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XP Partition and Vista Upgrade

Discussion in 'Software' started by westernkings, Nov 3, 2008.

  1. westernkings

    westernkings Gigabyte Poster

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    I have 2 hard drives in my comp. one with a corrupted XP Home Edition installed, and one partitioned into 2 disk with a copy of Vista on each (don't even ask How i got into this state)

    XP is on the C: drive so I have numerous problems when installing software on my vista partitions, default installs onto C: instead of E: etc etc.

    IF I completely wipe all three drives, what is the process of installing Vista Upgrade edition ? Will I have to buy the full vista edition ? can I enter my XP Product Key ?
     
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  2. greenbrucelee
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    As far as I understand if you have an upgrade version of an OS then you must have an OS already to be upgraded.

    So you must reinstall xp then Vista.
     
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  3. Bluerinse
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    Not sure about Vista as i havent tried it.

    All previous versions of Windows from Win 95, you do not need to have the earlier OS installed, you will be prompted to insert the *media* of the older OS at some point in the new OS install process.
     
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    Do you mean enter your XP product key for Vista????
     
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