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copyboy

Microsoft Guy are you here? Though we've all paid for Microsoft Vista, we're
unable to ask Microsoft support a question without paying $59 because we
can't register or install the software. Having paid money makes us customers
right? Can you come back and reply please?

"jalba" wrote:

> I think I'm the dude the dude from microsoft was trying to help. It
> certainly seems no official resolution has been reached. Has anyone else
> tried burning the file to DVD and installing? The Digital Locker Assistant
> Website states the files aren't able to be installed that way but was
> wondering if anyone had a way around that? Will keep checking. With so many
> people having the same issue some solution is bound to come up.
>
> copyboy wrote:
> >Hi Toasinger,
> >
> >Do you want to add me to MSN? I will troubleshoot the problem with you. I'm
> >in China with slow internet access. It took 4 days to download this file. I'm
> >not up for doing it again. I really want to get it solved now please.
> >
> >David
> >
> >> Hey I actually work in microsoft tech support and I'm really interested in
> >> getting this issue resolved. Is anyone online right now with this problem so
> >> that maybe we can try troubleshooting a few ideas?

>
>
 

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toasinger

The first 3 months of consumer based support are free unless you are running
commercially. I just got off the phone with someone who had this issue and
upon redownloading using the digital locker assistant and running the install
from within that program itself rather than trying to run it from the
execute. His install was successful. Hopefully this will work for the rest of
you!!!

"copyboy" wrote:

> Microsoft Guy are you here? Though we've all paid for Microsoft Vista, we're
> unable to ask Microsoft support a question without paying $59 because we
> can't register or install the software. Having paid money makes us customers
> right? Can you come back and reply please?
>
> "jalba" wrote:
>
> > I think I'm the dude the dude from microsoft was trying to help. It
> > certainly seems no official resolution has been reached. Has anyone else
> > tried burning the file to DVD and installing? The Digital Locker Assistant
> > Website states the files aren't able to be installed that way but was
> > wondering if anyone had a way around that? Will keep checking. With so many
> > people having the same issue some solution is bound to come up.
> >
> > copyboy wrote:
> > >Hi Toasinger,
> > >
> > >Do you want to add me to MSN? I will troubleshoot the problem with you. I'm
> > >in China with slow internet access. It took 4 days to download this file. I'm
> > >not up for doing it again. I really want to get it solved now please.
> > >
> > >David
> > >
> > >> Hey I actually work in microsoft tech support and I'm really interested in
> > >> getting this issue resolved. Is anyone online right now with this problem so
> > >> that maybe we can try troubleshooting a few ideas?

> >
> >
 

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copyboy

Many of us have re-downloaded using Digital Locker. I'm now on my 3rd
re-download. Each time I have tried to install using the digital locker
program and by opening the .exe file directly. Each time I have unchecked
read-only moved the files to different folders, etc. Nothing has worked.

By the way, we don't have access to product support. I have a license key,
but since I can't install Vista I don't have a Product Identification Number.
Without a PIN, I can't bother your customer service people unless I pay US$59.



"toasinger" wrote:

> The first 3 months of consumer based support are free unless you are running
> commercially. I just got off the phone with someone who had this issue and
> upon redownloading using the digital locker assistant and running the install
> from within that program itself rather than trying to run it from the
> execute. His install was successful. Hopefully this will work for the rest of
> you!!!
>
> "copyboy" wrote:
>
> > Microsoft Guy are you here? Though we've all paid for Microsoft Vista, we're
> > unable to ask Microsoft support a question without paying $59 because we
> > can't register or install the software. Having paid money makes us customers
> > right? Can you come back and reply please?
> >
> > "jalba" wrote:
> >
> > > I think I'm the dude the dude from microsoft was trying to help. It
> > > certainly seems no official resolution has been reached. Has anyone else
> > > tried burning the file to DVD and installing? The Digital Locker Assistant
> > > Website states the files aren't able to be installed that way but was
> > > wondering if anyone had a way around that? Will keep checking. With so many
> > > people having the same issue some solution is bound to come up.
> > >
> > > copyboy wrote:
> > > >Hi Toasinger,
> > > >
> > > >Do you want to add me to MSN? I will troubleshoot the problem with you. I'm
> > > >in China with slow internet access. It took 4 days to download this file. I'm
> > > >not up for doing it again. I really want to get it solved now please.
> > > >
> > > >David
> > > >
> > > >> Hey I actually work in microsoft tech support and I'm really interested in
> > > >> getting this issue resolved. Is anyone online right now with this problem so
> > > >> that maybe we can try troubleshooting a few ideas?
> > >
> > >
 

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peaster

New Member
toasinger, in your earlier post, you state:

After all of the files are downloaded, you can launch VistaSetupPrep.exe (or
simply click the "Install" button in the digital locker assistant).
VistaSetupPrep.exe then extracts the 500+ files compressed inside it and
links the .wim files into into a folder called "Vista". The end result is
that the Vista folder is a replica of the Windows Vista DVD. Before
VistaSetupPrep.exe exits, it launches the setup.exe in the Vista folder and
Windows Vista setup starts, just like if you had launched it from DVD.

When I run setup.exe, I get "setup.exe is not a valid Win32 applictaion."

This tells me it is a 64bit app and my system needs to boot with a 64bit loader.

Also, the autorun.inf is loading sperr32.exe x64

Try to run this file and I get "setup can not run on this version of the Operating System"

So, i can only conclude that downloading Vista 64 and trying to install it on XP is not an option. Some kind of boot needs to be created.

And, it looks like this problem is still unresolved.
 

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toasinger

Well.... I'm a tech support agent... I don't deal with any entitlements.. I
just get problems coming in that i try to fix... now i know a lot of our
calls are about the initial setup which would not yet yield a PID either.
Have you ever tried asking them to activate your windows copy over the phone
or something i'm not too sure about how to help you with that or explaining
it to them the way you explained it to me?

as for the 64bit update question. www.windowsvista.com check out upgrade
paths... 64 bits are not capable of upgrade installs ever even from 64 o/s
unless from a 64 bit version of vista to another edition... and especially
not from 32 bit as they are different architectures... hopefully you have 64
bit capable hardware as well. You're going to need to do a clean install but
you can't get the install to run soo really i dont know.. any particular
reason why you chose to download vista rather than just get a hardcopy in the
store? it's a lot easier in regards to functionality and you have the disc
for your WinRE recovery options as well.

"copyboy" wrote:

> Many of us have re-downloaded using Digital Locker. I'm now on my 3rd
> re-download. Each time I have tried to install using the digital locker
> program and by opening the .exe file directly. Each time I have unchecked
> read-only moved the files to different folders, etc. Nothing has worked.
>
> By the way, we don't have access to product support. I have a license key,
> but since I can't install Vista I don't have a Product Identification Number.
> Without a PIN, I can't bother your customer service people unless I pay US$59.
>
>
>
> "toasinger" wrote:
>
> > The first 3 months of consumer based support are free unless you are running
> > commercially. I just got off the phone with someone who had this issue and
> > upon redownloading using the digital locker assistant and running the install
> > from within that program itself rather than trying to run it from the
> > execute. His install was successful. Hopefully this will work for the rest of
> > you!!!
> >
> > "copyboy" wrote:
> >
> > > Microsoft Guy are you here? Though we've all paid for Microsoft Vista, we're
> > > unable to ask Microsoft support a question without paying $59 because we
> > > can't register or install the software. Having paid money makes us customers
> > > right? Can you come back and reply please?
> > >
> > > "jalba" wrote:
> > >
> > > > I think I'm the dude the dude from microsoft was trying to help. It
> > > > certainly seems no official resolution has been reached. Has anyone else
> > > > tried burning the file to DVD and installing? The Digital Locker Assistant
> > > > Website states the files aren't able to be installed that way but was
> > > > wondering if anyone had a way around that? Will keep checking. With so many
> > > > people having the same issue some solution is bound to come up.
> > > >
> > > > copyboy wrote:
> > > > >Hi Toasinger,
> > > > >
> > > > >Do you want to add me to MSN? I will troubleshoot the problem with you. I'm
> > > > >in China with slow internet access. It took 4 days to download this file. I'm
> > > > >not up for doing it again. I really want to get it solved now please.
> > > > >
> > > > >David
> > > > >
> > > > >> Hey I actually work in microsoft tech support and I'm really interested in
> > > > >> getting this issue resolved. Is anyone online right now with this problem so
> > > > >> that maybe we can try troubleshooting a few ideas?
> > > >
> > > >
 

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copyboy

Hi Toasinger,

As for my choice to download, I live in China and Windows Vista English is
not available here yet.

In a month or so, I'm sure illegal copies will be available on the street
for 20 rmb. But I prefer to purchase software because I know it will work
smoothly and there's the benefit of customer support.

When you pay for software and there's a problem, you know that customer
support will work diligently to fix the problem. I think that's how it
supposed to work, right?

Actually, I appreciate that you've given some time to this. But my sense is
that this problem isn't big enough to register on Microsoft's radar map. Is
there any chance to elevate this problem as many people are also experiencing
the same problem?


Regards,

David


"toasinger" wrote:

> Well.... I'm a tech support agent... I don't deal with any entitlements.. I
> just get problems coming in that i try to fix... now i know a lot of our
> calls are about the initial setup which would not yet yield a PID either.
> Have you ever tried asking them to activate your windows copy over the phone
> or something i'm not too sure about how to help you with that or explaining
> it to them the way you explained it to me?
>
> as for the 64bit update question. www.windowsvista.com check out upgrade
> paths... 64 bits are not capable of upgrade installs ever even from 64 o/s
> unless from a 64 bit version of vista to another edition... and especially
> not from 32 bit as they are different architectures... hopefully you have 64
> bit capable hardware as well. You're going to need to do a clean install but
> you can't get the install to run soo really i dont know.. any particular
> reason why you chose to download vista rather than just get a hardcopy in the
> store? it's a lot easier in regards to functionality and you have the disc
> for your WinRE recovery options as well.
>
> "copyboy" wrote:
>
> > Many of us have re-downloaded using Digital Locker. I'm now on my 3rd
> > re-download. Each time I have tried to install using the digital locker
> > program and by opening the .exe file directly. Each time I have unchecked
> > read-only moved the files to different folders, etc. Nothing has worked.
> >
> > By the way, we don't have access to product support. I have a license key,
> > but since I can't install Vista I don't have a Product Identification Number.
> > Without a PIN, I can't bother your customer service people unless I pay US$59.
> >
> >
> >
> > "toasinger" wrote:
> >
> > > The first 3 months of consumer based support are free unless you are running
> > > commercially. I just got off the phone with someone who had this issue and
> > > upon redownloading using the digital locker assistant and running the install
> > > from within that program itself rather than trying to run it from the
> > > execute. His install was successful. Hopefully this will work for the rest of
> > > you!!!
> > >
> > > "copyboy" wrote:
> > >
> > > > Microsoft Guy are you here? Though we've all paid for Microsoft Vista, we're
> > > > unable to ask Microsoft support a question without paying $59 because we
> > > > can't register or install the software. Having paid money makes us customers
> > > > right? Can you come back and reply please?
> > > >
> > > > "jalba" wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > I think I'm the dude the dude from microsoft was trying to help. It
> > > > > certainly seems no official resolution has been reached. Has anyone else
> > > > > tried burning the file to DVD and installing? The Digital Locker Assistant
> > > > > Website states the files aren't able to be installed that way but was
> > > > > wondering if anyone had a way around that? Will keep checking. With so many
> > > > > people having the same issue some solution is bound to come up.
> > > > >
> > > > > copyboy wrote:
> > > > > >Hi Toasinger,
> > > > > >
> > > > > >Do you want to add me to MSN? I will troubleshoot the problem with you. I'm
> > > > > >in China with slow internet access. It took 4 days to download this file. I'm
> > > > > >not up for doing it again. I really want to get it solved now please.
> > > > > >
> > > > > >David
> > > > > >
> > > > > >> Hey I actually work in microsoft tech support and I'm really interested in
> > > > > >> getting this issue resolved. Is anyone online right now with this problem so
> > > > > >> that maybe we can try troubleshooting a few ideas?
> > > > >
> > > > >
 

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copyboy

Here's a guess if someone wants to try...

Apparently Windows Vista uses a compression format not supported on Windows
XP...

http://technet2.microsoft.com/WindowsVista/en/library/ae0175c2-206f-4ef9-b1b5-34026a1bbee81033.mspx?mfr=true

Windows Vista uses Intra-Package Delta (IPD) compression technology to
reduce the size of packages. If you do not use a compression tool that
supports IPD to extract the update, the extracted files will look similar to
the following output:

_manifest_.cix.xml
0
1
2
…
This behavior occurs if both of the following conditions exist:

• You did not use Expand.exe from the Windows OPK to open the Windows Vista
update.

• The update utilizes Intra-Package Delta (IPD) compression technology.


Expand.exe for Windows Vista supports expanding files in IPD-compressed
updates for inspection. You must use the Expand.exe version released with the
Windows OPK or the Windows Vista operating system. Prior versions of
Expand.exe do not support extracting IPD-compressed data.

Expand.exe is installed with the Windows OPK or the Windows AIK for use in
earlier versions of Windows. Expand.exe is also available in Windows Vista

So if someone wants to download Windows Automated Installation Kit, burn it
to a DVD and try it might be worth a shot. Unfortunately, I'm still in China
and the 993MB Windows AIK will take two days to download.

The link is here if you want to try.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=c7d4bc6d-15f3-4284-9123-679830d629f2&displaylang=en

If you are successful, it means Microsoft has compressed a file meant for
Windows XP using Windows Vista technology and they are possibly the dumbest
company on the planet.
 

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toasinger

That paragraph paraphrases what was in that blog. Now what I believe you
would have to do is be running an existing 64 bit version of xp. From there
you could do a clean install.

I have solved more cases regarding the cannot extract issue. ANother
variable has been that the download ends prematurely. A customer had a
problem with his first download any reaching 1gb and upon redownloading he
had something closer to 2.4gb and it worked fine for him.

We'll have to get the byte size of a successful file set up posted on here.

"peaster" wrote:

>
> toasinger, in your earlier post, you state:
>
> After all of the files are downloaded, you can launch
> VistaSetupPrep.exe (or
> simply click the "Install" button in the digital locker assistant).
> VistaSetupPrep.exe then extracts the 500+ files compressed inside it
> and
> links the .wim files into into a folder called "Vista". The end result
> is
> that the Vista folder is a replica of the Windows Vista DVD. Before
> VistaSetupPrep.exe exits, it launches the setup.exe in the Vista folder
> and
> Windows Vista setup starts, just like if you had launched it from DVD.
>
> When I run setup.exe, I get "setup.exe is not a valid Win32
> applictaion."
>
> This tells me it is a 64bit app and my system needs to boot with a
> 64bit loader.
>
> Also, the autorun.inf is loading sperr32.exe x64
>
> Try to run this file and I get "setup can not run on this version of
> the Operating System"
>
> So, i can only conclude that downloading Vista 64 and trying to install
> it on XP is not an option. Some kind of boot needs to be created.
>
> And, it looks like this problem is still unresolved.
>
>
> --
> peaster
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> peaster's Profile: http://www.vista64.net/forums/member.php?userid=1387
> View this thread: http://www.vista64.net/forums/showthread.php?t=34216
>
>
 

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copyboy

Then would you please tell Microsoft that the Windows Marketplace upgrade
Options Tool is flawed. It says upgrading Windows will work with my current
32-bit operating system.


"toasinger" wrote:

> That paragraph paraphrases what was in that blog. Now what I believe you
> would have to do is be running an existing 64 bit version of xp. From there
> you could do a clean install.
>
> I have solved more cases regarding the cannot extract issue. ANother
> variable has been that the download ends prematurely. A customer had a
> problem with his first download any reaching 1gb and upon redownloading he
> had something closer to 2.4gb and it worked fine for him.
>
> We'll have to get the byte size of a successful file set up posted on here.
>
> "peaster" wrote:
>
> >
> > toasinger, in your earlier post, you state:
> >
> > After all of the files are downloaded, you can launch
> > VistaSetupPrep.exe (or
> > simply click the "Install" button in the digital locker assistant).
> > VistaSetupPrep.exe then extracts the 500+ files compressed inside it
> > and
> > links the .wim files into into a folder called "Vista". The end result
> > is
> > that the Vista folder is a replica of the Windows Vista DVD. Before
> > VistaSetupPrep.exe exits, it launches the setup.exe in the Vista folder
> > and
> > Windows Vista setup starts, just like if you had launched it from DVD.
> >
> > When I run setup.exe, I get "setup.exe is not a valid Win32
> > applictaion."
> >
> > This tells me it is a 64bit app and my system needs to boot with a
> > 64bit loader.
> >
> > Also, the autorun.inf is loading sperr32.exe x64
> >
> > Try to run this file and I get "setup can not run on this version of
> > the Operating System"
> >
> > So, i can only conclude that downloading Vista 64 and trying to install
> > it on XP is not an option. Some kind of boot needs to be created.
> >
> > And, it looks like this problem is still unresolved.
> >
> >
> > --
> > peaster
> > ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> > peaster's Profile: http://www.vista64.net/forums/member.php?userid=1387
> > View this thread: http://www.vista64.net/forums/showthread.php?t=34216
> >
> >
 

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Rob Mensching

The Windows Marketplace upgrade options tool only links off to 32-bit
operating systems. Unfortunately, the tool does not do a good job
displaying that it is only talking about 32-bit upgrades and not 64-bit
upgrades. I'll take that feedback in with me when I go to work this
morning.

Honestly, I have been surprised by the interest in 64-bit installs.

Unfortunatley, Windows Marketplace does not offer a Windows Vista SKU that
can upgrade from a 32-bit Windows to a 64-bit Vista. You need to be running
a 64-bit operating system (such as Windows XP 64-bit) to upgrade to Windows
Vista 64-bit if purchasing from Windows Marketplace. We tried to capture
that at the top of the 64-bit show case page:
http://www.windowsmarketplace.com/content.aspx?ctId=396&tabid=1.

Also, the downloaded package from Windows Marketplace does not provide a
good error message when attempting to upgrade a 32-bit OS to 64-bit Vista.
As others have pointed out on this thread, I captured the diagnosis of the
problem on my blog here:
http://robmensching.com/blog/archive/2007/02/04/The-Windows-Vista-64bit-upgrade-from-Windows-Marketplace-requires-a.aspx
(cross posted here since my blog has been having issues lately:
http://blogs.msdn.com/windowsmarketplace/archive/2007/02/07/the-windows-vista-64-bit-upgrade-from-windows-marketplace-requires-a-64-bit-operating-system.aspx).

virtually,

Rob Mensching
Windows Marketplace Development
http://robmensching.com/blog
http://wix.sourceforge.net


Also,

"copyboy" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> Then would you please tell Microsoft that the Windows Marketplace upgrade
> Options Tool is flawed. It says upgrading Windows will work with my
> current
> 32-bit operating system.
>
>
> "toasinger" wrote:
>
>> That paragraph paraphrases what was in that blog. Now what I believe you
>> would have to do is be running an existing 64 bit version of xp. From
>> there
>> you could do a clean install.
>>
>> I have solved more cases regarding the cannot extract issue. ANother
>> variable has been that the download ends prematurely. A customer had a
>> problem with his first download any reaching 1gb and upon redownloading
>> he
>> had something closer to 2.4gb and it worked fine for him.
>>
>> We'll have to get the byte size of a successful file set up posted on
>> here.
>>
>> "peaster" wrote:
>>
>> >
>> > toasinger, in your earlier post, you state:
>> >
>> > After all of the files are downloaded, you can launch
>> > VistaSetupPrep.exe (or
>> > simply click the "Install" button in the digital locker assistant).
>> > VistaSetupPrep.exe then extracts the 500+ files compressed inside it
>> > and
>> > links the .wim files into into a folder called "Vista". The end result
>> > is
>> > that the Vista folder is a replica of the Windows Vista DVD. Before
>> > VistaSetupPrep.exe exits, it launches the setup.exe in the Vista folder
>> > and
>> > Windows Vista setup starts, just like if you had launched it from DVD.
>> >
>> > When I run setup.exe, I get "setup.exe is not a valid Win32
>> > applictaion."
>> >
>> > This tells me it is a 64bit app and my system needs to boot with a
>> > 64bit loader.
>> >
>> > Also, the autorun.inf is loading sperr32.exe x64
>> >
>> > Try to run this file and I get "setup can not run on this version of
>> > the Operating System"
>> >
>> > So, i can only conclude that downloading Vista 64 and trying to install
>> > it on XP is not an option. Some kind of boot needs to be created.
>> >
>> > And, it looks like this problem is still unresolved.
>> >
>> >
>> > --
>> > peaster
>> > ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>> > peaster's Profile: http://www.vista64.net/forums/member.php?userid=1387
>> > View this thread: http://www.vista64.net/forums/showthread.php?t=34216
>> >
>> >
 

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copyboy

Then I'll just buy the 20 rmb version when it's available on the street here
in China. It usually works and the customer service is much better.

"Rob Mensching" wrote:

> The Windows Marketplace upgrade options tool only links off to 32-bit
> operating systems. Unfortunately, the tool does not do a good job
> displaying that it is only talking about 32-bit upgrades and not 64-bit
> upgrades. I'll take that feedback in with me when I go to work this
> morning.
>
> Honestly, I have been surprised by the interest in 64-bit installs.
>
> Unfortunatley, Windows Marketplace does not offer a Windows Vista SKU that
> can upgrade from a 32-bit Windows to a 64-bit Vista. You need to be running
> a 64-bit operating system (such as Windows XP 64-bit) to upgrade to Windows
> Vista 64-bit if purchasing from Windows Marketplace. We tried to capture
> that at the top of the 64-bit show case page:
> http://www.windowsmarketplace.com/content.aspx?ctId=396&tabid=1.
>
> Also, the downloaded package from Windows Marketplace does not provide a
> good error message when attempting to upgrade a 32-bit OS to 64-bit Vista.
> As others have pointed out on this thread, I captured the diagnosis of the
> problem on my blog here:
> http://robmensching.com/blog/archive/2007/02/04/The-Windows-Vista-64bit-upgrade-from-Windows-Marketplace-requires-a.aspx
> (cross posted here since my blog has been having issues lately:
> http://blogs.msdn.com/windowsmarketplace/archive/2007/02/07/the-windows-vista-64-bit-upgrade-from-windows-marketplace-requires-a-64-bit-operating-system.aspx).
>
> virtually,
>
> Rob Mensching
> Windows Marketplace Development
> http://robmensching.com/blog
> http://wix.sourceforge.net
>
>
> Also,
>
> "copyboy" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]
> > Then would you please tell Microsoft that the Windows Marketplace upgrade
> > Options Tool is flawed. It says upgrading Windows will work with my
> > current
> > 32-bit operating system.
> >
> >
> > "toasinger" wrote:
> >
> >> That paragraph paraphrases what was in that blog. Now what I believe you
> >> would have to do is be running an existing 64 bit version of xp. From
> >> there
> >> you could do a clean install.
> >>
> >> I have solved more cases regarding the cannot extract issue. ANother
> >> variable has been that the download ends prematurely. A customer had a
> >> problem with his first download any reaching 1gb and upon redownloading
> >> he
> >> had something closer to 2.4gb and it worked fine for him.
> >>
> >> We'll have to get the byte size of a successful file set up posted on
> >> here.
> >>
> >> "peaster" wrote:
> >>
> >> >
> >> > toasinger, in your earlier post, you state:
> >> >
> >> > After all of the files are downloaded, you can launch
> >> > VistaSetupPrep.exe (or
> >> > simply click the "Install" button in the digital locker assistant).
> >> > VistaSetupPrep.exe then extracts the 500+ files compressed inside it
> >> > and
> >> > links the .wim files into into a folder called "Vista". The end result
> >> > is
> >> > that the Vista folder is a replica of the Windows Vista DVD. Before
> >> > VistaSetupPrep.exe exits, it launches the setup.exe in the Vista folder
> >> > and
> >> > Windows Vista setup starts, just like if you had launched it from DVD.
> >> >
> >> > When I run setup.exe, I get "setup.exe is not a valid Win32
> >> > applictaion."
> >> >
> >> > This tells me it is a 64bit app and my system needs to boot with a
> >> > 64bit loader.
> >> >
> >> > Also, the autorun.inf is loading sperr32.exe x64
> >> >
> >> > Try to run this file and I get "setup can not run on this version of
> >> > the Operating System"
> >> >
> >> > So, i can only conclude that downloading Vista 64 and trying to install
> >> > it on XP is not an option. Some kind of boot needs to be created.
> >> >
> >> > And, it looks like this problem is still unresolved.
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Johnmeyer_1984

The problem is indeed a 64bit problem.

When you run the installer you will notice that it creates a directory
called "Vista" that includes all the files necessary. However, trying
to start setup.exe or any file for that matter from this directory will
result in a "XYZ is not a valid Win32 application".

If you can live with a clean install this is what you can do (and what
I did).

Backup all your files you want to keep. Go to the Microsoft website and
download the Windows XP Pro x64 Trial here:

http://www.microsoft.com/products/in...c-515a0d152415

You will have to go through the short registration process and then it
will let you download the trial as iso image.

After the download burn two CDs. XP Pro x64 on one, and the files
located in the "Vista" Folder created before you receive the
VistaSetupPrep.exe error message. It is usually created in the same
folder the X14-blabla files were located. Obviously you'll need a DVD.

After doing so, install XP Pro x64. You can only do a clean install
unfortunately. After x64 is installed, don't bother with any drivers or
something but pop in the DVD you have burned with the Vista files.

Setup will start and you are on your way to Vista.

Voila!

I know the clean install sux and having to go through the additional
download of x64 is annoying. However, it's only 577 MB, so its
bearable. Maybe there are more elegant solutions, i.e. booting from a
x64 boot CD or something, but I found this avenue less annoying than
starting to delve into the net for a x64 boot. I thought it might work
by just booting to the command prompt of the x64 CD but it didn't, at
least not on my Presario laptop.

BTW, love Vista. After installing I was really apeaced after the big
frustration of the non-working installer, and for those who wonder, I
have not gotten any activation problems whatsoever. After installing
Vista and activating it I have set the system clock to next year, it
worked fine.

Have fun


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kothandaraman

I prefer not to download any OS,
Operating is a software which controls your system, You must be with
most care to handle that,
All my Windows products are only through shipping,
Shipping may be a good idea for purchasing vista which wont cause you
any error !


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sbatherebel


> > > This is the message I get when trying to run the setup with the
digital

> > > locker...
> > >
> > > Cannot extract Windows Vista Setup to your hard drive. Please
ensure that

> > > you can create files and folders in the same folder where
VistaSetUpPrep.exe

> > > was downloaded.
> > >
> > > Any suggestions??

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spookidiga

In reply to the people who said, "buy Vista in the store." I am a
student and I paid only $65 to upgrade to Vista Ultimate. I would have
to pay much more than that in the store.

What's really annoying is the fact that I ran the Vista Upgrade advisor
before installing the software, and it said that everything would
install fine.


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Mumthaz Muhsin

This is regarding i had got an installation disk of above title to my
windows 7 enterprise 32 bit system (ie:Run sperr32.exe)x64 .But it says
you cannot run the programme and you need to reboot the system and click
custom(advanced).i did in reboot but still could not open the
installation disk.

please let me know the remedy for this problem.

Mumthaz Muhsin
[email protected]
phone:0094773420352


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Mumthaz Muhsin

This is regarding i had got an installation disk of above title to my
windows 7 enterprise 32 bit system (ie:Run sperr32.exe)x64 .But it says
you cannot run the programme and you need to reboot the system and click
custom(advanced).i did in reboot but still could not open the
installation disk.

please let me know the remedy for this problem.

Mumthaz Muhsin
[email protected]
phone:0094773420352


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