Upgrade or Clean Install of Vista?

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Upgrade or Clean Install of Vista?

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I'm considering an "upgrade" from XP Home Edition to Vista, because I want to get a media extender such as the Linksys 2200, which requires Vista. Here's a link to the product:

http://www.linksys.com/servlet/Satellit ... 7840536B02

I'm considering Vista Home Premium. I am wondering if I should purchase a full version of it, or an upgrade version. With prior OS's, I know that a clean, full install was usually better. Any thoughts here? Thanks.
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I don't know about the others, but I always do a clean install................. 8)

You should be able to do that with the upgrade version as well, only thing is that during the install process somewhere it will ask you for a older version of Windows CD.............. PDT_Armataz_01_03
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Always a clean install. Saves a lot of potential problems later.
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If anyone has done an upgrade to Vista (not a clean install) and can comment on their experience, I'd like to know about it. Doing a clean install would be a lot of work, and I'd like to believe that the upgrade can work out fine. Thanks.
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Doing an upgrade from XP kills your XP license, so once you upgrade there's no going back.

Doing a clean install will prevent this and imho a clean install is always better!
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Not sure if Vista will be happy with your Creative sound card, Heard a lot of complaints about the drivers having issues.
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Not sure if Vista will be happy with your Creative sound card
Besides, M$ would always suggest that you build a brand new computer each time you upgrade OS... :wink:
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Vista would be happy with the drivers from http://www.soundblaster.com. I have an Audigy2 NX and it's fine.
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