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Problem installing vista, currently running ubuntu

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by Spate, Jun 8, 2011.

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  1. Spate

    Spate Thread Starter

    Jun 8, 2011
    My system is an acer x1200 and I have been running linux ubuntu for about a month now smoothly. however I cant seem to get any games (warcraft 3 and runes of magic) to work using ubuntu so I want to reinstall vista. But every time I try to install it I get to the screen saying "windows is loading files...." and the bar underneath it freezes before it even gets 1/4 of the way through.

    I did let it load files overnight and I woke up to the vista installer being stuck at "windows is expanding files (0%)"

    I have tried two seperate windows vista home premium ISO files and I burned them at the slowest speed available using infra recorder, which is 2.0x.

    Ive spent the last 3 hours googling and searching and cant seem to find any solutions to this problem so any help would be greatly appreciated!!!

    EDIT: could the problem be that I was trying to install 32 bit vista when the computer came prepacked with 64 bit??
  2. Saga Lout

    Saga Lout

    Sep 15, 2004

    Sounds more like the burned ISOs aren't such a good idea. You may need to buy a proper DVD, in which case you might as well go to Windows 7 and choose the 64 bit version.

    Did you try Crossover to make your games work in Ubuntu?

  3. kenny111111


    Dec 11, 2008
    IF vista came pre-installed on the pc/laptop, you may be able (if it still has the recovery partition) to get it back to factory specs,
    Then re-install ubuntu,
    Or you should borrow a disk from a friend and install vista (using your 25 digit code),
    I do beleave the iso is the problem also..

    good luck
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