Vista 64 Download from Microsoft Store


R

Rossco

I am running win xp 32 and downloaded vista 64 from the microsoft store.

I have 3 files,

Vista_HomePremium_SP1_64bit_English_Upgrade_Download_Part1_66I-01937.exe
install.wim
boot.wim

running the .exe file creates and populates a folder called 'Vista' then
results in the following error,

**********
Windows Vista Setup Preparation
Can not extract Windows Vista Setup to your hard drive. Please ensure that
you can create files and folders in the same folder where VistaSetupPrep.exe
was downloaded.
For product support return to your Digital Locker and view Purchase History
to click on the support link for Windows Vista.
**********

As I can't run the 64 bit upgrade from 32 bit XP I need to make a bootable
cd from Microsoft give no information regarding installation. From searching
the web I am lead to believe there is no way to make a bootable dvd from
these files.

Can anyone provide any information?
 
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M

Mick Murphy

To go from 32bit to 64bit you have to boot from a full version Vista 64bit
DVD, and do a clean install.

You can not do it from within running XP 32bit OS.
 
C

Curious

Rossco,
You have to make an ISO DVD disk which you can then boot and then you have
to use it to upgrade/replace the 32 bit OS you are upgrading from from since
you have an upgrade license and not a full version license
 
R

Rossco

I have burnt the contents of the folder created by vista setup preparation
but the system will not boot from this disk.

The disk contains the files,

autorun.ini
bootmgr
bootmgr.efi
setup.exe

and directories,
boot
efi
sources
support
upgrade

Is there any way in which to make this dvd bootable?

Thanks,

Rossco
 
C

Curious

Did you use a program such as ISO Image burner to make the DVD or did you
just copy the content to a DVD if not it will not boot?
 
J

Jane C

Rossco said:
I have burnt the contents of the folder created by vista setup preparation
but the system will not boot from this disk.

The disk contains the files,

autorun.ini
bootmgr
bootmgr.efi
setup.exe

and directories,
boot
efi
sources
support
upgrade

Is there any way in which to make this dvd bootable?

Thanks,

Rossco


Hi Rossco,

I have not tried this, but it should work if you follow the instructions
carefully:

http://www.mydigitallife.info/2007/05/10/how-to-make-vista-bootable-dvd-with-wim-downloaded-files/
 
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R

Rossco

I just copied the files to a DVD and burnt using Nero. I've had a look at ISO
image burner. Do I not need an ISO image in order to use that? Can I make an
ISO image from the files I have?

Thanks,

Rossco
 
R

Rossco

Thanks Jane C,

I was able to make a bootable DVD using those steps and have carried out a
successful clean install of vista 64 over xp 32.

Microsoft have been no help whatsoever in resolving this and the lack of
information from them before purchasing the download and the fact it came
with no instructions is very disappointing.

Thanks,

Rossco
 
J

Jane C

Rossco said:
Thanks Jane C,

I was able to make a bootable DVD using those steps and have carried out a
successful clean install of vista 64 over xp 32.

Microsoft have been no help whatsoever in resolving this and the lack of
information from them before purchasing the download and the fact it came
with no instructions is very disappointing.

Thanks,

Rossco

Hi Rossco,

I'm glad that it worked out :)
 
C

Curious

AFAIK you can do a clean install of Vista64 on top of XP 32 and it will
create a Windows.old folder containing your 32 bit files so you can get copy
your data files to the new system after the install.
 
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J

Jdr

Interesting, I'm about to do the same but would like to know
if it actually works. I'm confused after reading this posting.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Mick Murphy" <[email protected]>
Newsgroups: microsoft.public.windows.vista.installation_setup
Sent: Saturday, March 28, 2009 9:41 PM
Subject: RE: Vista 64 Download from Microsoft Store
 
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Jdr

Thanks, I can see your point, however I've read this earlier.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Don" <[email protected]>
Newsgroups: microsoft.public.windows.vista.installation_setup
Sent: Saturday, February 28, 2009 7:16 PM
Subject: Re: install 64 bit to replace 32 bit
8<<<<<<<<snip
You will have to do a clean install, cannot do an in place upgrade over 32
bit Vista.
8<<<<<<<<<< snip

On this pages I could not find reference to "Windows.old ". I found however
this:
.....................
Installing a 64-bit version of Windows Vista on computer that is running a
32-bit version of Windows Vista
If you have purchased an Upgrade license together with a Windows Vista DVD,
you must use one of the following methods.
Method 1
Purchase a full version of the 64-bit version of Windows Vista.
Method 2
1.. Remove the 32-bit version of Windows Vista.
2.. Install Windows XP.
3.. Install the 64-bit version of Windows Vista by using an installation
method that is listed earlier in this article.
If you have purchased a full license together with a Windows Vista DVD,
follow these steps:
1.. Back up all the data and settings by using Windows Easy Transfer.
Windows Easy Transfer is available on the Windows Vista DVD. However, you
must use the version that is on the Windows Vista DVD for your currently
installed 32-bit version of Windows Vista.
2.. Insert the 64-bit version of Windows Vista into the system DVD drive,
and then restart the computer.
3.. Start Windows Vista Setup from the DVD when you are prompted.

Note You must start Windows Vista Setup by starting the computer from the
Windows Vista 64-bit DVD. The installation package will not run on a 32-bit
operating system.
4.. When you are prompted during Windows Vista Setup, remember to select
Custom as your installation choice.
5.. When the installation is complete, you can restore the data from its
backup location.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/932795/
 

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