Ugrade Version or Clean Install Version?

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If I buy a full Vista disk, can I UPGRADE from my current XP SP2 system (keeping my applications) with it? Or, do I have to do a clean install and reload all of my applications?

This http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/windowsvista/buyorupgrade/upgradepaths.mspx is not totally clear, but it looks like you do not have the option to UPGRADE from the clean install version.

I am aware I can use dual-boot with the clean install version, but does that mean I have to re-install applications in the Vista partition

Summary: Can I UPGRADE from the clean install disk?

One other question:

I understand Vista's backup/restore is different and perhaps not too flexible. I have had great success with MS's NTBACKUP program. Can I use it with Vista?
 
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with full..you can upgrade and keep favorites/settings/email...etc

i have ultimate full...let me check here
stupid box is almost impossible to open sometimes, you have to hold it just right to open easy **frustrated**

for antivirus..update it then disable it before you upgrade
ok it also says for upgrade you can keep your current settings/programs, user accounts,files
however it does recommend to backup files n stuff to disc before you install

you can dual boot..i dont know if you have to reinstall apps in vista, i assume you can use transfer tool to do that

with upgrade edition..you must have an activated valid XP installed first
with full edition....well its obvious

i kinda doubt you could use NT backup but who knows, give it a shot
 
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Also, with upgrade edition you will no longer be able to use your previous version of XP.
 
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