using the BIOS, disable all devices not needed for install.
like extra drives, usb, serial/parallel ports.
and for sure disable over clocking.
once the installation is complete,use the BIOS to enable all the turned off devices.
<firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message news:email@example.com...
After about 20 minutes of installation time, all of a sudden I get a
message that a file cannot be copied/installed (NO mention of file)
and installation quits. Now when I start the computer up I get a
screen that forces me to select either continue update or go to
earlier version of windows (listed as a windows boot manager) - would
like to get ride of this as it defaults to windows setup and then it
Obviously if I could get Vista installed there wouldnt be a problem,
I removed the files that were suggested with Vista compatibility. Now
I wish I had not tried this, but I bought 2 other copies for other
computers! Dell 9300 with Windows Media Center XP.