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Vista Install Issue on Emachines T3516A-----HELP
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Posted 02 May 2007 - 12:03 AM
You can do so, even with the upgrade DVD, by doing the following:
I dont know, I havent tried that......didn't think I would be able to install Vista with a vista upgrade disk without first having XP installed.
1. Install Vista in trial mode:
Boot the Vista Installer DVD. Select your language options and click on Install now. When prompted for a cd key, do not enter one. Instead leave the field blank and uncheck the option for activate automatically. (You will be asked to confirm proceeding without a serial and then told to select which version of Vista to install. Select the version your upgrade key is for - Basic, Premium, Business, Ultimate.) When prompted for the partition to install to, select it and then click on advanced disk options on the right. Select format to erase the partition you will be installing to. Follow through with the rest of the installation as normal.2. Upgrade the trial version to the full version.
From the desktop, (re)insert the Vista install DVD. follow the procedures you used to upgrade XP to Vista.
If you attempt this method and the first phase of installation fails, then there is a conflict between Vista's drivers and a hardware device on your system. In this case, you should remove any superflous expansion cards from your machine and use the bios to disable any ports you do not intend on using. Sometimes it is better to disable everything except the bare minimum to perform an installation (hard drive, dvd drive, video card, keyboard, mouse) and run the installer. After installation is complete, reenable those items which you will want - one item at a time - and let Vista install and test it's drivers. While this may seem cumbersome and is definitely time-consuming, you can find what device is causing the incompatability and either disable it or locate a compatable driver for it so it can be used without crashing the system.
Edited by nightthief, 02 May 2007 - 12:04 AM.
Posted 12 May 2007 - 11:02 AM
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