No errors but receive "Installation was not successful"

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by Npham, Feb 21, 2007.

  1. Npham

    Npham Guest

    My desktop info:
    Sony Vaio Desktop.. About 120GB Harddrive, Windows XP home edition and more.

    Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor says the best edition is the Windows Vista
    Home Basic. I clicked on the Home Premium (the one that I purchased) and it
    gave me no errors and all green checkmarks so good to go, right?
    Originally, factory-install.. the partitions of my hard drive is C-Drive =
    15GB and D-Drive = 92GB. I switched it to C-Drive = 60GB and the rest D Drive.
    I reinstalled Windows XP and received all the updates to windows. I ran
    Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor and it said I can run Windows Vista.
    I receive no errors during installation but after the last reboot to finally
    get to Windows Vista, I receive "The installation was not successful."
    Anyone have any ideas on why this is happening?
    Is there a chance that it could be the software?
    Npham, Feb 21, 2007
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  2. Npham

    Jane C Guest

    Did the Upgrade Advisor warn you of any incompatible programs? All
    antivirus, antispyware, burning programs such as Nero, and similar should be
    uninstalled before attempting the upgrade. Also disconnect any external
    devices, apart from monitor, keyboard and mouse.

    Have you checked with the Sony website as to whether they have Vista drivers
    for your particular model?
    Jane C, Feb 21, 2007
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  3. Npham

    Npham Guest

    Dear Jane C,

    Upgrade Advisor only warned me about 3 programs
    * DVGate Plus
    * Windows Messenger 5.1
    * ATI Control Panel

    The night that I purchased the Windows Vista, I used my recovery disk to
    return it back to factory-installed. It doesn't have a lot of programs like
    anti-virus right now.
    I am going to install Windows Vista right now without all the other devices
    like printer and speakers and internet. I do not have anything else that was
    plugged in.
    Is it going to hurt that the internet is connected?
    Npham, Feb 21, 2007
  4. Npham

    Npham Guest

    Should I be using upgrade or clean install?
    I tried doing the upgrade with only the monitor, keyboard, and mouse and the
    install didn't work.
    Npham, Feb 21, 2007
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