Vista ultimate 64% of completing install

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by SEL, Mar 10, 2007.

  1. SEL

    SEL Guest

    I am upgrading from XP to Ultimate.

    Everytime the install goes smothly intil the finalising install bar hangs at
    precisely 64%.I have left this over night to see it makes a difference.

    I have no idea what to try other than attempting install again....HELP
    SEL, Mar 10, 2007
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  2. SEL

    Kerry Brown Guest

    Here's some tips to help with upgrading.

    1) Backup your PC.
    2) Back it up again.
    3) Test your backups.

    If you skip the above steps please don't whine that the upgrade trashed all
    your files. Any process that involves this many changes to the file system
    is fraught with danger. If you don't have full backup of your pc before
    starting the upgrade you are an idiot and shouldn't really have a pc to
    start with :) This may sound harsh but it is reality.

    4) Run the latest version of the Upgrade Advisor and note anything it flags.
    5) Uninstall (not disable) all antivirus, antispyware, firewall, disk
    utility, and system utility programs even if the upgrade advisor doesn't
    mention them. You will need to install Vista compatible versions after the
    upgrade is finished.
    6) Uninstall (not disable) all programs that the upgrade advisor flags as
    possible problems. You will need to install Vista compatible versions after
    the upgrade is finished.
    7) If possible remove all hardware that the upgrade advisor flags as
    8) Make sure you have Vista compatible drivers and software for all your
    hardware devices burned to CD. Don't just look for drivers that the upgrade
    advisor mentioned. If possible have drivers ready for everything.
    9) Physically unplug any external devices like portable hard drives,
    printers, card readers, flash drives, cameras, etc..
    10) Run a chkdsk on all the partitions on all hard drives still connected.
    11) Defrag the system and boot partitions.
    12) Start the Vista upgrade process.
    Kerry Brown, Mar 10, 2007
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