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Reinstalling Upgrade from Basic to Premium

  1. #1


    JeffD Guest

    Reinstalling Upgrade from Basic to Premium

    My computer came with the Home Basic 64-bit version of Vista. A few months
    ago I decided to upgrade to Premium. I had to format my hard drive a couple
    of days ago and using my Windows Anytime Upgrade disc, was able to reinstall
    only the Home Basic version. The only option on the upgrade website is to
    purchase the upgrade again. Any suggestions?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Bobbi K. Guest

    RE: Reinstalling Upgrade from Basic to Premium

    I too have this problem. I purchased my upgrade from BestBuy and they told me
    if I wanted it back then I'd have to pay them to fix it. 150 bucks!?! I don't
    think so. I shouldn't have to pay for something I already have. Mine is
    32-bit Home and I'm trying to upgrade again to 32-bit Premium. Does it have
    something to do with the system ID? It changes after every reformat.

    "JeffD" wrote:

    > My computer came with the Home Basic 64-bit version of Vista. A few months
    > ago I decided to upgrade to Premium. I had to format my hard drive a couple
    > of days ago and using my Windows Anytime Upgrade disc, was able to reinstall
    > only the Home Basic version. The only option on the upgrade website is to
    > purchase the upgrade again. Any suggestions?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    george Guest

    RE: Reinstalling Upgrade from Basic to Premium

    I am having the same problem.

    "Bobbi K." wrote:

    > I too have this problem. I purchased my upgrade from BestBuy and they told me
    > if I wanted it back then I'd have to pay them to fix it. 150 bucks!?! I don't
    > think so. I shouldn't have to pay for something I already have. Mine is
    > 32-bit Home and I'm trying to upgrade again to 32-bit Premium. Does it have
    > something to do with the system ID? It changes after every reformat.
    >
    > "JeffD" wrote:
    >

    > > My computer came with the Home Basic 64-bit version of Vista. A few months
    > > ago I decided to upgrade to Premium. I had to format my hard drive a couple
    > > of days ago and using my Windows Anytime Upgrade disc, was able to reinstall
    > > only the Home Basic version. The only option on the upgrade website is to
    > > purchase the upgrade again. Any suggestions?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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