Installing Vista Home basic with Home Premium DVD

Installing Vista Home basic with Home Premium DVD

Post by Michael Ch » Mon, 10 Dec 2007 09:23:23


If I buy a Laptop with Vista Home Basic and then reformat the hard drive (to
get rid of any unwanted utilities), can I then install Vista Home Basic by
using an OEM Home Premium DVD but entering the licence number of the
original Home Basic?

(It will be a bit frustrating if the OEM DVD does not contain a driver for
the laptop network!)

Is there an equivalent of the Linux 'Live CD's for Vista. i.e. a CD that
you can boot from and then complete an installation via an Internet
connection?

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Michael Chare
 
 
 

Installing Vista Home basic with Home Premium DVD

Post by Andre Da C » Mon, 10 Dec 2007 09:33:52

Depends, since the OEM Home Basic DVD your system came with might contain
drivers specific to that system.
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Installing Vista Home basic with Home Premium DVD

Post by UGhpbEJpa2 » Tue, 11 Dec 2007 23:56:02

I don't think the licensing / verification used by Microsoft will allow that.

It seems to me like it would be a whole lot simpler to just remove the
unwanted utilities using the Control Panel. I've done this with two
pre-installed Vista machines (one Home Basic, one Home Premium) with a great
deal of success.
 
 
 

Installing Vista Home basic with Home Premium DVD

Post by Michael Ch » Wed, 12 Dec 2007 10:10:16


Thanks, I can always try that. The laptop will likely come with a recovery
DVD and partition, which may or may not these unwanted utilities!

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Michael Chare