Laptops can have very specific install requirements so to get there I always ask the machine's maker for the steps. As it sometimes involves drivers or a bios update and this changes with each machine the only right answer is to ask the machine's maker for the steps.
In closing you seem to think the Vista x64 would not need those drivers. A lesson is coming your way.
Hi, I bought a new laptop, with completely clean Hard disk. I first installed Windows XP, but seeing as I need to manually download ALL the drivers, I decided to install Vista Ultimate x64, which is also able to fully use my hardware compared to 32-bit XP.
Problem occurred after "Expanding files". I would get following message:
"Windows cannot copy files from D:\Sources to C:\$WINDOWS.~LS\Sources. Make sure all files required for installation are available, and restart the installation. Error code: 0x8007001B"
I tried formatting with WinXP setup (by ejecting CD after format procedure), but same problem happened at same stage of Vista installation. Next thing I could try is formatting with Vista, but I don't know how it's done.
Or, there is a different solution to this problem?