You haven't got an answer because you guys are the first to
use the download routine. Microsoft did not make this available
for testing to anyone that I am aware of. I'm sure they did a small
scale in-house test. But, even us "seasoned" pros who have been
using Vista in beta since June, have no idea how this procedure is
supposed to work. I certainly don't. Whenever we tested a new
beta, it was always an ISO that we burnt to a DVD.
Unfortunately, there aren't very many Microsoft employees who
participate in these groups, few and far between.
I wish I could help you, it's just that we don't have any folks around
here who have installed Vista this way.
Call Microsoft and let them know how you feel, tell them you need
"Bryan-D" <BryanD@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> I'm having the same prob; see my post from earlier, and no one has answered
> this ? yet. I've tried everything. Reload, redownloaded, everything... Please
> email me if you find a fix and I will do the same for you.
> "This is BS" wrote:
>> I made the huge mistake of assuming that purchasing the downloadable version
>> of the upgrade would be easy. I thought it would be a simple DVD ISO but no
>> its three files one of which is an exe that is suppose to extract the files
>> from the other two and the launch the setup. Well that should be easy enough
>> right. Wrong after the extraction bar completes it pops up with the error
>> "Cannot extract Windows Vista Setup to your hard drive. Please ensure that
>> you can create files and folders in the same folder where VistaSetupPrep.exe
>> was downloaded". This makes absolutly no sense because it has already
>> extracted all the files(im not sure if its all of them but it is a lot) but
>> yet it won't launch the install. I have tried every possible way I could find
>> to disable the read only property of the folder but had no luck. I can't find
>> any other thread out there to help with this problem so I don't know if I am
>> the only one with the issue or the only one dumb enough to buy this version.
>> I purchased Vista Home Premium and upgrading from XP Media Center 2004