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 PostPost subject: Windows Vista Upgrade Trick?        Posted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 7:44 am 
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if i copied my "windows" folder ( which is windows xp ) to a empty drive would that be enogh for the windows vista upgrade disc to allow the install and activation to happen? both copies of windows are 100 % legal byb the way, i know this used to work on the old win9x upgrade discs.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows Vusta Upgrade Trick?        Posted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 7:48 am 
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I don't think that that wil work.

But you can install with the upgrade disk a trial of Vista and then right after it reinstalling it from within Vista, no updates applyed.
Then you can upgrade from there and activate.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows Vusta Upgrade Trick?        Posted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 10:17 am 
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yeah, i know ,thanks, thats what i was trying to avoid, lol

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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows Vista Upgrade Trick?        Posted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 10:56 pm 
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To my surprise, Vista upgrade doesn't even check for activate Windows. Simply install vista without a product key. (must be the edition you have purchase) After, install is done, boot from DVD once again and simply do an in-place upgrade and enter your product key when it ask. No need to by full copy of Vista. :D

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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows Vista Upgrade Trick?        Posted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 11:00 pm 
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Day2Die wrote:
our product key when it ask. No need to by full copy of Vista. :D


wouldn't you need a copy of vista for the key? Why not just install the upgrade version of vista with the key you entered into the upgrade set up?


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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows Vista Upgrade Trick?        Posted: Fri Apr 03, 2009 12:04 am 
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If you are doing a clean install with an upgrade serial, Vista won't let you install which is why you must install vista without serial the first time and do an upgrade from that install (of vista without a serial) to your new installation.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows Vista Upgrade Trick?        Posted: Fri Apr 03, 2009 12:13 am 
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ah, I see. :P


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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows Vista Upgrade Trick?        Posted: Fri Apr 03, 2009 11:52 pm 
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i think i,ll give vista upgrade the boot, i have better things to do than install vista twice :D

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