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Problems installing vista ultimate 64 bit

by kingconscious / August 15, 2007 9:49 AM PDT

I had windows xp installed on my computer, but I bought windows Vista ultimate. I tried installing vista and everytime it gets done intalling it says it is going to restart, I let it. when it comes on and tries to start it briefly flashes a blue screen and before I can read the error it shuts off. I thought oh ok well I just did something wrong let me try it again, so I do and the same thing happens. what can I do? oh I have 4gigs of ram, athalon 64 x2 processor, 500Gb sata HDD, eva 8800 gts 640Mb, so I know my system should be able to handle vista 64 bit. please help me, thanks.

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It's the RAM
by soldano / August 15, 2007 7:18 PM PDT

Before you go nuts on me hear me out.

There is a know compatability issue with Vista and 4 gig of RAM whilst installing. You need to take out 2 gig of RAM and do your install. Once all is up and running there is a MS fix for the issue. Run that fix and then you can install your other 2 gig of RAM.

I know it sounds freaky but it's true. Give it a try.

Here is the MS hotfix for when you get your system up with the first 2 gigs.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929777/en-us

Cheers

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Thanks
by kingconscious / August 15, 2007 11:35 PM PDT
In reply to: It's the RAM

I ended up taking back out the ram last night a little while after I posted and it booted up and was running just fine. thank you for the link though I was worried I might never get 4 gigs running.

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