Problem is Don he needs a full version of Vista for that. Using the upgrade
option for a clean install relies upon a little trickery where Vista is
concerned. I could say 'confusion' but then Vista is already confused, so
I'll stick to trickery. Under normal circumstances you cannot do a clean
install from an upgrade DVD simply by running the DVD at startup.
But, yes I agree with you, a clean install is far better than an upgrade.
But, as many people are either not able to afford or unwilling to pay the
extra cost for a full retail version of the product, then an upgrade is
their only option.
John Barnett MVP
Windows - Shell/User
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"Don" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> Todd Marks wrote:
>> ...try the upgrade path to
>> see if that works first, but if I have to I would like to try the clean
>> install if its possible...
> Based on my reading in this group I would urge you to reverse that order
> and try a clean install first, just to make sure you and your machine
> are both happy with Vista. (Upgrading is fraught with unpredictable
> perils at this early stage.)