Originally Posted by Norcent
will an xp cd key work for vista ultimate upgrade?
Lets think about this. XP Serial for Vista. XP for Vista....nope. Dont think it would work.
The media isnt illegal to download. I download it from M$ all the time. It is the serial that you pay for. It is the License that you pay for. the License to operate and run the software.
So you can download the Vista DVD all you want. If you dont have a legit serial that is a different story. You will need to get one. That is where the illegal things come in. Using someone else's serial, cracks, hacks and all that. That is the illegal part.
So get yourself a serial. Download the media anywhere.
After looking at your specs you are better off going with Home Premium. Ultimate runs alright on 2GB of RAM. But it wont be as fast as your XP install. Plus there are only 3 Ultimate Extras. Wouldnt want you to buy Ultimate thinking that there are all these goodies to it and then come back *****ing cause there is only 3.