You bought a retail version of VHP.
To upgrade from XP Pro these are the paths: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/pro...radepaths.mspx
Seems to me you have 3 choices:
1) Return to seller and see if they'll take it back.
2) Return to MSFT using this info if in NA: http://www.microsoft.com/mscorp/prod...und/refund.asp
3) Try upgrading using this method: http://blogs.zdnet.com/Bott/?p=196#more-196
"SteveB" <SteveB@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>I have an IBM Thinkpad with XP Pro. It passed all the hardware checks in
> Vista Upgrade Advisor and IBM/Lenovo has upgraded drivers and Vista
> instructions. I bought a retail version of Vista Home Premium.
> IBM/Lenovos upgrade instructions are to do an upgrade but during the
> Vista said I'd need Business or Ultimate to upgrade from XP Pro. I went
> ahead and made a fresh install. Afterwards, I couldn't attach to the
> Internet. My Ethernet adapter said it was working correctly but there was
> second "Other" Ethernet Controller that didn't have a driver. Vistga
> couldn't find my built in wireless adapter either. After trying
> unsuccessfully to install drivers all day I contacted MS support from
> XP machine. It said I wasn't eligible for the 90 day support and they
> $60 for an incident report. I suspect it may have been because I was on a
> separate machine - since Vista wouldn't connect.
> In any event, I spent the rest of the day rebuilding the machine back to
> I hate to have wasted the $160 on Vista Home Premium. I may be willing to
> go the extra for Ultimate but only if I can pay the difference between the
> two. Or I suppose, I can give up, write of the $160 and stay with XP.
> Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.