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Old 11-18-2007
Sean
 

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XP->Vista Ultimate upgrade failed...
During the final steps of the upgrade, I get a "Windows Installation has
Failed, please restart the computer message". This kind of left me a bit
screwed...so I just reformatted the drive and did a clean install hoping to
get the problem sorted out after installation.

Now, I'm in Vista but I can't activate it because I had a "upgrade version",
not a clean install version.

Is there a way to get in touch with Microsoft (without paying $59.00) to get
this figured out? Or do I have to go reinstall XP, then attempt the upgrade
again? Personally I don't see what the problem is, I'm holding my legit copy
of Vista in my hand, I have paid for it, and I'm currently using it - for 30
days??

Thanks!
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Old 11-18-2007
Sean
 

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RE: XP->Vista Ultimate upgrade failed...
haha nevermind, I figured out that I can just "upgrade" my unactivated clean
install. *rollseyes*

"Sean" wrote:

> During the final steps of the upgrade, I get a "Windows Installation has
> Failed, please restart the computer message". This kind of left me a bit
> screwed...so I just reformatted the drive and did a clean install hoping to
> get the problem sorted out after installation.
>
> Now, I'm in Vista but I can't activate it because I had a "upgrade version",
> not a clean install version.
>
> Is there a way to get in touch with Microsoft (without paying $59.00) to get
> this figured out? Or do I have to go reinstall XP, then attempt the upgrade
> again? Personally I don't see what the problem is, I'm holding my legit copy
> of Vista in my hand, I have paid for it, and I'm currently using it - for 30
> days??
>
> Thanks!

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