Upgrade woes...

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HungryMuffin

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I'm interested in getting the home premium upgrade(I can get it at school for $100) and I have a legal version of XP on my computer right now. However, when I bought the computer it came with no disks whatsoever so apparently I can't upgrade even though I have a valid windows os. Is there any way around this? I know I have a partition of the hard drive that I can't edit, would that be the contents of the disks loaded to the drive?
 
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I think you'll be able to just boot up XP, then insert the Vista disk and let it install. You should have the choice of installing it on a seperate partition or over your XP installation.
I believe you won't need the original xp disc though. At least that was my experience when upgrading from XP pro to Ultimate (upgrade).
 
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Vista requires XP to already be installed before it will do the upgrade. How bloody retarded is that? So much for CLEAN UPGRADE...

I see a whole lot of problems with these upgrades... :(

Apple does it SO much better. When you buy their OS ($120 or $200 for 5 pak) there is NO OEM/UPGRADE version. You get a FULL version, period.
 
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