I can't install Vista on my computer - It's only two years old !!

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Johnny, Nov 19, 2006.

  1. Johnny

    Johnny .. Commodore .. Political User

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    I went to try and install Vista last night. I went through the compatibility and found that neither my video and sound will work, therefore making it impossible for me to install it.

    I don't understand why it is like this? I looked for updates of the drivers and I have the current ones. Two year old PC, and I can't install vista .. Sheesh, looks like I will be buying a new pc ..
     
  2. rushm001

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    What are your stats?
     
  3. Johnny

    Johnny .. Commodore .. Political User

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    It's a 2.8 Intel Pent 4 processor, 512 meg of sd ram, 40 gig hd, integrated sound and video.
     
  4. Grandmaster

    Grandmaster Electronica Addict Political User Folding Team

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    You mean the setup actually told you that it won't install?
     
  5. Johnny

    Johnny .. Commodore .. Political User

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    The compatibility tool told me that vista is not for my computer. It then had the issues of to why, at which point it told me to check M$ for update to the drivers. Well, I have the current ones. It didn't actually say it won't install, but, if the video is not going to work, how am I supposed to see what I am doing ???
     
  6. NetRyder

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    There's no reason why it shouldn't work. You'll almost certainly not be able to enable Aero Glass, but Vista itself shouldn't have any problem running on your system with the basic UI. You might also want to upgrade to 1GB of RAM for better performance - 512MB is the bare minimum for Vista, just like 256MB was for XP.

    My suggestion would be to create a new empty partition so that you can dual-boot between XP and Vista initially. That way, you can install Vista without blowing away your current XP setup, and you'll be able to find out if you're going to run into any hardware/driver issues.
     
  7. madmatt

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    Thread moved.
     
  8. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    I wont argue that 256 is realistically the minimum required for XP, but the actual minimum requirement is 64.
     
  9. NetRyder

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    Yeah, I did mean realistically. :)
     
  10. Johnny

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    Thanx for the info all, I will try it and see what happens. If it doesn't work, I can always come back to xp :)

    I'll let you know how it goes ...
     
  11. Khayman

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    it should run fine. i ran all the betas on a 1.6 athlon, had a bit more ram at 1gb, but it worked no problem.
     
  12. trgilman

    trgilman OSNN One Post Wonder

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    Before you go buy another computer, Vista should work on your current system, albeit not with the best performance. If it was me, I would up the RAM to 1 gig, install a video card, and perhaps even a sound card. If your into gaming, you should have all this anyway.
     
  13. koreanmasters99

    koreanmasters99 OSNN One Post Wonder

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    I got almost the same config as you have
    on laptop and desktop.
    Installed it!
    no problem at all!
    but there will be some incompatibility with
    the older softwares....
     
  14. rushm001

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    I couldn't get beta 2 to run on an athlon 64 x2 with 2gb of Ram. Down to the graphics drivers being messed up. :s
     
  15. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Where is this compatability check thinger?

    Sry, been out of the loop the last few weeks.
     
  16. Johnny

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    There is one built into the OS. You can also get more info below:
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    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/windowsvista/appcompat/tools.mspx#EPB
     
  17. Brad

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    Well, i know my computer will run it fine ;)
     
  18. Vanquished

    Vanquished Mr. Bananagrabber Political User

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    Bragger.
    Mine will too :devious:
    I think Johnny needs to get some more ram in his rig. :)
     
  19. Kr0m

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    Hmm, I ran the upgrade advisor, this what it says:
    Hardware check came out ok, few software issues detected: Nero, ATI Catalyst, TweakUI.

    My Rig Info:
    Motherboard: Asus P4P800S-X
    Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.53GHz
    Memory: 1024MB SDRAM
    Hard Drive: WD 80 GB 8MB Buffer 7200RPM
    Video Card: ATI RADEON 9700 PRO 128MB (AGP)
    Monitor: Samsung SyncMaster 750s(T)/750Ms
    Sound Card: SB Live! Value
    Speakers/Headphones: Cambridge Soundworks 4+1 - Logitech Headset
    Keyboard: Standard 104
    Mouse: Logitech MX518
    Operating System: Windows XP Service Pack 2
     
  20. Johnny

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    Why is Vista reminding me of how it was when XP first came out ??