Re: Vista Biz Clean Install
- From: Barry Watzman <WatzmanNOSPAM@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 01 Jul 2007 11:47:01 -0400
Re: "Dell will not document it because it is not a valid method and not sanctioned by MS"
There is both question and ongoing debate about Microsoft's position here.
Microsoft wrote the code that allows this; by some reports, it was intentional. The method has been known and publicized on the web for some time now (since about March or April). Microsoft has not commented either way. They have not said that it's invalid, neither have they given it a clean bill of health.
On Sat, 30 Jun 2007 23:27:30 -0500, Journey <rainbow@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:.
This is _very_ helpful. I'm surprised that Dell doesn't document it
better. Or, do they want someone to install over XP? That would be a
pain, seems like it would leave a lot of junk on the system.
On Sat, 30 Jun 2007 13:12:35 -0400, "Tom Scales" <tjscales@xxxxxxxxx>
Dell will not document it because it is not a valid method and not
sanctioned by MS so will not/can not be sanctioned by Dell.
It is something that slipped through the crack when MS was writing the
Yes, and it works, but there is a trick to it.
First install it to a clean hard drive, but do NOT give it the product
key. It will ask you which version to install. Make sure you pick Vista
Business. It will install in 30-day trial mode. Do NOT activate it.
Then, from Windows Vista, run the install again and this time DO give it
the product key. It will recognize that it is doing a valid upgrade
(Vista upgrades Vista). You can then activate it.
Works just fine.
From: Bone [mailto:DawgC1@xxxxxxxxx]
Posted At: Saturday, June 30, 2007 11:40 AM
Posted To: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell
Conversation: Vista Biz Clean Install
Subject: Vista Biz Clean Install
Anyone attempted to do a clean install using the Dell Vista Business
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