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First step into Vista

by shafiqkhan31 / October 25, 2006 9:56 PM PDT

I tried to find out if my computer was up to vista requirements.
Did not get very far.The evaluation processor could not be completed.
When I tried to download some essential software to take the first step,a message appeared.
"This installation package could not be opened.Contact the application vendor..."
I am running XP (Home), on P4 2.40 GHz, 1.00 GB of RAM, use Pipex broadband.
Any suggestions. Help will be appreciated.

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Just like Mine
by tubaloth / October 26, 2006 8:33 AM PDT
In reply to: First step into Vista

I just got vista installed last night. I have a p4 2.4 (running at 2.5) and 1 Gb of Ram. So far I think you are good to go. I am on the 4 level of vista Experience. What is your Graphic situation at? I have 9700 Pro, 128 MB and it seems to work fine. I don't know about your Internet Connection. I am having problems installing my Wireless Card, and Sound. I got sound working but still having problems with the Wireless.

It boots faster into Vista, but once I'm in it, there are times it gets kind of slow when I run a couple things at once. I hope you plan on doing a duel boot?

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What software?
by John.Wilkinson / October 26, 2006 12:09 PM PDT
In reply to: First step into Vista

It would help to know what software is presenting the error message(s) and where you downloaded the software from. Right now there isn't enough information to go on.

Let us know.

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first hiccup with vista.
by shafiqkhan31 / October 26, 2006 7:22 PM PDT
In reply to: What software?

Thank you for your response.
I loared it from Microfast web site. through the following pathway. ready for Vista--Evaluation current PC--"download" Windows Vista upgrade Advisor PC.
Then I answered the if I want to "run" or "save". I clicked "run".
All 6.40 MB was downloaded without a hitch.
A security warning followed "Publisher Unknown" .However I clicked "run".
Then came the message with Windows Installer on top to say, "This installation package could not be opened..."
My display card is ATI Radeon 9000 series
Display card memory is 64 MB
I hope that is enough information to go on!
I hope you help solve the problem.

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Re:first hiccup with vista.
by stonehkm / October 27, 2006 9:27 AM PDT

You need a MINIMUM of 128meg of video memory to think of running most of the features of Vista including AERO.
Also seems to work better with a PCI Express card than an AGP card, which I guess you have:)

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by shafiqkhan31 / October 28, 2006 1:57 AM PDT

Thank you guys. I shall spend some money before long.

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Not well...
by John.Wilkinson / October 27, 2006 9:41 AM PDT

Your graphics card falls short of meeting the requirements for Windows Vista, meaning you will not be able to access Aero, including the Glass look. In addition, some included software, such as the DVD creator, will refuse to launch and others will be jerky at best. That's definitely something that needs upgraded.

As to the rest, you didn't list your specs but as an alternative to the Microsoft Vista Upgrade Advisor you can click here to run an online one from ATI. It should give you a good idea of how your computer will fair overall.

Hope this helps,

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