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Was the XP install updated before the Vista upgrade?
Yes.
    
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Yes.
HMM, I did some g00gling and it says the upgrade will take alot longer then a normal install.
I say leave it at the installing screen and go to bed.


EDIT> Did you follow these steps?


UPDATE: I haven't tested this yet, as I don't have Vista Upgrade media to test, but I'm told that Microsoft's internal documentation does explain how to clean install Vista using an Upgrade version. It appears to be more of a workaround than a true clean install, however. Here's what it says.

1. Boot with the Windows Vista Upgrade DVD.

2. Click "Install Now."

3. Do not enter a Product Key When prompted.

4. When prompted, select the Vista product edition that you do have.

6. Install Vista normally.

7. Once the install is complete, restart the DVD-based Setup from within Windows Vista. Perform an in-place upgrade.

8. Enter your Product Key when prompted.

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HMM, I did some g00gling and it says the upgrade will take alot longer then a normal install.
I say leave it at the installing screen and go to bed.
I tried that on the very first install I did. I left it running for about 10 hours, I think I'll try that again now with a clean xp install, I hope it works this time....
    
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I tried that on the very first install I did. I left it running for about 10 hours, I think I'll try that again now with a clean xp install, I hope it works this time....

Whoa 10 hours

Everything I'm seeing says 1-2 hours is possible.
You should rename your post..Vista Upgrade Hangs

Check out my above edit.
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Whoa 10 hours

Everything I'm seeing says 1-2 hours is possible.
You should rename your post..Vista Upgrade Hangs

Check out my above edit.
I tried the install without a cd key, that's what rolok was talking about.

I'm beginning to think either my cd is defective, or I am.
    
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I tried the install without a cd key, that's what the person above was talking about.
Oh ok, well IDK but I'll have a look around some more. I'll pop back in if I find something.

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I left it to install over night (8.5hrs) and got nowhere again.

I'm going to ask on microsoft's forums and see if they can help.
    
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I left it to install over night (8.5hrs) and got nowhere again.

I'm going to ask on microsoft's forums and see if they can help.
Well That Sux, sorry man.
I can't find anything other then what you already know
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Tried looking around some forums and stuff. Something that appeared to work for some people having the same problems was to try installing with only 1 stick of RAM and change the SATA settings in the BIOS to IDE if it's in RAID mode.

Worth a shot or something perhaps.

Here's the thread I found
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