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  1. #1


    brianchris Guest

    Anytimeupgrade CLEAN install

    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!!


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  3. #2


    Ronnie Vernon MVP Guest

    Re: Anytimeupgrade CLEAN install

    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" <brianchris@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:97369468-636E-4D28-A507-05D3B71756AE@microsoft.com...
    > 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!!
    >



      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #3


    brianchris Guest

    Re: Anytimeupgrade CLEAN install

    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!!


    -Brian





    "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" <brianchris@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:97369468-636E-4D28-A507-05D3B71756AE@microsoft.com...
    > > 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!!
    > >

    >


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  5. #4


    Ronnie Vernon MVP Guest

    Re: Anytimeupgrade CLEAN install

    This information is all over the web now. See the following link.

    http://www.windowssecrets.com/comp/070201#story1

    --

    Ronnie Vernon
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Shell/User

    "brianchris" <brianchris@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:435247C1-B879-4B5B-983D-DBDE751FC74A@microsoft.com...
    > 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!!
    >
    >
    > -Brian
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > "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" <brianchris@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:97369468-636E-4D28-A507-05D3B71756AE@microsoft.com...
    >> > 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!!
    >> >

    >>



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