Thanks for the reply and will look for that post you mentioned by John
I am hoping that if you have to have XP installed to update from for a clean
install that when they say to another partition, I hope it can be on another
drive. I don't know how it will go. I will keep watching here and maybe we
will get more definite info about it. So the way it sounds is that it will
upgrade to another partition and then when done, delete the XP partition
that it upgraded from so we don't have a dual boot?
If so, that wouldn't be too bad cause what I am looking for is a clean
install and have nothing but Vista on the drive.
"Roy Coorne" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Roy Coorne schrieb:
>> Ed. schrieb:
>>> Thanks for the link. I was also interested in knowing about this. It
>>> still isn't clear to me if doing a clean install using a Vista Upgrade
>>> what you need. Do you need an XP CD to verify you are entitled to an
>>> upgrade clean install such has been the practice in the past?
>> That's an important question, indeed! It was John Barnes who posted on
>> 11-13-2006 in m.p.w.vista.general Re Vista Upgrade/Full (and I do hope he
>> allows the quotation):
>> "You might run into a space problem since my understanding is that the CD
>> will no longer qualify, it must be an installed and activated system, so
>> you would need another partition to clean install to. Just a caution at
>> this point but it was made by a Microsoft employee."
>> I look forward to a definite clarification...
> See also the posting by Carey Fritsch [MVP] Re Upgrade licence question
> today at 03:37 in m.p.windowsxp.general who states that
> "With the upgrade version of Windows Vista, no more inserting
> the legacy CD for detection. It does compliance checking for
> a legacy version of a Windows installation so setup needs to be
> started from within Windows to be able to use the upgrade version."
> (Quoted not without permission, I hope;-)
> The terminology of Microsoft may be disturbing, at least to overseas
> customers, as 'upgrading' is used for both 'upgrading a computer with a
> new Windows version' and 'upgrading by means of an upgrade version of
> Windows'. Sort of;-)