Clean install with an upgrade disk is posted everywhere.
(The MVP is technically correct. You cannot "clean" install and activate the
upgrade product. You can "clean" install, then from within the Windows you
just installed, "upgrade and activate" the product.)
What? MS created a method to perform a Clean Install with their upgrade
They allow you to install any version of Vista as trial ware for 30 days
from that disk you bought.
(We won't discuss that workaround and what is the purpose of a 30-day trial
on something you paid outrageous money on? I guess you're supposed to let
other people borrow your disk.)
Now, having Vista (Windows) installed, even as trial ware, satisfies the
upgrade disk for installation as an upgrade.
Could it be a bug? A slip in the process? What were they thinking?
Maybe you're having horrendous problems getting Vista to stabilize (duh) or
questioning Vista's upgrade process at being able to remove the garbage in
the old OS before it upgrades.
(I personally recommend backups. They're faster to install, pre-activated
and include all your apps at the same time.)
You bought the upgrade, use it as an upgrade.
WHAT you upgrade is on your shoulders. But, once installed and activated,
the old is gone... whatever it was.
"Richard G. Harper" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> If your copy is an upgrade copy, you can't install it clean. It must be
> installed as an upgrade from within Windows.
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> "Antonio Roque" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>> After I upgrade to Vista upgrade Home premium of my laptop Toshiba
>> Satellite. I noticing my hard drive lost almost 4 gig. I need to do clean
>> installation in order to recover my hard drive memory.I don't care to
>> loose any program because I don't have nothing important yet.
>> 1. I have 160 gig hard drive
>> 2 .1.66 gig memory ram
>> 3. 1.67 GHZ