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Run an inplace upgrade of windows vista?

  1. #1


    Mike Guest

    Run an inplace upgrade of windows vista?

    Hello,

    Is there any way to run an in place upgrade in windows vista like it was
    possible in windows xp?

    It was triggered when running setup and trying to install in a drive that
    already had a windows installation, setup detected the installation and then
    it asked if you wanted to run a repair installation or continue with a clean
    installation.

    Thanks,

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  3. #2


    Walter Blanchard [Walter B] Guest

    Re: Run an inplace upgrade of windows vista?

    Hello Mike,

    I don't believe there is, at least from what I've read.
    ________________________________
    Walter B
    walterb[at]tampabay[dot]rr[dot]com
    ________________________________

    > Hello,
    >
    > Is there any way to run an in place upgrade in windows vista like it
    > was possible in windows xp?
    >
    > It was triggered when running setup and trying to install in a drive
    > that already had a windows installation, setup detected the
    > installation and then it asked if you wanted to run a repair
    > installation or continue with a clean installation.
    >
    > Thanks,
    >




      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #3


    Bill Frisbee Guest

    Re: Run an inplace upgrade of windows vista?

    Do you mean upgrading from say Vista Home to Vista Ultimate?
    (yes there is)


    Or XP to Vista?
    (yes there is)

    Or Vista RC2 to RTM?
    (don't know, and I wouldn't wanna really try it)

    Bill F

    "Mike" <Mike@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:C08B723D-876B-471C-AA40-06ED78E60327@microsoft.com...
    > Hello,
    >
    > Is there any way to run an in place upgrade in windows vista like it was
    > possible in windows xp?
    >
    > It was triggered when running setup and trying to install in a drive that
    > already had a windows installation, setup detected the installation and
    > then
    > it asked if you wanted to run a repair installation or continue with a
    > clean
    > installation.
    >
    > Thanks,



      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #4


    Mike Guest

    Re: Run an inplace upgrade of windows vista?

    Not exactly "upgrade"
    The procedure I'm referring to is called like that by microsoft, I know it
    as "repair install"

    Not exactly sure if anyone else is familiar with the term... whenever you
    had file corruption in XP you could run a repair install by booting off the
    XP disc and choosing the "repair installation" option, it would copy the
    installation files without altering the installed programs or documents.

    Here's a KB from Microsoft.

    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/315341

    "Bill Frisbee" wrote:

    > Do you mean upgrading from say Vista Home to Vista Ultimate?
    > (yes there is)
    >
    >
    > Or XP to Vista?
    > (yes there is)
    >
    > Or Vista RC2 to RTM?
    > (don't know, and I wouldn't wanna really try it)
    >
    > Bill F
    >
    > "Mike" <Mike@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:C08B723D-876B-471C-AA40-06ED78E60327@microsoft.com...
    > > Hello,
    > >
    > > Is there any way to run an in place upgrade in windows vista like it was
    > > possible in windows xp?
    > >
    > > It was triggered when running setup and trying to install in a drive that
    > > already had a windows installation, setup detected the installation and
    > > then
    > > it asked if you wanted to run a repair installation or continue with a
    > > clean
    > > installation.
    > >
    > > Thanks,

    >


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #5


    Mike Guest

    Re: Run an inplace upgrade of windows vista?

    Hello,

    So I've read... too bad. This feature might come in handy with my issues
    with DVD Maker and Movie Maker.

    Regards,

    "Walter Blanchard [Walter B]" wrote:

    > Hello Mike,
    >
    > I don't believe there is, at least from what I've read.
    > ________________________________
    > Walter B
    > walterb[at]tampabay[dot]rr[dot]com
    > ________________________________
    >
    > > Hello,
    > >
    > > Is there any way to run an in place upgrade in windows vista like it
    > > was possible in windows xp?
    > >
    > > It was triggered when running setup and trying to install in a drive
    > > that already had a windows installation, setup detected the
    > > installation and then it asked if you wanted to run a repair
    > > installation or continue with a clean installation.
    > >
    > > Thanks,
    > >

    >
    >
    >


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  7. #6


    Tom Lake Guest

    Re: Run an inplace upgrade of windows vista?

    "Mike" <Mike@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:C08B723D-876B-471C-AA40-06ED78E60327@microsoft.com...
    > Hello,
    >
    > Is there any way to run an in place upgrade in windows vista like it was
    > possible in windows xp?
    >
    > It was triggered when running setup and trying to install in a drive that
    > already had a windows installation, setup detected the installation and then
    > it asked if you wanted to run a repair installation or continue with a clean
    > installation.



    Yes. I've done it with the RTM from MSDN. It fixed several problems
    I was having. All my settings, programs, etc. were retained.

    Tom Lake


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8. #7


    Gary G. Little Guest

    Re: Run an inplace upgrade of windows vista?

    It's a repair, where what happens is that the OS on the CD replaces the OS
    on the target media. The OS files from the CD are copied over existing files
    on the hard drive. the install process then finishes the install/repair and
    you end up with your profile on a fresh install of the OS. Booting the
    Install CD will allow you to a "Repair", but I do not know if it will copy
    from the CD to the HDD. I think it uses the System Restore points.

    Thus far I have found Vista's System Restore to be superior to having to do
    that. Given you have not disabled SR and you can find a restore point. Or,
    simply benchmark your OS with a fresh Complete PC Backup, and then restore
    the image. Of course, it's given you've things up to do that..

    --
    The personal opinion of
    Gary G. Little


    "Mike" <Mike@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:F17B2919-EDD7-439E-8751-F825C5B54E9E@microsoft.com...
    > Not exactly "upgrade"
    > The procedure I'm referring to is called like that by microsoft, I know it
    > as "repair install"
    >
    > Not exactly sure if anyone else is familiar with the term... whenever you
    > had file corruption in XP you could run a repair install by booting off
    > the
    > XP disc and choosing the "repair installation" option, it would copy the
    > installation files without altering the installed programs or documents.
    >
    > Here's a KB from Microsoft.
    >
    > http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/315341
    >
    > "Bill Frisbee" wrote:
    >
    >> Do you mean upgrading from say Vista Home to Vista Ultimate?
    >> (yes there is)
    >>
    >>
    >> Or XP to Vista?
    >> (yes there is)
    >>
    >> Or Vista RC2 to RTM?
    >> (don't know, and I wouldn't wanna really try it)
    >>
    >> Bill F
    >>
    >> "Mike" <Mike@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:C08B723D-876B-471C-AA40-06ED78E60327@microsoft.com...
    >> > Hello,
    >> >
    >> > Is there any way to run an in place upgrade in windows vista like it
    >> > was
    >> > possible in windows xp?
    >> >
    >> > It was triggered when running setup and trying to install in a drive
    >> > that
    >> > already had a windows installation, setup detected the installation and
    >> > then
    >> > it asked if you wanted to run a repair installation or continue with a
    >> > clean
    >> > installation.
    >> >
    >> > Thanks,

    >>




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  9. #8


    Mike Guest

    Re: Run an inplace upgrade of windows vista?

    Hi,

    It's nice to know the feature is available. I didn't got the MSDN option to
    download the RTM version, I'm waiting for it to go retail.

    Thanks a lot for your help!

    "Tom Lake" wrote:

    > "Mike" <Mike@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:C08B723D-876B-471C-AA40-06ED78E60327@microsoft.com...
    > > Hello,
    > >
    > > Is there any way to run an in place upgrade in windows vista like it was
    > > possible in windows xp?
    > >
    > > It was triggered when running setup and trying to install in a drive that
    > > already had a windows installation, setup detected the installation and then
    > > it asked if you wanted to run a repair installation or continue with a clean
    > > installation.

    >
    >
    > Yes. I've done it with the RTM from MSDN. It fixed several problems
    > I was having. All my settings, programs, etc. were retained.
    >
    > Tom Lake
    >


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  10. #9


    -lloyd Guest

    Re: Run an inplace upgrade of windows vista?

    It is not available.. I am sure Tom misunderstood you. He thinks you asked
    if an upgrade from a previous OS can be done. There is no provision in Vista
    to do a repair reinstall of the type that is available in XP. The repair
    options in Vista are:

    * Startup Repair (repairs boot menu problems)
    * System Restore (there must be available restore points)
    * Windows Complete PC Restore (Restore from a backup)
    * Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool
    * Command Prompt

    --
    -lloyd
    ------------------------
    "Mike" <Mike@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:12AEC9B8-4B1B-4129-B901-91CAD48473CB@microsoft.com...
    > Hi,
    >
    > It's nice to know the feature is available. I didn't got the MSDN option
    > to
    > download the RTM version, I'm waiting for it to go retail.
    >
    > Thanks a lot for your help!
    >
    > "Tom Lake" wrote:
    >
    >> "Mike" <Mike@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:C08B723D-876B-471C-AA40-06ED78E60327@microsoft.com...
    >> > Hello,
    >> >
    >> > Is there any way to run an in place upgrade in windows vista like it
    >> > was
    >> > possible in windows xp?
    >> >
    >> > It was triggered when running setup and trying to install in a drive
    >> > that
    >> > already had a windows installation, setup detected the installation and
    >> > then
    >> > it asked if you wanted to run a repair installation or continue with a
    >> > clean
    >> > installation.

    >>
    >>
    >> Yes. I've done it with the RTM from MSDN. It fixed several problems
    >> I was having. All my settings, programs, etc. were retained.
    >>
    >> Tom Lake
    >>



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  11. #10


    Tom Lake Guest

    Re: Run an inplace upgrade of windows vista?

    "-lloyd" <notrealaddy@nada.ca> wrote in message
    news:uebA5W1HHHA.3312@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
    > It is not available.. I am sure Tom misunderstood you. He thinks you asked if an
    > upgrade from a previous OS can be done.


    No, I had RTM loaded and had some serious errors. I reloaded RTM
    from DVD and all my settings were retained, all my emails were there,
    everything was as it was before except that the errors are now gone.

    Tom Lake


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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