Re: How to re-install Ultimate without the full or upgrade disk? Microsoft Ultimate Upgrade Digital Locker issue?

Now that you clearly defined your plan of action,
you should not have any issues.

Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows Desktop Experience -
Windows Vista Enthusiast


<markharris2000@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in message news:1f719692-b9cb-485b-a5a3-bea8a92d43d7@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
I am TRANSFERRING the license(s). I would like to install XP again (I
have license and Disk), Install VistaBus Upgrade (I have license and
Disk) and Install Ultimate Upgrade (I have digital locker token).
What I am asking is if this simple process will work. I plan to wipe
out the OLDER PC so that the license will be active only on the newer
PC. (And a phone call to Microsoft will take care of activation I

Any issues here?

On Jun 16, 10:05 am, "Carey Frisch [MVP]" <cnfri...@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Without a qualifying Windows operating system installed,
you cannot use the upgrade version of Windows Vista.
You'll need to purchase a "Full Version" license for Vista
if you wish to install it on an empty hard drive.

Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows Desktop Experience -
Windows Vista Enthusiast


<markharris2...@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in messagenews:393b9f61-bd07-4278-9393-2c22f83bd9cc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

I have a PC which originally in 2006 had XP, then I used Vista
Business Upgrade disk and License to upgarde to Vista Business last
year. Worked fine. Then I spent $139 around xmas with Microsoft's
online Ultimate Upgrade and they sent me the Full all-versions DVD and
an email with some Digital Locker code. Windows Ultimate Vista is now
perfectly installed.

So, Now I want to scrap that old PC and put the Ultimate license on a
new PC I have which has no operating system on it currently.

1. I understand I can transfer the license to the new PC by
uninstalling Vista and formatting the older PC's hard disk, but...

2. I am not sure how to proceed because I do NOT have a Ultimate
upgrade disk, just the all-version Vista disk. For that matter I am
not even sure where my Ultimate license is since Microsoft sent it to
me in some kind of Digital Locker token. I have the Vista Business
Upgrade disk and license there too. And I have the original XP disk
and license.

I would like to just re-install whatever to get to a Ultimate Vista
machine using my existing license(s).

Suggestions on a path to take would be helpful.