Clean Install With Vista Upgrade DVDs

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    Bertfromnz, Feb 1, 2007
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    The secret is that the setup program in Vista's upgrade version will accept an
    installed copy of XP, W2K, or an unactivated copy of Vista itself as evidence
    of a previous installation.

    This enables you to "clean install" an upgrade version of Vista to any
    formatted or unformatted hard drive, which is usually the preferred method when
    installing any new operating system. You must, in essence, install Vista twice
    to take advantage of this trick. But Vista installs much faster than XP, so
    it's quicker than installing XP followed by Vista to get the upgrade price.

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