Nothing to do with 'more money'. It would cost approximately the same
buying the upgrade over the internet from Microsoft as it would buying the
retail upgrade box. The retail upgrade box may even be cheaper, depending
on where the OP shops.
I am advising that the OP buy a physical DVD as the online purchase scheme
is rather untested as regards migrating to x64. There have been problems
enough with the 32 bit upgrade purchased from Windowsmarketplace. A
physical DVD is a far safer option.
Alternatively, the OP could buy OEM.
Jane, not plain
64 bit enabled :-)
Batteries not included. Braincell on vacation ;-)
"BobS" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> And why pray tell would he want to do that? For what legal or technical
> reasons is that necessary? MS designed the install process so that you
> can use Vista to upgrade Vista should you need to. Nothing in the EULA
> we've seen prevents that and many web sites have been posting about this
> now well documented "undocumented" feature. I don't mind you drinking the
> MS kool-aid but the rest of the world isn't required to do so.
> Bob S.
> Try to be helpful and not pick his pocket. We've read the hype, we've
> done what the Vista upgrade advisor said - and now you want more money????
> "Jane C" <jellybean@NOSPAMxjgarage.org> wrote in message
>>A clean install will be required. I would strongly advise you to buy the
>>actual Retail Upgrade DVD in a box.
>> Jane, not plain 64 bit enabled :-)
>> Batteries not included. Braincell on vacation ;-)
>> "Gary - Chicago" <Gary - Chicago@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
>> message news:29377668-1344-4552-8472-6A8C3D9CFB1D@microsoft.com...
>>>I want to upgrade to 64 Bit Vista Ultimate. I am running 32 bit XP Pro.
>>> Vista going to require a clean install? Can a clean install be completed
>>> the upgrade download or do I need to buy the boxed upgrade?