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#1 Alan62

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 12:11 AM

I have a windows xp and I'm trying to upgrade it to windows vista, but it keeps giving me an error saying "Setup can not run on this version of the Operating System. To install Windows please try booting from the install media." I was wondering if anyone can tell me what "The install media" means. I would appreaciate it.

Edited by hamluis, 30 December 2010 - 11:50 AM.
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#2 hamluis

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 05:44 AM

I guess that I have to wonder...just how are you trying to upgrade to Vista? What is the source for the CD/DVD?

The install media...is the CD/DVD used to attempt the install.

Media without a valid license...incorrect version...media from an OEM system which you are trying to install on another system...a dirty disk...these are a few of the possible reasons error messages might be generated when trying to install Vista on an XP system.

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#3 Alan62

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 05:54 AM

Its from a vista disk. The operatorating system is windows xp SP 3 Both are Genuine

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 06:01 AM

Are you booting from the disk or are you running it from with in XP?

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 11:50 AM

Well, I think you misinterpreted my question.

Are you trying to do a clean install of Vista...first deleting the XP install?

I don't know Vista...but I doubt if every version of it is an "upgrade version", which means a clean install is the method of installing Vista.

I will move this to the Vista forum, where personnel there can weigh in :).

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 12:44 PM

Alright cool thanks. And I'm trying to install it on the desktop. I put the disk in the cd rom and go to mycomputer to install it

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Posted 31 December 2010 - 06:36 PM

32-bit version or 64-bit version of Vista?
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Posted 31 December 2010 - 07:12 PM

As noted by TZ...you cannot install any version of XP...from within any version. You cannot change or install system files for a given verzion...if those files are in use.

Insert the disc, after changing the boot order in the BIOS so that your first option is the CD/DVD drive.

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Posted 31 December 2010 - 10:46 PM

Well, its a windows xp 32 and I have windows vista 64-bit. Can I still upgrade it?

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Posted 01 January 2011 - 11:12 AM

That depends on your hardware. In particular the processor.

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Posted 01 January 2011 - 07:01 PM

AMD Athlon 64 Processor 3200+, MMX, 3DNow, ~2.0GHz

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Posted 01 January 2011 - 11:57 PM

AMD Athlon 64 Processor 3200+



The 64 being the key. Yep. It will run Vista 64.

But upgrading is different then doing a fresh install.

Edited by ThunderZ, 01 January 2011 - 11:58 PM.


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Posted 02 January 2011 - 09:16 PM

Okay, I think I'm doing Fresh instal. How do I do it?

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Posted 02 January 2011 - 09:30 PM

Back up any pics, music, data you want saved.

Then to be on the safe side I would check the manufacturers site of your PC to make sure they offer Vista driver support.

Once you have the needed drivers and your important stuff backed up set your PC to boot from the CD drive. May already be by default. Place the Vista disk in the CD drive and restart your PC. Follow the on screen instructions.

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Posted 02 January 2011 - 09:49 PM

Yeah, Nvidia probably has drivers. What type of drivers would I need? And how do I set it to boot from CD?

Edit -
I did the boot from CD but it just goes to the regular OS

Edited by Alan62, 02 January 2011 - 11:31 PM.





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