RE: XP Pro to Vista Home Premium
Thank you for your replies. FYI, I was able to recover XP Pro with all my
settings, applications, and files intact.
Subject: Get XP Back After Clean Vista Install
The MS link was helpful, but not a comprehensive solution. Certainly not
intended for the normal home user. So that I don't go through this
expreience again, I will upgrade to Vista Ultimate so I can do an in-use
Thanks again for your posts.
> Hi JR,
> Sorry, but a clean install is a destructive install. All data on the disk is
> lost and unrecoverable by the normal home user, although data can sometimes
> be recovered by spe******t companies at a cost prohibitive to most people. In
> future, backup all user data to removeable media and remember to check that
> it is accessible. The applications themselves are best reinstalled.
> "JR" wrote:
> > I installed Vista Home Premium over XP Pro without realizing that I could not
> > do an in-line upgrade. As a result, I did a "clean" install and all of my
> > applications and settings are gone. In retrospect, I realize that I should
> > have upgraded to Vista Ultimate.
> > What is the best way for me to get my applications back?
> > Can I restore my XP Pro applications and setting by doing an upgrade from
> > Vista Home Premium to Vista Ultimate?
> > Thanks!