Thank you all for taking the time and trouble to reply. mborner
Thanks for the link. Unfortunately, each time I click on it IE9 dies
This does not surprise me as I have found it to be very flaky - but then, it is a beta. The legal thing is good. "One copy may be installed per computer". The way I read this is that I will be installing the same copy - twice. Therefore I will have one copy
on my computer with two
installations. Since they are on seperate disks and obviously only one running at a time, how will MS know?
Your suggestions sound good. A clean install, not activated for a while, then becoming the main OS with the upgrade removed. My only slight reservation is that, as I said in my opening post, my current system is perfect. I am being driven by a sense of curiosity only. And you know what curiosity killed....
Actually, I've just thought of another option. I still have the manufacturers disk which came bundled with the machine when I bought it about 18 months ago. Vista 64bit. Now before you all throw up your hands in horror at the thought of me installing it, consider this........I upgraded from it to Win 7 because Vista was also faultless, no crashing, no troubles at all.
Once again I thank you all for your interest. I am greatly obliged.