Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 7th Feb 2007 09:13 UTC, submitted by jayson.knight
Windows Microsoft will not close a loophole that offers consumers a cheaper way to upgrade to Windows Vista. Users can install the upgrade version of the new operating system as a fresh installation, even if they do not currently own a licensed copy of Windows XP. The procedure is time consuming, but allows users to save about 35 per cent of the purchase price for the regular Windows Vista.
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But is this legal?
by amadensor on Wed 7th Feb 2007 14:04 UTC
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If I am legally allowed to do the upgrade because I have XP on the machine. I know that a clean install will be better because it will not carry over all of the baggage (drivers, spyware, viruses) from my previous install. Is it against the contract to use this to get a nice, clean install?

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