"dod" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> Hello, I had windows XP pro and i bought windows vista home premium
> upgrade, when i went to install it it said that i couldn't upgrade it.
> So i followed directions on how to do a custom clean install, where you
> install vista without typing in the product key and without getting
> updates then you pick what OS you have and do the custom installation,
> then you install again (2nd time) and choose upgrade instead of custom
> and go through the process again.
> The problem is after installing it the first time, I couldn't connect
> to the internet, so I couldn't install it a second time. I have an ASUS
> PQ5 PRo motherboard and when i start up there is this thing called
> express gate, in express gate I can use the internet but not when i
> enter Vista. When I put in the PQ5 Pro DVD vista says it can't open it.
WHat *exactly* does it say?
> Also my XP PRO may have been 64bit, and now I am on Vista32 bit and the
> disck wont work.
> I think the internet is a driver problem, if i go to the asus website
> on a diff computer and get the ASUS drivers put them on a USB and then
> open them on vista should this work? WHat drivers do I need? Just the
> LAN one? Also if the Asus DVD wouldnt start up will that mean that I
> wont be able to open the drivers on the flash drive too?
> Please help! I am a noob, and know nothing about computers.
You should have received a driver CD with the system with VIsta drivers and
it should work unless UAC is blocking you.
Alternately get them here: http://support.asus.com/download/download.aspx
Yes, start with core drivers, chipset, network, video, then sound etc.