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Upgrading Windows XP to Windows Vista


Currently, you can upgrade from Windows XP or Windows 2000 to Windows Vista by purchasing an upgrade edition of Windows Vista. You have two options for the installation:

In-place upgrade
Upgrade Windows XP or Windows 2000 to Windows Vista.

Clean install
My next gallery will go over a clean installation that takes advantage of the Windows Easy Transfer technology.

In the following gallery, I have walked you through the In-place upgrade. I have typically not been very successful with in-place upgrades. It seems things never move over properly. I tend to always do clean installs. What do you typically do?

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HAL 9000
HAL 9000

I've yet to find any M$ Upgrade option that actually works properly and for the long term. If you run the Upgrade option for any of the Previous Windows they have never worked quite right and the same applies to Vista as well. If anything things have got worse with Vista with several drivers no longer being recognised that worked perfectly in XP Pro and there is quite allot of Software left on the scrap heap after the upgrade. Incidentally you don't need an Upgrade CD to do this if you drop in the Full Version on a running XP Platform you are given the option to upgrade. This quite effectively managed to kill off most functions that where anything more than the very basic things on my test rig when I first applied the RTM Release in the Form of a 5 Set Volume License that I purchased just after it was made available to business for testing purposes. Currently we are not looking at deploying this new OS for a very long time to come we are going to stick with our existing Volume License Version of XP Pro even though our current Hardware Cycle ends in July so all the hardware will be replaced so we might buy a Volume License of Vista and use the Backward Compatibility Feature and run XP Pro till we feel the need to change over. I don't know what will happen yet I suppose it all depends on what's available when the time comes to replace the hardware and the costs of the different OS's involved if they are still selling both versions. Col

carlsf
carlsf

We will NOT be moving to VISTA on any of the computer/notebooks we run, same applies for Office 2007. As we purchase new systems we will be purchasing witout a O/S and use our existing XP PRO and Office 2003 PRO. Any old systems will be loaded with LINUX before giving to staff or selling. MS are by making XP and Office 2007 obsolete are only hurting themselves.

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tony
tony

Upgrades from my experience are for people who enjoy walking barefoot in jungles. I think that the programmers are recruited from asylums by Eastern European Secret Police. ( or Havard, Yale and Stamford ) I will never never ever upgrade Microsoft systems again.

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