Re: install stuck at extracting files
so far its gotten past 21%. thanks for your help
"Dominic Payer" wrote:
> See http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929777
> Remove 2GB of the RAM, install Vista, apply Windows Updates (which will
> include the hotfix), then install the extra 2GB RAM and all will be well.
> "Nt86" <Nt86@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > back in june i built a custom computer designed to run windows vista. it
> > has
> > 4 GB of ram, a 250 GB Sata drive, core 2 duo processor from intel, intel
> > motherboard with onboard video, 2 DVD drives, one with +RW and
> > lightscribe.
> > no PCI add ons, no IDE HDDs, and a floppy drive. another computer i had
> > built
> > 2 years ago that has SATA drives and it runs vista flawlessly on a pentium
> > 4
> > and 1.5 GB ram. back to other computer, it runs windows xp media center
> > edition with no toruble, but when you try to upgrade to vista, it gets
> > stuck
> > at 21% of the extracting files part of the installation. the good news is
> > the
> > installation restores xp automatically whenever it(and it always has)
> > failed. if anybody knows how to make this work, plese lemme know. i might
> > have some IDE drives laying around if that will work.