Vista Home Premium OEM to Ultimate via Anytime Upgrade

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  1. jamesdmc macrumors 6502

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    I have an OEM copy of Vista Home Premium 64-bit that I bought from Newegg. I have it installed as a boot camp partition on my mac pro. Can I use the Anytime upgrade (http://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-Windows-Anytime-Upgrade-Ultimate/dp/B0015E2C2E/ref=tag_tdp_sv_edpp_i) to upgrade to Vista Ultimate x64? I've done some reading online and can't seem to find a definitive answer: some say yes; others say it can't be done with an OEM version.

    And does anyone know if the Anytime Upgrade DVD comes with the 64-bit version of Vista Ultimate? One reviewer said it didn't, but that was 4 months ago. Maybe that's changed now.



    James
     
  2. nospamboz macrumors regular

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    I've used WAU to go from an OEM Vista Business 64 to
    Ultimate 64. Mind you, this was back before Microsoft
    switched to the Upgrade Pack method, which I think
    started with SP1. I recently had to re-install Vista, and
    had to go Business64>Ultimate64>SP1 in that order.
    It took hours.

    I can't say definitively it will work with OEM and the
    Upgrade Pack, though.
     
  3. jamesdmc thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well, I still don't know the answer to the question (although I do appreciate the input, nospamboz). I ended up buying a full retail version of Vista Ultimate (32 and 64-bit DVDs) from a guy on Craigslist and paid almost the same price as the Anytime Upgrade. I just installed it over Home Premium and reloaded my downloaded programs, which didn't take long as there wasn't much installed to begin with.
     

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