Richard - thanks for your prompt response. I may be using the wrong language..
I need to dump the beta vista because it is now becoming unstable and
unreliable. I dont want to go back to XP. I want to install vista. i want to
know the easiest way to do this. I will install a retail version of vista
which i dont mind paying for. however, i was confused about some information
i got on the web, which said i had to go to the same version i had on beta
(in my case ultimate).
now, I do NOT have an XP version on my computer anymore, since I clean
installed the vista beta and the computer did NOT come with an XP disc.
SO, the question I have is that given that I have ONLY VISTA BETA (64 bit)
and I want to install Vista Ultimate 32 bit, can I do this without any
problems? If so, I will go buy RETAIL Vista ULTIMATE and clean install.
This is all I want to do.
Can I do this without problems?
"Richard G. Harper" wrote:
> 1. No.
> 2. No.
> 3. Then why are we talking about upgrades?
> 4. Easy Transfer Wizard on the Vista CD.
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> "deek_md" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> > Hi I installed 64 bit Vista RC2 beta. I am having trouble so I now want to
> > upgrade to a full version of Vista.
> > Here are my questions:
> > (1) I dont want to go back to XP then upgrade to vista. I just want to go
> > straight from beta to full. Can I do this?
> > (2) I will be going from 64 bit beta to 32 bit retail ultimate. Is that
> > ok?
> > (3) I want to do a clean install. Is this OK?
> > (4) If I do a clean install in this scenario, what is the best way to
> > backup
> > personal data like IE preferences, mail accounts, etc?
> > THANKS!!