> I have currently installed an OEM Vista Business version. In the future
> I will make some hardware changes and I therefor plan to replace the OEM
> Vista Businees by a retail Vista Home Premium.
What specific hardware changes are you planning that you think would
require a change of the OS? Also, as you've an OEM license for Vista
Business, remember that it can never be re-used on any other computer,
so you need to be sure that it really needs to be replaced.
> I do not want to go thru the entire application software re-installation
> hassle as a result of a new clean install,....
Then you shouldn't be thinking of changing from Vista Business to Vista
> ... and plan to do that thru the
> upgrade mode of Home Premium.
I'm afraid you'll have to change those plans.
> Questions: Will this work and what problems can I expect?
No, it won't work. A transition from Vista Business to Vista Home
Premium would be considered a downgrade, and isn't supported.
> Is a clean
> install better in yhis case?
As it's your only option, yes.
If you really want to upgrade from Vista Business, your only option
would be to purchase Vista Ultimate.
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