Re: MSDN Image/Key for anytime upgrade?
"PhilKOregon" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Mike Brannigan;778902 Wrote:
>> "PhilKOregon" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>> news:firstname.lastname@example.org...> > >
>> > Why would you pay for an anytime upgrade from a MSDN licensed OS?
>> > The MSDN licensed OS is only licensed for use in none production
>> > environments so you may not use that license for an anytime upgrade
>> > unless
>> > this upgraded OS is also to be only used in a test and dev environment
>> > and
>> > not day to day.
>> > Beside your MSDN subscription contains all the versions of Vista you
>> > could
>> > need (including Ultimate) so you have no need to pay for the anytime
>> > upgrade
>> > unless you erroneously thought that by buying on you could use your
>> > MSDN
>> > licensed OS as the base for the upgrade - which you may not for
>> > production
>> > use.
>> > I don't want to pay for that an anytime upgrade. I just love "helpful"
>> > people that try to make other folks feel like idiots.
>> > If I didn't articulate well, I had Vista Home pre-installed on a new
>> > pc, and needed to get a version that supports Remote Desktop installed.
>> > I need to do this on a 2nd system, so I still need a solution.
>> > My preference would be an upgrade, not a fresh install. When I used my
>> > MSDN-licensed Vista Ultimate 64, I got a fresh install with my previous
>> > install in windows.old.
>> > Nowhere that I could find on Microsoft's site does it say "to upgrade
>> > Vista Home to Vista Ultimate do this...", except the mention of the
>> > anytime upgrade sku.
>> > Now if someone could tell me how to do that, I'd be a happy camper.
Phil the trick here is to clearly state what you are trying to do and what
you have got in terms of license etc.
Is any of this related to your use of MSDN software ? And is this about
32-bit or 64-bit or an attempt to upgrade between the 2?
If this is related in anyway to going form 32 to 64 bit then it is a clean
install required irrespective of media and license being used.
If this is about MSDN use then as long as this is not your day to day
production machine but one that is for development work under the terms of
your MSDN license then just burn your self a DVD from your MSDN media ISO
download - and put it into your machine when running your MSDN Home edition
and do an inplace upgrade and enter your MSDN key for Ultimate.
If you have either a Home Basic or Premium OEM or Retail installed then you
can just buy an upgrade to ultimate from any source you like. (unless this
is a switch in platform from 32 to 64 in which case it is a clean install
using real media)
Now is this does not address your specific situation please post back with
exactly what you are trying to do and how.
Also try and not post so that you cannot tell where one post ends and the
reply starts (as you have done to mine above)