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Unable to upgrade Windows XP Pro to Vista Business

Q: Unable to upgrade Windows XP Pro to Vista Business

I have a Windows XP Pro installed with a software that has known issues installing with windows Vista but runs on windows Vista if it is installed on XP and then is upgraded. The problem I have is the Windows Vista Business DVD I have does not let me upgrade the option is greyed out and says it has been disabled.

The OS right now is Xp pro 32 bit running on a single 80 gig HDD formatted NTFS. Why can't I do an Upgrade with a 32 bit version of Vista business?

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A: Unable to upgrade Windows XP Pro to Vista Business

Is this "Vista business" a upgrade copy or "For new Computer" copy?

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Hi All,
I have a lot of programs and data so I recently upgraded my Windows XP SP3 setup to Windows Vista for Business with the intent of upgrading all the way up to Win 7 and Win 10, but I cannot get Windows Vista SP1 to upgrade.  I have tried many ways including
all of the fixits, through Windows update and through the stand alone.  I have also tried all of these steps, all to no avail:
You can't install updates in Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, or Windows Server 2008 R2: KB 2509997
You receive a "0x80246002" error code when you use the Windows Update or Microsoft Update Web sites to install updates: KB958056

Error message when you try to install updates from the Windows Update or Microsoft Update Web site: "0x8024000B": KB958040
Error message when you try to upgrade Windows Vista to a more advanced version of Windows Vista: "Windows could not configure one or more system components To install Windows, restart the computer and then restart the installation": KB 946078
In Windows Update, it says successful installation sometimes, but then just keeps offering the Vista SP1 update.  Please help!
Thanks very much.  I have my CBS.log and Windowsupdate.log and I can post, but don't see how to do that.   Barry

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I know where you get vista business upgrade for ?99. If you live in Deal in Kent (UK) there is a shop that sells it reply for more info

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I was trying to upgrade from Vista Business 32 bit, to Windows 7 and the update process went perfect but when the computer rebooted and should have booted into Windows 7 it gave me an error that the update failed. I could still boot into Vista. I have all the Windows updates installed and all my hardware drivers are updated. Any ideas why this failed and how I can fix it?

Thanks all,

A:Windows 7 upgrade from Vista Business Failed

Did you run the upgrade advisor from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...90-7659-4bd9-9e51-2497c146af15&displaylang=en ?

If not, then do so and post what the report says.

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What are the "upgrade" rules? I don't need Windows 7 Professional but sometimes upgrades don't work if you are moving to a package lower on the feature tree. Please let me know if you have a definitive answer or give me a pointer to the correct place to ask.

A:Upgrade Vista Business to Windows 7 Home Premium?

Hello RadioShackModel3, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Sorry, but the supported upgrade paths are: Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 or SP2 -> Windows 7 Home Premium
Windows Vista Business SP1 or SP2 -> Windows 7 Professional
Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 or SP2 -> Windows 7 Ultimate
Upgrade Install with Windows 7

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Windows Vista x86 and Windows 7 x86 users in Catch 22 situation trying to restore systems!
During Factory Restore of Vista x86, upgrade of Vista x86 to Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1, or install of Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1 and validating install online, Windows Update fails after mandated update.
Unable to manually download requisite updates due to "Browser our of date" error from Microsoft Support website!
Downloads only available from Support.Microsoft.com website

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According to Windows You are not able to upgrade from Windows Vista Home Premium to Windows Vista Business.

I wanted to join one of our developers to our domain, unfortunately this developer has a machine running Windows Vista Home Premium. We have a license to Windows Vista Business. After reading the website above it is not possible to upgrade, only to do a clean install.

This is not an option for the company since we have some serious deadlines to meet.

I started doing research online for cloning solutions but the question is rather complex to put in a search query.

In essence this is what I am trying to do.

Install a cloning software to make a copy of the hard drive.
Do a clean install from Home Premium to Windows Business.
Use cloning software to put all applications, user's settings, etc exactly the way it was before installing Windows Business without any conflicts.

Will there be any conflicts (i.e. with the registry) or anything else, since the applications where installed in Windows Vista Home and now they are running in Windows Vista Business?

What is the best (if possible free) cloning software that I could use to clone the developer's stuff?

Is this even possible?

I appreciate any help I can get. I just started this job and don't want to let my bosses down.


Thank you very much!

A:Vista Home Premium to Vista Business (cant upgrade) cant afford to reinstall software

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Hello people! I am having quite the time over here with a Vista machine of mine and I honestly think it's out to get me. My job is computer support for my college campus and I would like to think that I am fairly good with computers. With that said, let me give you a rundown of the situation :

The computer is an Optiplex 755 (with standard core features) that has a BFG 850w power source, 8 gb RAM, and a nice Nvidia GTX card. I am running Vista Business x32 on it and finally decided to take advantage of all of my RAM, so I bought Vista Ultimate x64 (Red Edition if that helps) and popped it in. It said that it could not read the media (and I read the MS article on why that was so) and then decided to boot from the disk. I did so, and got fairly far up until I had to select the drive. I selected C, and then next to the "Next" button, I got a funny message that read:

To use the product key you entered, start the installation on a computer that is running a genuine version of windows.

For the record, I purchased this computer/OS is the most legit way possible (through my college). I am stuck in what would appear to be a Catch 22. It's asking me to install it via a method that just brought me to what I am staring at now. This situation quite honestly, is beyond me. I have already taken out all my RAM, save 2 GB, and all the PCI cards, save the GTX, like other guides suggested and that doesn't seem to be working. If you need any more information other than what I have s... Read more

A:Vista Business x32 - Vista Ultimate x64 upgrade issues

Isn't the red edition a cracked copy?

Either way, go out and purchase a standard 64 bit Full version of Vista, wipe everything and do a clean install. Then back up the registry with Erunt, and do a complete disk image with Macrium Reflect Free once the updates and drivers are installed, as a backup, if those installs go smoothly.

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Downloaded Vista/Business SP2 and successfully installed it. In the reboot process of updating, the process failed in step 2 of 3. Step 1 completed ok. I now can not boot the system or even launch safe mode. The original Vista CD will not load so I can't perform a repair. Unable to boot the system into any mode. Prior to applying SP2 the system performed normally. Help is appreciated.

A:Unable to boot Vista Business

Where does the boot process stop...how far does it get?

Any error messages?


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Help please! I want to know if it's possible for me to upgrade my COMPAQ laptop that's pre-installed with vista basic to vista business??

A:Upgrade Vista from Basic to Business?

Yes, with conditions. Check prices at bottom of page.

From what I can find at MS if you are using retail upgrade disks for Vista Business with SP1, you should be able to upgrade from Basic.

If you use the Windows Anytime Upgrade online, no. You can only upgrade to Home Premium or Ultimate. Most systems that can handle Home Premium can run Buusiness.

Check programs to see if you have Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor installed. If you do, run it. Will tell you what versions of Vista your computer will handle.

If you don't. Control Panel, Windows Anytime Upgrade. Takes you to MS site on Vista. Click on Upgrade your PC, Click on Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor, download and install. Will install in startup/programs and you can put an icon on desktop.

Retail Vista Business Upgrade with SP1 - $199.99
Windows Anytime Upggrade Home Basic to Ultimate - $199.99

Double check what I information I have and anything else posted here. Personally, if the laptop can handle it, I would go Ultimate through Windows Upgrade, that way you get everything in Business and Home Premium plus.

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I have Windows XP Home on my PC and I am trying to upgrade to Vista Business.

I have walked through the installation process many times - with or without connecting to download updates - and receive the same error message:

"Windows cannot copy file required for installation. The files may be corrupt or missing. Make sure all files required for installation are available and restart the installation. Error Code: 0x80070241"

How can I complete the upgrade?

A:Vista Business: The Upgrade was Canceled

Have you removed all of the NON Vista compatible software as listed in the report when you ran the Vista Upgrade adviser?
Also disconnect ALL external devices, such as printers, scanners, PDA's and etc.

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I'm currently running Vista Home Basic 32 w/ SP2 on a Dell Vostro 1510 notebook purchased last December - Intel Core 2 Duo, 3 GB RAM.

I would like to upgrade to Vista Business, and have a copy on CD. When I try the install, I get a "please wait" screen for about 90 sec. then see the error message "Windows Setup experienced an unexpected error. To install Windows, restart the installation. Error code: 0x0".

I've already tried unchecking "Enable DMA" on the IDE Channel for CD-ROM. Any further suggestions?

A:Can't upgrade to vista business - error 0x0

Just checking - did you purchase an upgrade version of Vista Business or full copy?

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Current config:

Intel G965 MB with most recent bios
Vista business 32 bit
Core 2 6300 upgraded to Core 2 6600
Core temp is 42 by Core Temp

Vista does not recognize the new processor and still thinks it has the 6300. CPU-z sees the 6600 underclocked to core speed at 1600!!
The multiplier is set for 6. Is there a fix for this?

A:Vista business does not recognize cpu upgrade

Did you reset to default values and reset Cmos after the exchange? same thing happened to me and I went for like a month thinking I had more juice

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I am attempting to upgrade from XP Pro (32bit) to Vista Business as a precursor to upgrading to windows 7. Vista goes thru getting updates and copying files, expanding and the basic install.  It then reboots to continue the install, but I wind up at
the beginning of the reboot with a drive read error - press CTRL-ALT-DEL to continue. Then I have to restore the XP with a backup.  Tried twice with the same results.  The system is an intel DP43BF which is compatible.  I am in raid mode but
the boot drive is not using RAID, however, there is also a 3 drive raid 5 array for my E: and F: drives.  When installing XP I had to use winlite to slipstream the XP Pro install disk to include RAID driver (iastor.sys)  Any help would be appreciated.

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I recently began upgrading all our systems from XP Pro to Vista Business. All the PC's are the same Compaq EVO, Pent 4 2Ghz-1.5Ghz Ram. I reinstalled XP Pro on this unit b/c to install Vista Business
upgrade you need to install from windows. I reinstalled XP pro fine. I put in the Vista CD & it won't load. I've replaced the CD drive 3x and I still can't get the Vista CD to load. I've placed the vista CD in 2 laptops
& 1 other PC & they all could read & load it fine. What do you think the issue is? How do I fix it?

A:Desktop won't read Vista Business Upgrade CD?

Are you sure it's not an upgrade DVD?

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If you are interested in the Business DVD and product Key, tell me why you would like it.

Business Version of Vista is the O/S above Home Premium, and below Ultimate, and has alot of the features of Ultimate, they include:

Group Policy Editor (gepedit)
Security Policy editor (secpol)
Complete PC backup and restore imaging Utility
EFS file encryption
Scan and Fax
Remote Access

* Business Version does not include Media Center

This is what I am giving away:

The COA Product key itself (can be PM'ed to someone who already has a x86/x64 all versions Media Disk, and can be used to activate any Vista Business Install.
Alienware OEM 32-bit Vista Business Express Upgrade DVD and COA Key (it will install on any system capable of supporting it. for example, I installed another disk and another COA on a eMachine desktop. For those Interested, You can also perform a clean install from an upgrade disk. The COA key can also be used with 64-bit Media to install a x64 Vista Business install .
see tutorial:Clean Install From Upgrade Vista

A:Free never used Vista Business Upgrade DVD/COA key Giveaway

Key given to stew2


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I am currently using Vista Business and want to install Windows 7 Home Premium.
Upgrade Advisor does not show Home Premium as an upgrade but I don't need anything more than that and don't want to pay the full price for what is basically a downgrade.

It doesn't make sense that I would have to pay for a full version of Home Premium when I already have a Vista Business version.

Does anyone have an answer to this problem.


A:Vista Business to Win 7 Home Premium Upgrade

Hi Charlie
Look on this thread and this post
If you have a Vista License, you are entitled to using an Upgrade version of Win7. Yuo will have to do a clean install, you are not allowed to do an in-place upgrade from Business to Home Premium (unless you want to tweak your installation files or your registry, which I don't recommend, a clean istall is a better way to go anyway)

Let me know if you need additional info

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I recently began upgrading all our systems from XP Pro to Vista Business. All the PC's are the same
Compaq EVO, Pent 4 2Ghz-1.5Ghz Ram. I reinstalled XP Pro on this unit b/c to install Vista Business
upgrade you need to install from windows. I reinstalled XP pro fine. I put in the Vista CD & it won't load.
I've replaced the CD drive 3x and I still can't get the Vista CD to load. I've placed the vista CD in 2 laptops
& 1 other PC & they all could read & load it fine. What do you think the issue is? How do I fix it?

A:Desktop Won't Read Vista Business Upgrade Cd?

I am trying to understand what you are saying.
Do you mean that the same ista disc worked to put Vista on 3 other machines but will not work now?

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I have a small business I am working with that has 1 laptop with Windows Vista Home Premium. Unfortunately, this version cannot access the domain I have setup for them, thus all of the server components they are running.

Can anyone provide guidance on my options. The way I see it, I can do one of the following:

1 - Upgrade existing Vista install from Home Premium to Business
2 - Rebuild the PC from scratch, doing a fresh install of Vista Business

Are there any issues with doing an upgrade? I know with XP, this was a nightmare and I would always avoid it. I am wondering if Vista is any different. Clearly, it is less work to do the upgrade, but I don't want to do it if it will corrupt anything....

Any help would be appreciated....

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Hi guys

I have inherited my daughters old lap top which runs Vista and I'm hoping to use it for running my online shop and nothing else. The internet is amazingly slow to load. I have removed some malware with the ADW cleaner but have noticed I have been unable to complete the below security update. It always fails with error 66a.

Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 on Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 x86 (KB2416472)

I have also been directed to upgrade to IE 9 when logging on to outlook, but the upgrade also fails.

Any help would be much appreciated.


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To preserve installed software I have been unsuccessfully attempting to upgrade from Windows XP Pro to Vista Business as a pre-cursor to installing Windows 7. 

Installation completes but on Reboot I get BSOD with 0X0000007B (0X80599BB0, 0XC000034, 0X00000000, 0X0000000) stop code. I understood that this normally relates to a Hard Drive or Hard Drive Controller issue so the Hard Drive has been thoroughly
checked and newest motherboard (Asrock P43DE) drivers installed before retrying the upgrade (same result).
I finally examined the setuperr.log but in the 12 pages of print out I can find no reference to hardware or driver issues.  What I did find was issues with "EscMigPlugin.dll  9 (10 1/2 of the 12 pages), errorreportingfaults-dl.man, "COCEventTracing
Failed to call StartTrace 87"Autoenrollment, TIntsvr, DfsSvc and SCardSvr.  The last 4 all being "Could not create object" "Skip opening registry entry" "protected by WRP" errors.
I know I could do a clean install but I see this as a challenge.  Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

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Dear Forum

I am enquiring please about a Tecra A10 which, upon purchase, had Windows Vista Business Installed.
At a later date the owner upgraded to Window 7 (free of charge I think but I am not sure).

The Windows 7 installation became corrupted, and in need of fresh install, but a backup wasnt made.

Please does anyone know if the owner has a means of re-downloading the Windows 7 without further cost, bearing in mind the existing Windows 7 installation is a legal one .

Yours with thanks in advance

A:Tecra A10 - Win7 upgrade from Vista Business edition

I don?t know what earlier owner has done but if somehow possible install clean Win7 version and not Vista to Win7 upgrade. I have done this on several Vista machines and now all machines work perfectly with clean Win7 32bit version.

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I have a dell Dimension E520, the original OS was vista home premium, I upgraded to vista business, is it possible to go back to vista home premium using my original OS install disk? Any help would be appreciated.

A:Go back to vista home premium from Business upgrade??

Hello Spyblaster, and welcome to Vista Forums.

Yes, you can go back to the original Home Premium version by doing a clean reinstall with it back to factory default. You will just need to use the original product key number that you used with it before as well. It should be the same one on the sticker on the back of your computer.

Hope this helps,

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I am trying to upgrade from Vista to Windows 7 ultimate RTM version but it doesn't complete the installation. It starts and when i click on the "Upgrade Version" it keeps doing a compatibility check and throws out an htm report (i can't see anything on the report) and ultimately stops the installation.
I didn't choose to do custom install (clean) since windows compatability advisor shows i should be able to upgrade from 32 bit vista home basic to 32 bit windows 7 ultimate.
Anybody saw this? Any suggestions/recommendations?


A:Unable to upgrade to Windows 7 from Vista home basic

Could you post some screenshots of the installation? That would help

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I have lost all original software for Vista and office 2007, and i bought windows 7 home premium to upgrade, i realize now that i need to clean install it when i don't have the originals what to do?

A:lost original disks vista business and office 2007, need to upgrade

Contact your system manufacturer - most sell replacement recovery media for $25-$30.

If full retail versions, contact Microsoft - How to replace Microsoft software

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Hello, I am trying to perform an upgrade from Windows Vista Ultimate to Windows 7 Ultimate. But I get this error when I press upgrade.

Windows Vista? Ultimate cannot be upgraded to Windows 7 Ultimate. You can choose to install a new copy of Windows 7 Ultimate instead, but this is different from an upgrade, and does not keep your files, settings, and programs. You?ll need to reinstall any programs using the original installation discs or files. To save your files before installing Windows, back them up to an external location such as a CD, DVD, or external hard drive. To install a new copy of Windows 7 Ultimate, click the Back button in the upper left-hand corner, and select ?Custom (advanced)?.

A:Unable to upgrade Windows Vista to Windows 7

Are you trying to upgrade from Vista 32 bit OS to Win 7 64 bit OS? You can't upgrade from 32 to 64 bit, that must be a complete new install.

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Hello,  I have a G510 with an i5 processor.  It came with Windows 8 then upgraded to windows 10( a year ago).  It takes a few minutes to load up.  My concern is that I will be using this computer a for a business and will need to load scoring programs on it.  I would like to hold off on purchasing a new computer for a while.   Any suggestions  on improving performance and reliability or should I not take the chance and upgrade. I  have 8Gigs of RAM  Thanks 

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Hi guys!

So i tried installing windows 7 Home Premium using an empty HDD. The old OS was Vista, and it was located in the same HDD. I managed to install Windows 7 successfully, but when booting after the install it crashed right after the "starting windows" screen. It then gives me the choise between starting the startup repair tool, or to start windows normally. When i run the startup repair tool it can not fix the problem. I've tried different HDD but the problem still persists. The fact that I haven't got a clue what to do really annoys me. In addition it isn't even my own pc. My dad's vista started failing on him. So I figured: Hey, why not install windows 7 using my old disk from a pc I don't use anymore. I appreciate all help.


CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600(2.4 GHz)
GPU: XFX GeForce 9800 GTX
HDD: Samsung Spinpoint T166 250GB. (SATA 2)
RAM: Corsair Twin2X 6400 DDR2 (2048 Mb*2= 4096 Mb)
PSU: Corsair (550 W)

A:Unable to get past "Starting windows" screen after Vista to 7 upgrade


Originally Posted by pip22

Did you (as is recommended) delete the existing Vista partition first?

It was seperated in two parts. One with Vista in, and one for other files. I cleaned the whole thing, and deleted the part where Vista was located. I think it was seperated into one part with 208 Gigs and one with 25 gigs. The smallest with the OS in. The HDD works on my own computer.

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So last night I started the Win 7 Pro 64 bit "upgrade" on my vista 64 bit business OS.

Before doing this on my home machine - I tested first at work on a VM of vista 32bit business - upgrade to win 7 32 bit pro.... took about 30 min. Done. Of course thats a vanilla install too.

I dont have a lot on my PC at home... a handful of programs at most. Going on 19 HOURS later, it is still at the "transferring files, settings and programs (62%) portion of the upgrade and still shows activity happening.

Any ideas on what is taking this so long to do? Suggestions on if I should just scrap this upgrade install ?

A:Win 7 64bit Pro upgrade from vista 64bit business --- issue

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Does anyone Run Vista x64 with 8GB RAM? Share your thoughts with me 'cuz I'm planning to go for 8GB.
Performance, issues, turning off swap file, etc.

A:Windows Vista Business 64 SP1 and 8GB RAM

It sounds good, but is it really worth it?
What are you running to use that much memory. Use the money to upgrade your graphics card or go quad core mate. Its up to you I suppose.

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I need HELP! Please.....Have Vista Laptop with Business Ed and 2007 MS office installed. Whne trying to navigate or even create a new word document the screen goes blank/Black and a pop up showing.....LOGON: Process has failed to create the security options dialog: Downloaded a free registry scan(Uniblue) and encountered quite a lot of registry errors...Then installed Spyware doctor 5.5 as an extra feature trying to resolve this "Frustrating" brain teasing issue BUT no can do! No real answer from MS and Google.

Any suggestions people ...Need HELP here .........
Much Appreciated...?

Razio, CPT, SA

A:Windows Vista: Business

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan. If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue. If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button. The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found".Click OK to close the message box and continue with the removal process.Back at the main Scanner screen, click on the Show Results button to see a list of any malware that was found.Make sure that e... Read more

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hey all i am new here and i am curious to know if anyone has a OEM copy of Vista Business x64 with sp1. i have my own key, but the download from msdnaa e-academic is killing my router. if this is illegal for asking i apologize. just need some help is all.


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Hello All,

I am trying to unistall Windows Vista Business from my laptop and install WIndows XP Professional. When I run boot from CD (i.e. Windows XP Prof CD), everythings starts to load mormally, but then I get an error message saying that I need to stop caching and shadowing. As far as I can tell, the system in Windows VIsta Business is shadowed. ALso, after the preload is complete, the sewtup abruptly stops and reverts to WInodws VIsta Business operating system. The reason I need to go back to WIndows XP Professional is I have a HP DesignJet plotter that will not interface with Vista drivers. Maybe I am doing something wrong, but when I download the zipped file from HP, all that happens is the zipped file unzips but no insatllation of the drivers is perfomed. I am at a lost of ideas, so anything can and will help. Thanks.

A:Unistalling WIndows Vista Business

if I'm not mistaken, that is in the BIOS
Have you been fiddling with different settings?
Try restoring your BIOS to default settings [then recheck the boot order]

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I have been having numerous problems with MapleSEA on my Windows Vista Business laptop. These are pictures of the problems it has:

The latest problem is that the desktop shortcut icon is missing, it is no longer the mushroom one but replaced by something else. When i try to click to open, it doesn't and instead shows me this > http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg119/mistic356/shortcut.jpg

Can someone please help me? Im really out of my wits and really want to play Maple.

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hello, I have a HP pc. I have runed a recovery but now the pc are going in look. I dont have the recovery cd so I must have the cd. where can I download this recovery cd?

A:Need recovery cd Windows vista business

Hi: Recovery disks are not available for download. For your notebook, you will have to call the HP business PC support phone number for the country you live in and see if they still carry recovery disks for your notebook.

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I recently upgraded my motherboard and CPU to and AMD Dual Core chip, and so decided to install a 64-bit version of Vista Business. But after running the computer for a short period of time, a blue screen comes up and the computer restarts automatically. I don't have time to read the message that comes up except for something along the lines of a memory dump.

The only programs that I have installed is Office 2003 Students edition. Other than that it is a vanilla install of Vista Business.

Any ideas as to what could be causing the problem would be appreciated.

A:Windows Vista Business Restarting

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I bought a computer with windows vista business installed and it has also the key for windows vista business. the Computer has become very slow and I don't have the CD. How can I reinstall the windows on my computer. thanks

A:How to reinstall windows vista business

Hello Sdraza, and welcome to Vista Forums.

Before doing anything else, be sure find and write down your product key number somewhere safe.

If this is a OEM (ex: Dell, Gateway, etc....) store bought computer and not a home built computer, then they will usually have a system recovery partition on HDD that is used to do a factory restore of Vista with.

What is the brand and model number of your computer, and if it's laptop or desktop? We may be able to help find and post the instructions for how to for your computer.

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hi i'm planing on buying windows vista business and i was wondering if it comes with media center and aero glass

A:[SOLVED] windows vista business?'s


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Is it possible to install direct x 11 on windows vista business edition? I do not have it yet but i am wondering about it for my new gaming pc

A:Directx on windows vista business


First off, DX10 and DX11 are only Windows 7/Vista and come automatically through Windows update.

To check DX version: -

Go to Start => Run => dxdiag.

This will tell you the highest DX on the computer, however, this may be higher than what your GPU can actually run.

Which version of DirectX is on your computer?

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I was wondering if windows vista business would be any good for gaming (flightsims) or would I be better with home basic or XP? If I was getting windows bussiness would I be better with 32bit or x64?

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Hi I am new on here, just wanted to know , I have an older pc with XP on it and have these games, solitaire, spider solitaire, and a few others but when I went to play a game of solitaire, I found there was none on there, can you tell me do they come with business Vista or is that the reason ?..
hoping this makes sense,, thanks Rainee.

A:Windows games on Vista business,

Welcome Rainee.

No the games you seek are not included in the Business version of Vista. But I belive they can be added. I remember reading a posting someone posted back when Vista first came out about it. I seem to recall the someone pointed them to a link where they could download the games and install them.

Its been 2 years since seeing that and I cant recall exactly where I saw it.

Hopefull someone here remembers it as well and preserved the link.


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I would like to purchase the Windows 7 Ultimate upgrade, but what I would like to know is if I can install it more than one time? I am concerned that my laptop may crash and then I will be out $219.00 if I need to buy a new laptop. I know I can simply buy a new laptop with Windows 7, but I would imagine that would also cost more than $219.00. I only plan on installing it on the machine I currently have, but I do have an older laptop with XP on it which will take the upgrade as well in the event of a hardware failure.

Thank you.

A:Upgrading to Windows 7 from Vista Business.

You can reinstall the upgrade version as necessary and it can do clean installs too.

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This document provides a list of the common upgrade requirement messages that you might receive when running Windows® Small Business Server 2003 Setup to upgrade a computer running Microsoft® Small Business Server 2000, Windows® 2000 Server, or Windows Server™ 2003. Only common blocking and warning requirements are covered in this paper. A blocking requirement prevents Setup from continuing, and a warning requirement notifies you of a condition that may cause problems with your installation.
When you first start Windows Small Business Server Setup, it automatically checks to ensure that operating system and upgrade requirements are met. If requirements are not met, you receive a blocking or warning message. There are also informational messages that may appear as part of the Setup requirements. You can use this information to prepare for your upgrade to Windows Small Business Server 2003.
System Requirements
Supported Operating Systems: Windows Server 2003

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I have been trying to upgrade from Vista to 7 and have been getting an error towards the end of installation when it is trying to transfer the temporary files (last step of installation) and it then states that it was unable to complete the installation and then tries to reload back to Vista, which it is unable to do and I am stuck back in the reloop to Vista. This seems to be a common problem, as I have read that many other people are having this problem on the Microsoft website, but there does not seem to be a solution that works. I have tried looking in the command prompt for the words "is too long" as they suggested, but I do not find this phrase anywhere. Has anyone found a solution that works that is easy to understand? Microsoft doesnt seem to be in any quick hurry to help the people who have spent their money to upgrade but are now at a stand still because they cannot get it to install. PS- I am REALLY trying to avoid doing a clean install and want that as my last possible option...

A:Unable to upgrade from vista to 7

Are you going from 32 to 32 or 64 to 64 bit? That's the 1st question.

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I'm getting an "Error 1327" when I try to install things on my PC.

Now I do know what it is ... basically Vista *doesn't like it* when I redirect things to my server like I could do easily under Windows XP e.g. my home network I redirect is based around a Windows 2003 domain where all 4 users have their documents made available to them centrally from shares on my server. I have a number of other facilities too but they are just file and print and a few other things so they don't appear to matter.

In order to correct the fault I simply restore the default values and the install will run fine but I am forced to ask why I have to? This isn't Windows Vista Home, it's Business and it happily integrates with a domain so why can't I install things on it when it is running as a full domain client ... if it can't do that then really I think I may have to go a-running back to XP because that is really, really pants!


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I have an Acer Desktop computer that came pre-installed with Windows Vista Business. I have been trying to burn CDs through Itunes however, Itunes says that there is no disc burning software found. When I open my device manager and look at the CD drive it displays Error Code 10 Device cannot start. This has happened before while my computer was still under warranty. Acer sent me a new disk drive, however, the drive was not the problem. The technician said it had something to do with removing the LAN Scope agent which he did and everything worked beautifully again. But, the problem has returned. I need to burn CD and DVD's for my business and was hoping someone could help me with this problem and prevent it from returning. HELP!!! Please!!!

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