Can I use Vista upgrade over faulty WinXP?

Posted: 02-21-2007, 12:36 AM
My WinXp has had blue screen and registry problems lately (not because of
viruses, etc).

I bought a Vista Basic Upgrade.

Now I am wondering if I install the Vista upgrade will the WinXp problems be
passed on to the new Vista installation?

Do I need to get full version of Vista basic and do a clean install?

I have oem WinXP that came with my Dell.
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Can I use Vista upgrade over faulty WinXP?


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Richard G. Harper
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Re: Can I use Vista upgrade over faulty WinXP?
Posted: 02-21-2007, 10:21 AM
I would suggest you find out why your Windows XP has "problems" and fix that
before you either upgrade OR clean install. If it's bad hardware then Vista
won't be any more stable than XP is whether you upgrade or start over.

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"HowCome" <HowCome@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:A88DC0DD-5F9F-4E2B-9C61-29E83C94ED04@microsoft.com...
> My WinXp has had blue screen and registry problems lately (not because of
> viruses, etc).
>
> I bought a Vista Basic Upgrade.
>
> Now I am wondering if I install the Vista upgrade will the WinXp problems
> be
> passed on to the new Vista installation?
>
> Do I need to get full version of Vista basic and do a clean install?
>
> I have oem WinXP that came with my Dell.
> --
> Thanks

Chad Harris
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Re: Can I use Vista upgrade over faulty WinXP?
Posted: 02-21-2007, 03:16 PM
Absolutely as Richard says. It wouldn't take long to fix XP. You have to
tell someone precisely what are the problems with XP and we can fix it.
Also you have a big advantage if you have an XP CD because you can always do
a 32 minute repair install booting from the CD.

CH

"HowCome" <HowCome@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:A88DC0DD-5F9F-4E2B-9C61-29E83C94ED04@microsoft.com...
> My WinXp has had blue screen and registry problems lately (not because of
> viruses, etc).
>
> I bought a Vista Basic Upgrade.
>
> Now I am wondering if I install the Vista upgrade will the WinXp problems
> be
> passed on to the new Vista installation?
>
> Do I need to get full version of Vista basic and do a clean install?
>
> I have oem WinXP that came with my Dell.
> --
> Thanks
Gary VanderMolen
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Re: Can I use Vista upgrade over faulty WinXP?
Posted: 02-25-2007, 08:44 AM
If you are fairly certain that your XP problems are not hardware
related, then go ahead and try Vista. You can do a clean
install with the Vista Upgrade DVD by following this:
http://windowssecrets.com/comp/070201#story1

Gary VanderMolen


"HowCome" <HowCome@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:A88DC0DD-5F9F-4E2B-9C61-29E83C94ED04@microsoft.com...
> My WinXp has had blue screen and registry problems lately (not because of
> viruses, etc).
>
> I bought a Vista Basic Upgrade.
>
> Now I am wondering if I install the Vista upgrade will the WinXp problems be
> passed on to the new Vista installation?
>
> Do I need to get full version of Vista basic and do a clean install?
>
> I have oem WinXP that came with my Dell.
> --
> Thanks
 
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