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VIsta 32 bit wont work, Vista 64-bit works.

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So I get the trial versions of vista 32-bit and vista 64-bit. I try for a full week to install the 32-bit version, it doesnt work. Everytime it gets to the "completing installation" step, it restarts, and instead of continuing when it gets back on, it restarts again and I go to the login screen FOREVER.

I install 64-bit version, it goes on like a bee on honey.

1. WTH is going on here? I had my disk partitioned in two. 40GB and 460GB. guess which one has the os .

By the way, Vista 64-bit took approximately 16gb to install....

2. WHAT IN THE BLUE HELL DID THEY PACK IN THERE TO TAKE 16GB????
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post #2 of 11
maybe some file got corrupted on the 32bit while you were burning it onto the dvd
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strange. I tried burning at 2x, 4x, 8x and 16x. Wasted bout 6 DVDs. Same error every time. But with the same program burning, X64 smacks on like a booger on the blackboard.
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post #4 of 11
try it on someone elses computer.
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post #5 of 11
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thats the werid thing, it works on my bro's computer. Brace yourselves....

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embarrassing isn't it?
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post #6 of 11
***.

are you trying to install on the 40 or 460 partition?
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post #7 of 11
i experienced the same thing, with my 'Beta 2' copies of vista32 and vista64. To this day, the 32bit version, will not load on any of my 64bit capable cpu's...hmm.
post #8 of 11
I think that the actual content that your trying to burn is corrupt. Have you tried redownloading the trial, I'd recommend not using a download manager if you used it before.

EDIT: Just read that it worked on your bros computer, sorry.

I have no idea why it would do that, If I use 4GB of ram while installing 64-bit I get a BSOD, but not in 32bit. Quite possible that vista 32-bit doesn't like something in your computer.
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post #9 of 11
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if it's any consolation i was using bios number 0401. I'm on bios 0602 and ill try it on my maxtor 250Gb.

Will keep you posted.
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post #10 of 11
32bit works fine for me, I didn't buy 64bit in the end because I don't plan on having 4gb+ of ram anytime soon.
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