XP Pro only upgrades to Vista Ultimate or Business, not Home Premium.
The product key for a retail full version of Vista can be used as often as
you deem necessary, regardless of the number of hardware changes. Be aware
that at some point the activation may need to be done by phone rather than
the automated sequence, but it is allowed none the less.
The full retail version is bootable and requires no other disks provided
your system's BIOS allows booting from an optical (DVD) drive.
Best of Luck,
Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com
"Greg" <Greg@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> "Greg" wrote:
>> Also, I
>> plan on getting a full install non-OEM version. Is that bootable from
>> computers main DOS screen? Usually when I install XP, I use several boot
>> disks to do it, and its a pain in the arse.
> Let me correct that, I plan on getting a home premium upgrade non-OEM
> version. I have Win XP Pro 32 bit edition. Will there be any problems