Re: "Upgrade" from RC2 Problems
"Jeff Daly" <jeff_daly (@) hotmail (dot) com> wrote in message
>I am an Action Pack subscriber and now that my Office 2007 beta period is
>over, I decided that I would grab hold of my Vista and Office release
>versions and get it all over with. I realize that I can NOT 'upgrade' in
>the traditional sense since the RC2 was Vista Ultimate and the Action Pack
>distributes Vista Business. Here is what I've done:
> 1. I've done my backup and a Windows Easy Transfer to my external hard
> 2. I put the Vista DVD in and started away.
> 3. I put in the Product Key and let it download updates.
> 4. I left it.
> When I came back, there was an error that said it couldn't be installed,
> it restored my previous version and I should run the compatibility
> program. I've RUN the compatibility program and I am RUNNING Vista (albeit
> a beta version).
> 1. Since this is a 'clean install', I don't have to uninstall anything to
> make it work, do I?
> 2. Should I have uninstalled all my peripherals (printer, webcam,
> external hard drive, etc.)?
> 3. Is there a chance that they did something between RC2 and release that
> makes me now not compatible?
> Any answers, suggestions, gut feelings, etc. are GREATLY appreciated!!!
I would try uninstalling all peripherals including add on pci cards, disable
on board sound in the BIOS, then add them one at a time after Vista