Wait a minute! It's my understanding that all the "Upgrade" version is
going to do is to look for either a previous version of Windows installed on
the system or look for a previous Windows installation CD (Windows 98, ME,
2000, or XP) during the beginning of the installation. That's exactly how
the XP upgrade CD works, so I would think that Vista would be the same.
And as far as FAT32 vs NTFS goes, Vista should see that the partition is
FAT32 and ask you if you'd like to convert it to NTFS (just like Windows
2000 and Windows XP did). Either way, it will convert it for you during the
installation (READ: BACKUP EVERYTHING that you would hate to loose in the
event something goes wrong.)
Also, I'd suggest downloading this before you even purchase Windows Vista.
This utility will tell you whether or not your system has the hardware it
takes to run Vista or not.
"CharlesE" <cnerwin(at)yahoo.com> wrote in message
> ME runs on FAT32
> Vista has to install on NTFS
> You are booting from the DVD and doing a Clean install after a format.
> Also, don't by an upgrade copy as it will not work.
> "Sheldon" <Sheldon@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> Do I need to (or should I) remove Windows ME before installing Vista?