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  • Can I use a English Vista Ultimate upgrade on a computer that is running Vista in Spanish right now?

     

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    Thursday, August 28, 2008 6:52 PM

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  •  gatorfan155 wrote:

    Can I use a English Vista Ultimate upgrade on a computer that is running Vista in Spanish right now?

     

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    I am unsure if the english version will upgrade the spanish one.

     

    Work-Around

    You can install ultimate (english) seperately as a clean install (do not enter product key and use a separate hard drive partition) then, when you boot up from Ultimate (english) and are at the desktop, you put in the English version of Ultimate and perform an upgrade of the just-installed ultimate version of ultimate.

     

    Then, once Ultimate (english version) is installed and working fine, migrate your data over from the spanish version on the other hard drive partition and delete it.

     

     

    Thursday, August 28, 2008 7:06 PM
  • I don't think that will work.  I only have the upgrade disk in English. Would I not need the enire OS to do that?

    Thursday, August 28, 2008 8:46 PM
  •  gatorfan155 wrote:

    I don't think that will work.  I only have the upgrade disk in English. Would I not need the enire OS to do that?

     

    It works.

     

    If you have either: 2 partitions on a single hard drive or if you have 2 hard drives

     

    You simply boot from the DVD and install it without activation onto your free partition or free drive then, once you boot into that "new" installation, insert the DVD into the drive and "upgrade" your "new" installation.

     

    These are just some of the sites that tell you how to perform an "upgrade" of your Upgrade.

     

    http://blogs.zdnet.com/Bott/?p=196

     

    http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase/winvista_upgrade_clean.asp

     

    http://www.engadget.com/2007/01/31/clean-install-workaround-for-vista-upgrade-discovered/

     

    http://www.bit-tech.net/news/2007/01/31/clean_install_vista_with_upgrade_dvd_via_loophole/

     

    http://apcmag.com/vista_upgrade_dvd_can_be_tricked_into_installing_as_a_full_install__whoops.htm

     

    It's the same thing that worked with Windows XP Upgrade CDs.

     

    Microsoft well knows about the "Clean Install using an Upgrade DVD" and specifically left in that loophole.

    Thursday, August 28, 2008 9:06 PM
  • SInce I have nothing on the computer that is mine, Can I just delete the Spanish Vista OS and then install ultimate like described above?

     

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    Friday, August 29, 2008 1:30 AM
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    Hi,

     

    Yes, if you do not any important files on the computer, you can use the Windows Vista Upgrade disk to format the drive and then perform a Clean Install of Windows Vista.

     

    Tim Quan - MSFT

    Friday, August 29, 2008 3:12 AM
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    Will I have to reinstall all the drivers?  Graphic,sound,wireless card etc.

     

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    Friday, August 29, 2008 12:11 PM
  •  gatorfan155 wrote:

     

    Will I have to reinstall all the drivers?  Graphic,sound,wireless card etc.

     

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    Yes. All drivers will have to be reinstalled.
    Friday, August 29, 2008 3:37 PM