Re: Upgrade Vista Home Premium to Vista Business using FULL Busine I'm a bit confused.
First, I just found out the CD my friend has is a Vista Business *Upgrade*
CD. I thought he had the FULL version CD, but he only has the UPGRADE CD.
However, from what I thought I understood here, Vista Business is not an
upgrade option from Vista Home Premium, because of some of the software on
Home Premium.
(I'm trying not to confuse "license" with "software", but if he has the CD,
they're pretty much one and the same. He didn't just buy a license to
upgrade--he bought the upgrade software CD itself.)
So, can he *upgrade* Vista Home Premium to Vista Business?
If he *can't* upgrade and decides to buy the FULL version (for a clean
install), what happens to the *license* for the copy of Vista Home Premium
that came with the new Dell laptop? I'm assuming it would no longer be used
(unless someone restored the laptop from a restore CD made before wiping the
Thanks again for all your help--I'm just trying to get this straight so I
can tell him.


"Colin Barnhorst" wrote:

Don't confuse upgrading the software with upgrading the license. Upgrading
the license means buying an upgrade edition of Vista and using it to replace
the existing Windows with the upgrade edition. That can be done to replace
Vista Home Premium with Vista Business but you still cannot upgrade the
software (keep your apps and files in place). Upgrading between Vista Home
editions and Vista Business is one of those cases where you have to do a
custom installation. However, that doesn't matter since your copy of Vista
Business is a standard license rather than an upgrade.

"planetearth" <planetearth@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
Thanks, Jerry.
According to MS, "Microsoft Works 6.0–10 [and] Microsoft Works suite
2000–2006 or later" are qualifying products for upgrade to Office Standard
I wouldn't have thought so either, and I was going to ask in another
newsgroup, just to be sure.


"jerryw4386" wrote:

"planetearth" wrote:

My friend got an excellent deal on the FULL Vista Business CD when
was going out of sale. Since then, he bought a new Dell laptop with
Home Premium on it, and just wants to *upgrade* to Vista Business.
He does NOT want to wipe Home Premium to replace it with Business,
since the
laptop has all the drivers and MS Works (which he wants to upgrade to
Standard 2007 using the "upgrade" version).
Can he use the full version of Vista Business to just upgrade Vista
premium? As I recall, this wasn't always an option with older versions
Windows: if you had the "full" version on CD, you couldn't upgrade from
you could only wipe and replace.

That would be a downgrade you can not downgrade from Home Premium to
Business .
Home Permium has to be upgraded to Ultimate !!
If you want Business you have to clean install it .
To confirm this put the Business DVD in while you are in windows Premium
try to install it you will see the upgrade option is grad out .
Upgrade path is Premium to Ultimate
Business to Ultimate
Home Basic can be upgraded to Business or Premium or Ultimate .
Do a web search you will see .
{And i do not think MSWorks is a valid upgrade path to Office 2007
with a {upgrade disk}
I think it has to be something like Office 2000 or 2003
i do not know this for a fact}
Other people may have there ideas on this part !!
Good Luck