I have been an Action Pack for several years. I recently installed Vista
Business for testing and teaching in order to give my customers options and
advise on upgrading or buying Vista.
I had an option within Business to purchase the upgrade to Ultimate through
various retailers. I chose OfficeMax. I gave all the details, this file was
d/l to my system. I was told I would be asked for the CD. Will I was but I
had to order the CD which I did trough OfficeMax as well. This file is
suppose to prepare the system one is upgrading. When I finally got the CD
several days later in the mail, I tried a fresh install which didn't work.
So I reinstalled Vista Business, d/l the file again from MS and now it tells
me I cannot upgrade from this version of Vista. The various upgrade paths
are just too complicated for the average consumer. I did not want to spend
more time on it so...
BTW, the file is actually a license file for the upgrade.
"SG" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Please explain what "file" you are taliking about.
> You bought a file?
> Can you provide the link from where you bought it?
> All the best,
> How to Write a Newsgroup Post:
> "Marcus" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>>I do not actually have a "key". It is a upgrade file that was d/l to my
>>system and then during the upgrade this file is scanned or something and
>>then it is suppose to install the upgrade. So, I do not actually have to
>>enter anything since I have this file.
>> "Mike Hall - MVP" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>>> There is a rumor that if you install the upgrade 'clean' and not enter
>>> the key, you can then use the upgrade to upgrade, entering the key at
>>> the point when asked during the process of upgrading the upgrade.
>>> I have never tried this, btw.. :-)
>>> Mike Hall - MVP
>>> "Marcus" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>>>> Ok, I have about had it with this upgrade stuff. I bought my upgrade
>>>> file online and now I'm told that I cannot use this file to upgrade
>>>> from this version of Windows. I'm trying to return it. I cannot even
>>>> get it to install. So I'm stuck with something that cannot work since
>>>> it is software?! Someone is on the take in this picture. I will find an
>>>> OEM somewhere. Has anyone had issues with an OEM Version of Vista