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"Windows Media Center" upgrade to "Vista Business" ?

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#1
Hi all,

I am buying an HP Pavillion which runs on the "WINDOWS MEDIA CENTER".
Can I upgrade it to VISTA ( preferably "business" ) directly?

I know "WIN XP PRO" does allow for the upgrade, but I have been told the Win
Med Cntr is not able.
And that I have to purchase a WIN XP PRO first, and then upgrade it to Vista
!! ... which would mean even more money out of my pocket !!
Can we do the vista- Business upgrade with the XP HOME ED ?



Pleasee help me out.
 

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J

Jane C

#2
As per the upgrade matrix here, you can only clean install Vista Business if
you are currently running XP Media Center:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/windowsvista/buyorupgrade/upgradepaths.mspx

You are eligible for upgrade pricing, but a clean install would be required.
XP Media Center can directly upgrade to Vista Home Premium and Vista
Ultimate.

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"peyz" <peyz@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:796ED31D-B605-4447-B79E-5807AEBEEF99@microsoft.com...
> Hi all,
>
> I am buying an HP Pavillion which runs on the "WINDOWS MEDIA CENTER".
> Can I upgrade it to VISTA ( preferably "business" ) directly?
>
> I know "WIN XP PRO" does allow for the upgrade, but I have been told the
> Win
> Med Cntr is not able.
> And that I have to purchase a WIN XP PRO first, and then upgrade it to
> Vista
> !! ... which would mean even more money out of my pocket !!
> Can we do the vista- Business upgrade with the XP HOME ED ?
>
>
>
> Pleasee help me out.
 

My Computer

R
#3
"peyz" <peyz@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote

> Hi all,
>
> I am buying an HP Pavillion which runs on the "WINDOWS MEDIA CENTER".
> Can I upgrade it to VISTA ( preferably "business" ) directly?
>
> I know "WIN XP PRO" does allow for the upgrade, but I have been told the
> Win
> Med Cntr is not able.
> And that I have to purchase a WIN XP PRO first, and then upgrade it to
> Vista
> !! ... which would mean even more money out of my pocket !!
> Can we do the vista- Business upgrade with the XP HOME ED ?


Here is a link to the upgrade paths. Green dots mean an in place upgrade is
supported. Yellow means only a custom install. You cannot do an in place
upgrade from XP MCE to Business. Yes from XP Home to Business.

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/windowsvista/buyorupgrade/upgradepaths.mspx

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R
#5
"peyz" <peyz@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote

> Thanks a bunch friends.
> Will do that.


You're welcome.

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