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1/6/10 at 11:55pm
How so? Do you just have to enter the key from the previous OS? Was that a clean install, or an actual upgrade overtop the current system.
And Dave, you lost me with "boot loader". Are we talking a legal upgrade version?
Really, what I want is to get the upgrade (seeing as I already invested enough as it is with Vista), install it on a clean HDD, without having to install Vista first, and be able to upgrade any of my components in the future, without having the OS tied to the motherboard or something. I remember having an OEM XP Media Centre and having to call Microsoft when I wanted to change something (I think it was the video card).
Microsoft really makes this all more complicated than it should be. lol