Re: upgrade problem
even though I copied the old drive to the new one? is there any way to do this
> In article <5BE15301-D380-47A8-9F95-98BD2AB4E685@microsoft.com>,
> carguy58 says...
> > I just installed a new hard drive. I copied the old drive with xp home to
> > the new drive using Western Digital software that came with the drive. I am
> > trying to upgrade to vista basic home on the new drive. I receive an error
> > message stating I can only do a fresh install because the old operating
> > system doesn't support an upgrade. How is this possible, windows xp
> > home>vista home basic ?
> Because you changed the HDD which now means that the XP Home
> installation is no longer activated and doesn't pass the WGA test. You
> can only perform an upgrade on an activated XP install that passes WGA.
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