Why can't you buy the upgrade to Ultimate from Japan using this website for
example, Amazon, or any OEM site that sells the upgrade DVD?
What exactly does this mean?
I tried to upgrade from Basic to Ultimate but it says it's not available
in my region.
Could you tell me what "it" is and where "it" says this?
I'm going to assume that nothing in your question has to do with having one
edition in one language and wanting another in another language. We've had
several language questions on this group, but I don't see it in your
question--let me know if I'm wrong. I assume you happen to be living in
Japan now, but yu have an English Vista Basic and you want to know the
migration paths available that should not be different in English anywhere
in the world. I'm not talking about other languages because I only use
English and I'll leave migration paths available in particular language
editions to them.
You can upgrade Vistra Home Basic to Ultimate. It's the "not available in
my region question" that I don't understand. Perhaps you can't buy the
upgrade from Japan, but I don't see why since Anytime Upgrade is available
on the web. You didn't state where you picked up the Vista Basic. Is it
legit? All of the Vista editions have upgrade paths.
Caveat: You cannot perform an upgrade from a 32-bit version of Windows
Vista to a 64-bit version of Windows Vista. You must use a full copy of
Windows Vista to perform a clean installation of a 64-bit version.
Here are the upgrade paths:
Upgrade to another edition of Windows Vista
The following tables show the installation choices when you upgrade from one
edition of Windows Vista to another.
Upgrading to another edition of Windows Vista using Windows Anytime Upgrade
Using Windows Anytime Upgrade is a new way to upgrade your 32-bit edition
of Windows Vista to another 32-bit edition of Windows Vista by purchasing
the license for your new edition online.
1. Open Windows Anytime Upgrade by clicking the Start button , clicking
Control Panel, clicking System and Maintenance, and then clicking Windows
2. Follow the instructions on each page.
When the upgrade is complete, you will have a new edition of Windows Vista
running on your computer. To learn more about the new features that you just
installed, read "What's new in Windows Vista" in the Welcome Center, which
you'll see on your desktop, or search for "What's new" in Help and Support.
"Shinjuku" <Shinjuku@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> Hey Guys
> I have Vista Basic in English that I picked up second hand in the US. I
> live in Japan now. I tried to upgrade from Basic to Ultimate but it says
> it's not available in my region. Does anyone know how I can do this?
> And does anyoen know about the cost of upgrading from Basic to Premium?