XP Upgrade

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by Ed Pyle, May 19, 2010.

  1. Ed Pyle

    Ed Pyle Guest

    I am trying to upgrade XP to Vista. After the information gathering process
    finishes I get a message to the effect that "upgrade installation disabled -
    cannot determine if another operating system is present - fix boot record and
    run again". I do not have another operating system installed. Anyone know
    what is going on here and how I should proceed? Thanks.
    Ed Pyle, May 19, 2010
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    Rick Rogers Guest

    Hi Ed,

    To upgrade from XP to Vista with an Upgrade disk, you must start from within
    a running XP installation, you cannot do it by booting to the Vista disk or
    by "showing" the installer an XP disk as a qualifier.

    Best of Luck,

    Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
    Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
    Rick Rogers, May 20, 2010
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    Mark Guest

    Why would you want to go from XP to Vista anyway??? XP is a much better OS.
    I am just one of many people who have downgraded from Vista back to XP for
    the simple reason Vista sux................ IMHO
    Mark, May 28, 2010
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