I don't know what version of Vista you're trying to upgrade but here's what
upgrading looks like:
Screenshots of an upgrade to Vista
Upgrading to Windows Vista from Windows XP
Installing Windows: frequently asked questions
Upgrade strategies for IT Pros
A list of Microsoft Knowledge Base articles is available to help
troubleshoot error messages that you may receive when you try to upgrade to
Who was the disk from? What is that disk? You discovered you need discs to
back up the current system? You can back up the current system as simply as
burning files to a CD in Windows XP or you could buy a good backup method
like Acronis 10 Home. Apparently you have not done anything to back up the
current system. What in fact did you cancel? What disc is in the pc that
If you are sitting on the XP desktop like I think you are, and you put in a
CD or DVD and want to see its files and gain access to them, you can right
click the start button>and use open all users or explore all users to see
what's on the disc or you can go to My Computer and the disc should show up
there as well and you should be able to click it and see its contents.
I don't see why you need any preparation disc which probably has some kind
of mechanism to run an upgrade advisor. I do support backing your pc up
before installing an upgrade to Vista. MSFT has an upgrade advisor for
Vista you can download from their website.
Also you didn't indicate any special situations you have on your computer
like a SATA or other setup that may require drivers for Vista to be
installed in setup.
17% of TB Cases are from "smear negative" patients like the PI lawyer Ted
Speaker. What irony that a lawyer who sues people in personal injury case
is now the target of hundreds of cases being filed. The CDC says stupidly
that they are only trying to track Speaker's contacts who were US citizens?
As if people don't fly to the US every day from other places. And what
about the people with whom speaker came into contact every day he wasn't
isolated at Denver?
The US is totally unprepared for any pandemic and has no competent homeland
security personnel and obviously the CDC had no clue and no plan.
In this situation, a Personal Injury lawyer willfully and intentionally fled
every jurisdiction that has prooved it told him not to fly. Ironically he
was accompanied by his father in law who happens to be a TB expert and MD
for years at the CDC who ignored everything he learned about TB.
This just goes to show that very educated people including physicians will
ignore the very principles they communicate to patients and others on a
daily basis for their own selfish reasons.
The CDC's statement by Julie Gerberding that Cooksy was acting like a father
in law should have read--he was acting like a medically ignorant father in
law instead of as a CDC longtime physician employee who is in the TB section
of the CDC.
The US has a Department of Homeland Insecurity that makes a "Three Stooges"
movie look tame.
"L.J" <L.J@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> I am trying to install my upgrade to Vista, I got sent a disk which was to
> prepare the computer for upgrade, I opened it earlier today and discovered
> need some disks to back up current system, so I cancelled (and shut down
> computer) and went into town to got the disks, I have put the disk in the
> computer but it won't open, I then tried to open it though run on start
> but this didn't work either...any ideas?