Here's what I have: Upgraded Gateway E-4000/ P4 2.4G/ 1M RAM/ 160G drive/Radeon X1600 512M AGP running 2 monitors/ CD and DVD. Mainboard is an Intel D845GRG. Device Manager is clean. All drivers are up to date and Vista compatible. Vista Upgrade Advisor gives me the green light too. I screwed up and bought Vista Premium for my XP Pro PC, so a clean sweep was in order. I started the process from within XP and after going through the entire install process, the PC reboots and a message saying Vista could not be installed shows up and my old OS is restored. So I have a copy of XP Home and installed it thinking I could do the upgrade vice clean install. XP install went great. Then Vista again went through the whole upgrade/install process and rebooted with the same message. No errors were reported.
Is there a log somewhere that might tell me why it won't work?
Does the old XP OS have to be activated?
Any help would be welcomed.
Also, I moved my files and settings with the Vista Easy Transfer program and it created a Savedata.mig file on another networked PC. How can I get the data/files from that file now that the install has failed?
Edited by nollijible, 13 March 2007 - 03:22 PM.