As per the upgrade matrix here, you can only clean install Vista Business if
you are currently running XP Media Center:
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
Jane, not plain
64 bit enabled :-)
Batteries not included. Braincell on vacation ;-)
"peyz" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> 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
> Med Cntr is not able.
> And that I have to purchase a WIN XP PRO first, and then upgrade it to
> !! ... 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.