Need KEY from Anytime Upgrade


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VistaGuineaPig

I bought a PC with Vista Home Premium then used the Anytime Upgrade DVD to
Ultimate via windowsmarketplace and purchased online thru BestBuy.

Right now not having the KEY in print makes me have to use the HP Factory
Restore DVD set, waste 1 or 2 then go to windows marketplace and download my
install file from the difital locker and then waste another hour or two. I
want to be able to use my purchased Upgrade KEY in print and just to a clean
install of Ultimate with out all the HP factory crap.

What a mess this Vista is. Pain in the butt, you would think things would
get easier of the years but certainly not the case.
 
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Carey Frisch [MVP]

Your "anytime upgrade" can only be installed from the
Windows Vista installation that came installed on your HP computer.

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Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows - Shell/User

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I bought a PC with Vista Home Premium then used the Anytime Upgrade DVD to
Ultimate via windowsmarketplace and purchased online thru BestBuy.

Right now not having the KEY in print makes me have to use the HP Factory
Restore DVD set, waste 1 or 2 then go to windows marketplace and download my
install file from the difital locker and then waste another hour or two. I
want to be able to use my purchased Upgrade KEY in print and just to a clean
install of Ultimate with out all the HP factory crap.

What a mess this Vista is. Pain in the butt, you would think things would
get easier of the years but certainly not the case.
 
C

Conor

I bought a PC with Vista Home Premium then used the Anytime Upgrade DVD to
Ultimate via windowsmarketplace and purchased online thru BestBuy.

Right now not having the KEY in print makes me have to use the HP Factory
Restore DVD set, waste 1 or 2 then go to windows marketplace and download my
install file from the difital locker and then waste another hour or two. I
want to be able to use my purchased Upgrade KEY in print and just to a clean
install of Ultimate with out all the HP factory crap.
Once it's installed, use Belarc Advisor to get your key.
 
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Guest

1. Windows Anytime Upgrade does not provide the User with a new Product Key.
This may worry some that reinstallation after fatal Hard Drive errors may
revert them back to the original version. But, MS assures us that our license
will be maintained forever in the Digital Locker for download providing a
means to upgrade to Ultimate again. Unfortunately, this means you would have
to install the original XP, 2000 or Vista as Home Premium without the Product
Key as Trial Software to get a clean install to work from your original
upgrade disk followed by a second install using the downloaded license.
Pretty cumbersome as I'd rather have to only install once as a recovery
measure. (But, of course, this is my fault for buying the cheaper model.)

2. The license you purchase will not show up in the Digital Locker for four
days after your purchase. So, if things go wrong on the install, you may be
stuck for a few days.

For the slightly savvy:
If you right-click the downloaded license file and open with Notepad, you
can simply scroll to the right a little ways and get your Product Key from
the file. This makes future installations easier.
 

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