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Anytime Upgrade Fails

  1. #1


    Jan Gruyaert Guest

    Anytime Upgrade Fails

    Hi,

    I've been running Windows Vista prof x64 for several months now without any
    issues and decided to upgrade it to premium.
    So far this procedure has failed near the end. It reboots multiple times,
    says 'booting windows for the first time', works some time on 'completing
    upgrade' without hanging. There's always disk activity. I think it's
    detecting hardware (usb-devices cycle power, screen blanks)
    Then I just get the message 'Windows installer encountered an unexpected
    error. Verify that the installation sources are accessible and restart the
    installation. Error Code 0xc0000005'
    So for I tried copying the contents of my DVD to HD, removed some
    incompatinle hardware, removed RAM above 2 GB, but no luck.
    Trial and error is very tedious as it takes several hours to get to the
    point where it goes wrong.

    Any suggestions?


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Mick Murphy Guest

    RE: Anytime Upgrade Fails

    What is "Vista prof"?

    "Jan Gruyaert" wrote:

    > Hi,
    >
    > I've been running Windows Vista prof x64 for several months now without any
    > issues and decided to upgrade it to premium.
    > So far this procedure has failed near the end. It reboots multiple times,
    > says 'booting windows for the first time', works some time on 'completing
    > upgrade' without hanging. There's always disk activity. I think it's
    > detecting hardware (usb-devices cycle power, screen blanks)
    > Then I just get the message 'Windows installer encountered an unexpected
    > error. Verify that the installation sources are accessible and restart the
    > installation. Error Code 0xc0000005'
    > So for I tried copying the contents of my DVD to HD, removed some
    > incompatinle hardware, removed RAM above 2 GB, but no luck.
    > Trial and error is very tedious as it takes several hours to get to the
    > point where it goes wrong.
    >
    > Any suggestions?
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Jan Gruyaert Guest

    Re: Anytime Upgrade Fails

    Vista professional / Vista Business

    "Mick Murphy" <MickMurphy@xxxxxx> schreef in bericht
    news:67FCA7A4-B2B5-4099-92E3-6204CB8ED213@xxxxxx

    > What is "Vista prof"?
    >
    > "Jan Gruyaert" wrote:
    >

    > > Hi,
    > >
    > > I've been running Windows Vista prof x64 for several months now without
    any

    > > issues and decided to upgrade it to premium.
    > > So far this procedure has failed near the end. It reboots multiple
    times,

    > > says 'booting windows for the first time', works some time on
    'completing

    > > upgrade' without hanging. There's always disk activity. I think it's
    > > detecting hardware (usb-devices cycle power, screen blanks)
    > > Then I just get the message 'Windows installer encountered an unexpected
    > > error. Verify that the installation sources are accessible and restart
    the

    > > installation. Error Code 0xc0000005'
    > > So for I tried copying the contents of my DVD to HD, removed some
    > > incompatinle hardware, removed RAM above 2 GB, but no luck.
    > > Trial and error is very tedious as it takes several hours to get to the
    > > point where it goes wrong.
    > >
    > > Any suggestions?
    > >


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Mike Hall - MVP Guest

    Re: Anytime Upgrade Fails

    Presumably, you are booting from CD and deleting/recreating the old x64
    partition.

    The error code suggests bad RAM, or maybe incompatible in this case. Run a
    test on it..


    "Jan Gruyaert" <no-jan.gruyaert@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    newsED58925-EED0-4111-A3B8-E3A2AC29C536@xxxxxx

    > Hi,
    >
    > I've been running Windows Vista prof x64 for several months now without
    > any issues and decided to upgrade it to premium.
    > So far this procedure has failed near the end. It reboots multiple times,
    > says 'booting windows for the first time', works some time on 'completing
    > upgrade' without hanging. There's always disk activity. I think it's
    > detecting hardware (usb-devices cycle power, screen blanks)
    > Then I just get the message 'Windows installer encountered an unexpected
    > error. Verify that the installation sources are accessible and restart the
    > installation. Error Code 0xc0000005'
    > So for I tried copying the contents of my DVD to HD, removed some
    > incompatinle hardware, removed RAM above 2 GB, but no luck.
    > Trial and error is very tedious as it takes several hours to get to the
    > point where it goes wrong.
    >
    > Any suggestions?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    Mick Murphy Guest

    Re: Anytime Upgrade Fails

    Jan, Business to Premium is not an upgrade.

    They are in 2 different bundles of Vista versions. {Home Basic, Home
    Premium}; {Business, Ultimate, Enterprise}.

    Therefore, clean install, not upgrade.

    "Jan Gruyaert" wrote:

    > Vista professional / Vista Business
    >
    > "Mick Murphy" <MickMurphy@xxxxxx> schreef in bericht
    > news:67FCA7A4-B2B5-4099-92E3-6204CB8ED213@xxxxxx

    > > What is "Vista prof"?
    > >
    > > "Jan Gruyaert" wrote:
    > >

    > > > Hi,
    > > >
    > > > I've been running Windows Vista prof x64 for several months now without
    > any

    > > > issues and decided to upgrade it to premium.
    > > > So far this procedure has failed near the end. It reboots multiple
    > times,

    > > > says 'booting windows for the first time', works some time on
    > 'completing

    > > > upgrade' without hanging. There's always disk activity. I think it's
    > > > detecting hardware (usb-devices cycle power, screen blanks)
    > > > Then I just get the message 'Windows installer encountered an unexpected
    > > > error. Verify that the installation sources are accessible and restart
    > the

    > > > installation. Error Code 0xc0000005'
    > > > So for I tried copying the contents of my DVD to HD, removed some
    > > > incompatinle hardware, removed RAM above 2 GB, but no luck.
    > > > Trial and error is very tedious as it takes several hours to get to the
    > > > point where it goes wrong.
    > > >
    > > > Any suggestions?
    > > >
    >
    >
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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