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Clean Install of Vista From Upgrade

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Old 05-28-2007
EdC
 

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Clean Install of Vista From Upgrade
I had previously upgraded to Vista Home basic which I purchased as a download
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?

Thanks in advance,
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Old 05-28-2007
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Re: Clean Install of Vista From Upgrade
"EdC" <EdC@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:B70F5DE7-8E3B-4A04-A1F5-1E803CC15D44@microsoft.com...
>I had previously upgraded to Vista Home basic which I purchased as a
>download
> 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.

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Old 05-28-2007
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Re: Clean Install of Vista From Upgrade
read this article on how to perform a CLEAN install from an UPDATE disk.

http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=5932



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"EdC" <EdC@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:B70F5DE7-8E3B-4A04-A1F5-1E803CC15D44@microsoft.com...
I had previously upgraded to Vista Home basic which I purchased as a download
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?

Thanks in advance,
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