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Vista Upgrade or full version?

  1. #1


    Mike F. Guest

    Vista Upgrade or full version?

    My computer is capable of running Home Premium. My question is can I just
    get the upgrade for $160, or do I have to buy the full version for $240? My
    computer stats are....

    2.8 ghz

    250 gb hard drive

    1 gig of ram

    Pentium D

    XP Media Center edition


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  3. #2


    Tom Lake Guest

    Re: Vista Upgrade or full version?


    "Mike F." <Mike F.@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:49AF0CE8-B07F-4686-B4CA-0141E7333554@microsoft.com...
    > My computer is capable of running Home Premium. My question is can I just
    > get the upgrade for $160, or do I have to buy the full version for $240?
    > My
    > computer stats are....


    > XP Media Center edition


    Since you already have XP installed, you can get the Upgrade version.
    You can't install the XP CD on any other machine..

    Tom Lake



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  4. #3


    Dustin Harper Guest

    Re: Vista Upgrade or full version?

    You can just get the upgrade since you are running Windows XP Media
    Center Edition. Save a few bucks!

    Dustin Harper
    dharper@vistarip.com
    http://www.vistarip.com



    Mike F. wrote:
    > My computer is capable of running Home Premium. My question is can I just
    > get the upgrade for $160, or do I have to buy the full version for $240? My
    > computer stats are....
    >
    > 2.8 ghz
    >
    > 250 gb hard drive
    >
    > 1 gig of ram
    >
    > Pentium D
    >
    > XP Media Center edition
    >


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  5. #4


    Dale \Mad_Murdock\ White Guest

    Re: Vista Upgrade or full version?

    Depending on your comfort level, there isn't any reason why you can't buy
    the OEM version of windows Vista and save a buck or two. Newegg has the full
    install of Vista Home Prem for $119
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16832116202
    or
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16832116213

    Problem is, there is no upgrade option with this vesion. it's a new install
    only. Also changing out very many hardware components, might force you to
    call Microsoft to get the key re-issued, but I've heard from several people
    the process was simple and no one has been told no yet.




    "Mike F." <Mike F.@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:49AF0CE8-B07F-4686-B4CA-0141E7333554@microsoft.com...
    > My computer is capable of running Home Premium. My question is can I just
    > get the upgrade for $160, or do I have to buy the full version for $240?
    > My
    > computer stats are....
    >
    > 2.8 ghz
    >
    > 250 gb hard drive
    >
    > 1 gig of ram
    >
    > Pentium D
    >
    > XP Media Center edition
    >



      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #5


    Mike F. Guest

    Re: Vista Upgrade or full version?

    I do not need and xp disk? Just the new Vista dvd? All I have is the
    system recovery disk that my computer came with.

    "Dustin Harper" wrote:

    > You can just get the upgrade since you are running Windows XP Media
    > Center Edition. Save a few bucks!
    >
    > Dustin Harper
    > dharper@vistarip.com
    > http://www.vistarip.com
    >
    >
    >
    > Mike F. wrote:
    > > My computer is capable of running Home Premium. My question is can I just
    > > get the upgrade for $160, or do I have to buy the full version for $240? My
    > > computer stats are....
    > >
    > > 2.8 ghz
    > >
    > > 250 gb hard drive
    > >
    > > 1 gig of ram
    > >
    > > Pentium D
    > >
    > > XP Media Center edition
    > >

    >


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  7. #6


    Dave B. Guest

    Re: Vista Upgrade or full version?

    No you don't, the upgrade must be run from a functioning, activated XP
    Installation.

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    "Mike F." <MikeF@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:1725BF40-F117-4982-AC27-40389B409E06@microsoft.com...
    >I do not need and xp disk? Just the new Vista dvd? All I have is the
    > system recovery disk that my computer came with.




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  8. #7


    Mike F. Guest

    Re: Vista Upgrade or full version?

    Thank You all for the answers. I will be purchasing the Home Premium Upgrade.



    "Dale "Mad_Murdock" White" wrote:

    > Depending on your comfort level, there isn't any reason why you can't buy
    > the OEM version of windows Vista and save a buck or two. Newegg has the full
    > install of Vista Home Prem for $119
    > http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16832116202
    > or
    > http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16832116213
    >
    > Problem is, there is no upgrade option with this vesion. it's a new install
    > only. Also changing out very many hardware components, might force you to
    > call Microsoft to get the key re-issued, but I've heard from several people
    > the process was simple and no one has been told no yet.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > "Mike F." <Mike F.@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:49AF0CE8-B07F-4686-B4CA-0141E7333554@microsoft.com...
    > > My computer is capable of running Home Premium. My question is can I just
    > > get the upgrade for $160, or do I have to buy the full version for $240?
    > > My
    > > computer stats are....
    > >
    > > 2.8 ghz
    > >
    > > 250 gb hard drive
    > >
    > > 1 gig of ram
    > >
    > > Pentium D
    > >
    > > XP Media Center edition
    > >

    >
    >


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  9. #8


    Tim Guest

    Vista Upgrade or full version?

    Quick Question. So if I want to do a "clean install", overwriting my current
    xp, I should buy the full version, correct?

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  10. #9


    SAM-R Guest

    Re: Vista Upgrade or full version?

    If you already have XP SP2 Activated and Genuine on your PC you can buy a
    Vista Upgrade.
    You did not say if you have XP Home, XP MCE, or XP PRO. So make sure you
    know the upgrade paths of Vista.

    This is from MS.

    Start the installation from a compliant version of Windows, such as Windows
    Vista, Microsoft Windows XP, or Microsoft Windows 2000. After you have
    started the installation, you can select Custom at the installation choice
    screen to perform a clean installation.

    "Tim" <Tim@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:9775247B-356D-4E07-8B8D-0E72532523DB@microsoft.com...
    > Quick Question. So if I want to do a "clean install", overwriting my
    > current
    > xp, I should buy the full version, correct?



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  11. #10


    Colin Barnhorst Guest

    Re: Vista Upgrade or full version?

    You are not required to use the upgrade option. You can perform a custom
    installation. This will move your XP to a windows.old folder along with the
    other files on the system drive and then install a fresh copy of Vista. You
    can then delete the windows.old folder. This is what MS is describing as a
    clean install.

    "Tim" <Tim@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:9775247B-356D-4E07-8B8D-0E72532523DB@microsoft.com...
    > Quick Question. So if I want to do a "clean install", overwriting my
    > current
    > xp, I should buy the full version, correct?



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