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I got my second gig of ram, and decided to finally install my vista upgrade, after many hours of trying to get it installed I am getting nowhere.

Everything was done at stock speeds, and I've tried every possible way to install it that I can think of, or found on google.

All of these installs were run for 4+ hours on the "completing installation" part.

I also passed the vista upgrade advisor test.

Any ideas what could be causing this, or how to fix it?

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Originally Posted by speed_demon View Post
I got my second gig of ram, and decided to finally install my vista upgrade, after many hours of trying to get it installed I am getting nowhere.

Everything was done at stock speeds, and I've tried every possible way to install it that I can think of, or found on google.

All of these installs were run for 4+ hours on the "completing installation" part.

I also passed the vista upgrade advisor test.

Any ideas what could be causing this, or how to fix it?
What happens when you do a hard reset, will it boot?
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What's a hard reset?

EDIT: If I reset it, or turn it off while it's still installing it deletes the vista files and goes back to normal xp the next time I boot.
    
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Not sure of the legality, so I can't post it, but I know there is a way to make upgrade run clean install instead. Those always seem to work out better than updates.
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Not sure of the legality, so I can't post it, but I know there is a way to make upgrade run clean install instead. Those always seem to work out better than updates.
I've tried that too, and it still doesn't work.
    
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What's a hard reset?

EDIT: If I reset it, or turn it off while it's still installing it deletes the vista files and goes back to normal xp the next time I boot.
Oh it's an upgrade, HMM don't know anything about that.
Did you take out the new stick of Ram and try?
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Did you take out the new stick of Ram and try?
Yes, I've tried just about every possible way to install it other than using different hardware, which I can't do (no money left).
    
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Yes, I've tried just about every possible way to install it other than using different hardware, which I can't do (no money left).
Hmm, defrag your HDD before trying?
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Hmm, defrag your HDD before trying?
Yup, And I reformatted and installed on top of a brand new windows xp install also.
    
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Yup, And I reformatted and installed on top of a brand new windows xp install also.

Was the XP install updated before the Vista upgrade?
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