Quote: Originally Posted by tw33k
I doubt that. No way are they gonna give him Ultimate for the price of Pro. He needs to backup and reinstall
You may be right. However, he already has Ultimate installed and Microsoft would have nothing to gain or lose by not letting him keep it installed. The only reason I say this is because my calls to MS in the past have been very, very, positive. They let me install a Windows 7 upgrade on a clean, brand new HDD and they never even asked me if I had a previous version of Windows. Basically, their attitude was this; "We just want that operating system up and running on a PC as it does us no good sitting in a DVD case. We have nothing to gain or lose by not activating it for a potential user"
Actually, they do have something to gain; A satisfied customer.