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Old 04-06-2007, 12:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Does anyone know if a legal copy of Windows Vista Home Premium Upgrade can be used to upgrade from an illegal copy of Windows XP Professional, or do i need the full installation of vista home premium?
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Old 04-06-2007, 12:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You will need a full install. The Vista upgrade only works on Fully legit versions of XP. That was one of the changes made to the upgrade process.

In order to install a Vista upgrade you must have a fully legit and working copy of XP already installed on your machine in order for the upgrade process to begin. If it isnt legit it wont upgrade.

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what makes your copy of xp illegal?
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I need a reminder....the upgrade options with vista only work with pre-installed versions of Windows right? We cannot use the insert old Win cd here thingy?
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I beleive so
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I need a reminder....the upgrade options with vista only work with pre-installed versions of Windows right? We cannot use the insert old Win cd here thingy?

As i said above. You must have a fully installed and legit copy of XP already on your machine. There is no option to just insert a CD during install. You MUST already have XP installed and Genuine to use the Vista Upgrade option.
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