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  • Vista Business > Ultimate and Dynamic > Basic

    Hiya,

    I have a company PC installed with Vista Business x64 and now got the full version of Ultimate and wish to upgrade.
    However, upgrade is apparently only possible through the Anytime DVD .. But this would require purchasing another key as for some reason it does not accept the key from the new Ultimate copy.

    The Business one is from our MSDN account but the Ultimate is RTM .. so maybe that is the problem.

    Another problem is that for testing purposes the C-Drive was converted to a dynamic disk which gives me now problems to use imaging software to make a backup.


    To the actual question. Is there a way (not sure whether I can use the Vista backup function for this) to make a backup of the system, install Vista Ultimate and copy that stuff back ?

    I have just too much work stuff related installed which I certainly don't want to re-install and configure (not to mention 120 RDP connections plus SSH connections etc.)

    Also is there a good / save way to convert the dynamic disk back to a basic one ?

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    Re: Vista Business > Ultimate and Dynamic > Basic

    You have to delete everything on the disk and then convert it back to a basic disk using Disk Manager. So, you have to backup all the data on the disk first, (which would have been sensible advice anyway).
    Best wishes,
    PaulH.
    MCP:Server 2003; MCITP:Server 2008; MCTS: SBS2008

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    • #3
      Re: Vista Business > Ultimate and Dynamic > Basic

      Originally posted by Gomjaba View Post
      ...To the actual question. Is there a way (not sure whether I can use the Vista backup function for this) to make a backup of the system, install Vista Ultimate and copy that stuff back ?
      Maybe you could consider using the wizard as if you were swapping to a new computer: lookup "Transfer files and settings from another computer" in the Windows help for more information on this useful facility.

      I think that a formal Windows backup would contain too much system-specific information and may not permit you to restore what you need.
      Best wishes,
      PaulH.
      MCP:Server 2003; MCITP:Server 2008; MCTS: SBS2008

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