Windows Vista Forums

"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


"Windows Media Center" upgrade to "Vista Business" ?
Similar Threads
Thread Forum
PC boots to black screen. How to reinstall Vista ("upgrade", not "clean" install) Vista installation & setup
upgrading from "Vista Home Premium" to "Vista Business" or "Vista Ultimate" Vista account administration
Vista Upgrade fails at "Gathering Files" when two users share the same user profile (ProfileImagePath). Message: "the upgrade was cancelled". Vista installation & setup
Missing "Documents" and "Music" folders after upgrade from Windows XP. Anyone know how to recreate them? Vista installation & setup
WM5 Sync with Vista "Windows Calender", "Contacts", and "Mail" Vista General