RE: Does Vista Upgrade - not
The Ultimate version combines all feature of the Business and Home editions,
so you can upgrade to it from either of these versions. However, to move from
the Business version to the Home version (or vice-versa), you will need to do
a clean install (as you discovered). This is because both of these versions
have features which are exclusive to that version, and you only get the full
set of features covering both versions in the Ultimate edition.
> Hello I had purchased a new computer with Vista home on it and found out I
> had to have some of the functionality of Vista Business. I installed Business
> and found out that it did not perform an upgrade but installed an all new
> version. Unfortunately I now find have to go to Ultimate. Before I go that
> route I need to know if I am going to have to go through the pain of another
> new install or will Vista do an upgrade from Business to Ultimate. If not
> than I will not install Ultimate and I'll make due with Business.