Re: Is it possible to upgrade from Vista Enterprise to Ultimate?
On Sat, 10 Mar 2007 19:46:10 -0600, "Ed Kraus" <email@example.com> wrote:
>I havent tried it but it should be possible.
>"Jake" <Jake@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> I'm currently running Enterprise and have been for a while now, but plan
>> purchasing Ultimate (for the MC features) and am wondering if I will have
>> do a clean install or if an upgrade will be possible, especially given
>> the difference between the two only seems to be activation requirements
>> media features.
>> Can anyone tell me if this is possible without boing a clean install?
Why would one want to do that?
The fact is, the Enterprise Edition IS Vista Ultimate with a volume license
instead of a single-user license.
If, on the otherhand, it's basically Business Edition with a volume license
rather than a single user license, Ultimate will upgrade it easily, without
having to do a clean install, since Business-to-Ultimate is a valid upgrade
path. As far as I know, anything-to-Ultimate are all valid upgrade paths
(except Windows 2000, in which case it will require a clean install of
In any case, Enterprise Edition is not available to consumers, as far as I know.
Donald L McDaniel
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