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"Windows Media Center" upgrade to "Vista Business" ?

  1. #1


    peyz Guest

    "Windows Media Center" upgrade to "Vista Business" ?

    Hi all,

    I am buying an HP Pavillion which runs on the "WINDOWS MEDIA CENTER".
    Can I upgrade it to VISTA ( preferably "business" ) directly?

    I know "WIN XP PRO" does allow for the upgrade, but I have been told the Win
    Med Cntr is not able.
    And that I have to purchase a WIN XP PRO first, and then upgrade it to Vista
    !! ... which would mean even more money out of my pocket !!
    Can we do the vista- Business upgrade with the XP HOME ED ?



    Pleasee help me out.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Jane C Guest

    Re: "Windows Media Center" upgrade to "Vista Business" ?

    As per the upgrade matrix here, you can only clean install Vista Business if
    you are currently running XP Media Center:
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/pro...radepaths.mspx

    You are eligible for upgrade pricing, but a clean install would be required.
    XP Media Center can directly upgrade to Vista Home Premium and Vista
    Ultimate.

    --
    Jane, not plain 64 bit enabled :-)
    Batteries not included. Braincell on vacation ;-)
    "peyz" <peyz@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:796ED31D-B605-4447-B79E-5807AEBEEF99@microsoft.com...
    > Hi all,
    >
    > I am buying an HP Pavillion which runs on the "WINDOWS MEDIA CENTER".
    > Can I upgrade it to VISTA ( preferably "business" ) directly?
    >
    > I know "WIN XP PRO" does allow for the upgrade, but I have been told the
    > Win
    > Med Cntr is not able.
    > And that I have to purchase a WIN XP PRO first, and then upgrade it to
    > Vista
    > !! ... which would mean even more money out of my pocket !!
    > Can we do the vista- Business upgrade with the XP HOME ED ?
    >
    >
    >
    > Pleasee help me out.



      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Rock Guest

    Re: "Windows Media Center" upgrade to "Vista Business" ?

    "peyz" <peyz@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote

    > Hi all,
    >
    > I am buying an HP Pavillion which runs on the "WINDOWS MEDIA CENTER".
    > Can I upgrade it to VISTA ( preferably "business" ) directly?
    >
    > I know "WIN XP PRO" does allow for the upgrade, but I have been told the
    > Win
    > Med Cntr is not able.
    > And that I have to purchase a WIN XP PRO first, and then upgrade it to
    > Vista
    > !! ... which would mean even more money out of my pocket !!
    > Can we do the vista- Business upgrade with the XP HOME ED ?


    Here is a link to the upgrade paths. Green dots mean an in place upgrade is
    supported. Yellow means only a custom install. You cannot do an in place
    upgrade from XP MCE to Business. Yes from XP Home to Business.

    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/pro...radepaths.mspx

    --
    Rock [MVP - User/Shell]


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    peyz Guest

    Re: "Windows Media Center" upgrade to "Vista Business" ?

    Thanks a bunch friends.
    Will do that.

    P

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    Rock Guest

    Re: "Windows Media Center" upgrade to "Vista Business" ?

    "peyz" <peyz@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote

    > Thanks a bunch friends.
    > Will do that.


    You're welcome.

    --
    Rock [MS-MVP User/Shell]

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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