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Old 01-31-2007
Woodie M
 

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Vista Home Premium upgrade wont install
I get all the way through the installation to the point of "Starting Windows
for the first time", but the next thing I see is "Windows Vista installation
failed -undoing changes made - you can still use your previous operating
system" (something like that). The advisor says all is OK. This is my
scenario: I wanted to upgrade my hard drive and Windows at the same time so
I backed up my data and replaced my hard drive with a new Maxtor 200gig SATA
drive. I then had to reinstall XP on the new drive so I could install Vista.
I didn't activate XP on the new drive or install any drivers before
attempting to upgrade to Vista. Should I activate and/or install all my
drivers for the clean XP installation before upgrading? Any other advice?

Thanks, - Woodie


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Old 01-31-2007
Roy Coorne
 

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Re: Vista Home Premium upgrade wont install
Woodie M schrieb:
> I get all the way through the installation to the point of "Starting Windows
> for the first time", but the next thing I see is "Windows Vista installation
> failed -undoing changes made - you can still use your previous operating
> system" (something like that). The advisor says all is OK. This is my
> scenario: I wanted to upgrade my hard drive and Windows at the same time so
> I backed up my data and replaced my hard drive with a new Maxtor 200gig SATA
> drive. I then had to reinstall XP on the new drive so I could install Vista.
> I didn't activate XP on the new drive or install any drivers before
> attempting to upgrade to Vista. Should I activate...


Yes.
<http://support.microsoft.com/kb/930985/en-us>


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