Can't Install Vista Home premium upgrade - "can't install a file and quits

Posted: 02-20-2007, 02:29 AM
After about 20 minutes of installation time, all of a sudden I get a
message that a file cannot be copied/installed (NO mention of file)
and installation quits. Now when I start the computer up I get a
screen that forces me to select either continue update or go to
earlier version of windows (listed as a windows boot manager) - would
like to get ride of this as it defaults to windows setup and then it
cannot continue.

Obviously if I could get Vista installed there wouldnt be a problem,
I removed the files that were suggested with Vista compatibility. Now
I wish I had not tried this, but I bought 2 other copies for other
computers! Dell 9300 with Windows Media Center XP.

Can't Install Vista Home premium upgrade - "can't install a file and quits


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fredo
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Re: Can't Install Vista Home premium upgrade - "can't install a file and quits
Posted: 02-20-2007, 03:50 AM
Actually, the message is :"windows installation cannot continue
because a required driver could not be installed"; this occurs during
the expanding files part of installation. As mentioned there is no
mention of the driver name, and the results of the installation are
not saved.

mikeyhsd
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Re: Can't Install Vista Home premium upgrade - "can't install a file and quits
Posted: 02-20-2007, 01:56 PM
using the BIOS, disable all devices not needed for install.
like extra drives, usb, serial/parallel ports.
and for sure disable over clocking.
try again.
once the installation is complete,use the BIOS to enable all the turned off devices.

mikeyhsd@sport.rr.commikeyhsd@sport.rr.com

<vincen11@msu.edu> wrote in message news:1171938594.534994.248030@s48g2000cws.googlegr oups.com...
After about 20 minutes of installation time, all of a sudden I get a
message that a file cannot be copied/installed (NO mention of file)
and installation quits. Now when I start the computer up I get a
screen that forces me to select either continue update or go to
earlier version of windows (listed as a windows boot manager) - would
like to get ride of this as it defaults to windows setup and then it
cannot continue.

Obviously if I could get Vista installed there wouldnt be a problem,
I removed the files that were suggested with Vista compatibility. Now
I wish I had not tried this, but I bought 2 other copies for other
computers! Dell 9300 with Windows Media Center XP.

fredo
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Re: Can't Install Vista Home premium upgrade - "can't install a fi
Posted: 02-21-2007, 02:10 AM
Same problem still occurs at the same time in the installation process. Any
other suggestions?? Thanks

"mikeyhsd" wrote:
> using the BIOS, disable all devices not needed for install.
> like extra drives, usb, serial/parallel ports.
> and for sure disable over clocking.
> try again.
> once the installation is complete,use the BIOS to enable all the turned off devices.
>
> mikeyhsd@sport.rr.commikeyhsd@sport.rr.com
>
> <vincen11@msu.edu> wrote in message news:1171938594.534994.248030@s48g2000cws.googlegr oups.com...
> After about 20 minutes of installation time, all of a sudden I get a
> message that a file cannot be copied/installed (NO mention of file)
> and installation quits. Now when I start the computer up I get a
> screen that forces me to select either continue update or go to
> earlier version of windows (listed as a windows boot manager) - would
> like to get ride of this as it defaults to windows setup and then it
> cannot continue.
>
> Obviously if I could get Vista installed there wouldnt be a problem,
> I removed the files that were suggested with Vista compatibility. Now
> I wish I had not tried this, but I bought 2 other copies for other
> computers! Dell 9300 with Windows Media Center XP
 
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