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Vista Home Premium - help!

Discussion in 'Software' started by Wires_are_bad, Apr 7, 2008.

  1. Wires_are_bad

    Wires_are_bad Nibble Poster

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    Hey guys

    I recently bought a new PC with Vista Home Premium installed. I've been getting to grips with Vista, although I'm having XP withdrawal symptons already :p

    The two main reasons for getting a new pc were to setup a virtual network (using virtual server and virtual pc) and also to use IIS to host an FTP server.

    I now realise that I need to upgrade to do any of this :x !!

    It's primarily for training purposes as I already use Filezilla for my FTP server, but I need to get to grips with IIS and also create a virtual network for learning purposes!

    I've spent the last two weeks installing programs and setting up Vista, but I now need to upgrade to Vista Business; how can I transfer my programs, files and settings to Vista Business or do these get maintained in the upgrade?

    I think the Vista business upgrade is £100 + :cry: I can hear my bank account crying already!

    Any help or advice would be much appreciated!

    Many thanks!
     
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  2. ThomasMc

    ThomasMc Gigabyte Poster

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    Why did you have to upgrade?

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    ah right MS Virtual server dosen't like Home Prem(nice one M$), you should have just used a VMWare product
     
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  3. Wires_are_bad

    Wires_are_bad Nibble Poster

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    I didn't upgrade, my old PC was on its last legs so I thought I'd get a new PC with Vista on it.

    Edit: did you mean why upgrade to Vista Business? Virtual PC doesnt seem to be compatible with the Home version and I want to setup a virtual network.
     
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  4. ThomasMc

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    Virtual PC does work but is unsupported
     

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  5. Wires_are_bad

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    I know I've already downloaded it along with an XP and Server 2003 VHD.

    Does VMware support VHD's? If not, I suppose I could install a trial version of Server 2003 onto it couldn't I?
     
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  6. ThomasMc

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    I'm sure the inbuilt coverter could handle most vhd conversions, although if you are getting the vhd's from microsoft better check there TOS

    might look here to
     
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  7. Bluerinse
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    Source..

    http://www.geekgirls.com/vista_upgrade.htm
     
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  8. Wires_are_bad

    Wires_are_bad Nibble Poster

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    Thank you for that link, very useful!

    I won't be upgrading my version of Vista, Im going to use VMware instead!

    Cheers!!
     
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  9. Wires_are_bad

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    I'm running server 2003 and XP on my Virtual PC, Vista Home seems to be running it ok :ohmy
     
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  10. ThomasMc

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    nice one, the weird and wonderful world of microsoft :p
     
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