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Old 08-25-2008
 

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Hi everyone, new poster here so bear with me.

I'm not sure if I am going to be able to get the answer I am looking for here or not but here it goes.


I have been running Mac OSX and using Bootcamp which allows me to run Windows OS. Recently I had to switch from Windows XP to Windows Vista. I bought Windows Vista Home Basic OEM on eBay. For some reason I cant get it working currently becuz there is a problem with the OS. I was told to get a better version of Windows Vista. So I ran out and bought Vista Ultimate Upgrade.

Last night I installed Vista and went to upgrade to Ultimate and it was telling me to install the Vista Upgrade onto a Genuine Version of Windows on the partition I had Vista basic on. Is there a problem when upgrading from a OEM to Ultimate?
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There should not be a problem when upgrading from OEM Basic to Ultimate. The problem that I think that you are having is the OEM version that you bought off eBay was not legit. So I would suggest either buy vista basic and then use your upgrade or just buy the full version of ultimate. Let me know how it all goes for you.
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hi Scuzzelbutt
Perhaps I'm wrong but my recollection of the microsoft licencing is that one CANNOT upgrade an OEM version to a non-OEM version. That would explain the message you are getting. Either you need a non-OEM version to upgrade from, or an OEM version of Ultimate upgrade, if such is available, if I'm right about the licencing.
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