I had the exact same problem. Did the update advisor with no problem except
a few software after install problems. I have a 2005 MCE HP and was
upgrading to the Home premium. The first time I upgraded the CPU crashed
after getting about 50% of the completing installation process (last phase)
and kept rebooting wouldn't even boot in safe mode. I tried the repair
wizard and just kept going and going.... Called tech support and he couldn't
figure anything out as well and told him during the safe mode boot process it
would stop at a certain file and then reboot. He thought it might be the
hard drive tried scan disk and it was fine. Last thing we did was do a CLEAN
install and guess what it works BUT now my product key will not work "This
product key is only for upgrade not clean install", so now I am waiting to
hear back from someone else to rectify my problem and fix my product key
issue, I should not and will not buy a new product key when I did everything
correctly based on microsofts requirements and twice used the upgrade visor
to check the compatibilty, which was fine and then went with a "Microsofts
Tech Advisor" to install with a "clean" install. His last effort was then to
due a reinstall with the upgrade feature hopefully fixing ALL problems (makes
sense, upgrade whats been upgraded already after all it's the same files that
it will upgrade). DIDN'T WORK!! Got to the last phase again and went about
75% of the way through and then got the vista error message could not install
reverting back to previous windows version, WHICH IS VISTA!!!
Can someone explain that?!?!
Hope this helps but long story short no I am back to a working "clean"
install Vista that will not except my purchased product key. I guess I will
wait for their phone call and see what the say.
> I have run the advisor in the past and it says I should be able to run Vista.
> The issues it identifies are issues that I may have problems with AFTER the
> "Carey Frisch [MVP]" wrote:
> > Download and run the Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor
> > http://www.microsoft.com/windows/pro...deadvisor.mspx
> > --
> > Carey Frisch
> > Microsoft MVP
> > Windows Shell/User
> > --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> > "Briguy" wrote:
> > I'm trying to upgrade from XP Media Center Edition (SP2) to Vista Ultimate
> > (32-bit DVD). I get all the way to the last step (Completing Upgrade) and get
> > to about 34%. I then get an error box that says that windows has encountered
> > an error (no error code given) and the installation can not continue and that
> > it will revert back to XP, which it does. I have a Dell XPS 600
> > with a Pentium D 3.2 Ghz processor with 2 GB of RAM. I have 2 80 GB hard
> > drives in a RAID 0 Array. I have completely uninstalled my McAfee Anti-Virus
> > program so it would not interfere. Any help would be appreciated!