RTM Installation screen: see all veriosns, but no "upgrade" one


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Edric

Hi

I recently installed Vista RTM. Not entereing the key, I saw all possible
versions I could choose from, both 32 and 64-bit, and "N" versions, but no
"Upgrade". Then I chose "Ultimate x64".

When I purchase the retail copy next week, Vista Ultimate Upgrade (I already
heve a licensed and activated XP Pro on one partition), can I just enter its
key on my RTM install or will I have to reinstall the purchased, retail
system?

First I thought there would be no problem, because both are Ultimate, but
then I noticed the Upgrade key could be not accepted for the RTM I already
have.

Does anyone know anything about it?

Tks

Edric
 
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Carey Frisch [MVP]

You'll need to purchase a "Full Version" Windows Vista Ultimate license
since you installed a "Full Version" of Windows Vista Ultimate. Only an
"Upgrade Version" of Vista will accept a license for an "Upgrade Version".

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Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows - Shell/User

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Hi

I recently installed Vista RTM. Not entereing the key, I saw all possible
versions I could choose from, both 32 and 64-bit, and "N" versions, but no
"Upgrade". Then I chose "Ultimate x64".

When I purchase the retail copy next week, Vista Ultimate Upgrade (I already
heve a licensed and activated XP Pro on one partition), can I just enter its
key on my RTM install or will I have to reinstall the purchased, retail
system?

First I thought there would be no problem, because both are Ultimate, but
then I noticed the Upgrade key could be not accepted for the RTM I already
have.

Does anyone know anything about it?

Tks

Edric
 
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Edric

Thanks, Carey. Useful to know, since I was migrating all XP apps and stuff
counting on just entering the code next Tuesday. I'll wait.

Edric
 

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