What were you guys thinking? System Builder Gripe!

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by rabbit101, Mar 20, 2007.

  1. rabbit101

    rabbit101 Guest

    Ok, A $400 Full Version Vista Business Ultimate/NEW OS that stops 30 minutes
    in and asks "Please insert the driver disc" Which driver I ask myself,
    wow....any given motherboard may have upwards of 20 different drivers (Not
    including Video card, TV Card etc.) depending on how hard the manufacturer
    worked on compatibility? So I have an ASUS P5W DH Deluxe Windows Vista
    Certified motherboard in front of me with every gadget possible to get
    running for my client. So I spend considerable time downloading every driver
    I can find but CANNOT bypass or continue with the installation of the OS?
    Because someone decided to GREY out the NEXT button unless ALL DRIVERS are
    located? Brilliant! But wait, to make it better Vista does NOT ask me what
    general basic drivers Im to go looking for? Video? USB? Sound? Wireless? Who
    certified this setup procedure obviously has not had ANY history of
    installing an OS on hardware. After hours of frustration and 1 option only to
    quit the installation I land up having to install Windows XP Pro on the
    system then run the Vista upgrade clean install option, turn the old files to
    WindowsOLD and when the system finishes find out that the system stopped for
    a built in WIRELESS CARD and a driver for a REMOTE CONTROL USB device. Ok Im
    an MCSE and been building systems for 20 years now and thought I had seen
    stupid stuff but this takes the cake! You MUST get rid of the STOP procedure
    in the OS for drivers, it must allow the installer to complete the basic
    installation regardless and update drivers AFTER completion.

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    rabbit101, Mar 20, 2007
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  2. Hello,
    I have never seen this prompt before.
    Hmm, can you grab the log files when you are getting the error message?
    Use this article to locate the logs:
    927521 Windows Vista setup log file locations
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;927521

    Log files could be at either one of these two phases.
    You are either in this phase:
    Windows Preinstallation Environment phase
    or this phase
    Online configuration phase

    Can you collect the log files, zip them up and send them to me.
    Send them to me.
    Remove the online portion of my displayed email address to send me the log
    files.

    This was a clean install, boot from DVD, not an upgrade correct?
    Thanks,
    Darrell Gorter[MSFT]

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    |>Ok, A $400 Full Version Vista Business Ultimate/NEW OS that stops 30
    minutes
    |>in and asks "Please insert the driver disc" Which driver I ask myself,
    |>wow....any given motherboard may have upwards of 20 different drivers
    (Not
    |>including Video card, TV Card etc.) depending on how hard the
    manufacturer
    |>worked on compatibility? So I have an ASUS P5W DH Deluxe Windows Vista
    |>Certified motherboard in front of me with every gadget possible to get
    |>running for my client. So I spend considerable time downloading every
    driver
    |>I can find but CANNOT bypass or continue with the installation of the OS?

    |>Because someone decided to GREY out the NEXT button unless ALL DRIVERS
    are
    |>located? Brilliant! But wait, to make it better Vista does NOT ask me
    what
    |>general basic drivers Im to go looking for? Video? USB? Sound? Wireless?
    Who
    |>certified this setup procedure obviously has not had ANY history of
    |>installing an OS on hardware. After hours of frustration and 1 option
    only to
    |>quit the installation I land up having to install Windows XP Pro on the
    |>system then run the Vista upgrade clean install option, turn the old
    files to
    |>WindowsOLD and when the system finishes find out that the system stopped
    for
    |>a built in WIRELESS CARD and a driver for a REMOTE CONTROL USB device. Ok
    Im
    |>an MCSE and been building systems for 20 years now and thought I had seen
    |>stupid stuff but this takes the cake! You MUST get rid of the STOP
    procedure
    |>in the OS for drivers, it must allow the installer to complete the basic
    |>installation regardless and update drivers AFTER completion.
    |>
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    |>
     
    Darrell Gorter[MSFT], Mar 21, 2007
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