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Can't Update need to reinstall, tips please?

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Old 07-19-2009
ldodman
 

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Can't Update need to reinstall, tips please?

Hi,

I can't update Vista 64 bit, went through everything with MS support,
nothing worked. Module Installer keeps stopping. Will have to reinstall
OS. I have 8GB of memory.

Any tips and or advice before I have to wipe my C drive clean? I have 3
hard drives on my computer so the C drive is programs and I'll export my
outlook mail stuff and bookmarks, anything else I should consider?

Will the Vista 64 just pick up on the 8 GB or do I have to do something
for it to find all the RAM?

Thanks in advance.

Les...


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Old 07-21-2009
Rick Rogers
 

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Re: Can't Update need to reinstall, tips please?
Hi,

The only thing I'd mention is that if the 8GB of memory occupy all the
motherboard slots, you may need to remove 1/2 of them to have a successful
install due to a known timing issue when all 4 slots are in use. The extra
ram can be reinstalled after the fact, and Vista will not have any problem
in recognizing it.

It is always a wise idea to backup critical data to removable media before
doing any OS installation, as you never know what may go wrong.

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"ldodman" <guest@unknown-email.com> wrote in message
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> Hi,
>
> I can't update Vista 64 bit, went through everything with MS support,
> nothing worked. Module Installer keeps stopping. Will have to reinstall
> OS. I have 8GB of memory.
>
> Any tips and or advice before I have to wipe my C drive clean? I have 3
> hard drives on my computer so the C drive is programs and I'll export my
> outlook mail stuff and bookmarks, anything else I should consider?
>
> Will the Vista 64 just pick up on the 8 GB or do I have to do something
> for it to find all the RAM?
>
> Thanks in advance.
>
> Les...
>
>
> --
> ldodman


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