Clean-Install Vista from at an Upgrade Price

The upgrade price of Microsoft Windows Vista is much lower than the full retail price. What if you could install Vista from the Upgrade version, without having another version of Windows already? Well, you can... has the answer.

It's based on two key facts:

  1. You can install an unactivated copy of Vista from the Upgrade disk
  2. The Upgrade disk accepts an unactivated copy of Vista itself as evidence of a previous installation.
Doesn't make sense? Read the article and follow the eleven steps.

The author of the article, Brian Livingston, is editorial director of the Windows Secrets Newsletter and the co-author of Windows Vista Secrets and 10 other books.


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