Home Premium -> Ultimate doesn't work

Posted: 01-15-2009, 05:52 PM

Hi All

I have just purchased an HP laptop with Vista Home Premium. I a
trying to install an MSDN version of Vista Ultimate. I have all Window
Updates installed. When I drag my way through the install process
enter the license key ( yet again ), when it gets to install, I get thi
message that it can't do an upgrade because I am trying to install
32-bit OS on top of a 64 bit OS. However I KNOW that I selected the x6
option when doing the install, what gives

I would do a clean install, however I am not sure where to get to ge
the install programs for my HP afterwards...

Ideas

Thanks in Advance

Mile

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Home Premium -> Ultimate doesn't work


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DL
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Re: Home Premium -> Ultimate doesn't work
Posted: 01-15-2009, 06:47 PM
The installed programs should be either on disks or recovery partition

"MilesGibson" <guest@unknown-email.com> wrote in message
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>
> Hi All,
>
> I have just purchased an HP laptop with Vista Home Premium. I am
> trying to install an MSDN version of Vista Ultimate. I have all Windows
> Updates installed. When I drag my way through the install process,
> enter the license key ( yet again ), when it gets to install, I get this
> message that it can't do an upgrade because I am trying to install a
> 32-bit OS on top of a 64 bit OS. However I KNOW that I selected the x64
> option when doing the install, what gives?
>
> I would do a clean install, however I am not sure where to get to get
> the install programs for my HP afterwards....
>
> Ideas?
>
> Thanks in Advance!
>
> Miles
>
>
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> MilesGibson

Mick Murphy
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RE: Home Premium -> Ultimate doesn't work
Posted: 01-15-2009, 08:17 PM
You must have acquired the 32bit version of Ultimate.
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"MilesGibson" wrote:
>
> Hi All,
>
> I have just purchased an HP laptop with Vista Home Premium. I am
> trying to install an MSDN version of Vista Ultimate. I have all Windows
> Updates installed. When I drag my way through the install process,
> enter the license key ( yet again ), when it gets to install, I get this
> message that it can't do an upgrade because I am trying to install a
> 32-bit OS on top of a 64 bit OS. However I KNOW that I selected the x64
> option when doing the install, what gives?
>
> I would do a clean install, however I am not sure where to get to get
> the install programs for my HP afterwards....
>
> Ideas?
>
> Thanks in Advance!
>
> Miles
>
>
> --
> MilesGibson
>
MilesGibson
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Re: Home Premium -> Ultimate doesn't work
Posted: 01-15-2009, 10:43 PM

DL;940465 Wrote:
> The installed programs should be either on disks or recovery partitio
>
Great idea! However, I can't get a look at the recovery drive as I ge
the following message

Recovery Partitio
*Warning!

This area of your hard driv
(or partition) contains files use
for your PC Recovery

Do not delete or alter these files

Any change to this partition coul
prevent any recovery later

I am going to call HP to see what they say. Thanks

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DL
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Re: Home Premium -> Ultimate doesn't work
Posted: 01-15-2009, 11:55 PM
You need to create the recovery cd's using whatever method HP gives, the
details will be on their site

"MilesGibson" <guest@unknown-email.com> wrote in message
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>
> DL;940465 Wrote:
>> The installed programs should be either on disks or recovery partition
>>
> Great idea! However, I can't get a look at the recovery drive as I get
> the following message:
>
> Recovery Partition
> *Warning!*
>
> This area of your hard drive
> (or partition) contains files used
> for your PC Recovery.
>
> Do not delete or alter these files.
>
> Any change to this partition could
> prevent any recovery later.
>
> I am going to call HP to see what they say. Thanks,
>
>
> --
> MilesGibson

MilesGibson
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Re: Home Premium -> Ultimate doesn't work
Posted: 01-16-2009, 12:09 AM

DL;940785 Wrote:
> You need to create the recovery cd's using whatever method HP gives, th
> details will be on their site.
Again, great idea. However, I had already created the Recovery disk
but presumed that it was an all or nothing scenario. An examination o
each disk proves that the programs are not available individually. Yo
have to boot from the first disk which suggests that a complete restor
is the only option

Back to Plan A, which is to call HP. Thanks again

Mile

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