Re: Upgrade Vista Home Premium to Vista Business using FULL Busine

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 news:3A7A8CA4-AF6A-4C06-8270-309345B15146@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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 > CompUSA
> was going out of sale. Since then, he bought a new Dell laptop with > Vista
> 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 > Office
> Standard 2007 using the "upgrade" version).
> Can he use the full version of Vista Business to just upgrade Vista > Home
> premium? As I recall, this wasn't always an option with older versions > of
> Windows: if you had the "full" version on CD, you couldn't upgrade from > it;
> you could only wipe and replace.
> Thanks!
> Steve
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 and
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


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