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Problem installing windows vista

by mmacmu1 / February 15, 2007 7:58 AM PST

Trying to install Windows Vista Premium 32-bit
Ok so I do the upgrade compatibility check
All good except for a few programs that will possibly not be compatible (message says that this should not hinder installation).
I proceed...
Lookin good, I go through the copying files phase 100%
Opps, when we get to "Gathering Files" I cant go any further than 0%
A message says: Windows has encountered an error, setup cannot proceed

Well thanks for the useful information on that error. It really provided insight into my problem </sarcasm>

Ok heres what the error log says:
<Begin Error Log>
2007-02-14 16:00:27, Error [0x08039d] MIG Cannot add mapping for user profile C:\Documents and Settings\Owner. Error: 32: class Mig::Win32ErrorException: Win32ErrorException: Error(32), .
__thiscall Mig::CIndirectKeyMapper::CIndirectKeyMapper(class UnBCL::String *,struct HKEY__ *,class UnBCL::String *,class UnBCL::String *,int,int,const Mig::HiveLoadRetryOptions *)
2007-02-14 16:00:27, Error [0x080801] MIG User profile loading error. Aborting due to external request.[gle=0x000003f0]
2007-02-14 16:00:27, Error [0x0802fa] MIG MigStartUp caught exception: class Mig::Win32ErrorException: Win32ErrorException: Error(1253), User profile loading error. Aborting due to external request..
void __thiscall Mig::COnlineWinNTPlatform::ProcessUser(class Mig::CRegistryDataStore *,class Mig::CRegistryDataUnit *,class UnBCL::String *,class UnBCL::String *,int)
<End Error Log>

On M$' website ( it says that I dont have a valid profile. ***? This is the admin account, I dont see why there is a problem.

Please help in any way you can.
Thanks in advance!

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by mmacmu1 / February 15, 2007 7:59 AM PST

PS- Im upgrading from XP Home SP2

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Don't Upgrade
by terryparker / February 15, 2007 9:06 AM PST
In reply to: PS
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vista custom install will save your files
by ramarc / February 15, 2007 10:20 AM PST
In reply to: Don't Upgrade

if you have enough free space, you can do a custom install. it's a clean install so none of your existing programs will work, but at least your data won't be lost. all your old programs and data files will be in c:\windows.old

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by terryparker / February 15, 2007 10:29 AM PST

You can do a Custom Install but sometimes if you try to delete the folder Windows.old you will have to manually change the permissions and that can be a hell of a headache.

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