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Vista Upgrade Speed Bumps

In today's lesson, we learn why pre-planning is very important...

So, I try to perform the dreaded in-place upgrade of my XP x64 laptop to Vista Ultimate x64, after doing all the nice things like backing everything up, and ensuring that all apps will be suitable, and what have you.  It's a new laptop, so I'm not worried about clutter or anything like that.  What should greet my eyes as I run the install process but the following:  "In-place upgrade option has been disabled."

Hmmm....    Let's go check out the , shall we?  (Yes, wrong order, but time's a-wasting here. We don't need no stinkin' instructions!)

Lo and behold: 

Upgrade Path for Windows Vista: Clean Install Option

Okay, so maybe reading is fundamental.  Especially when done in advance.  Yeah, I know better...
Clearly, this 64-bit Vista installation saga is going to take a wee bit longer than originally anticipated.

Ironically, even Exchange 2007 has been less complicated to get onto my network.   (Let's ignore, for a moment, the fact that all I've done is install Exchange 2007 on a brand new server.  I haven't actually migrated any mailboxes from Exchange 2007 over to it yet, and I did notice that I have a whole lot of reading to do before I mess with any of that.  Sigh.)

This has interesting implications for my office system, although I can at least install Vista Ultimate right from the very beginning on that system.

The journey continues, and I have some reading to do: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windowsvista/default.aspx

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Posted: Tuesday, March 20, 2007 10:34 PM by Logik!

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Talking Out Loud with ASB said:

Yeah, yeah, it took me long enough. What can I say? I finally bit the bullet and installed Vista Ultimate

# April 18, 2007 11:31 PM
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About Logik!

Andrew S. Baker aka ASB aka Logik!

Andrew S. Baker is a business-savvy, hands-on IT leader with expertise in mentoring people, mitigating risk, and integrating technology to drive innovation and maximize business results. He creates competitive advantage for organizations through effective IT leadership: implementation of processes and controls, and architecture of robust business solutions.

Mr. Baker has successfully led a number of high-performance technology teams in designing, deploying and maintaining secure, cost-effective computing environments for well-known companies, including Warner Music Group, The Princeton Review, Bear Stearns, About.com, and Lewco Securities.

For over a decade, Andrew has exhibited thought leadership on technology and business topics via mailing lists, technical forums, blogs, and professional networking groups, along with contributions to podcasts, webinars, and over 20 technical/business magazine articles. He also serves on several boards and committees for non-profit organizations, and within the Seventh-day Adventist church.

His personal interests include Astronomy, Basketball, Bible Study, Chess, Comics, Computers, Family Life Ministries, Reading, Strategy/Role Playing games, and Professional Networking...

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