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Windows AnyTime Upgrade? Question

K

Kayle

#1
Hello,

I just recieved a new Dell Computer with Vista Home Basic on it. I have a
retail version of Windows Vista Ultimate, so can I pop in the Windows AnyTime
Upgrade disk, type in my CD-KEY, and upgrade?? Or will I have to do a clean
install with my Windows Vista Ultimate??

Thanks
 

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J

Jupiter Jones [MVP]

#2
Your retail DVD is not the same as Windows Anytime Upgrade.
If you want to use Windows Anytime Upgrade:
http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-US/Help/37070041-1b90-4433-be0c-ab2855841b981033.mspx

To use your retail DVD, insert it and follow the prompts to upgrade.
You will need to use retail Ultimate key.

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"Kayle" <Kayle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> Hello,
>
> I just recieved a new Dell Computer with Vista Home Basic on it. I have a
> retail version of Windows Vista Ultimate, so can I pop in the Windows
> AnyTime
> Upgrade disk, type in my CD-KEY, and upgrade?? Or will I have to do a
> clean
> install with my Windows Vista Ultimate??
>
> Thanks
 

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S

Squibbly

#3
i thought i heard that if you buy the ultimate version you would be able to
buy the premium times 2 at $50 a go, is that true?

"Jupiter Jones [MVP]" <jones_jupiter@hotnomail.com> wrote in message
news:eV89DTzTHHA.1016@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
> Your retail DVD is not the same as Windows Anytime Upgrade.
> If you want to use Windows Anytime Upgrade:
> http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-US/Help/37070041-1b90-4433-be0c-ab2855841b981033.mspx
>
> To use your retail DVD, insert it and follow the prompts to upgrade.
> You will need to use retail Ultimate key.
>
> --
> Jupiter Jones [MVP]
> http://www3.telus.net/dandemar
> http://www.dts-l.org
>
>
> "Kayle" <Kayle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:12058ABE-40A3-4734-AED2-4EE5977A4DE8@microsoft.com...
>> Hello,
>>
>> I just recieved a new Dell Computer with Vista Home Basic on it. I have a
>> retail version of Windows Vista Ultimate, so can I pop in the Windows
>> AnyTime
>> Upgrade disk, type in my CD-KEY, and upgrade?? Or will I have to do a
>> clean
>> install with my Windows Vista Ultimate??
>>
>> Thanks

>
 

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R

Richard G. Harper

#4
Not quite. There is a Family Upgrade offering that lets you buy two
additional Vista Home Premium licenses for $50 each after you buy a retail
copy of Vista Ultimate. That is true, and these two additional copies will
be upgrade copies to use on other computers in your home.

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"Squibbly" <ligger2004@yahoo.co.uk> wrote in message
news:ubn62X0THHA.3652@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>i thought i heard that if you buy the ultimate version you would be able to
>buy the premium times 2 at $50 a go, is that true?
>
> "Jupiter Jones [MVP]" <jones_jupiter@hotnomail.com> wrote in message
> news:eV89DTzTHHA.1016@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>> Your retail DVD is not the same as Windows Anytime Upgrade.
>> If you want to use Windows Anytime Upgrade:
>> http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-US/Help/37070041-1b90-4433-be0c-ab2855841b981033.mspx
>>
>> To use your retail DVD, insert it and follow the prompts to upgrade.
>> You will need to use retail Ultimate key.
>>
>> --
>> Jupiter Jones [MVP]
>> http://www3.telus.net/dandemar
>> http://www.dts-l.org
>>
>>
>> "Kayle" <Kayle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:12058ABE-40A3-4734-AED2-4EE5977A4DE8@microsoft.com...
>>> Hello,
>>>
>>> I just recieved a new Dell Computer with Vista Home Basic on it. I have
>>> a
>>> retail version of Windows Vista Ultimate, so can I pop in the Windows
>>> AnyTime
>>> Upgrade disk, type in my CD-KEY, and upgrade?? Or will I have to do a
>>> clean
>>> install with my Windows Vista Ultimate??
>>>
>>> Thanks

>>

>
 

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