Could someone please read this ANY THOUGHTS GREATLY APPRECIATED

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by Vann, Oct 17, 2006.

  1. Vann

    Vann Guest

    Computer hangs after putting in key, operating system: upgrading windows xp
    home edition to vista basic home edition I tried just about everything. I
    believe it happend after a partial install hang and system shutoff then
    turned back on it reverted back to xp now the install won't go past entering
    key no errors no lockup just hour glass and nothing for hrs on end if I ctrl
    alt delete I can bring up the windows task manager and cancel installation
    this is why I know it is not locked up if I do not enter the key will go
    forward until I choose operating system then it again hangs with hour
    glass..............????? It seems as though Microsoft might have installed
    something in Installation which keeps it from installing a second time from a
    computer which failed an initial install.
    Vann, Oct 17, 2006
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    Jack Guest

    punctuation marks may help,
    Jack, Oct 17, 2006
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    Rich Guest

    Are you installing from a DVD? If so the DVD might be corrupt try burn it
    again at the lowest possible speed or alternatively extract the files to
    your hard drive and run the install from there.

    If you're having trouble extracting the files from the ISO please read my
    upgrade experience thread
    Rich, Oct 17, 2006
  4. It may have something to do with the fact that your Product Key (if you
    received it from Microsoft in the CPP) is for Vista Ultimate and will not
    activate any other version.
    Mark D. VandenBerg, Oct 17, 2006
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