Re: The version you are upgrading is newer than the one you're upgrading from...
Thanks for the responses Dave and Gregg. I knew that I could do a fresh
install -- I just was hoping that I wouldn't have to do it.
I wonder why no one has come up with a Vista equivalent to the XP utility
that lets you build a install disk from your current installation that
includes all of your updates.
Thanks again and have a great Holiday Season.
"Dave Warren" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> In message <2B3666F0-C74E-443F-ABCB-F247395E2A05@microsoft.com> "Howard
> Woodard" <firstname.lastname@example.org> was claimed to have wrote:
>>I have a machine with Vista Home Basic sp2. I'm gonna give it to my grand
>>daughter for Christmas and decided that I wanted to give it to her with
>>My son had a copy of Vista Home Premium that he bought way back when it
>>first came out -- before any service pack releases -- for a custom build
>>that has long since been parted out.
>>I tried to use that disk to upgrade from but it grays out the upgrade
>>because the version of Windows that I am trying to upgrade is newer than
>>one I am upgrading from. Since Home Premium is super to Home Basic I
>>that the error is coming from the service pack difference.
>>Is there a way to get around this?
> Only by reinstalling from scratch, otherwise, no.