Re: Vista Home Premium will not upgrade to Ultimate
Doug - I tried the exact procedure you described. It said it accepted the
activation but still referenced that is was Vista Home Premium even though I
rebooted. Any ideas?
Thanks - Doc
> You needn't reinstall Windows, as you should be able to change your product
> key via System Properties. To do this:
> 1. Click Start, right click Computer and click Properties
> 2. Go to the bottom of the window, and click Change Product Key.
> 3. If a UAC prompt comes up, click Allow or enter in your Admin password.
> 4. Change your product key to the Vista Ultimate product key.
> 5. Do as it tells you to.
> "Mike Brannigan" <Mike.Brannigan@localhost> wrote in message
> > "Daniel" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> > news:%23bb7$X6mIHA.5084@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
> >> Hi
> >> I have PC with Vista Home Premium SP1, I want to upgrade to Vista
> >> Ultimate but I get a message that the Upgrade option has been disabled
> >> and to upgrade to a version of Windows that is more current than the
> >> version you are currently running.
> >> So does that mean I cannot use my Ultimate Upgrade disk, ever??
> >> Cheers
> > The SP1 install on your Home Edition has effectively raised the "version"
> > of Vista you are running to a higher level then the Ultimate upgrade disk
> > you are using.
> > You have two options:
> > 1. remove SP1 from Home and then upgrade
> > 2. Get an upgrade disk that already includes SP1 within the release -
> > these will be entering the channel over the next few months.
> > --
> > Mike Brannigan