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  1. #1


    McG Guest

    anytime upgrade shortcut

    This is something i was considering when considering an anytime upgrade, and
    was wondering if it would work. As i am still reading up on the unattended
    installs for vista, i will likely use XP terminology:

    Is there any way to do a silent install of business, and then as the last
    thing in the install, have it run the install program to silently install
    ultimate (similar to having the install statement in the runonceex registry
    key) to perform the upgrade to ultimate silently? Thanks!

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  2. #2


    Conor Guest

    Re: anytime upgrade shortcut

    In article <20572994-6820-471B-A178-444ECF298C66@microsoft.com>, McG
    says...
    > This is something i was considering when considering an anytime upgrade, and
    > was wondering if it would work. As i am still reading up on the unattended
    > installs for vista, i will likely use XP terminology:
    >
    > Is there any way to do a silent install of business, and then as the last
    > thing in the install, have it run the install program to silently install
    > ultimate (similar to having the install statement in the runonceex registry
    > key) to perform the upgrade to ultimate silently? Thanks!
    >

    The way tyhe Anytime Upgrade works is that a file is downloaded. As
    well as that, a the file is placed in a Windows Marketplace Digital
    Locker and that also shows you your installation key (Although I used
    Belarc Advisor to get mine). You then execute it and then run Setup off
    the installation Media whilst the "AT Upgrade" file is still open. At
    whatever point, the AT Upgrade file inserts the CD Key (You aren't
    presented with a Insert Product Key Dialogue).

    HOWEVER there's nothing to stop you installing business then rerunning
    setup and this time have it enter the product key Anytime Upgrade gave
    you.


    --
    Conor

    Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright
    until you hear them speak.........

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  3. #3


    McG Guest

    Re: anytime upgrade shortcut




    > The way tyhe Anytime Upgrade works is that a file is downloaded. As
    > well as that, a the file is placed in a Windows Marketplace Digital
    > Locker and that also shows you your installation key (Although I used
    > Belarc Advisor to get mine). You then execute it and then run Setup off
    > the installation Media whilst the "AT Upgrade" file is still open. At
    > whatever point, the AT Upgrade file inserts the CD Key (You aren't
    > presented with a Insert Product Key Dialogue).
    >
    > HOWEVER there's nothing to stop you installing business then rerunning
    > setup and this time have it enter the product key Anytime Upgrade gave
    > you.
    >
    >
    > --
    > Conor


    Most of that i already understood (havent even paid for the upgrade yet, so
    i havent done it yet. my main question was, would it be possible to use 2
    answer files, one that works for business, and as it's last command,
    activates the upgrade to ultimate, so that I could start it up, go to work,
    and 8 hours later come home to a computer installed with ultimate.
    McG

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  4. #4


    Sascha Benjamin Jazbec Guest

    Re: anytime upgrade shortcut

    there is no need to do so..

    All the Vistas are on your Disc, even if you have a HomeBasic DVD, it
    contains all up to Ultimate, regardless what the cover or printing says.

    Vista is one universal install-image and only the typed in Product Key
    decidedes what features and edition you will get.

    Anytime Upgrade is simply only buying a new Key and unlocking features with
    the very same disc you alread have.

    So just use the NEW Key instead of the original and you have your edition
    with the first install, just never use the Key of the cheaper edition again.

    SJ /germany

    "McG" <McG@discussions.microsoft.com> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
    news:20572994-6820-471B-A178-444ECF298C66@microsoft.com...
    > This is something i was considering when considering an anytime upgrade,
    > and
    > was wondering if it would work. As i am still reading up on the
    > unattended
    > installs for vista, i will likely use XP terminology:
    >
    > Is there any way to do a silent install of business, and then as the last
    > thing in the install, have it run the install program to silently install
    > ultimate (similar to having the install statement in the runonceex
    > registry
    > key) to perform the upgrade to ultimate silently? Thanks!



      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    McG Guest

    Re: anytime upgrade shortcut



    "Sascha Benjamin Jazbec" wrote:

    > there is no need to do so..
    >
    > All the Vistas are on your Disc, even if you have a HomeBasic DVD, it
    > contains all up to Ultimate, regardless what the cover or printing says.
    >
    > Vista is one universal install-image and only the typed in Product Key
    > decidedes what features and edition you will get.
    >
    > Anytime Upgrade is simply only buying a new Key and unlocking features with
    > the very same disc you alread have.
    >
    > So just use the NEW Key instead of the original and you have your edition
    > with the first install, just never use the Key of the cheaper edition again.
    >
    > SJ /germany
    >

    Are you sure on this? I thought because anytime upgrade WAS an upgrade,
    that it had to be installed on a previously installed OS. has anyone tried a
    direct install of an Anytime upgrade? If what your saying works, ill go for
    it right now, but i didnt think upgrades worked that way.
    McG

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  6. #6


    quakechick Guest

    Re: anytime upgrade shortcut

    McG wrote:
    >
    > "Sascha Benjamin Jazbec" wrote:
    >
    >> there is no need to do so..
    >>
    >> All the Vistas are on your Disc, even if you have a HomeBasic DVD, it
    >> contains all up to Ultimate, regardless what the cover or printing says.
    >>
    >> Vista is one universal install-image and only the typed in Product Key
    >> decidedes what features and edition you will get.
    >>
    >> Anytime Upgrade is simply only buying a new Key and unlocking features with
    >> the very same disc you alread have.
    >>
    >> So just use the NEW Key instead of the original and you have your edition
    >> with the first install, just never use the Key of the cheaper edition again.
    >>
    >> SJ /germany
    >>

    > Are you sure on this? I thought because anytime upgrade WAS an upgrade,
    > that it had to be installed on a previously installed OS. has anyone tried a
    > direct install of an Anytime upgrade? If what your saying works, ill go for
    > it right now, but i didnt think upgrades worked that way.
    > McG

    it can be done. If you were having trouble with drivers i would suggest
    doing a clean install to basic and then update drivers and then do the
    upgrade to whatever version purchased


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