Upgrading from basic to ultimate?

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  1. 19XX

    19XX Member

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    Ok so i posted something simular to this in the vista section but didnt detail it, and i think i shoulda posted it in here since this is the help section so here goes.


    Ok i currently have windows vista basic, and i have just burned a disc with windows vista ultimate, when i put the disc in and run the setup it brings me to a page where there is two options one of those options is install clean version of windows and the other is upgrade but the upgrade is greyed out and i cant click it, and at the bottom there is a little message saying "Upgrade is disabled, to upgrade cancel the installation and click on upgrade" but im not exactly sure where its talking about, anybody know exactly what i need to do in order to upgrade to ulitmate?? do i need to install a clean version of windows before i can upgrade or what?? please help somebody :frown:

    Picture of the screen im talking about :smile:
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  2. confused5

    confused5 Enthusiast

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    You need to install a clean version of windows on your computer, you can't upgrade Vista to itself, which is why update is disabled
     
  3. Ibdc

    Ibdc Retired Retired

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    I posted this same thing in your other thread...

    I think you'd need an anytime upgrade disc in order to do this.

    Get Windows Vista: Windows Anytime Upgrade

    Your other option would be to back up all your stuff that you want to keep and then just install a clean copy.
     
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    19XX

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    i have an anytime upgrade disc, i get the same message when trying to use that also, and yes you can upgrade vista to vista but its like $199 for the disc but i have the disc but now im stuck cause i dont know what to do from there
     

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