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Downgrade Vista Business to Vista Home Premium?

I'm getting Vista Business as part of Microsoft's "Power Together" promotion. But I really want Media Center capabilities and don't care much about the business features. Is there a way to "downgrade" to Home Premium since all editions are on the same disc?

I know thru Anytime Upgrade I could go to Ultimate, but I don't want to fork over the additional $139 it would cost to do so.

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Re: Downgrade.

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You could upgrade to Ultimate which has the Premium and Business features in one OS!

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Re: Downgrade

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Yes, I know I could upgrade to Ultimate, but the $139 fee is a bit steep in my opinion.

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I believe

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that the "Anytime Upgrade" will allow you to change to Premium for a much smaller cost. I have searched and can find no pricing as of yet, but Ultimate should be less than what you quoted from Business. Also, I believe from the team blogs that a swirch from Business to Premium may be possible for a small fee.

Try posting here to get an answer. Very informative forum.

http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/en-us/default.mspx?dg=microsoft.public.windows.vista.general&lang=en&cr=US&r=2a072220-0dc1-4760-b70b-a63e791bbc79

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