Re: Vista Problem
I have read that it is possible to do a clean install (do not enter license
key and do not activate), then do an upgrade install (enter license key),
> I'm afraid you have two options -
> 1. Reinstall XP, upgrade to Vista.
> 2. Shout at your wife.
> I'd go for option 1 ;-)
> Good luck with whatever you choose...
> "Mick 13 bass" <Mick 13 firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> > My wife bought me a copy of the Vista Home Premium Upgrade in March and
> > all
> > went well until last week when I had a software issue with another
> > programme
> > which caused me to have to re-install Vista. All went well but yesterday
> > I
> > got a message that "if I did not validate my copy of Vista in the next 14
> > days that it would close. I tride to input the validation code but it
> > states
> > that this code is for an upgrade and not for a a clean install (I didnt
> > think
> > I had done a clean install nor could I with the copy I had which is an
> > upgrade?). I spoke to Microsoft Support and they say that I should of
> > installed my earlier copy of XP before re-stalling my Vista upgrade? This
> > seems a bit long winded surely there is an easier method? Thanks in
> > advance
> > for your help.