Windows Vista Business to Ultimate upgrade pricing

By kritonas
Jan 28, 2007
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  1. Here is the case:
    I have windows vista business, and I wish to upgrade to ultimate. I know that microsoft allows you to upgrade easily by paying online and being provided with another serial no, but I can't check that now, since I don't have vista business installed yet (I'd like to know that price first).

    I've searched and havent found any upgrades like this on e-shops (I guess its only offered by microsoft via the o/s itself).


    So..anyone aware of the price of vista business to ultimate upgrade?
  2. raybay

    raybay TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    You can easily check it, because they list the price before you click the "buy" or call the Microsoft number.
  3. kritonas

    kritonas Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 62

    That's the point, I can't check the price because I can't find the business-to-ultimate upgrade anywhere, and I don't have the business o/s installed in order to check from within it.

    I thought i'd ask here before calling them.
  4. raybay

    raybay TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    Just call them. Their customer service lines, which are in Canada, are very helpful on just such issues...

    Upgrade from Vista Business to VISTA Ultimate is $199.99, as we just got an answer from our supplier... with the caution that there will be really great deals for it until about the first of March. Guesses were as low as $169 or $179, but not for long. They will be pushing VISTA Ultimate, and will not offer many breaks.
    Also, and upgrade from an upgrade does not qualify... Common store price will be $399.
  5. kritonas

    kritonas Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 62

    thanks raybay!
  6. raybay

    raybay TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    We have just today been offered upgrade deals to ultimate for $146, and hear that there will be some available in the first part of February from a number of retailers for as little as $118 if you are upgrading from one full version to another... have not verified that yet.
  7. Paul S Robson

    Paul S Robson Newcomer, in training

    Business Upgrade to Ultimate

  8. raybay

    raybay TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    There is no reason I know of to upgrade to VISTA Ultimate yet. Microsoft has not yet fulfilled their promises on what it will do, compared with that which they say it is capable.

    It will not be useful until long after Service Pack 1 is released... which gives you plenty of time.

    If you have the Windows VISTA disk, Vista Ultimate it is already hidden on there, so you need to call Microsoft for the codes and pays your dues.
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