premium licenses for $50 each after you buy a retail
    copy of Vista Ultimate. That is true, and these two additional copies will
    be upgrade copies to use on other computers in your home.

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    "Squibbly" <ligger2004@yahoo.co.uk> wrote in message
    news:ubn62X0THHA.3652@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >i thought i heard that if you buy the ultimate version you would be able to
    >buy the premium times 2 at $50 a go, is that true?
    >
    > "Jupiter Jones [MVP]" <jones_jupiter@hotnomail.com> wrote in message
    > news:eV89DTzTHHA.1016@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >> Your retail DVD is not the same as Windows Anytime Upgrade.
    >> If you want to use Windows Anytime Upgrade:
    >> http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Win...41b981033.mspx
    >>
    >> To use your retail DVD, insert it and follow the prompts to upgrade.
    >> You will need to use retail Ultimate key.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Jupiter Jones [MVP]
    >> http://www3.telus.net/dandemar
    >> http://www.dts-l.org
    >>
    >>
    >> "Kayle" <Kayle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:12058ABE-40A3-4734-AED2-4EE5977A4DE8@microsoft.com...
    >>> Hello,
    >>>
    >>> I just recieved a new Dell Computer with Vista Home Basic on it. I have
    >>> a
    >>> retail version of Windows Vista Ultimate, so can I pop in the Windows
    >>> AnyTime
    >>> Upgrade disk, type in my CD-KEY, and upgrade?? Or will I have to do a
    >>> clean
    >>> install with my Windows Vista Ultimate??
    >>>
    >>> Thanks

    >>

    >




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