Question about upgrading to Vista on Satellite P15


I think the move to Vista, but some things are confusing me. I have a Satellite P15 with an OEM XP Home installed package. Am I good to buy another DVD of Vista OEM use to level or that will cause some kind of conflict with the etc. hidden restore partition.

I understand it to be if I chose to upgrade and want to completely install Vista from new I have to reformat my hard drive? It's a tough call. Is it possible to simply upgrade to Vista, but keep everything I already installed at all? I have tons of useful stuff and tons of waste which I'm also not lose and don't spend hours, it backs up all fancy, all as I don't want to have dual-boot to be honest. It's Vista or XP, not both for me.

Any ideas?

I guess my biggest concern is another package to OEM OEM compatibility and whether the P15 him will at all.

See you soon!


As prior use has already proposed, you must create a second partition on your HARD drive and install Vista as OS second on the created part.
This should be a better way to use this operating system with Windows XP.

I installed the Vista in the same way. First of all, I created the partition Magic 8 partition and then installed the Vista operating system.
and I must say; He works ;)

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