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    Can only do an upgrade with Schools Agreement?

    We have got our Vista discs, but they are only upgrade ones. That was never a problem before because you could just insert an Xp disc when it asked you to, but these are not even bootable!

    Is this normal with the Schools agreement? If so then its going to make imaging a right pain in the arse if we have to install XP each time first. Not to mention I would always prefer a clean install compared to an upgraded one.

    What would we need to do to be able to get proper Vista discs?

    I know the schools agreement is meant to only be upgrades but we always used to get an XP disc that was a full version

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    Re: Can only do an upgrade with Schools Agreement?

    They're not bootable? I thought the vista upgrade dvd was bootable as this is how you get to perform a clean install with the upgrade disk?

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    Re: Can only do an upgrade with Schools Agreement?

    Where did you get your disks and licenses from? We use Ramesys and all their discs are full versions and bootable even though the licenses are upgrades. In fact, if you ring them, they would send you media out for about £20 per copy.

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    Re: Can only do an upgrade with Schools Agreement?

    We were only sent upgrades too - Business, Enterprise and Ultimate.

    If you are under the Schools Agreement you should be able to access licensing.microsoft.com using the information supplied with each renewal.
    This will allow you download a full bootable version of Vista Business or Vista Enterprise which you can burn to a DVD. No sign of Vista Ultimate though.

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    Re: Can only do an upgrade with Schools Agreement?

    I *think* we got it from Insight, Ramesys screwed us over royally in the past so we dont use them anymore.

    Thanks, Ill try and find our details and see if I can download the image or get them to send some different discs out

    We didnt even get different versions Busybub, we only got Business N...weird

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    Re: Can only do an upgrade with Schools Agreement?

    Quote Originally Posted by Busybub
    We were only sent upgrades too - Business, Enterprise and Ultimate.

    If you are under the Schools Agreement you should be able to access licensing.microsoft.com using the information supplied with each renewal.
    This will allow you download a full bootable version of Vista Business or Vista Enterprise which you can burn to a DVD. No sign of Vista Ultimate though.
    ultimate? I didn't think that was available under any volume license?

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    Re: Can only do an upgrade with Schools Agreement?

    Quote Originally Posted by DMcCoy
    Quote Originally Posted by Busybub
    We were only sent upgrades too - Business, Enterprise and Ultimate.

    If you are under the Schools Agreement you should be able to access licensing.microsoft.com using the information supplied with each renewal.
    This will allow you download a full bootable version of Vista Business or Vista Enterprise which you can burn to a DVD. No sign of Vista Ultimate though.
    ultimate? I didn't think that was available under any volume license?
    I didn't think so either until I saw it as an option under Software Assurance Benefits which you have to opt-in for!

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    Re: Can only do an upgrade with Schools Agreement?

    Should also add that we got the regular Ultimate upgrade as well as an x64 one.

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    Re: Can only do an upgrade with Schools Agreement?

    No wonder I didn't spot it with it hidden in the software assurance section. I really like having a schools agreement

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    Re: Can only do an upgrade with Schools Agreement?

    Hmmm... My software assurance section lists nothing... Tsk!

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    Re: Can only do an upgrade with Schools Agreement?

    Jet, you might want to check with your supplier and enquire why it is not available to you. It's possible that something was missed out when they were finishing up their paperwork.

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    Re: Can only do an upgrade with Schools Agreement?

    Just reading up on this, While Vista ultimate can be used if you had SA in place, it can't be obtained in general under a vol license, further to this each copy of ultimate has to be licensed *INDIVIDUALLY* - MAK and KMS keys do not work with Vista Ultimate.

    Back to Vista Enterprise for me :P



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