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Run an inplace upgrade of windows vista?

M
#1
Hello,

Is there any way to run an in place upgrade in windows vista like it was
possible in windows xp?

It was triggered when running setup and trying to install in a drive that
already had a windows installation, setup detected the installation and then
it asked if you wanted to run a repair installation or continue with a clean
installation.

Thanks,
 
W

Walter Blanchard [Walter B]

#2
Hello Mike,

I don't believe there is, at least from what I've read.
________________________________
Walter B
walterb[at]tampabay[dot]rr[dot]com
________________________________

> Hello,
>
> Is there any way to run an in place upgrade in windows vista like it
> was possible in windows xp?
>
> It was triggered when running setup and trying to install in a drive
> that already had a windows installation, setup detected the
> installation and then it asked if you wanted to run a repair
> installation or continue with a clean installation.
>
> Thanks,
>
 
B

Bill Frisbee

#3
Do you mean upgrading from say Vista Home to Vista Ultimate?
(yes there is)


Or XP to Vista?
(yes there is)

Or Vista RC2 to RTM?
(don't know, and I wouldn't wanna really try it)

Bill F

"Mike" <Mike@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:C08B723D-876B-471C-AA40-06ED78E60327@microsoft.com...
> Hello,
>
> Is there any way to run an in place upgrade in windows vista like it was
> possible in windows xp?
>
> It was triggered when running setup and trying to install in a drive that
> already had a windows installation, setup detected the installation and
> then
> it asked if you wanted to run a repair installation or continue with a
> clean
> installation.
>
> Thanks,
 
M
#4
Not exactly "upgrade"
The procedure I'm referring to is called like that by microsoft, I know it
as "repair install"

Not exactly sure if anyone else is familiar with the term... whenever you
had file corruption in XP you could run a repair install by booting off the
XP disc and choosing the "repair installation" option, it would copy the
installation files without altering the installed programs or documents.

Here's a KB from Microsoft.

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/315341

"Bill Frisbee" wrote:

> Do you mean upgrading from say Vista Home to Vista Ultimate?
> (yes there is)
>
>
> Or XP to Vista?
> (yes there is)
>
> Or Vista RC2 to RTM?
> (don't know, and I wouldn't wanna really try it)
>
> Bill F
>
> "Mike" <Mike@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:C08B723D-876B-471C-AA40-06ED78E60327@microsoft.com...
> > Hello,
> >
> > Is there any way to run an in place upgrade in windows vista like it was
> > possible in windows xp?
> >
> > It was triggered when running setup and trying to install in a drive that
> > already had a windows installation, setup detected the installation and
> > then
> > it asked if you wanted to run a repair installation or continue with a
> > clean
> > installation.
> >
> > Thanks,

>
 
M
#5
Hello,

So I've read... too bad. This feature might come in handy with my issues
with DVD Maker and Movie Maker.

Regards,

"Walter Blanchard [Walter B]" wrote:

> Hello Mike,
>
> I don't believe there is, at least from what I've read.
> ________________________________
> Walter B
> walterb[at]tampabay[dot]rr[dot]com
> ________________________________
>
> > Hello,
> >
> > Is there any way to run an in place upgrade in windows vista like it
> > was possible in windows xp?
> >
> > It was triggered when running setup and trying to install in a drive
> > that already had a windows installation, setup detected the
> > installation and then it asked if you wanted to run a repair
> > installation or continue with a clean installation.
> >
> > Thanks,
> >

>
>
>
 
T

Tom Lake

#6
"Mike" <Mike@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:C08B723D-876B-471C-AA40-06ED78E60327@microsoft.com...
> Hello,
>
> Is there any way to run an in place upgrade in windows vista like it was
> possible in windows xp?
>
> It was triggered when running setup and trying to install in a drive that
> already had a windows installation, setup detected the installation and then
> it asked if you wanted to run a repair installation or continue with a clean
> installation.



Yes. I've done it with the RTM from MSDN. It fixed several problems
I was having. All my settings, programs, etc. were retained.

Tom Lake
 
G

Gary G. Little

#7
It's a repair, where what happens is that the OS on the CD replaces the OS
on the target media. The OS files from the CD are copied over existing files
on the hard drive. the install process then finishes the install/repair and
you end up with your profile on a fresh install of the OS. Booting the
Install CD will allow you to a "Repair", but I do not know if it will copy
from the CD to the HDD. I think it uses the System Restore points.

Thus far I have found Vista's System Restore to be superior to having to do
that. Given you have not disabled SR and you can find a restore point. Or,
simply benchmark your OS with a fresh Complete PC Backup, and then restore
the image. Of course, it's given you've things up to do that..

--
The personal opinion of
Gary G. Little


"Mike" <Mike@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:F17B2919-EDD7-439E-8751-F825C5B54E9E@microsoft.com...
> Not exactly "upgrade"
> The procedure I'm referring to is called like that by microsoft, I know it
> as "repair install"
>
> Not exactly sure if anyone else is familiar with the term... whenever you
> had file corruption in XP you could run a repair install by booting off
> the
> XP disc and choosing the "repair installation" option, it would copy the
> installation files without altering the installed programs or documents.
>
> Here's a KB from Microsoft.
>
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/315341
>
> "Bill Frisbee" wrote:
>
>> Do you mean upgrading from say Vista Home to Vista Ultimate?
>> (yes there is)
>>
>>
>> Or XP to Vista?
>> (yes there is)
>>
>> Or Vista RC2 to RTM?
>> (don't know, and I wouldn't wanna really try it)
>>
>> Bill F
>>
>> "Mike" <Mike@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:C08B723D-876B-471C-AA40-06ED78E60327@microsoft.com...
>> > Hello,
>> >
>> > Is there any way to run an in place upgrade in windows vista like it
>> > was
>> > possible in windows xp?
>> >
>> > It was triggered when running setup and trying to install in a drive
>> > that
>> > already had a windows installation, setup detected the installation and
>> > then
>> > it asked if you wanted to run a repair installation or continue with a
>> > clean
>> > installation.
>> >
>> > Thanks,

>>
 
M
#8
Hi,

It's nice to know the feature is available. I didn't got the MSDN option to
download the RTM version, I'm waiting for it to go retail.

Thanks a lot for your help!

"Tom Lake" wrote:

> "Mike" <Mike@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:C08B723D-876B-471C-AA40-06ED78E60327@microsoft.com...
> > Hello,
> >
> > Is there any way to run an in place upgrade in windows vista like it was
> > possible in windows xp?
> >
> > It was triggered when running setup and trying to install in a drive that
> > already had a windows installation, setup detected the installation and then
> > it asked if you wanted to run a repair installation or continue with a clean
> > installation.

>
>
> Yes. I've done it with the RTM from MSDN. It fixed several problems
> I was having. All my settings, programs, etc. were retained.
>
> Tom Lake
>
 
L

-lloyd

#9
It is not available.. I am sure Tom misunderstood you. He thinks you asked
if an upgrade from a previous OS can be done. There is no provision in Vista
to do a repair reinstall of the type that is available in XP. The repair
options in Vista are:

* Startup Repair (repairs boot menu problems)
* System Restore (there must be available restore points)
* Windows Complete PC Restore (Restore from a backup)
* Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool
* Command Prompt

--
-lloyd
------------------------
"Mike" <Mike@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:12AEC9B8-4B1B-4129-B901-91CAD48473CB@microsoft.com...
> Hi,
>
> It's nice to know the feature is available. I didn't got the MSDN option
> to
> download the RTM version, I'm waiting for it to go retail.
>
> Thanks a lot for your help!
>
> "Tom Lake" wrote:
>
>> "Mike" <Mike@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:C08B723D-876B-471C-AA40-06ED78E60327@microsoft.com...
>> > Hello,
>> >
>> > Is there any way to run an in place upgrade in windows vista like it
>> > was
>> > possible in windows xp?
>> >
>> > It was triggered when running setup and trying to install in a drive
>> > that
>> > already had a windows installation, setup detected the installation and
>> > then
>> > it asked if you wanted to run a repair installation or continue with a
>> > clean
>> > installation.

>>
>>
>> Yes. I've done it with the RTM from MSDN. It fixed several problems
>> I was having. All my settings, programs, etc. were retained.
>>
>> Tom Lake
>>
 
T

Tom Lake

#10
"-lloyd" <notrealaddy@nada.ca> wrote in message
news:uebA5W1HHHA.3312@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
> It is not available.. I am sure Tom misunderstood you. He thinks you asked if an
> upgrade from a previous OS can be done.


No, I had RTM loaded and had some serious errors. I reloaded RTM
from DVD and all my settings were retained, all my emails were there,
everything was as it was before except that the errors are now gone.

Tom Lake
 
F

Felipe

#11
I have Vista Ultimate and am currently runnning XP media Center. When I try
to install, it only gives me a clean install option. How can I do an upgrade
in-place from XP to Vista Ultimate?
Phil

"Bill Frisbee" wrote:

> Do you mean upgrading from say Vista Home to Vista Ultimate?
> (yes there is)
>
>
> Or XP to Vista?
> (yes there is)
>
> Or Vista RC2 to RTM?
> (don't know, and I wouldn't wanna really try it)
>
> Bill F
>
> "Mike" <Mike@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> news:C08B723D-876B-471C-AA40-06ED78E60327@xxxxxx

> > Hello,
> >
> > Is there any way to run an in place upgrade in windows vista like it was
> > possible in windows xp?
> >
> > It was triggered when running setup and trying to install in a drive that
> > already had a windows installation, setup detected the installation and
> > then
> > it asked if you wanted to run a repair installation or continue with a
> > clean
> > installation.
> >
> > Thanks,
>
 
M

MS-Dash

#12
whats Vista RC2 to RTM?
--
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MICROSOFT - consumer support
1-800-936-5700



"Bill Frisbee" wrote:

> Do you mean upgrading from say Vista Home to Vista Ultimate?
> (yes there is)
>
>
> Or XP to Vista?
> (yes there is)
>
> Or Vista RC2 to RTM?
> (don't know, and I wouldn't wanna really try it)
>
> Bill F
>
> "Mike" <Mike@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> news:C08B723D-876B-471C-AA40-06ED78E60327@xxxxxx

> > Hello,
> >
> > Is there any way to run an in place upgrade in windows vista like it was
> > possible in windows xp?
> >
> > It was triggered when running setup and trying to install in a drive that
> > already had a windows installation, setup detected the installation and
> > then
> > it asked if you wanted to run a repair installation or continue with a
> > clean
> > installation.
> >
> > Thanks,
>
 
R

Rick Rogers

#13
RC2 to RTM

Release Candidate 2 to Release To Manufacturer

Basically, it's the final beta or prerelease to the "gold" version that is
used for general distribution. This is common at the end of the beta phase
of a new product.

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com

"MS-Dash" <MSDash@xxxxxx> wrote in message
news:967E9A34-BB99-491B-B521-803807AA1A30@xxxxxx

> whats Vista RC2 to RTM?
> --
> v-2all@xxxxxx
> MICROSOFT - consumer support
> 1-800-936-5700
>
>
>
> "Bill Frisbee" wrote:
>

>> Do you mean upgrading from say Vista Home to Vista Ultimate?
>> (yes there is)
>>
>>
>> Or XP to Vista?
>> (yes there is)
>>
>> Or Vista RC2 to RTM?
>> (don't know, and I wouldn't wanna really try it)
>>
>> Bill F
>>
>> "Mike" <Mike@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>> news:C08B723D-876B-471C-AA40-06ED78E60327@xxxxxx

>> > Hello,
>> >
>> > Is there any way to run an in place upgrade in windows vista like it
>> > was
>> > possible in windows xp?
>> >
>> > It was triggered when running setup and trying to install in a drive
>> > that
>> > already had a windows installation, setup detected the installation and
>> > then
>> > it asked if you wanted to run a repair installation or continue with a
>> > clean
>> > installation.
>> >
>> > Thanks,
>>