A list of Microsoft Knowledge Base articles is available to help you troubleshoot error messages that you may receive when you use the Windows Anytime Upgrade feature to upgrade Windows Vista

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INTRODUCTION

This article contains a list of Microsoft Knowledge Base articles. These articles can help you troubleshoot error messages that you may receive when you use the Windows Anytime Upgrade feature to upgrade a version of Windows Vista to one that has additional features.

Note Windows Anytime Upgrade is available on the following editions of Windows Vista:
  • Windows Vista Home Basic
  • Windows Vista Home Premium
  • Windows Vista Business
  • Windows Vista Home Basic N
  • Windows Vista Business N

MORE INFORMATION

The Windows Anytime Upgrade feature lets you perform one of the following upgrade operations:
  • If you have Windows Vista Home Basic, you can upgrade to Windows Vista Home Premium or to Windows Vista Ultimate.
  • If you have Windows Vista Business, you can upgrade to Windows Vista Ultimate.
Note You can use the Windows Anytime Upgrade feature only to upgrade a computer that is already running Windows Vista. Additionally, you must upgrade a 32-bit version of Windows Vista to another 32-bit version of Windows Vista or a 64-bit version of Windows Vista to another 64-bit version of Windows Vista.

Note To determine the version of Windows Vista that you are running, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start
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    Start button
    , type welcome center in the Start Search box, and then click Welcome Center in the Programs list.

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     User Account Control permission
    If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type your password or click Continue.
  2. In Welcome Center, examine the upper area for information about the version of Windows Vista that is installed.
When you upgrade to another version of Windows Vista, you may receive an error message. Use the following Microsoft Knowledge Base articles to help you troubleshoot the issue that you experience.
930373 Error message when you try to activate a copy of Windows Vista by using the upgrade product key: "The following failure occurred while trying to use the product key: Code: 0xC004F061"
930374 Error message when you try to perform a Windows Anytime Upgrade on a Windows Vista-based computer: "The product key you entered cannot be used when installation is started from this edition of Windows"
930375 Error message when you try to use a Windows Anytime Upgrade product key during a clean installation of Windows Vista: "To use the product key you entered, start the installation from your existing version of Windows"
930376 Error message when you try to install the license package on a Windows Vista-based computer: "Cannot Install License Package"
930377 Error message when you click the download link after you run an electronic software license purchasing program in Windows Vista: "Cannot Install License Package: This license package cannot be installed from the edition of Windows which you are using
930378 You receive an error message when you try to use Windows Anytime Upgrade (WAU) to upgrade Windows Vista: "Unable to open the license"
930379 You may receive an error message during the license installation in Windows Vista when you perform a Windows Anytime Upgrade: "An error occurred during the license installation"

REFERENCES

For more information about how to upgrade to another edition of Windows Vista, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-US/help/3af7e05f-4d2a-4af7-a168-9242f9093bb81033.mspx
For more information about the editions of Windows Vista that are available, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-US/editions.mspx

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Article ID: 930733 - Last Review: March 15, 2007 - Revision: 1.8
APPLIES TO
  • Windows Vista Home Basic
  • Windows Vista Home Basic 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Home Premium
  • Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Business
  • Windows Vista Business 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Business N
  • Windows Vista Business N 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Home Basic N
  • Windows Vista Home Basic N 64-bit Edition
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