Setup can not run vista RC1 setup on XP pro?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by FastTommyV, Oct 5, 2006.

  1. FastTommyV

    FastTommyV Guest

    Im trying to upgrade from XP Pro SP2 to Vista RC1. I downloaded it last
    night and burned the ISO using Nero 6.6. I ran Vista Upgrade advisor and it
    found no problems and conflicts. When I insert the DVD, a message
    immeaditley comes up saying, "Setup can not run on this version of the
    Operating System. To install Windows please try booting from the install
    media." I tried doing that, but could only do a clean installation rather
    then an upgrade. How do I get a vista upgrade from XP?

    Thanks, Tom
     
    FastTommyV, Oct 5, 2006
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  2. Did you download the correct version, meaning 32 bit or 64 bit, for your
    computer?

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    Regards,

    Richard Urban
    Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User
    (For email, remove the obvious from my address)

    Quote from George Ankner:
    If you knew as much as you think you know,
    You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
     
    Richard Urban, Oct 5, 2006
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  3. FastTommyV

    FastTommyV Guest

    I have a AMD Athalon 64 3700+, but am running standard XP Pro - i.e. not the
    64 bit edition. However, I downloaded Vista RC1 64 bit edition. Could that
    be my problem? Can I not upgrade a 32 bit windows copy to a 64 bit edition?
     
    FastTommyV, Oct 5, 2006
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  4. I am not certain. I would be amazed if you could, as absolutely everything
    about the O/S you have now on your computer is different.

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    Regards,

    Richard Urban
    Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User
    (For email, remove the obvious from my address)

    Quote from George Ankner:
    If you knew as much as you think you know,
    You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
     
    Richard Urban, Oct 5, 2006
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  5. FastTommyV

    deebs Guest

    Uh-huh!

    Running this computer on a 32 bit OS (XP Pro retail) allows from the OS an
    opportunity to Upgarde or Custom install to 32 bit Vista.

    Trying to install 64 bit vista means inserting the media and booting from
    CD/DVD on startup.

    In other words 32 bot XP Pro goes to Vista 32 bit and 64 bit but the routes
    to get there are slightly different.

    BTW: both rock!

    (XP pro, Vista 32 and Vista 64 running on this machine from options
    presented at startup)
     
    deebs, Oct 5, 2006
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    Rick Rogers Guest

    Rick Rogers, Oct 6, 2006
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