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Windows vista doesn't install.

post #1 of 14
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I am trying to install Vista home basic.The install is fine until it tries to expand the files from the cd,then it takes forever.

I tried cleaning the cd.I tried coping it to my flash drive and I got this error.


It worked before,the only thing was changed was the dvd drive.But I really don't think that should be a problem.

I would like to go back to Vista again.Please help.
Edited by Fishinfan - 2/25/11 at 11:54am
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post #2 of 14
Windows installation takes awhile, have patience. It takes anywhere from 5-10 minutes for me for Windows 7 to load past "Windows is loading files" or whatever it says.

Just let it sit for awhile.
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I left vista to install and when I came back I had this error. Windows can't access the required file F:\\source\\install.wim. The file may be corrupt of missing. Error code 0X80070017.
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post #4 of 14
Sounds like it's time to burn it onto a new disk.
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I have been trying to,but no luck.

Any suggestions?
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burn at the slowest possible speed for your drive.
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When I try to burn to a disk with Nero.I have an Unexpected exception error and it won't burn.
Edited by Fishinfan - 2/25/11 at 3:09pm
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Any other way I can make this work?
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Try making a USB windows install flash drive with the windows image.
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How do I image vista when i am running xp?
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