All versions are on the disk, so that is immaterial. You either choose the
version at setup or insert the product key you have and it is determined for
you. What you heard is correct, you can clean install without the key and
then reinstall with the upgrade key. While this will work, it is a
circumvention of the upgrade license. An upgrade license is for use from
within an existing installation, and your existing license to use the
upgraded OS becomes part of it. To that end, doing as you propose would not
be in keeping with the license agreement.
Best of Luck,
Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
"RScotti" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> Sorry I replied to fast.
> I am using the Home upgrade version NOT the Ultimate upgrade to got to
> Full version clean install Ultimate.
> On Sun, 25 Feb 2007 08:19:35 -0500, "Rick Rogers" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>>Legal? I don't see anything legally wrong with it, it's not like you are
>>unwilling to pay for your license, but technically feasible is another
>>issue. I think what would end up happening is that you would need to
>>reinstall with the purchased upgrade Ultimate key. A full version key
>>just be entered at the time of activation, an upgrade one has to be
>>during the installation procedure.
> Have a good day,
> remove "nospam" in order to email me.