Re: Clean Install of Vista From Upgrade
"EdC" <EdC@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>I had previously upgraded to Vista Home basic which I purchased as a
> from the marketplace. The hard drive failed - upon reinstalling to a new
> drive - I can't activate because I am only licensed for an upgrade not a
> clean install. Is there a work-around for this issue?
Clean install and do NOT input your key. Now, once up and running in the
30-day eval mode, put your upgrade disk in and perform an upgrade of the
trial, this time entering your key.