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Can I install Vista upgrade to a blank drive C?

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Hi Friends,
I installed new C drive in desktop PC, but will not boot the upgrade version of Vista Ultimate. Do I have to install XP first, or is there a way for Vista upgrade to install by "seeing" XP CD in another drive?


Edited by artm12, 26 March 2010 - 06:21 AM.

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Upgrade versions of Windows Vista and Windows 7 will only install if there is a valid, authenticated installation of a previous version of Windows on the drive.

In your situation, how did you go about installing Vista Ultimate on the hard drive? Was there a previous version of Windows, or was the drive blank?
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