Upgrade Windows Vista 64bit from XP 64bit trial

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by SDBmania, Mar 14, 2008.

  1. SDBmania

    SDBmania Guest

    I purchased a digital update of Windows Vista Premium upgrade and the
    download won't load. I am useing a trial version of Windows XP 64-bit.



    I first used the digital locker a few times and it would stop at 99 percent
    and give a validation error. I figured it the locker was having a problem so
    i manual downloaded the three files through my internet browser. They
    downloaded fine without problems, but when I tried to run the Vista setup I
    ran into another error:



    0x8007000D Windows was unable to create a required installation folder.



    Anyone else have this problem? I was wondering if it was because I had the
    trial version but a review of the software said that's how they upgraded it.
     
    SDBmania, Mar 14, 2008
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  2. A trial version of Windows XP does not qualify for
    an upgrade license for Windows Vista. You would
    need to purchase the "Full Version" of Vista.

    --
    Carey Frisch
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Shell/User

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    :

    I purchased a digital update of Windows Vista Premium upgrade and the
    download won't load. I am useing a trial version of Windows XP 64-bit.



    I first used the digital locker a few times and it would stop at 99 percent
    and give a validation error. I figured it the locker was having a problem so
    i manual downloaded the three files through my internet browser. They
    downloaded fine without problems, but when I tried to run the Vista setup I
    ran into another error:



    0x8007000D Windows was unable to create a required installation folder.



    Anyone else have this problem? I was wondering if it was because I had the
    trial version but a review of the software said that's how they upgraded it.
     
    Carey Frisch [MVP], Mar 14, 2008
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  3. SDBmania

    SDBmania Guest

    Oh, I was afraid of that, so it looks like I'll have to get a refund. It's
    too bad I can't upgrade it from my 32bit XP which I bought last year. Thanks
    for the reply Carey. :)
     
    SDBmania, Mar 15, 2008
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  4. SDBmania

    John Barnes Guest

    You can use the upgrade version to go from XP 32-bit to Vista 64-bit. It
    requires a clean install but is valid
     
    John Barnes, Mar 15, 2008
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  5. SDBmania

    SDBmania Guest

    Oh? Well, I couldn't activate the installer because I'd get an error every
    time. It says that the software couldn't install a setup folder or something
    like that. I think there might be something wrong with the download since
    when I try to download it with the digital locker it stops at 99 percent and
    says it couldn't validate the download. I've tried downloading it with the
    locker a few times and it always says the same. I've also tried to download
    it through internet explorer and it does the same thing.
     
    SDBmania, Mar 15, 2008
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  6. SDBmania

    John Barnes Guest

    If you are having problems with the download, that has nothing to do with
    whether you can use an upgrade version to go from XP86 to Vista64
     
    John Barnes, Mar 15, 2008
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  7. SDBmania

    Mick Murphy Guest

    It does have somethibng to do with things when he only has a TRIAL version of
    XP!
     
    Mick Murphy, Mar 15, 2008
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  8. SDBmania

    John Barnes Guest

    So true.

     
    John Barnes, Mar 15, 2008
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  9. SDBmania

    SDBmania Guest

    Im glad you said that Mick, cuz i went back to my purchased copy of XP 32bit
    and Im trying to download it now. I know I cant upgrade it from that but if
    I burn a copy on to a DVD I should be able to boot off it and run a clean
    install right? Cuz, I think id need an iso file to do that.
     
    SDBmania, Mar 15, 2008
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  10. SDBmania

    SDBmania Guest

    And I meant that im trying to download vista again.
     
    SDBmania, Mar 15, 2008
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  11. SDBmania

    SDBmania Guest

    Ok I just thougth I would mention that I finally solved the problem. It was
    a bad file download, for some reason the download that microsoft had given me
    was corrupted or bad. I was able to find another site to download vista and
    then I was able to make a good dvd bootable install disk and now I'm running
    vista just fine. I have to say that I'm surprised how well the 64 bit
    version runs on my computer when compared to the 32 bit version.

    Anyway, if you ever get some kind of error downloading vista from microsoft
    you might concider finding another source. Thanks everyone who posted in my
    topic. :)
     
    SDBmania, Mar 18, 2008
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