How to change from one Vista version to another?

By jonisaksson
Mar 20, 2008
  1. Hello,

    I have been testing Vista, and greedy as I was I of course tested Vista Ultimate to see how it worked.

    I am now coming up to my 30 day limit so need to "downgrade" to the Vista Home Premium I actually purchased.

    Though I havent done a huge amount work, I still have installed all the software I wanted to use (to make sure it worked) and changed settings etc.

    Is there a way to change 'easily' from one version to another. I have heard rumours that you can just enter the product key of the new version and that will work. That doesnt seem to do the trick for me.

    So then I was thinking whether I can just reinstall Vista but now with Home Premium instead, but I am concerned I will loose all my settings etc.

    Has anyone tried something similar and have some experience to share on the subject?

  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

  3. jonisaksson

    jonisaksson TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 83

    Excellent :) Thanks for the tip!

    Now I just need to figure this one out
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    I thought the only way, was a complete re-install of a new version of Vista
    In Xp you can Repair the Windows version (say from Home to Pro)
    But in Vista it may be complete re-install, please let me know (seeming you have another 60days!!)
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