Quote: Originally Posted by LenBum
The cost of the full version of Ultimate makes me want to throw up but I may not have a choice. I'm running Win 7 Ultimate RC. I do have Windows Vista Home Premium but haven't installed it since the first Win 7 beta came out. I do a lot of experimenting and frequently have to reinstall the OS. It's fun..............I like to do it. My question is if I bought the upgrade would I have to install Vista first everytime and then use the upgrade? Since I do frequent fresh installs I'm betting that the full version is the way for me to go. Thanks
If your planning on doing re-installations I would get the full version.
As nobody knows for sure yet, until Oct 22, all the evidence leads to the requirement of installing Vista and activating it before you can install Windows 7 with the Upgrade disk.
You could do it one time and get an image backup and restore it when required.
The full version will be a lot easier if your are going to do frequent re-installs.