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#1 audioAl

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Posted 16 November 2009 - 08:02 AM

Morning: I have yet another client who has a Dell Inspiron AMD dual core cpu ,1 gig of ram. Her son didn't register the XP that came on the computer, now it wont boot. I got the Upgrade Vista basic disk to come up going into bois and selecting boot from cd-rom. Will the above pinned method of doing a clean install still work??
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Posted 16 November 2009 - 08:37 AM

hi,,, have a read of this
http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase/winvi...grade_clean.asp
never tried it and would not like too,,,,, i wonder if you could clean install with a full vista disc using the upgrade product key ???
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Posted 17 November 2009 - 07:02 AM

hi,,, have a read of this
http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase/winvi...grade_clean.asp
never tried it and would not like too,,,,, i wonder if you could clean install with a full vista disc using the upgrade product key ???

I'm going to try the fake out. My Vista disk is Ultimate version, the client's is Home Basic.
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Posted 17 November 2009 - 03:43 PM

hi,,, i have a full edition of vista ultimate too,,, i do know that it carries all additions of vista and what it loads is determined by the product key,,,, so if its a basic key it will load basic,,, i have installed premium with my disc around 20 times now (well not my disc as such,,, i made a bootable flashdrive with it,,, saves the disc) but you know what i mean.
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Posted 18 November 2009 - 08:09 AM

hi,,, i have a full edition of vista ultimate too,,, i do know that it carries all additions of vista and what it loads is determined by the product key,,,, so if its a basic key it will load basic,,, i have installed premium with my disc around 20 times now (well not my disc as such,,, i made a bootable flashdrive with it,,, saves the disc) but you know what i mean.
good luck.

Very interesting Figgis, I will take my Ultimate disk's to this clients home and if the first try does not work, I'll try my Vista disk,Thanks again. Alan
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Posted 18 November 2009 - 01:17 PM

no probs :huh:
here's the link to setting up a 4gb flash drive to a bootable recovery drive with your disc,,,, saves use of the disc in case of damage and is way faster on the install of the os
http://maximumpcguides.com/windows-vista/c...-windows-vista/
good luck.
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Posted 20 November 2009 - 01:50 PM

no probs :huh:
here's the link to setting up a 4gb flash drive to a bootable recovery drive with your disc,,,, saves use of the disc in case of damage and is way faster on the install of the os
http://maximumpcguides.com/windows-vista/c...-windows-vista/
good luck.

Well, I got the Basic to install, the trick of installing over the 1st, did not. I can't register the Basic upgrade,darn. I am studying how to call and register, anyone have the number, it's hard to Google? I want this customer happy. They want to buy one of my custom builds around Christmas.
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