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Can I do a clean install from upgrade CD and remove customisation?

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Old 02-02-2007
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Can I do a clean install from upgrade CD and remove customisation?
I've got an Acer T180 with XP MCE 2005 on it. Acer bundle lots of crap on it
that I don't need, so rather than an upgrade, can I do a clean install from
the Vista Home Premium media set that they are sending to me via Microsoft
Upgrade Web?

If so, what information do I need during the setup process? Do I need any
information relating to the old install, i.e. a product key, or old operating
system media or an operating system already on the disk?

I'd rather flatten the machine completely and do a plan non-Acer'ed install,
but as I was provided with no installation media, I'm worried that I'll end
up with a useless machine (part complete upgrade etc).
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Old 02-02-2007
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Re: Can I do a clean install from upgrade CD and remove customisation?
Chris

Go to the Vista.General discussion group and look at the messages that Colin
Barnhorst posted today. He tested an upgrade version with many different
scenarios and posted the results.

http://www.microsoft.com/communities...ista.gen eral

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"Chris Smith" <Chris Smith@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> I've got an Acer T180 with XP MCE 2005 on it. Acer bundle lots of crap on
> it
> that I don't need, so rather than an upgrade, can I do a clean install
> from
> the Vista Home Premium media set that they are sending to me via Microsoft
> Upgrade Web?
>
> If so, what information do I need during the setup process? Do I need any
> information relating to the old install, i.e. a product key, or old
> operating
> system media or an operating system already on the disk?
>
> I'd rather flatten the machine completely and do a plan non-Acer'ed
> install,
> but as I was provided with no installation media, I'm worried that I'll
> end
> up with a useless machine (part complete upgrade etc).


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