Upgrade from Home Premium to Ultimate


G

Guest

Trying to upgrade, been running home premium with no problems fro months now.
When I try to upgrade I get the following message:Close Windows installation
and contact the device manufacturer for updated driver software for these
devices:
Storage controllers: WinXP Promise SATA378 (tm) IDE Controller

Now I have exhausted all my knowledge and resources searching for a
solution. I can find no updated drivers for this controller and I noticed
that the drivers that are installed are not signed (don't know if this is the
issue)

Where do I go from here?
 
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G

Guest

Vista does have a thing about unsigned Drivers. In XP, we could just click
"install anyway"
 
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G

Guest

If this is a RAID controller from Promise (two drives mirrored), I got it to
work for awhile with Home Premium but then it eventually caused too many
errors. If you got this on a Dell, it is an unsupported Promise controller
(they--Promis-- will tell you that it is Dell's problem to update the driver
and that they are not going to).

In the end, I removed the controller and just used the two harddrives as
seperate drives, running a backup from one drive to the other. If you really
need RAID, you may have to upgrade the controller. I would avoid Promise.

SKF
 

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