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    Hi all, my friend has a copy of Windows XP on his laptop, however, he does not have the Windows XP Disk, but he has a product key. Would Windows Vista Upgrade require the XP disk when upgrading?


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    i personally thought you had to have a vista upgrade coupon that would come with the laptop or w/e

    **btw** don't take my word for it.......
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    hmm, havent seen this upgrade thing, is it a disk, or he has to download the product? my friend installed vista from a retail vista disk (from MSDN, not warez ^^) and it backed up the old XP files

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    i thought that since vista was late coming out that anyone who bought win XP or media center would get like a upgrade coupon, but since its out already they wont give it out anymore....

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    Its not for me, its for my friend. As I know when your installing XP Home Upgrade, you have to insert a Windows 98 or ME disk. I was just wondering if it is the same for the Windows Vista disk, as he has lost his XP disk. He has had Windows XP installed for 4 years so he is not eligible for the Vista Free Upgrade.

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    tbh, if it's a legit copy and you do need the CD for this, just grab it from the net or lend him your copy?

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    Thanks for the help, I have passed the information on to him. I would lend him my disk but we live 4000 miles away.

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