Passes Ugrade Advisor, Fails Install

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by 92869, Feb 2, 2007.

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    92869 Guest

    Trying to install Vista Ultimate upgrade over XP Pro.

    System is new. Assembled since the first of the year, with the intention of
    running Vista. Configuration as follows: AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+, in an ECS
    NFORCE4M-A motherboard ( CPU and MB purchased as a unit from Fry's), 2GB
    PC6400 RAM, EVGA e-GeForce 7600 GT video card, 2 ea WD Raptor SATA 74GB
    10000 RPM hard drives running in RAID 0.

    At about 68% of completion phase, I get an error message saying the install
    failed and that I should run the Upgrade Advisor in order to determine the
    cause. The Upgrade Advisor certifies that the system can run Vista and
    reccomends the Business Edition.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks, in advance.
    92869, Feb 2, 2007
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    Writedonnie Guest

    Step 1: Make sure you have absolutely no Anti-Virus in your program folders
    or registry.
    Step 2: Try the Upgrade again.
    Step 3: Backup all of your files, and reformat your system to the original
    Manufacturer settings. If XP was not Pre-Installed, go ahead and re-install
    Windows XP. Than the upgrade will work fine.

    What has happened, is apparently something that had been uninstalled from
    your computer had disabled some of the installation files. Reformatting will
    correct this.

    Let me know if this does not help and we will try another option. This has
    been the number one solution for Failed Upgrades.
    Writedonnie, Feb 2, 2007
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    Bathory Guest


    I am having a similar problem. My system is quite new (Athlon FX 57, 2 gigs
    of Ram, Geforce Go 7800 GTX, XP Pro well updated) and upgrade advisor gave me
    green light for upgrade. The only remaining issues were with my display
    drivers but nothing that could prevent me from upgrading. My anti-virus is
    Kaspersky 6.0 which is Vista Compatible. I bought the Update Disc of Vista

    After reaching 68% on upgrade completion my computer restarts and suddenly I
    see a blue screen that I cannot even read because it instantly reboots and
    gives me the screen where it says that my windows cannot be upgraded and that
    it will put back XP.

    I read something about going into the BIOS and deactivating "Cool n Quiet"
    technology but before trying something I would like to ask first.

    Thank you all very much for your support.
    Bathory, Feb 18, 2007
  4. Sadly lots of people get a inital green light from the pile of crap
    called Vista Update Advisor only to see the install crash at some
    point due to things that the Advisor passed.

    A quick web search found this:
    Adam Albright, Feb 18, 2007
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