Re: vista business upgrade
"dennis" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>I downloaded and installed the vista enterprise VHD from microsoft and am
> quite impressed with its look and feel. It runs better in .5 gig of memory
> than my XP VHD does. it will time out at the end of June and therein lies
> question. My company sent me a legal DVD of vista business upgrade. Can I
> install this upgrade over the vista enterprise installation or do I have
> start all over. I have invested quite a bit of time configuring and
> installing appications and hate to do it all over again. I found out too
> that an individual cannot purchase a vista enterprise license.
> What are my options at this point?
The upgrade requires you to have a properly licensed copy of a product to
upgrade from - you do not have that in the form of the VHD as that was a no
charge 30 day eval copy.
SO if you want to use your upgrade you need to pay for a full OS to upgrade
So if you are only wanting to run the Vista Business in Virtual machine you
first need to buy a license for something like Windows XP for that VM.
If you try and build a VM with just the upgrade disk without purchasing a
previous version then you are incorrectly licensed.
If you want to build a VM get your company to send you a full version not an