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Formating HD

  1. #1


    ArtThib Guest

    Formating HD

    I am planing to wipe my HD on my laptop, it came with Vista Basic, I upgraded
    it to Home Premium on line and do not have a disk, what code do I use when I
    reinstall and how do I get disk???
    Will the product key work?
    --
    !!!You Never know it all!!!

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  2. #2


    Gary Mount Guest

    Re: Formating HD

    You would have had to have an anytime upgrade disk to do your original
    upgrade. The Windows Vista disk includes the anytime upgrade.
    You will have to have an activated Vista Basic version on your computer then
    redo the Home Premium upgrade by using your license (or install key) that
    has been stored for you in your digital locker online at Microsoft.
    If you format your HD, you then will have to restore Vista Basic by the
    method the laptop manufacturer has provided. Then you can upgrade from there
    after you have reactivated you Vista Basic copy.
    You mention that you do not have a disk, but a disk was required for you to
    do the upgrade to Home Premium that you said that you had done?
    If you mean you purchased an upgrade, then you should have also purchased an
    anytime upgrade disk at the same time you bought the upgrade license
    Alternatively you could get a hold of someone else's copy of Vista to use
    for the anytime upgrade.
    If you have SP1 installed, you might have to uninstall it first, or use the
    new Vista retail disks that have SP1 integrated.

    "ArtThib" <ArtThib@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:8EC31141-16A1-493D-B335-91A255C96B54@xxxxxx

    > I am planing to wipe my HD on my laptop, it came with Vista Basic, I
    > upgraded
    > it to Home Premium on line and do not have a disk, what code do I use when
    > I
    > reinstall and how do I get disk???
    > Will the product key work?
    > --
    > !!!You Never know it all!!!

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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