Windows Vista requires old copy of Windows

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Windows Vista requires old copy of Windows

Windows VistaMicrosoft Vista Upgrade requires an earlier version of Windows in order to install. No biggie, right? Just insert the Windows 2000/XP CD during the install process, right? WRONG! In a bonehead move Microsoft has decided that in order to "upgrade" your current version of Windows you have to have the older version of Windows ON YOUR PC already. Thus, upgrade versions of Windows Vista Home Basic, Premium, and Starter Edition will require that you have Windows XP or Windows 2000 on your hard drive. Everyone knows a "clean" install is better for reliability/stability and better performance. Now Microsoft is forcing you to install an older version of Windows (XP or 2000) just to get the Windows Vista Upgrade to install.

You could of course pay for a full version of Windows Vista, but isn't the point of upgrades to "reward" your loyal customers by cutting them a price break? Bad move Microsoft. Piss your customers off any more and the Mac OS or perhaps even Ubuntu (Linux distro) is looking better all the time!


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