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well actually MS implemented a thing, so it would not install if you did not patch the image.

What build is this? 57xx or 6000 final? ur image could be corrupt
    
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Its the RTM Final. Where is this Patch out of interest.
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Hmmm very weird 13mb partition..............
    
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Yes it is. When I have both HDD'S showing up the Maxtor is called Disk 0 but for some reason has anoth partition coming off it thats 13mb...Wonder if thats it.
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You dont need any patch to install vista, I had no problems wioth my installation.

So your pc is saaying ''Cant assign a Drive letter to Disk 0" and that is the maxtor right...and you dont need that until vista is installed, so what if you take the power cable of the HDD(maxtor) and then try again.

If you do this your pc uses the WD as master drive with the letter C: and it doesnt have to assign another letter to your maxtor.

when install is finished(if it works) put back the power cable and restart the pc. If you want the old drive letter back, you can change it with PartitionMagic
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Well i was wondering about disabling that IDE channel in the BIOS taking the maxtor out of the Equation...However my issue is that I need to keep XP ok and functioning. So when i bring it back there may be problems..Also my Boot.ini file wont get updated.
post #17 of 19
lol forgot that you can disable it in the bios

but I dont think that if you disable it, that you'll damage the file or some files or that they wont get updated..I think XP will work fine because you dont change anything with the hardware but its your pc man see what you gonna do.

I would do that if it was my pc
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Well The only thing im worried about is Letters getting changed on XP as that will really Fubar things...And the Boot.ini file wont get Updated...I usually wouldnt worry too much but Keeping XP all ok is kind of a priority..thanks
post #19 of 19
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You dont need any patch to install vista, I had no problems wioth my installation.
well apperently you got the full/patched version... i watched as the first torrents were put up, and i saw people say "i get copy error" and "heres link to patch"... so there were versions that did require a patch, i have it if you need proof.

and enterprise... you can just disconnect the XP disk, it wont affect the boot.ini file because those are on the HDs... i think once you reconnect it, the boot menu will come up... but that may be on separate partitions

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