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http://store.microsoft.com/help/iso-tool
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I'd recommend getting another vista disk. Borrow one from a friend or download one from a legit source. As long as you use your own key that you have paid for, you should be ok. Just make sure you get the same version of vista. Personally i back up all my OS disks as iso's and just keep copies of my legit keys. It's really nice to be able to re-burn disks when I need them.
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Are you trying to upgrade to 64bit from a 32bit version of XP? If so, that's your problem right there.
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This could be one of two things:

Your DVD drive
Your disc

Don't be fooled by saying it is not the drive. You have no idea how much trouble I had with my Linux installation because of my DVD drive. Even though it reported that there was no errors with my Linux Distro and that there were no errors with the disc, it would still not install. It was very very frustrating. Coupled with the fact that I'm guessing you are pulling the image from the disc with your DVD drive and then copying it to a USB stick, it again could be the culprit.

First though, I would try a new image from another source to rule out the fact that the DVD may have errors on it for what ever reason. It is not illegal to download an ISO of Windows Vista from a torrent site and I am pretty sure that M$ themselves have a download distribution centre for their operating systems.

Download a new Windows Vista operating system and then use your USB drive. This should cure both potential problems.
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