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Old 05-24-2007
ukadamwest
 

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Vista Ultimate Upgrade or clean install from XP Pro
I running XP Pro SP1 and have just purchased Ultimate X64 full version, and
want to do an upgrade so hat i dont loose and have to reinstall all my
installed software.

I have purchased a full version of Vista Ultimate X64, does this have the
option to perform an upgrade install, or should i have purchased an upgrade
version of it instead ??


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Old 05-24-2007
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Re: Vista Ultimate Upgrade or clean install from XP Pro
A full retail version is capable of doing both upgrade and clean install. I
take it the machine you are upgrading is a 64bit machine and not a 32bit? 64
bit software will not run on a 32 bit machine. I ask because you say you are
running XP Pro SP1.

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"ukadamwest" <ukadamwest@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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>I running XP Pro SP1 and have just purchased Ultimate X64 full version, and
> want to do an upgrade so hat i dont loose and have to reinstall all my
> installed software.
>
> I have purchased a full version of Vista Ultimate X64, does this have the
> option to perform an upgrade install, or should i have purchased an
> upgrade
> version of it instead ??
>
>


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Old 05-25-2007
Jane C
 

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Re: Vista Ultimate Upgrade or clean install from XP Pro
You cannot do an inplace upgrade from any 32 bit operating system to a 64
bit one. You will have to do a clean install.


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"ukadamwest" <ukadamwest@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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>I running XP Pro SP1 and have just purchased Ultimate X64 full version, and
> want to do an upgrade so hat i dont loose and have to reinstall all my
> installed software.
>
> I have purchased a full version of Vista Ultimate X64, does this have the
> option to perform an upgrade install, or should i have purchased an
> upgrade
> version of it instead ??
>
>


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