I recently moved to a small community on Vancouver Island, an independent principality off the coast of the Dominion of Canada. I can receive four 1080i HDTV signals using amplified HDTV rabbit ears from Radio Shack. I have a Hauppauge WinTV (HVR 1250). WinTV is able to detect and record OTA HDTV signals. On the contrary, Vista Media Center TV Setup is unable to detect an OTA signal. When I specify that I use an antenna, it only knows about analog and not DTV. The guide that is downloaded does not list any DTV channels.
I am about to install Vista64 home premium on a new build with 8 megs of RAM. The disk is Vista64 SP1. I was wondering if it is still recommended to install Vista64 with only 1 stick of RAM first prior to installing all 8 megs? Or because the disk has SP1, is this no longer an issue?
I would like to check the memory for errors BEFORE I load/install Windows Vista Home Premium x64 to avoid install hang-ups. Can you make an ISO CD of this program, load it in your CD/DVD drive and check your memory for errors? I recently updated the BIOS on the board (DP35DP) and it does show all of the 4GB of Kingston ValueRam PC800 1.8v (2x2gb) installed. I have good reason to believe that it's from a respectable manufacturer. Just want to make sure the memory is good before I load up the OS.
I am helping a friend install windows updates on her Sony VAIO laptop with Vista Home Premium SP1 installed. Laptop had not been updated since January 2009. All updates completed fine with the exception of KB973565. When installed via automatic windows updates I get the following error...........
I'm assuming a clean install with an upgrade license will be identical to a clean install with a 'full' copy, except that at some point during the process, it will ask for my key for Windows XP? I just want to confirm this is the case before I go buy an upgrade copy. one last question to tack on here - if I have a desktop and a laptop computer will it let me install the same copy and license key of Vista on both? I know some MS products in the past have allowed you to install on more than one computer because they realize a lot of people have more than one computer but they only work with one at a given time.
I've tried numerous times to Install Vista Sp1, but without success. The install appers to go well, reaching 100% at stage 3, but then the screen reports the SP did not successfully install, and proceeds to roll back. On Checking the message in Windows Update, the install failed with error 80004005. I've raised the issue directly with MS, but the advice to install the SP in Safe mode has not helped. I've also trawled various forums and cannot find any reference to the specific error code.
I own a Sony Vaio VGN-FZ1. A number of forums seem to suggest it might be a hardware issue, and I have tried disabling / uninstalling various devices to see if this helps, but this also has not got me any further. Has anyone else experienced this? Does anyone know what this error code means? Is there a way to force the SP to install despite this error code (it does get to 100% at stage 3 after all, so maybe it does install, but one of the packages check routines is picking up an error which doesn't really exist???)
I am using Win Vista, 32bit. I have a upgrade disc to vista 32bit. Can I possibly use that to re-install my OS. I have a virus Or I want Win 7 too, so can i upgrade to that by paying less? If not i will stick with vista.
i will be upgrading my Dell desktop from XP Pro to Vista Ultimate in the coming days and i need some opinions. I've never upgraded OS's before but i do understand the difference between a clean install and an in-place install. My question: what would you do and why would you chose one over the other?
I could do a repair install, install new motherboard drivers and possibly have to validate all over again the same as you always did with XP but no good. I cannot get into Windows at all so cant run repair from WITHIN windows and no option from the boot DVD works. So, do you have to lose everything each time you upgrade hardware or some part of it dies meaning you are forced to upgrade hardware?
I installed from Vista Business pre SP1 and installed SP1 before the motherboard died.
I have just joined after finding this forum. What a brilliant site. My question is I have a 32 bit vista home premium upgrade disk and was reading about how do do a clean install. Can I do a clean install using this disk and then use my key to upgrade to the 64 bit version.
I need to do a fresh install of Windows vista home premium on my laptop that I am renting from a company. However, they didn't give me an install disc or recovery disc when they rented out the lap top to me. Is there a way to do this with out the discs?
I have hp laptop with Vista Home Premium (OEM) installed. I've made Recovery Disks using the Recover Manager. I wish to have a clean install of Vista instead of using the Recovery Disks. I've read previous threads but I have to say I am only getting more confused.
- Can I perform clean install of my Vista OEM? - Can I use any copy of Vista OEM cd and use the Product Key sticked behind my laptop?.........
My laptop has a two HD's on board. I was thinking of replacing my larger D drive where I store data with the original smaller HD that came with and using that to install Vista. If I do that I can still access my data with a USB connection. Seems like the perfect solution! Does this then give me dual boot options? Will my programs installed on the XP drive work with Vista or do I have to install them again on the Vista drive? Even if I have to install them on the Vista drive it seems like I could go at it slowly as time allows and continue using XP until it's all up and running well. Does that make sense or am I missing something? I keep good backups but I like having the XP drive intact in case I missed something. Lots of senior moments these days! If this is good, will I be able to eventually just swap my Vista drive into the first postion where the XP drive is now? Or is there and another way to move or it to the C position?
Sorry if this is redundant. I have a fairly slow broadband connection (1 mbps) but barely good enough for downloading Vista SP2. However, considering efficiency and reliability, would I be better off downloading the standalone installer (using another faster connection elsewhere) and bringing the download on a flash drive to my computer? Is this standalone installer much bigger, containing irrelevant stuff, than what Windows Update would eventually supply me with (since I'm current with all previous updates)?
Vista service pack 2 update seemed to take forever andseemed to stop at 11% download. I shut the computerdown, and then it seemed to take forever to "Configure Updates". So I shut the sucker down and went to bed.Now I can't even start the download for the SP2 update.Instead, it times out with the error code 800B0100.Microsoft's knowledge base on that error pertains toSP1 and diagnostic software for SP1 problems.Is there a way to invalidate whatever got started with the SP2 update and start over?
A couple of weeks ago an update (KB955430) would not install. I understand this is a pre-requisite for SP2. Ive had one or two problems lately so decided (reluctantly but nevertheless) to re-formatt, give it a 'clean out'. Since then, lots of updates have installed, including the KB955430. Now, SP1 will not install. It was not offered but I went on the update website and tried to run it from there but now it shows in my available updates unless I choose to 'hide' it.
Everytime I try to install it goes through the process of preparing, downloading (although it shows the file size as 11.2MB and Im not sure this is as big as it should be) and within a few seconds shows it as 50% installed then goes to the red error window on updates saying installation failed. I have seen a couple of different error codes on the numerous times Ive tried to install it but the latest one is error code: 80070057. I have also tried downloading the 64bit standalone version. This appears to be installing, gets to approx 50%, then suddenly the green bar goes to the end (all within about 15 minutes) then the installation window disappears altogether with no message, error message or anything (but it hasn't installed)......
I would just like to know if SP2 require (or install) IE8, I have a computer that I can not install IE8 yet because the passwords will not work any more but I would like to install SP2 on this one as well.
After I installed IE8, which I downloaded from the Microsoft website, it requires me to login to some community, so I filled in the username, password and e-mail adress, I even checked the I AGREE checkbox, when I click on the submit button I get straight back to the same page. I notice just above the I AGREE checkbox and subit button a square with weird looking wavy lines, is there something that I am suppose to do with this square
Cutting a long story short... purchased MS Flight Sim X - will not install -phoned MS tech support who took control of my machine only to be told that there is a problem with my ntdll.dll (possibly corrupt) yet this is the only time I have had any problem. Tech guy advised re-installing vista. I really do not want to have to do that!
Can anyone think of a less sledgehammer-like approach to solving the problem? I have tried replacing my ntdll.dll with one from the recovery partition (an earlier date-stamp was on it), uninstalling FSX and then re-installing but I got exactly the same crash!.......
i'm aware this has been asked before, but i couldn't find a definitive answer. I have a 32-bit vista OEM disc and OEM key for home premium. if i used a 64-bit vista disc, can i install 64-bit home premium with my 32-bit key? This will be on the same PC (overwrite my current 32 bit install, and it would obviously need to be actived)
The problem is that my system POST fine, but I can't install OS, namely Vista Ultimate 64. It will load up to language selection window and then hang. The window becomes inactive, even though the cursor moves freely, I can't select 'Next'. I tried many times, all with same result. I ran memory check. BIOS has all defaults except RAID 0. I downloaded Windows 7 RC and exactly the same issue.