Re: Upgrade from XP Home to Ultimate 64 Bit
> Mike Brannigan;944052 Wrote:
>> "marshalex" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>> news:firstname.lastname@example.org...> > >
>>>> Thanks for this. Is there no official way to do it from microsoft as
>>>> seems pretty stupid to sell a downloadable product with no other
>>>> at all. Also will it be possible to access the files on my XP hard
>>>> once i've installed vista (planning to install it on a new hard
>>>> as i've seen that its possible to have problems accessing the
>>>> and settings of other installs
>>>> marshalex > > Upgrades are designed to be installed from within the product they are
>> upgrading from - as there is no upgrade from an x86 product to an x64
>> is no issue here, everything is by design.
>> If you want to use an upgrade product to do a clean install then as
>> you have
>> already been directed to one of the many sites detailing the work
>> As regards accessing your files on another hard drive. The worst
>> scenario is that you have to take ownership of the folders and files
>> then reset the permission on them to allow you access. This is easy
>> to do
>> via Windows Explorer.
>> Mike Brannigan
> Yeah that is true but its more the point that microsoft don't detail
> how to perform this, though they are quite happy to let you pay for, and
> download a product that isn't going to work unless you dig around the
> internet to find a work around. Thats the main problem and if it wasn't
> for guys like you letting people know how to get around it then everyone
> would be stuck! I just would have thought that if microsoft are going to
> allow people with a 32 bit OS to download a 64 bit upgrade then they
> should provide the tools to be able to do it with no hassle.
Well, you could have ordered the 32 bit version. If I was a vendor, and
you ordered the 64 bit version I'd assume you know what you want -
there's no way I'd tell you that you couldn't have it! It's your money
and your decision!
The other alternative, in your case, is go to a book store and buy a
book on Vista. There's going to a lot of things about Vista that you
will probably want to know and try.It's a lot different than XP.