Windows XP SP2 to Vista

Discussion in 'Installation and Configuration' started by LynnQ, Mar 8, 2008.

  1. LynnQ

    LynnQ

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    Hi there,

    I'm thinking about upgrading my WinXP SP2 on my MBP (2 GB RAM) to Vista Ultimate. This is on Leopard 10.5.2 with Parallels 5584. What I need to determine is whether I can just purchase the Vista Ultimate Upgrade package to accomplish this. Will it work on Parallels 3 (the "upgrade" to Vista I mean.)

    I'd appreciate any feedback, any type, before I do anything on this matter. What are the problems I'm likely to encounter here? Any guidance and recommendations much appreciated.

    Thank you!

    Lynn
     
  2. spike1911

    spike1911

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    I didn't (yet) try to run the big trouble maker (Vista). Many of the tools we use in the current environment (Oracle development) are not yet Vista ready (don't blame me ;-)).
    I would suggest in ANY case to reinstall Vista on a fresh partition in parallels to not recreate problems that may arise from a previous XP install.
    Otherwise i am about to believe a fresh Vista install in Parallels cannot harm your existing installed other VMs!? ;-)
     
  3. tonycarreon

    tonycarreon

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    i second spike's comment. do a fresh install (which means not purchasing the upgrade of vista but the full version) and avoid problems that might come across.

    *if you use a vista upgrade, you have to install xp first (ick!)
     

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