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#1 jansbob

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Posted 20 August 2007 - 10:31 AM

I just upgraded from XP to Vista. Didn't make recovery disks after the upgrade. The recovery disk for XP won't work. I have tried to safe boot, but it doesn't work. Keeps going back to the screen that tells me to run recovery disks.I am running a 1yr old HP Pentium.

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#2 jansbob

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Posted 20 August 2007 - 10:38 AM

P.S. I have run system recovery several times to no avail. Can't get to program inside of Vista to run system recovery from accessories which is what I want to do if I can safe boot.

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Posted 20 August 2007 - 05:47 PM

There are several different options available to you - most of which depend upon if you want to save any data before starting over. FWIW - I never recommend upgrading from one OS to another. Then chances of incompatibilities popping up is just too great.

What kind of XP and Vista installation CD/DVD's do you have?
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Posted 20 August 2007 - 08:20 PM

I have none, but Microsoft is sending me installation disk for Vista which they will solve the problem.

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Posted 20 August 2007 - 09:37 PM

usasma, I might have been one of the lucky ones with upgrading to Vista from my XP :huh:

I had XP Pro on my laptop...I bought Vista Business [upgrade] DVD ...not an oem! I did a 'clean install' and I haven't had any problems on my laptop with this upgrade.

If one pays attention to what their doing with upgrading, then the OS will, or should work according to plan. If the XP was infected by malware and an upgrade was done over the top, then you are asking for more problems then it was worth.

Looking at this topic:

Computer tells me can't load win.exe

....this most certainly could have been malware/virus from the former OS

my 2 cent tip :huh:

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Posted 21 August 2007 - 05:52 AM

In general you'll be faced with 2 options when upgrading to Vista - an "upgrade" and a "custom" install. Choosing the upgrade is where the problems come from. This issue was well documented with XP, so it was watched for in Vista. Basically, when you upgrade you bring all the issues from your old OS into the new one - and some of those things may just not play well with Vista - so the chances of a broken installation are much greater.

The "custom" installation prevents this by, in effect, giving you a clean install of Vista (and avoids the "upgrade" issues). Unfortunately, using this method requires some extra effort to save your documents and settings and import them after the installation is completed. I have found this (with numerous Vista installs under my belt) to be the way to go. In fact, the only "upgrade" that has ever worked for me was when I participated in the Vista beta upgrade from Business to Ultimate - it worked flawlessly for me.
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