Re: Uninstalling upgrade and Reinstalling as fresh copy and Activa
If you don't need anything from windows.old, you can delete it.
"neverforget" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>I just finished---after many hours---using my XP Pro disk to delete the
> partition holding my poorly installed Vista upgrade, format it, re-nstalled
> XP Pro, then ran my Vista DVD from within XP, it accepted my key (again), and
> did a clean install of Vista. It went very well, with Vista downloading
> driver updates for the ones I had trouble with when I tried an upgrade
> Very stable system now. Just need to know if I can delete Windows.old on my
> C:\ drive. I started to, but cancelled when it said I was deleting a system
> Hope the first part answers your question.
> "jettaben" wrote:
>> OK - Just got done with "Technical Chat Support" they said I can't do this...
>> Someone in India that I don't think ever understood what I needed! IS
>> ANYONE SURE THIS WILL WORK? If I format my hard drive and reinstall Vista -
>> I can re-activate the SAME Key over the phone without problems?
>> "jettaben" wrote:
>> > I purchased the Windows Vista Home Premium Upgrade.. Installed as upgrade
>> > from Windows XP - I have run into some snags and would like to Re-Install as
>> > a FRESH install (wiping clean - hard drive and so on....) Which can be done
>> > w/o a problem but I am concerned if I reinstall a fresh copy that I won't be
>> > able to "ACTIVATE" windows.... Will Microsoft see this as trying to install
>> > on a second computer and not allow me to activate - or will it still
>> > recognize as a valid key?