Dell :: Vostro 1310 In Place Upgrade To ULTIMATE ?

Apr 1, 2009

note: my process below is for Australia where we do not have access to Microsoft's online AnyTime Upgrade for Windows products...

I'm in the process of purchasing a Dell Vostro 1310 on behalf of a family member who's just started University (College)

I've configured the one we want into a shopping cart at the Dell Store. However, it only comes with Vista Home BASIC included. I can upgrade it via Dell to Business or Ultimate for a further $237. I would rather have Home PREMIUM but Dell does not offer that for Vostro as it's a "business" system. That's fine. But Home Basic is not suitable.

Here is what I'm planning and I want to run it past the experts here before going ahead.

* Purchase the Vostro 1310 from Dell with HOME BASIC included in the price.
* Purchase ULTIMATE UPGRADE for $80 from MS via offer for ADDITIONAL PRODUCTS at the site.
* Take delivery of the laptop from Dell with HOME BASIC pre-installed
* Use the ULTIMATE UPGRADE to do an in-place upgrade of the the pre-installed Vista HOME BASIC to ULTIMATE...

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