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Clean Vista Install - But - Vista DvD Is No Worky

Ok here is the deal. I finally decided to make use of all those old computers I had around the house. I scavenged parts from all and put together a new computer. I went to install Vista, yes the specs are good enough, however my Vista DvD does not seem to be working.

Is there a way to install Vista on the new computer if the DvD is busted?

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In reply to: Clean Vista Install - But - Vista DvD Is No Worky

Sorry, I should mention that I already have a computer running Vista. Dont want people thinking i'm trying to work the system or anything.

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A few leading questions...

In reply to: Clean Vista Install - But - Vista DvD Is No Worky

1.) Is this a full, retail Vista DVD, an upgrade, retail Vista DVD, an OEM Vista DVD, or a manufacturer's (Dell, HP, etc) Vista DVD?

2.) Are you trying to clean install from within Windows or by booting to the DVD?

3.) Have you set the DVD drive as the primary boot device in the system BIOS?

4.) When it fails, does an error message appear or...? (Sequence of events.)

Let us know.

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What doesn't seem to be clear

In reply to: Clean Vista Install - But - Vista DvD Is No Worky

What doesn't seem to be clear from your post, is whether you have just the one copy of the Vista install DVD from another computer, or if you went out and bought a second copy.

If you didn't buy a second copy, or at least a second license, then you're out of luck. Such is not legal and can't be discussed here. If you went out and bought a second copy, then call Microsoft for support.

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