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post #11 of 19
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I got the dvd working it turns out it wasn't a bootable dvd for some reason. Everything goes fine until its almost done and I get this message. "Windows could not update the computer's boot configuration. Installation cannot proceed." I tried it 3 times and failed all of them. How can I solve this?
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post #12 of 19
After some searching I found a possible solution. Try the following steps:

1. Open HKLM\\SYSTEM\\CurrentControlSet\\Control\\Class\\{ 4D36E 967-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318} using regedit.
2. Confirm that UpperFilters is empty and UpperFilters.bak is present.
3. Rename UpperFilters.bak to UpperFilters.
4. Reboot and re-attempt the upgrade.

See if that works.

EDIT: I completely forgot that you cant get in to Windows. Try to reformat using your XP disk then install XP and edit the registry using the steps above. Then try the Vista upgrade again
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post #13 of 19
Try cleaning the Vista disc.
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post #14 of 19
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yeah Iceman I was thinking that would be the best solution, I am going to try installing xp first.
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post #15 of 19
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Just realized I have Vista Basic so I can't perform an upgrade
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post #16 of 19
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I seriously dont know what to do anymore. Even when I boot off the vista cd and try and install I get the same error.
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post #17 of 19
Please don't double or triple post.
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post #18 of 19
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I am sorry for triple post. I tried another vista disc and I got it to work. The one that didn't work, worked the last times I used it. Why doesn't it want to work now? Also how can I change the language of the whole pc? Do I have to reinstall from a multi lang disc or can I download some stuff?
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Originally Posted by dynoman101 View Post
I am sorry for triple post. I tried another vista disc and I got it to work. The one that didn't work, worked the last times I used it. Why doesn't it want to work now? Also how can I change the language of the whole pc? Do I have to reinstall from a multi lang disc or can I download some stuff?
Language and Regional options under control panel.
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