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Re: Help with windows vista!
« Reply #15 on: March 01, 2008, 08:26:12 PM »
I assume, you have plenty of a free space?

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    Re: Help with windows vista!
    « Reply #16 on: March 01, 2008, 08:27:27 PM »
    yeah, I don't know why it says that though. should I create a partition?

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    Re: Help with windows vista!
    « Reply #17 on: March 01, 2008, 08:38:14 PM »
    No, no.
    Surely, we can't read that error to the letter, but...
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      « Reply #18 on: March 01, 2008, 09:01:09 PM »
      well I ran cc cleaner, restarted my pc and now it works. So I just pick upgrade and choose the windows vista that I have. Will this delete anything.?

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      Re: Help with windows vista!
      « Reply #19 on: March 01, 2008, 09:12:55 PM »
      It shouldn't. I said "shouldn't", because in computer world there is nothing for sure.
      This type of reinstall, just overwrites existing Windows files (not your data) with new copies, so in theory, your data should be untouched, but you know how sometimes things go wrong.
      If you have really important data, I'd back them up, just in case.

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        « Reply #20 on: March 01, 2008, 09:15:19 PM »
        ok. I'll take the risk here and upgrade. I'll let you know how it went when I finish. Thanks for all the help.

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        Re: Help with windows vista!
        « Reply #21 on: March 01, 2008, 09:24:11 PM »
        You're welcome :) Bring me good news.
        If it doesn't work, and you have external HD, we may try another option.

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          « Reply #22 on: March 01, 2008, 10:44:08 PM »
          it was at the last step of the installation and it failed. It said it couldn't upgrade that version of windows or something like that. I don't have an external hard drive, so I guess I'll just have to keep booting up from my old hard drive. Thanks for the help though. I really appreciated.

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          Re: Help with windows vista!
          « Reply #23 on: March 01, 2008, 10:46:19 PM »
          How is your boot order set in BIOS?

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            « Reply #24 on: March 02, 2008, 10:51:52 PM »
            well normally I have the hard drive D: as first. than my dvd drive and then my other hard drive.

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            Re: Help with windows vista!
            « Reply #25 on: March 02, 2008, 10:58:23 PM »
            Set it up to DVD, C (Vista), D (XP)

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              « Reply #26 on: March 02, 2008, 11:00:46 PM »
              ok. and what should I do after that?.

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              Re: Help with windows vista!
              « Reply #27 on: March 02, 2008, 11:02:25 PM »
              See, if it's gonna boot straight to Vista. You can always reverse it, if it doesn't work.

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                « Reply #28 on: March 02, 2008, 11:14:24 PM »
                it booted up normally. It shows the boot menu and I pick vista. But when I disconnect drive d: it does not boot at all. So is there no way to create a new vista boot sector on drive c:, am I stuck with having to but up from drive D:?.

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                Re: Help with windows vista!
                « Reply #29 on: March 02, 2008, 11:50:22 PM »
                How do you know, that after changing boot sequence, you still need drive D to be hooked up?