Vista updating failed
Close any and all windows which may come up looking for drivers.
you'll be told that your old version of windows will be moved to a folder called
Following that, there will be very little if ANY further intertaction needed until the install is complete. I bought an upgrade disk (The free one from HP has come too) and neither of them work..
I found that most of my applications will not correctly install--it even would not attach my network printer which works fine with several other wired and wireless boxes in my system... The hardware and software manufacturers I've contacted are in no apparent hurry to provide Vista drivers for existing products.
Tech reps from both the manufacturer of my laptop(starts with a "T") and my large, 'GEEKy' retailer reported that many of their customers are back-installing XP on Vista machines, so that's what I'm doing.
I tried to upgrade Everything is OK until it get to the point where it get to the section weher it 'Expands the files'I then get the error 'Could not prepare your computer to boot in to the next stage of installation'I have tried reloading with all softaware diabled and with all hardware removed but still no joy I called MS who spent 3 hours trying to help without any joy. but if you have ever dealt with HP you will realize that their tech support is as good as a chocolate fireguard!! If you Google the problem you find that this is not an isolated issue... Microsoft called me this evening saying that they have drawn a blank and their research team will investigate over the weekend and call me on Monday... I would not suggest trying to correct it yourself but this is where the problem lies:******Missing Registry Key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Current Control Set\Control\Class\, Upper Filters Data Value= Part Mgr Resolution:***********Changed Registry Key and is now able to do an upgrade install Katherine Dewalt, Microsoft Vista Technician, guided me throughout the complete install. We had that issue with XP that some didn't and no fix came out. There must be a logical reason for the upgrade not working and I think it is for the benefit of all of us that we let this problem come to it natural conclusion with Microsoft having to investigate the issue and come up with a solution.