Vista clean install with Ultimate upgrade

By ingeborgdot
Mar 7, 2007
  1. How many have done it? Have you used the upgrade to do a clean install on a new computer without an os already installed? I have heard mixed reports from reputable people with some saying illegal and some saying do it because MS knows about this and are letting it happen?? Anyone care to comment?????
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Clean Vista installs are becoming the "norm" because of the many issues or failures with upgrade Vista installs. The procedure for doing a clean Vista upgrade install was released almost at the same time Vista was released
  3. ingeborgdot

    ingeborgdot TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 441

    Understood. I guess what I am actually trying to say is about purchasing the upgrade retail instead of the full version retail and doing a clean install. 259 compared to 379? I have heard much about the work around.
  4. -Kestrel-

    -Kestrel- TS Rookie Posts: 16

    Check out -- they're the ones who basically "broke the story" on this. Microsoft has been queried about this, but so far have declined to respond. The obvious implication is, because it's easily done, MS tacitly approves.
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