Vista Premium 64bit to Ultimate 64bit Upgrade Fails

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by Gregg Fowler, Jan 28, 2009.

  1. Gregg Fowler

    Gregg Fowler Guest

    I have tried to upgrade a Intel Core 2 Quad 2.33GHz, with 8GB Ram and NVIDIA
    GeForce GT120 three different times. One without mod, once after deleting
    Flash and once after removing my other two HD's. It fails every time during
    the final phase of setup. The Video Drivers have already loaded as the
    display has changed. It really makes no sense to me that an upgrade from
    Premium to Ultimate would fail because it couldn't set up devices. Are there
    any know issues? I have made many installations, both Windows and Linux and
    this just doesn't make sense. I know I could try and clean install, but I
    just really don't want to go through any more aggravation. I have searched
    for answers and haven't found much specific. I wish that there was an output
    during installation so that a specific event could be determined that fails.
    I just get the message that device(s) setup failed and the installation will
    rollback. Would appreciate any input of know issues.

    Gregg Fowler, Jan 28, 2009
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  2. Gregg Fowler

    Rick Rogers Guest

    Hi Gregg,

    Does the motherboard have 4 memory slots and are you using them all? If so,
    try removing two of them. There is a known issue with x64, some
    motherboards, and timing when all 4 slots are in use during installation.
    Rick Rogers, Jan 28, 2009
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  3. Gregg Fowler

    Gregg Fowler Guest

    I appreciate the information. I decided acutally to apply the upgrade to a
    32bit system running XP Pro. Had an unscheduled day off today and was
    "antsy" to do something. I got the upgrade as part of a good deal when I
    purchased the computer, but it is the full upgrade, not anytime upgrade so I
    can apply it to anything. The other system is a homebuilt Athlon 2400 with 2
    gigs of Ram so it shouldn't be too bad. That will be my work machine if I
    have to do VPN or Remote from home. If I have to roll back the upgrade I am
    now doing, I will try pulling two memory sticks and upgrading the Vista
    system. Thanks again.

    Gregg Fowler, Jan 29, 2009
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