Windows XP Trial to Vista?

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  1. 08mxkfx macrumors regular

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    I have windows installed on my iMac via bootcamp and since the disc i used i dont have the serial code for XP is in trial mode saysing i have 3 days to activate, could i just buy the Windows Vista Upgrade disc to upgrade to vista and have a legit copy of windows? Or do i need XP to not be in Trial mode?
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    I don't think the trial will work. Why not buy an OEM version of Vista? It's about the same price as the upgrade.
     
  3. 08mxkfx thread starter macrumors regular

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    Cause the upgrade is cheaper and i can get it at my walmart otherwise i have to drive 30min+ to go some where that has the full version.
     
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  5. CWallace macrumors 601

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    It may work. I don't know if it requires an activated copy of Windows XP to install.
     
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    Risky chance if it doesn't

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  7. 08mxkfx thread starter macrumors regular

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  8. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    There aren't that many drivers and programs that are 64-bit, just go for the 32.
     
  9. CWallace macrumors 601

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    Well I expect it will say during the product check stage that Windows XP needs to be activated if that is a requirement.

    I mean, you can actually use your Windows Vista upgrade media to upgrade itself, so... :D
     
  10. 08mxkfx thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah i only need windows to one program that isnt made for a mac and the company has no plans to make one! :mad:
     
  11. 08mxkfx thread starter macrumors regular

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    on the link you posted what does it mean when it says for system builders?
     
  12. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    It means that instead of the license belonging to one user, it belongs to the machine, and it doesn't come with any manuals or fancy box. It's just a DVD and serial number.
     

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