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Thread: Anytime Upgrade from Vista Home Basic to Home Premium

  1. #1
    Garibaldi Guest

    Anytime Upgrade from Vista Home Basic to Home Premium

    When attempting to use Windows Anytime Upgrade (WAU), I get the 'Upgrade is
    disabled' error message, please could somebody tell me why ?. i thought that
    i'd purchased an unused WAU DVD but does this message prove otherwise ? My C:
    drive is NTFS, so that is not the problem. Please help, thanks

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    PA Bear [MS MVP] Guest

    Re: Anytime Upgrade from Vista Home Basic to Home Premium

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    via crosspost.]

    Garibaldi wrote:
    > When attempting to use Windows Anytime Upgrade (WAU), I get the 'Upgrade
    > is
    > disabled' error message, please could somebody tell me why ?. i thought
    > that
    > i'd purchased an unused WAU DVD but does this message prove otherwise ? My
    > C: drive is NTFS, so that is not the problem. Please help, thanks



  3. #3
    Mark H Guest

    Re: Anytime Upgrade from Vista Home Basic to Home Premium

    Put the DVD in the DVD drive.
    With Vista Home Basic running, double-click the license file.

    Vista upgrade should occur without going through the Upgrade/Clean Install
    screen.

    You cannot install directly from the DVD.
    (Note: This is how the original WAU worked. Not sure if it still applies to
    the newer version that gets a disc sent to you, but sounds like the same
    problem.)


    "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:%23go0lGvOJHA.1744@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > [Forwarded to microsoft.public.windows.vista.installation_setup newsgroup
    > via crosspost.]
    >
    > Garibaldi wrote:
    >> When attempting to use Windows Anytime Upgrade (WAU), I get the 'Upgrade
    >> is
    >> disabled' error message, please could somebody tell me why ?. i thought
    >> that
    >> i'd purchased an unused WAU DVD but does this message prove otherwise ?
    >> My
    >> C: drive is NTFS, so that is not the problem. Please help, thanks

    >



  4. #4
    Garibaldi Guest

    Re: Anytime Upgrade from Vista Home Basic to Home Premium

    Mark

    Many thanks, please elaborate which file I should double-click.

    Gary

    "Mark H" wrote:

    > Put the DVD in the DVD drive.
    > With Vista Home Basic running, double-click the license file.
    >
    > Vista upgrade should occur without going through the Upgrade/Clean Install
    > screen.
    >
    > You cannot install directly from the DVD.
    > (Note: This is how the original WAU worked. Not sure if it still applies to
    > the newer version that gets a disc sent to you, but sounds like the same
    > problem.)
    >
    >
    > "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:%23go0lGvOJHA.1744@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > > [Forwarded to microsoft.public.windows.vista.installation_setup newsgroup
    > > via crosspost.]
    > >
    > > Garibaldi wrote:
    > >> When attempting to use Windows Anytime Upgrade (WAU), I get the 'Upgrade
    > >> is
    > >> disabled' error message, please could somebody tell me why ?. i thought
    > >> that
    > >> i'd purchased an unused WAU DVD but does this message prove otherwise ?
    > >> My
    > >> C: drive is NTFS, so that is not the problem. Please help, thanks

    > >

    >


  5. #5
    Mark H Guest

    Re: Anytime Upgrade from Vista Home Basic to Home Premium

    In either method, the installation DVD is just a regular installation DVD.
    Some original installation DVDs did not have the WAU function on them, so MS
    now sends out a disk with your purchase.

    Older method:
    I'm talking about the older WAU method. I do not know if MS still provides
    this file, but they still support the method I orignially purchased.

    When you purchased the Windows Anytime Upgrade, you should have been given a
    link to a file to download from your Digital Locker.
    https://login.live.com/login.srf?wa=...=1033&id=60263

    A copy of your "License file" is maintained here for future use. (It takes
    four days after your purchase to show up and may be labeled something
    mysterious like: aggiornamento windows vista home premium.)

    The file has the extension: .slupkg-ms
    Look for it on your computer. If not there it can either be run directly
    from the Digital Locker or saved and then run.

    For this file to work, your current installation must already be activated.


    Newer method:
    http://www.microsoft.com/canada/wind...grade/faq.mspx
    See the second FAQ question.
    This method seems to indicate MS provides a product key instead of a license
    file.
    But, it still appears that you must start the installation from within a
    running session of Windows. You cannot boot from this DVD and perform the
    upgrade.
    (Even though a boot is possible.)

    Current installation of Vista must already be activated for this to work.
    (It's based on the Product Key.)


    In either case, you must be upgrading to the same bit level: 32-bit or
    64-bit. If your current OS is 32-bit and the install disk is 64-bit, you
    would also see the problem you are stating. If the install disk is 64-bit,
    it will be stated on the disk.


    "Garibaldi" <Garibaldi@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:7DAC3478-E5F9-44ED-9308-52E7B938DDA2@microsoft.com...
    > Mark
    >
    > Many thanks, please elaborate which file I should double-click.
    >
    > Gary
    >
    > "Mark H" wrote:
    >
    > > Put the DVD in the DVD drive.
    > > With Vista Home Basic running, double-click the license file.
    > >
    > > Vista upgrade should occur without going through the Upgrade/Clean

    Install
    > > screen.
    > >
    > > You cannot install directly from the DVD.
    > > (Note: This is how the original WAU worked. Not sure if it still applies

    to
    > > the newer version that gets a disc sent to you, but sounds like the same
    > > problem.)
    > >
    > >
    > > "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
    > > news:%23go0lGvOJHA.1744@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > > > [Forwarded to microsoft.public.windows.vista.installation_setup

    newsgroup
    > > > via crosspost.]
    > > >
    > > > Garibaldi wrote:
    > > >> When attempting to use Windows Anytime Upgrade (WAU), I get the

    'Upgrade
    > > >> is
    > > >> disabled' error message, please could somebody tell me why ?. i

    thought
    > > >> that
    > > >> i'd purchased an unused WAU DVD but does this message prove otherwise

    ?
    > > >> My
    > > >> C: drive is NTFS, so that is not the problem. Please help, thanks
    > > >

    > >




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