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Old 05-19-2010
Ed Pyle
 

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XP Upgrade
I am trying to upgrade XP to Vista. After the information gathering process
finishes I get a message to the effect that "upgrade installation disabled -
cannot determine if another operating system is present - fix boot record and
run again". I do not have another operating system installed. Anyone know
what is going on here and how I should proceed? Thanks.
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Old 05-20-2010
Rick Rogers
 

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Re: XP Upgrade
Hi Ed,

To upgrade from XP to Vista with an Upgrade disk, you must start from within
a running XP installation, you cannot do it by booting to the Vista disk or
by "showing" the installer an XP disk as a qualifier.

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Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"Ed Pyle" <EdPyle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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>I am trying to upgrade XP to Vista. After the information gathering
>process
> finishes I get a message to the effect that "upgrade installation
> disabled -
> cannot determine if another operating system is present - fix boot record
> and
> run again". I do not have another operating system installed. Anyone
> know
> what is going on here and how I should proceed? Thanks.


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Old 05-28-2010
Mark
 

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Re: XP Upgrade
Why would you want to go from XP to Vista anyway??? XP is a much better OS.
I am just one of many people who have downgraded from Vista back to XP for
the simple reason Vista sux................ IMHO
"Ed Pyle" <EdPyle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:196AECBC-5599-468F-A300-430B5B0C0EB6@microsoft.com...
>I am trying to upgrade XP to Vista. After the information gathering
>process
> finishes I get a message to the effect that "upgrade installation
> disabled -
> cannot determine if another operating system is present - fix boot record
> and
> run again". I do not have another operating system installed. Anyone
> know
> what is going on here and how I should proceed? Thanks.


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