Re: cannot install Vista Ultimate in 64-bit
"bjtlax" <email@example.com> wrote
>I have an AMD x64 3700+ processor. When I put in the 64-bit upgrade disc I
> get 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
> dont think I missed any requirements with my system. Please help.
Although you can use a upgrade version of Vista x64 to go from x86 or x64 XP
to x64 Vista, it can only do a custom install, not an in place upgrade.
With x86 XP installed, active and genuine, boot from the x64 Vista DVD. It
will confirm that XP is installed, and then you can do a custom install.
For x64 XP, the upgrade can be started either from the XP desktop or by
booting from the DVD. Still the only option is a clean install.
To migrate data and settings run the Windows Easy Transfer (WET) on the XP
installation before doing the upgrade, store the migrated data on an
external USB drive or DVD, then install Vista, reinstall applications from
the original media and use WET to bring in the data and settings.
Rock [MVP - User/Shell]