Viat RTM Upgrade install fails


G

Guest

I am trying to install Vista RTM on a Dell Dimension 8400 wihic is running
XP-Pro.
The upgrade advisor says that my machine is good to go for Vista Ultimeate
however I chose to upgrade to Business. The pre-install compatibility check
also succeeds but when Vista trys to boot for the first time, I get a message
that one or more system components could not be configured and I am forced to
re-boot which restores XP. Is there any way to determine which component(s)
are failing?
 
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kevin forsythe

make sure to visit Dell website and download the latest Bios version for
your unit.. also latest drivers from Dell also look for any Vista notes on
there website.
next visit http://update.microsoft.com ensure all update.. next uninstall
of any disk utilities perfectdisk norton, anti-spyware software..
firewalls etc. look in the 'startup group"
and remove most items that are not needed..

try to install again... if problems still exist.. check the Vista setup
logs in C:\windows\panther

Kevin
 
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G

Guest

kevin forsythe said:
make sure to visit Dell website and download the latest Bios version for
your unit.. also latest drivers from Dell also look for any Vista notes on
there website.
next visit http://update.microsoft.com ensure all update.. next uninstall
of any disk utilities perfectdisk norton, anti-spyware software..
firewalls etc. look in the 'startup group"
and remove most items that are not needed..

try to install again... if problems still exist.. check the Vista setup
logs in C:\windows\panther

Kevin

Ken,
Thanks for your help. I finally got Vista running but I had to do a clean
install. There were just too many residual issues with my registery even
after I tried to clean it up. Vista is now running great on a Dell 8400 with
2gb mem, 1.2 gh processor and the integrated 128kb video. Vista is stunning!

I am having one problem which may have nothing to do with set up and maybe
it should be posted elsewhere (if so let me know where). Previously I was
using two XP machines with a single monitor, keyboard, and mouse which was
switched using a KVM. It was woring great until I installed Vista. Once I
switch away from Vista and come back, I cannot get the display back and I
don't think the Vista machine is receiving mouse or keyboard either. I
thought at first that Vista may go into sleep mode when switched away but I
can't get it to wake up if so. I looked as the power settings but nothing
jumped out at me. Any suggestiions would be appreciated.

Ron

Ron
 

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