Re: Installing second copy of Vista hangs
"Andrew Murray" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> I beg to differ on this issue, and "Curious" is right; you can't continue
> using the O/S you're upgrading from, whether as a dual boot and certainly
> not on a different PC. You would need to use the "full" edition licence
> rather than upgrade to do the dual boot setup as described.
> As far as I'm aware, that's always been the case for any 'upgrade' edition
> of software where you're upgrading to a newer version of a product . In
> most cases you wouldn't go on using the earlier version of say MS Office
> or Adobe Photoshop etc, you'd probably install over the top of the
> existing installation, or uninstall the old version, install the new and
> place the CD in the drive when it asks for it (and this check is usually
> done); it shouldn't be any different for operating system upgrades.
I agree that Curious is correct. An upgrade edition costs less because you
are trading in your old OS. Thus the automobile trade-in analogy applies.
You trade in your 2007 Corvette on a new 2010 model, reducing your cash
outlay for the new 'vette from $56K to, say, $28K. You don't expect the
dealer to allow you to continue to use the 2007, do you?