Re: Bought the wrong Vista Edition
OK. Thanks. I may try it.
"Michael Jennings" wrote:
> Here is my modest proposal:
> Send Vista Home Premium back. Wait for the refund check. When you
> get the $160, then buy the Vista Ultimate upgrade. It gives you a month
> or two to cool off, and it puts an aggravation on Microsoft.
> "SteveB" <SteveB@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:BD47A599-10E7-4C16-A127-70F69E7BADED@microsoft.com...
> >I have an IBM Thinkpad with XP Pro. It passed all the hardware checks in the
> > Vista Upgrade Advisor and IBM/Lenovo has upgraded drivers and Vista
> > instructions. I bought a retail version of Vista Home Premium.
> > IBM/Lenovos upgrade instructions are to do an upgrade but during the install
> > Vista said I'd need Business or Ultimate to upgrade from XP Pro. I went
> > ahead and made a fresh install. Afterwards, I couldn't attach to the
> > Internet. My Ethernet adapter said it was working correctly but there was a
> > second "Other" Ethernet Controller that didn't have a driver. Vistga
> > couldn't find my built in wireless adapter either. After trying
> > unsuccessfully to install drivers all day I contacted MS support from another
> > XP machine. It said I wasn't eligible for the 90 day support and they wanted
> > $60 for an incident report. I suspect it may have been because I was on a
> > separate machine - since Vista wouldn't connect.
> > In any event, I spent the rest of the day rebuilding the machine back to XP.
> > I hate to have wasted the $160 on Vista Home Premium. I may be willing to
> > go the extra for Ultimate but only if I can pay the difference between the
> > two. Or I suppose, I can give up, write of the $160 and stay with XP.
> > Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.
> > --
> > SteveB