No, That would be a down grade=fresh install.
Vista Ultimate to Windows 7 Ultimate=inplace upgrade.
If you purchased other than an Ultimate upgrade you can do a fresh install and surrender your Ultimate Activation Key when installing W7 Home Premimum. You will have to save and transfer all your files.
If you have Vista Ultimate the easiest upgrade would be W7 Ultimate...but $219.00?
Well, anything is better than Vista so I dont think that was a bad move. Sure the ultimate version probably has a lot more stuff but nothing your really going want to pay more than you think you should.
yea but they're saying i can't use the win 7 home premium upgrade to go from Vista Ultimate to Win 7 Home premium
Hi...sorry to jump in this thread but this made me think of something. The RC I am using is Win 7 ultimate (I did not see any other versions of the RC). Since I have a licensed copy of Vista I am eligible for the upgrade DVD. But since I can't do an in place upgrade from Ultimate to Premium I have to a clean install. Can I do a clean install from the upgrade DVD?
From what I understand, but I'm still not sure, you can upgrade from OEM (all Vista sold with new PC like Dell are OEM and you get free Win 7 upgrade so ...). For the clean install thing, nobody was able to confirm or not, you might have to re-install your Vista than install Win 7 over it unless the same "trick" used for Vista can be used for Win 7 (for Vista upgrades, you had to install Vista without license (trial version or something), then upgrade Vista to itself).
I've searched all over the internet and I've heard yes and no.
This is driving me nuts
You can absolutely install the Win 7 Home Premium you bought on sale. You just can't do an "In-Place" upgrade (this is where you start the install from inside Vista as it's running). You can either do a completely clean install, or you can install Win 7 over Vista. If you install Win 7 over Vista, your existing data will be found in a WINDOWS_OLD folder which Win 7 will create for it. You will have to reinstall your programs in either case.
Personally - When my SSD gets here (out of stock until the end of the month), I'll be doing a clean install to the new drive and then inporting my data.
I realized overall it was better, I used an early version. Quite impressed and I'm sure it's gotten a lot better but didn't really check compatibility and I don't think you could with it being the early version of it.
well i just swapped out motherboards, cpus, and ram and win 7 started up without and problem (no driver issues, etc)
the only problem i have had so far has been drivers but they're starting to come around and most driver problems were solved by running it in compatibility mode for vista