Vista Install - Blue Screen

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gandalftheking

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hello all

this is my first post so here goes!!:

i am running xp pro, and decided to do an upgrade install, rather than a clean install. i chose the x86 install and selected upgrade. i then got rid of two or three programs that vista told me i needed to get rid of. i then started to install vista ultimate.

the installation procedure went absolutely fine right up the the very last stage, when i was met with a blue screen. aarrgghhh! anyway, i did not have any time to read what was on the blue screen before it restarted the pc and hence a loop began. im at a loss as i have fulfilled all the conditions for installation.

i managed to revert back to xp pro, but am wondering how to get vista onto my system. im not confident intrying right now, and particularly wouldnt want to do a clean install until i trust the os more.

when i d/l the ms vista tool for inspecting your system, it told me that vista business would be the best choice for me (?). im tempted to try installing vista business, and then maybe try upgrading to ultimate, but im guessing that wouldnt work.

any advice will be appreciated
 
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You wouldn't happen to have Daemon Tools installed, would you? I find that application can cause problems when upgrading an OS.
 
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Remove all currently installed virus scanners, firewalls, etc.

Also remove any programs you think may conflict with installation, or programs that you do not need.
 

Cheeseball81

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It's actually normal to get blue or black screens during the initial installation/boot up of Vista. But the loop is a concern.

What are some of the system's specs?
 
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