You cannot use an upgrade key to perform a clean installation of Windows Vista
You cannot use an upgrade key to perform a clean installation of Windows Vista:
Okay there’s a part of me that understands that… that it’s for compliance purposes….but there’s a part of me that goes…hang on… that was a way that I could flatten an OEM, take my Action pack upgrade media and get a clean install out of it by merely proving that I had a prior clean build. Big server enterprise land uses “Business desktop deployment” and RIS and ghosting and all that..we don’t down here… so
Microsoft Solution Accelerator for Business Desktop Deployment 2007:
…if we don’t do that as it’s too big for us… I think we’re going to have to start discussing what we do have as options down here depending on the version we have. I know that I’m very glad for VMware testing purposes that I made the choice to purchase TechNet plus direct. That gives me real full licenses of Vista, that, obviously cannot be used for business, but at least I can use to quickly/easily build a desktop for testing purposes. I don’t think the Vista Business that we get with Action pack will let me do that… and I’m not sure the Business one I get with MVLS (Vol Licensing) will let me either…. I need to check on that.
I think for most folks he OEM way is how these guys will be sold….don’t you?