Best of the Week
Most Popular
1. Investing in a Bubble Mania Stock Market Trending Towards Financial Crisis 2.0 CRASH! - 9th Sep 21
2.Tech Stocks Bubble Valuations 2000 vs 2021 - 25th Sep 21
3.Stock Market FOMO Going into Crash Season - 8th Oct 21
4.Stock Market FOMO Hits September Brick Wall - Evergrande China's Lehman's Moment - 22nd Sep 21
5.Crypto Bubble BURSTS! BTC, ETH, XRP CRASH! NiceHash Seizes Funds on Account Halting ALL Withdrawals! - 19th May 21
6.How to Protect Your Self From a Stock Market CRASH / Bear Market? - 14th Oct 21
7.AI Stocks Portfolio Buying and Selling Levels Going Into Market Correction - 11th Oct 21
8.Why Silver Price Could Crash by 20%! - 5th Oct 21
9.Powell: Inflation Might Not Be Transitory, After All - 3rd Oct 21
10.Global Stock Markets Topped 60 Days Before the US Stocks Peaked - 23rd Sep 21
Last 7 days
RIVIAN IPO Illustrates We are in the Mother of all Stock Market Bubbles - 16th Jan 22
All Market Eyes on Copper - 16th Jan 22
The US Dollar Had a Slip-Up, but Gold Turned a Blind Eye to It - 16th Jan 22
A Stock Market Top for the Ages - 16th Jan 22
FREETRADE - Stock Investing Platform, the Good, Bad and Ugly Review, Free Shares, Cancelled Orders - 15th Jan 22
WD 14tb My Book External Drive Unboxing, Testing and Benchmark Performance Amazon Buy Review - 15th Jan 22
Toyland Ferris Wheel Birthday Fun at Gulliver's Rother Valley UK Theme Park 2022 - 15th Jan 22
What You Should Know About a TailoredPay High Risk Merchant Account - 15th Jan 22
Best Metaverse Tech Stocks Investing for 2022 and Beyond - 14th Jan 22
Gold Price Lagging Inflation - 14th Jan 22
Get Your Startup Idea Up And Running With These 7 Tips - 14th Jan 22
What Happens When Your Flight Gets Cancelled in the UK? - 14th Jan 22
How to Profit from 2022’s Biggest Trend Reversal - 11th Jan 22
Stock Market Sentiment Speaks: Are We Ready To Drop To 4400SPX? - 11th Jan 22
What's the Role of an Affiliate Marketer? - 11th Jan 22
Essential Things To Know Before You Set Up A Limited Liability Company - 11th Jan 22
NVIDIA THE KING OF THE METAVERSE! - 10th Jan 22
Fiscal and Monetary Cliffs Have Arrived - 10th Jan 22
The Meteoric Rise of Investing in Trading Cards - 10th Jan 22
IBM The REAL Quantum Metaverse STOCK! - 9th Jan 22
WARNING Failing NVME2 M2 SSD Drives Can Prevent Systems From Booting - Corsair MP600 - 9th Jan 22
The Fed’s inflated cake and a ‘quant’ of history - 9th Jan 22
NVME M2 SSD FAILURE WARNING Signs - Corsair MP600 1tb Drive - 9th Jan 22
Meadowhall Sheffield Christmas Lights 2021 Shopping - Before the Switch on - 9th Jan 22
How Does Insurance Work In Europe? Find Out Here - 9th Jan 22
MATTERPORT (MTTR) - DIGITIZING THE REAL WORLD - METAVERSE INVESTING 2022 - 7th Jan 22
Effect of Deflation On The Gold Price - 7th Jan 22
Stock Market 2022 Requires Different Strategies For Traders/Investors - 7th Jan 22
Old Man Winter Will Stimulate Natural Gas and Heating Oil Demand - 7th Jan 22
Is The Lazy Stock Market Bull Strategy Worth Considering? - 7th Jan 22
METAVERSE - NEW LIFE FOR SONY AGEING GAMING GIANT? - 6th Jan 2022
What Elliott Waves Show for Asia Pacific Stock and Financial Markets 2022 - 6th Jan 2022
Why You Should Register Your Company - 6th Jan 2022
4 Ways to Invest in Silver for 2022 - 6th Jan 2022
UNITY (U) - Metaverse Stock Analysis Investing for 2022 and Beyond - 5th Jan 2022
Stock Market Staving Off Risk-Off - 5th Jan 2022
Gold and Silver Still Hungover After New Year’s Eve - 5th Jan 2022
S&P 500 In an Uncharted Territory, But Is Sky the Limit? - 5th Jan 2022

Market Oracle FREE Newsletter

How to Protect your Wealth by Investing in AI Tech Stocks

Upgrade options for Microsoft XP to Vista

ConsumerWatch / Strategic News Jan 16, 2007 - 09:30 PM GMT

By: Nadeem_Walayat

ConsumerWatch

Less than 2 weeks to go before Microsoft Vista goes on general release.

The favoured install option is to perform a clean install, however if you do need to upgrade your current version of XP to Vista then please see the table below to determine which version of XP can upgrade to which version of Vista.


Upgrade from Microsoft XP to Vista
Windows Vista Home Basic Windows Vista Home Premium Windows Vista Business Windows Vista Ultimate
Windows XP Professional
No
No
Yes
Yes
Windows XP Home
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Windows XP Media Center Edition
No
Yes
No
Yes
Windows XP Tablet PC
No
No
Yes
Yes

 

Most offices will be running XP Professional edition, therefore it will only upgrade to Windows Vista Business or WIndows Vista Ultimate Edition. However Windows XP Home will upgrade to any version of Vista.

Please note other versions of Microsoft Windows cannot be upgraded to MS Vista, that includes Windows 2000, Windows x64, etc.

Microsoft supplies ALL versions of the Vista operating system on ONE DVD, so when you purchase the Home Edition, you get the same DVD as someone purchasing the Ultimate Edition. The difference being the lisence key which determines which version of Vista is actually installed onto your PC.

This also makes upgrading from one version of Vista to another much easier, as all you would need to do is to purchase the lisence key for the version you wish to upgrade to.

Another difference between the upgrade process of XP to Vista that differs from previous upgrades is that Vista does not merge with your XP installation. Rather the installed applications / configuration and settings are copied and then your XP installtion is removed before Vista is installed. This results in a more stable / cleaner upgrade installation than that which occurs with XP upgrades in the past.

Another consideration is the cost of the Vista operating systen. Its set to be the most expensive version of Windows so far. Upgrade prices are $259 for Ultimate, $159 for Premium and $99 for the basic edition. Non upgrade versions are $399 for Ultimate, $239 for Premium and $199 for Basic.

Our recommendation remains, to wait a while before making the move to Vista, preferably when you purchase a new PC. However if you do want to make the move now rather than later, then we do recommend a clean installation of Vista rather than upgrading.


© 2005-2019 http://www.MarketOracle.co.uk - The Market Oracle is a FREE Daily Financial Markets Analysis & Forecasting online publication.


Comments

joanne
16 Jan 07, 22:07
Re: Upgrade options for Microsoft XP to Vista

Also a lot of drivers arn't available for vista yet, so your printer, and other pripherals may not work


Post Comment

Only logged in users are allowed to post comments. Register/ Log in