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Old 02-12-2007
Nigel Molesworth
 

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Upgrade with full version?
Can you use a full version of Vista to perform an upgrade?

What I mean is: will the Product Key work, and will installed programs
remain intact?

Why do I ask? Having to install XP to do a future install would be a
PITA, so I'd rather buy the full version. However, ATM I'd prefer to
do an upgrade to keep my existing installed programs.

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Old 02-12-2007
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Re: Upgrade with full version?
Yes, you can. My advice for ANY upgrades is to make SURE you have a full
backup of your XP BEFORE you do your upgrade. There are just too many
failures to take the risks unless nothing in your XP has any value. Your
choice.

"Nigel Molesworth" <reply@thegroup.com> wrote in message
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> Can you use a full version of Vista to perform an upgrade?
>
> What I mean is: will the Product Key work, and will installed programs
> remain intact?
>
> Why do I ask? Having to install XP to do a future install would be a
> PITA, so I'd rather buy the full version. However, ATM I'd prefer to
> do an upgrade to keep my existing installed programs.
>
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> Nigel M


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Old 02-12-2007
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Re: Upgrade with full version?
The full version allows you to perform either a clean install or an upgrade.
However, i concur with John Barnes regarding the Backup of your data. Better
to be safe that sorry!


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"Nigel Molesworth" <reply@thegroup.com> wrote in message
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> Can you use a full version of Vista to perform an upgrade?
>
> What I mean is: will the Product Key work, and will installed programs
> remain intact?
>
> Why do I ask? Having to install XP to do a future install would be a
> PITA, so I'd rather buy the full version. However, ATM I'd prefer to
> do an upgrade to keep my existing installed programs.
>
> --
> Nigel M


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Old 02-12-2007
Nigel Molesworth
 

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Re: Upgrade with full version?
On Mon, 12 Feb 2007 16:36:08 -0000, "John Barnett MVP"
<freelanceit@mvps.org.NOSPAM> wrote:

>The full version allows you to perform either a clean install or an upgrade.


Excellent, thank you.

The "backup first" is a given

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