Two Installations of Vista

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by Derek, Dec 30, 2007.

  1. Derek

    Derek Guest

    Hi,
    I recently tried to upgrade from Vista Basic to Vista Premium but the
    activation key didn't work. So I recovered Vista Basic from the windows.old
    file but there is still a corrupt version of Vista Premium on my hard disk.
    Does anyone know how to remove it?
     
    Derek, Dec 30, 2007
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  2. Derek

    philo Guest


    Just delete the folder it's in
     
    philo, Dec 30, 2007
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  3. Derek

    AJR Guest

    Regarding "...still a corrupt version of Vista Premium ...." - in what way
    corrupt? You state the activation key "did not work". When - when you tried
    to activate the installation or when entering it as the product key at
    installation?
     
    AJR, Dec 30, 2007
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  4. Derek

    Rick Rogers Guest

    Hi,

    Take ownership of the folders and delete them. To take ownership, right
    click a folder and select properties. On the security tab click advanced,
    and go to the Owner tab and click the button to edit/change it to your
    account. Enable the line to propagate to folders and subcontainers, then
    click apply. It may take a few minutes to work through. You should then be
    able to close up the folder properties and delete it.
     
    Rick Rogers, Dec 30, 2007
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  5. Derek

    Derek Guest

    I tried to delete the folder but it says "You need permission to preform this
    action".
     
    Derek, Dec 30, 2007
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  6. Derek

    Derek Guest

    I can't log into Vista Premium. It said that it was missing files and was
    corrupt. regarding the product key, I typed it in and it said it was invalid
    I tried several times to make sure I typed it in correctly but it didn't
    work. I did this after installation. I just want to remove Premium.
     
    Derek, Dec 30, 2007
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  7. Derek

    Derek Guest

    I did as you said I changed it to the administrator account, which is mine,
    but it still said i needed permission.
     
    Derek, Dec 30, 2007
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  8. Derek

    Rick Rogers Guest

    Hi,

    No, not the administrator account. Use your account. And make sure that
    these are actually the HP files.
     
    Rick Rogers, Dec 30, 2007
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  9. Derek

    Derek Guest

    There are only two accounts to chose from, one with my name and the
    adminisrator account. with either of these as the owner I am still unable to
    delete the folder. I am a little confused. The account I log into every day
    says that I'm the administrator
     
    Derek, Dec 31, 2007
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  10. Derek

    Rick Rogers Guest

    Hi,

    What is the name of the folder you are trying to delete?



     
    Rick Rogers, Dec 31, 2007
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