> I guess my next question is "Do I need to do a complete install?" The
> computer originally had XP then as I said i was able to install Vista over
> that. Now it seems to indicate that there is no operating system yet I am
> able to connect to the internet with limited functionality as Vista calls it.
You've left out a couple of essential bits of pertinent information
about this process:
1) What specific edition of WinXP (Home, Pro, MCE, x64, etc) was/is
currently installed on the laptop?
2) What specific edition of Vista (Home Basic or Premium, Business, or
Ultimate) did you use to perform the failed upgrade?
3) What specific edition (Home Basic or Premium, Business, or Ultimate)
of Vista Upgrade are you using to try to correct the situation?
There are some very specific supported upgrade paths, and not all
versions of Vista can upgrade all versions of WinXP.
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