On Fri, 16 Feb 2007 17:43:40 -0500, "AJR" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Why can you not upgrade XP Pro to Home Premium - pray tell!
Because the Bozos at Microsoft won't allow it. Let's define terms. A
"upgrade" in this context means you can't install Home Premium over XP
Pro, you can do a clean install. That of course wipes out all your
installed software and settings which for many isn't a acceptable
solution. And no, the new tools included with Vista DO NOT do a good
enough job to be trusted. In fact much of the software I have isn't
supported by that method. So I had to pay $40 more to buy a version I
did't want, (business), in order to "upgrade". Yep, I'm still steamed
about it as I should be.
>Regarding "...I have seen references to MS giving a different product key so
>that the change could be made. Is that an urbane myth? ..." - no myth check
>"TerryS" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>> Let's say someone (blush) was foolish enough to purchase two copies of
>> Home Premium to find that he could not install them as an upgrade over XP
>> Let's also say that he (foolish person that he is) would prefer to do an
>> upgrade to Vista Ultimate rather than do a custom install of Home Premium.
>> Is it possible to do the Ultimate upgrade with the Home Premium disks or
>> must I (Oops) purchase 2 Ultimate disks and return the two (one opened)
>> Home Premium copies.
> Who would this foolish,
>> foolish (heh, heh) person contact to make this happen?