Thank you for your reply!
Yes, upgrade would imply "upgrade," however I don't think my logic was too
crazy because its been beat into our heads that "every version of Vista is on
a single DVD, and the product key determines which version gets installed."
From that, I *assumed* that I would recieve an ultimate product key from
which I can do a true clean install of Ultimate.
Another reason why I really HOPE I can do this is because I clean install my
PC at least once per year, and I'd hate to have to preform the two step
installation process to Ultimate each time.
You mention a workaround, which I'm extremely interested in, but a search of
the Vista > Install group for "anytime upgrade workaround" only brings up
this very thread. Would you be willing to provide more hints, such as better
search term to use, or perhaps a different group (other than Install) that I
should be looking / searching within?
Regardless, I appreaciate the help you have already given!!
"Ronnie Vernon MVP" wrote:
> The Anytime Upgrade IS an upgrade.
> You will be given an upgrade product key that can only be used for that
> purpose. There is a workaround posted in many messages on this group.
> Make sure that you use the option to get the physical installation DVD with
> your order.
> Ronnie Vernon
> Microsoft MVP
> Windows Shell/User
> "brianchris" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> > Can anyone give me a preview of how Anytime Upgrade will work? I know
> > you're
> > SUPPOSED to install the version you bought (I recieved Vista Business via
> > the
> > Action Pack and wish to go to Ultimate), then run through the Anytime
> > Upgrade
> > process from there.
> > However, I like my systems REALLY clean (maybe I'm weird like that), and I
> > was HOPING that after paying my money for Anytime upgrade, eventually I'd
> > recieve a Vista Ultimate product key, which I could use to install
> > Ultimate
> > completely fresh(without having to first install Vista Business and then
> > run
> > through a smaller, secondary install to upgrade).
> > I *just* paid my money for Anytime upgrade, so I won't know if I get a
> > regular product key to use against the multiple version install DVD for up
> > to
> > 5 days (processing time). Any advice?? TIA!!