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Trying to install Vista

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Posted 26 May 2009 - 03:55 PM


First I have to come clean and admit that I've been trying to use the Vista Home Premium Upgrade version even though I don't have a legal copy of WinXP on my machjne. For at least 6 or 7 years now I've been running a corporate version of XP, that dosn't require activation. But I came into a little extra money recently and decided to go legit. Of course I didn't want to "upgrade" over that bootleg version So I tried the system were you install Vista once without entering the Product Key Then install it again as a regular upgrade install.
That all seems to work out pretty well except when I start the upgrade install it says it can't find several things and after the Install it doesn't want to boot up correctly. But it will boot in safe mode, usually! It seems to detiriorate quickly though so that it is soon unusable. I've tried it from several optical drives both ATAPI and SATA in two differant machines. My main machine (see sig. below) and my old backup machine with an ECS motherboard running my old Pentium D. Basically all the same problems occured.

Any body got any tips, tricks or suggestions?

Thanks, Chuck.
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Posted 03 June 2009 - 01:23 PM

Good call with getting a legitimate copy of Windows Vista.

Here is a link that should help you with the installation process: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/918884.

You’re going to want to look for the “perform a clean installation” section and go from there.

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