RE: Does a Vista Upgrade kill the XP product key?
Hello Barry. I bought and installed vista media edtion upgrade on the 30th
and installed it. i later bought a second hard drive and decided to reinstall
Xp media on the new drive so i have both XP and Vista on 2 different drives i
add no proplem with XP but had to phone microsoft (as ) XP seen the new
drive and needed to be Validated again.
So has to your Question from doing it myself NOT A PROBLEM!!! good luck
"Barry Watzman" wrote:
> Ok, question:
> And, please, I would like to only receive answers from people who have
> actually done this; not from those who THINK that they know the answer.
> If you install a Vista upgrade copy, starting from a copy of XP, does
> the installation of the Vista upgrade cause the Microsoft servers to
> invalidate (for the purposes of future product activation and WGA
> checks) the Windows XP product key which the upgrade is being installed
> over? e.g. that product key will not be capable of future activations
> (on the same machine), and will fail WGA checks?
> If so, how would you do a reinstallation in the future, since before
> reinstalling Vista (say if the hard drive dies), you are supposed to
> first reinstall AND ACTIVATE the old copy of XP.