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Vista install

by dipdog21 / September 7, 2006 11:11 PM PDT

I tried to do a Vista install today. Everything seemed to be going fine. Then blue screen of death! Ugh I guess somethings will never change. Luckily it reverted back to my original XP without losing my data.

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what type of hardware???
by harrietj / September 7, 2006 11:20 PM PDT
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Also, remember its still in BETA

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by dipdog21 / September 8, 2006 1:29 PM PDT

AMD 64x2 3800+, 2.5 gigs ram, Asus 8 32 or something like that motherboard with like 600 gigs of hard drive space. I don't think it should be a problem with hard drive space and the components surely meet the requirements needed. As for the clean install I definetly agree there. God knows how many time my upgrades have destroyed all my data. Maybe I will just wait it out till I decide to replace my C: drive which should be soon for a faster one.
Thanks for all the input.
jc

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(NT) (NT) you can dual boot on to a 2nd partition w/one HD (NT)
by tseshan / September 9, 2006 3:25 AM PDT
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Extra PC?
by tony10r10 / September 7, 2006 11:47 PM PDT
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If you have your hands on install media for Vista (beta) you should probably consider getting another PC to test it on.

Vista's install is totally new compared to XP's, and I wouldn't trust it to NOT screw things up when putting it over the top of an existing XP install.

'Upgrade' installs have always been sticky in the Windows world.

Nothing is better than starting with a nice clean hard drive first. Figure out how to blow away your partitions and format first before doing any Windows installs. I'm a big fan of Partition Magic.

jotter507

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vista needs oodles of HDD space
by 60warhawk / September 8, 2006 12:01 AM PDT
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Make sure you have at least 16GB free (thats right!) to install Vista.I tried with 8,12,14 GB partitions which didnt work.I tried 16 and Vista seemed to be happy.

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