All Vista versions to ship on single disc

by admin September 23, 2006 at 3:02 am

Users will be able to upgrade between versions simply by purchasing a new product key

Microsoft has confirmed that all versions of Vista will be shipped on a single DVD, in a feature called Windows Anytime Upgrade.

According to a spokesperson for the company, “The idea is to provide customers with the most convenient user experience possible by enabling them to more easily and directly upgrade to a higher edition of Windows Vista from within their current edition”.

Users would only be installing the version of the operating system that they had purchased, as the product key would be version-specific. Versions range from Starter to Ultimate editions.

Read more: ZDNet UK