> I GET AS FAR AS .......GATHERING FILES........AND THEN IT JUST KEEPS SHOWING
> LITTLE ....... FOR HOURS...!! I DO NOT WANT TO DO A "CLEAN INSTALL", BUT IS
> THAT THE ONLY WAY I CAN UPGRADE...??? ANY HELP WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED.
> I AM USING A SONY VAIO - WHICH IS ABOUT 4 YEARS OLD.
Please don't type in all capital letters. On Usenet (where you are
posting) it is considered shouting and rude, but more importantly it
makes your post very hard to read and some people won't even bother.
A 4-year old Vaio is very unlikely to be a good candidate for Vista.
This is for starters. Did you check to see if there are Vista drivers
for all your hardware at Sony's site? Sony uses very proprietary
hardware and if they don't have drivers available for your machine you
won't be able to install Vista.
You'll get more help if you give the hardware specs of your machine.
Right now with so little information, all I can speculate is that your
machine isn't compatible with Vista - either hardware, software, or both.
Elephant Boy Computers
MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User