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#1
I'm trying to install Vista on a dual partitioned SATA drive and setup says
it can't find a locally attached hard drive suitable for holding temporary
setup files. I may have messed up when I set the partition for Vista at 10GB.
Any ideas?
--
kyle
 

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#2
"kyle" <kyle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:32F27214-9F00-4FDD-954F-BCB96AB340EA@microsoft.com...
> I'm trying to install Vista on a dual partitioned SATA drive and setup
> says
> it can't find a locally attached hard drive suitable for holding temporary
> setup files. I may have messed up when I set the partition for Vista at
> 10GB.
> Any ideas?
> --
> kyle


Hello Kyle

1. Microsoft recommends a 40GB partition with at least 15 GB free for
premium editions of Windows Vista.

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvista/getready/capable.mspx

2. Are you loading the drivers for your SATA hard drive at the appropriate
time during the installation process? When you reach the screen during the
installation process that prompts you to choose "Standard" or "Custom"
installation (wording may be off a little) on the left side of the window is
a hyperlink that says "Load Drivers." You will need to have your drivers
for your SATA hard drive on a separate media, like a floppy, and those
drivers must be in the root of the media, not in a directory.

Mark
 

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#3
You are very right. When you review the system requirements on GetReady I'm
sure that you will note that the minimum is a 40GB drive with 15GB of free
space available.

"kyle" <kyle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:32F27214-9F00-4FDD-954F-BCB96AB340EA@microsoft.com...
> I'm trying to install Vista on a dual partitioned SATA drive and setup
> says
> it can't find a locally attached hard drive suitable for holding temporary
> setup files. I may have messed up when I set the partition for Vista at
> 10GB.
> Any ideas?
> --
> kyle
 

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#4
Thanks for the reply Mark, unfortunately my Sata drive is a Maxtor and it
didn't come with drivers. When I go onto Maxtor's site to download the
drivers the only link is for MaxBlast 4 which I have and it doesn't help.
What next?
--
kyle


"Mark D. VandenBeg" wrote:

>
> "kyle" <kyle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:32F27214-9F00-4FDD-954F-BCB96AB340EA@microsoft.com...
> > I'm trying to install Vista on a dual partitioned SATA drive and setup
> > says
> > it can't find a locally attached hard drive suitable for holding temporary
> > setup files. I may have messed up when I set the partition for Vista at
> > 10GB.
> > Any ideas?
> > --
> > kyle

>
> Hello Kyle
>
> 1. Microsoft recommends a 40GB partition with at least 15 GB free for
> premium editions of Windows Vista.
>
> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvista/getready/capable.mspx
>
> 2. Are you loading the drivers for your SATA hard drive at the appropriate
> time during the installation process? When you reach the screen during the
> installation process that prompts you to choose "Standard" or "Custom"
> installation (wording may be off a little) on the left side of the window is
> a hyperlink that says "Load Drivers." You will need to have your drivers
> for your SATA hard drive on a separate media, like a floppy, and those
> drivers must be in the root of the media, not in a directory.
>
> Mark
>
>
>
>
 

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#5
Thanks for the reply. Maxtor wasn't any help on getting the drivers for my
SATA. Any ideas?
--
kyle


"Mark D. VandenBeg" wrote:

>
> "kyle" <kyle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:32F27214-9F00-4FDD-954F-BCB96AB340EA@microsoft.com...
> > I'm trying to install Vista on a dual partitioned SATA drive and setup
> > says
> > it can't find a locally attached hard drive suitable for holding temporary
> > setup files. I may have messed up when I set the partition for Vista at
> > 10GB.
> > Any ideas?
> > --
> > kyle

>
> Hello Kyle
>
> 1. Microsoft recommends a 40GB partition with at least 15 GB free for
> premium editions of Windows Vista.
>
> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvista/getready/capable.mspx
>
> 2. Are you loading the drivers for your SATA hard drive at the appropriate
> time during the installation process? When you reach the screen during the
> installation process that prompts you to choose "Standard" or "Custom"
> installation (wording may be off a little) on the left side of the window is
> a hyperlink that says "Load Drivers." You will need to have your drivers
> for your SATA hard drive on a separate media, like a floppy, and those
> drivers must be in the root of the media, not in a directory.
>
> Mark
>
>
>
>
 

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#6
"kyle" <kyle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:7226162B-E1A7-4B72-95FC-E96464D10FB5@microsoft.com...
> Thanks for the reply Mark, unfortunately my Sata drive is a Maxtor and it
> didn't come with drivers. When I go onto Maxtor's site to download the
> drivers the only link is for MaxBlast 4 which I have and it doesn't help.
> What next?
> --
> kyle
>
>


Well, were going to need some system information, specifically, the model
number and capacity of your hard drive. The brand of computer and model
number, along with motherboard information, wouldn't hurt, either.

Alternatively, try a Google search for "Maxtor (model number) SATA driver"
and see what you get.

If the computer is a Dell/HP/Gateway that did not come with any CD's,
(everything preinstalled) you may want to contact them regarding obtaining a
CD with all the necessary things to reinstall XP. While this may or may not
include the drivers in question, it still is a very prudent thing to have,
in case of some sort of total melt down that would require you to reinstall
XP. They probably will charge you a nominal fee for the disc(s).
 

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#7
The driver comes from the computer or mobo manufacturer, not the hard drive
manufacturer.

"kyle" <kyle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:7226162B-E1A7-4B72-95FC-E96464D10FB5@microsoft.com...
> Thanks for the reply Mark, unfortunately my Sata drive is a Maxtor and it
> didn't come with drivers. When I go onto Maxtor's site to download the
> drivers the only link is for MaxBlast 4 which I have and it doesn't help.
> What next?
> --
> kyle
>
>
> "Mark D. VandenBeg" wrote:
>
>>
>> "kyle" <kyle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:32F27214-9F00-4FDD-954F-BCB96AB340EA@microsoft.com...
>> > I'm trying to install Vista on a dual partitioned SATA drive and setup
>> > says
>> > it can't find a locally attached hard drive suitable for holding
>> > temporary
>> > setup files. I may have messed up when I set the partition for Vista at
>> > 10GB.
>> > Any ideas?
>> > --
>> > kyle

>>
>> Hello Kyle
>>
>> 1. Microsoft recommends a 40GB partition with at least 15 GB free for
>> premium editions of Windows Vista.
>>
>> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvista/getready/capable.mspx
>>
>> 2. Are you loading the drivers for your SATA hard drive at the
>> appropriate
>> time during the installation process? When you reach the screen during
>> the
>> installation process that prompts you to choose "Standard" or "Custom"
>> installation (wording may be off a little) on the left side of the window
>> is
>> a hyperlink that says "Load Drivers." You will need to have your drivers
>> for your SATA hard drive on a separate media, like a floppy, and those
>> drivers must be in the root of the media, not in a directory.
>>
>> Mark
>>
>>
>>
>>
 

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#8
Maxtor doesn't provide the driver. Your computer or mobo manufacturer does.

"kyle" <kyle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:264C4056-BEE1-4CD7-9E05-77492D8683F2@microsoft.com...
> Thanks for the reply. Maxtor wasn't any help on getting the drivers for my
> SATA. Any ideas?
> --
> kyle
>
>
> "Mark D. VandenBeg" wrote:
>
>>
>> "kyle" <kyle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:32F27214-9F00-4FDD-954F-BCB96AB340EA@microsoft.com...
>> > I'm trying to install Vista on a dual partitioned SATA drive and setup
>> > says
>> > it can't find a locally attached hard drive suitable for holding
>> > temporary
>> > setup files. I may have messed up when I set the partition for Vista at
>> > 10GB.
>> > Any ideas?
>> > --
>> > kyle

>>
>> Hello Kyle
>>
>> 1. Microsoft recommends a 40GB partition with at least 15 GB free for
>> premium editions of Windows Vista.
>>
>> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvista/getready/capable.mspx
>>
>> 2. Are you loading the drivers for your SATA hard drive at the
>> appropriate
>> time during the installation process? When you reach the screen during
>> the
>> installation process that prompts you to choose "Standard" or "Custom"
>> installation (wording may be off a little) on the left side of the window
>> is
>> a hyperlink that says "Load Drivers." You will need to have your drivers
>> for your SATA hard drive on a separate media, like a floppy, and those
>> drivers must be in the root of the media, not in a directory.
>>
>> Mark
>>
>>
>>
>>
 

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#9
There is no such thing as SATA drivers for the
hard drive. SATA drivers are for the SATA
controller - just like SCSI & IDE.


Mark D. VandenBeg wrote:
> "kyle" <kyle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:32F27214-9F00-4FDD-954F-BCB96AB340EA@microsoft.com...
>> I'm trying to install Vista on a dual partitioned SATA drive and setup
>> says
>> it can't find a locally attached hard drive suitable for holding temporary
>> setup files. I may have messed up when I set the partition for Vista at
>> 10GB.
>> Any ideas?
>> --
>> kyle

>
> Hello Kyle
>
> 1. Microsoft recommends a 40GB partition with at least 15 GB free for
> premium editions of Windows Vista.
>
> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvista/getready/capable.mspx
>
> 2. Are you loading the drivers for your SATA hard drive at the appropriate
> time during the installation process? When you reach the screen during the
> installation process that prompts you to choose "Standard" or "Custom"
> installation (wording may be off a little) on the left side of the window is
> a hyperlink that says "Load Drivers." You will need to have your drivers
> for your SATA hard drive on a separate media, like a floppy, and those
> drivers must be in the root of the media, not in a directory.
>
> Mark
>
>
>
 

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#10
<i.am.not@home.org> wrote in message
news:urTettjvGHA.5084@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
> There is no such thing as SATA drivers for the hard drive. SATA drivers
> are for the SATA controller - just like SCSI & IDE.
>
>
>


Yes, you are correct. I did not mean to mislead.
 

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Chad Harris

#11
When they say a minimum 40GB drive what's the reasoning behind this? I've
been putting Vista builds on a 20GB drive that I always format. The
overall HD is greater than 40GB, but not the drive I've made during an XP
setup to put Vista on. It's 20GB, and works fine. Do they mean ***the
overall HD size*** and if so, why because while some files do go to the
C:\Drive, the only space reference I've gotten in Vista setup is to have
about 650MB on C:\ (on a dual boot setting up from XP on C:\) when C:\ has
had less. Once more than that was made available on C:\, I had no trouble
putting Vista on a 20GB drive.

I know Vista installs the BCDedit store at C:\Boot, but I've never been able
to find or list what files Vista needed to install on C:\ that totaled
anywhere near 650MB in size it says it needs on C:\

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvista/getready/capable.mspx

CH


"Colin Barnhorst" <colinbarharst(remove)@msn.com> wrote in message
news:%23UHV2YivGHA.5088@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
> You are very right. When you review the system requirements on GetReady
> I'm sure that you will note that the minimum is a 40GB drive with 15GB of
> free space available.
>
> "kyle" <kyle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:32F27214-9F00-4FDD-954F-BCB96AB340EA@microsoft.com...
>> I'm trying to install Vista on a dual partitioned SATA drive and setup
>> says
>> it can't find a locally attached hard drive suitable for holding
>> temporary
>> setup files. I may have messed up when I set the partition for Vista at
>> 10GB.
>> Any ideas?
>> --
>> kyle

>
>
 

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#12
I will ask in one of the beta chats if one comes up where the question is on
topic. They have a reason, obviously, but don't give it. However, I am
loathe to advise anyone in any way contrary to what MS has given as the
system requirements. It almost always winds up being a disservice to do so.

"Chad Harris" <HQ@MSFTtindenialovervistamess.com> wrote in message
news:egwcnTnvGHA.4444@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
> When they say a minimum 40GB drive what's the reasoning behind this? I've
> been putting Vista builds on a 20GB drive that I always format. The
> overall HD is greater than 40GB, but not the drive I've made during an XP
> setup to put Vista on. It's 20GB, and works fine. Do they mean ***the
> overall HD size*** and if so, why because while some files do go to the
> C:\Drive, the only space reference I've gotten in Vista setup is to have
> about 650MB on C:\ (on a dual boot setting up from XP on C:\) when C:\ has
> had less. Once more than that was made available on C:\, I had no trouble
> putting Vista on a 20GB drive.
>
> I know Vista installs the BCDedit store at C:\Boot, but I've never been
> able to find or list what files Vista needed to install on C:\ that
> totaled anywhere near 650MB in size it says it needs on C:\
>
> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvista/getready/capable.mspx
>
> CH
>
>
> "Colin Barnhorst" <colinbarharst(remove)@msn.com> wrote in message
> news:%23UHV2YivGHA.5088@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
>> You are very right. When you review the system requirements on GetReady
>> I'm sure that you will note that the minimum is a 40GB drive with 15GB of
>> free space available.
>>
>> "kyle" <kyle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:32F27214-9F00-4FDD-954F-BCB96AB340EA@microsoft.com...
>>> I'm trying to install Vista on a dual partitioned SATA drive and setup
>>> says
>>> it can't find a locally attached hard drive suitable for holding
>>> temporary
>>> setup files. I may have messed up when I set the partition for Vista at
>>> 10GB.
>>> Any ideas?
>>> --
>>> kyle

>>
>>

>
>
 

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#13
Thanks for all the help everyone. I'm reinstalling XP as we speak, then I'll
partition the drive again, only this time I'm going to devote 100GB to Vista
as I want to test Office 2007 as well. My system is a custom built so I'll
contact Biostar who mfg. my mobo for the SATA drivers.Can anyone think of
anything else I'll need, or should do before I continue. I really don't want
to have to load everything again.
--
kyle


"Colin Barnhorst" wrote:

> The driver comes from the computer or mobo manufacturer, not the hard drive
> manufacturer.
>
> "kyle" <kyle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:7226162B-E1A7-4B72-95FC-E96464D10FB5@microsoft.com...
> > Thanks for the reply Mark, unfortunately my Sata drive is a Maxtor and it
> > didn't come with drivers. When I go onto Maxtor's site to download the
> > drivers the only link is for MaxBlast 4 which I have and it doesn't help.
> > What next?
> > --
> > kyle
> >
> >
> > "Mark D. VandenBeg" wrote:
> >
> >>
> >> "kyle" <kyle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> news:32F27214-9F00-4FDD-954F-BCB96AB340EA@microsoft.com...
> >> > I'm trying to install Vista on a dual partitioned SATA drive and setup
> >> > says
> >> > it can't find a locally attached hard drive suitable for holding
> >> > temporary
> >> > setup files. I may have messed up when I set the partition for Vista at
> >> > 10GB.
> >> > Any ideas?
> >> > --
> >> > kyle
> >>
> >> Hello Kyle
> >>
> >> 1. Microsoft recommends a 40GB partition with at least 15 GB free for
> >> premium editions of Windows Vista.
> >>
> >> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvista/getready/capable.mspx
> >>
> >> 2. Are you loading the drivers for your SATA hard drive at the
> >> appropriate
> >> time during the installation process? When you reach the screen during
> >> the
> >> installation process that prompts you to choose "Standard" or "Custom"
> >> installation (wording may be off a little) on the left side of the window
> >> is
> >> a hyperlink that says "Load Drivers." You will need to have your drivers
> >> for your SATA hard drive on a separate media, like a floppy, and those
> >> drivers must be in the root of the media, not in a directory.
> >>
> >> Mark
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>

>
>
>
 

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#14
"kyle" <kyle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:73D74113-CB94-4E07-90BB-1CD94B6643B3@microsoft.com...
> Thanks for all the help everyone. I'm reinstalling XP as we speak, then
> I'll
> partition the drive again, only this time I'm going to devote 100GB to
> Vista
> as I want to test Office 2007 as well. My system is a custom built so I'll
> contact Biostar who mfg. my mobo for the SATA drivers.Can anyone think of
> anything else I'll need, or should do before I continue. I really don't
> want
> to have to load everything again.
> --
>


You may want to run the Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor Beta to check your
system:

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvista/getready/upgradeadvisor/default.mspx
 

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#15
Thanks, I'll check it out.
--
kyle


"Mark D. VandenBerg" wrote:

> "kyle" <kyle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:73D74113-CB94-4E07-90BB-1CD94B6643B3@microsoft.com...
> > Thanks for all the help everyone. I'm reinstalling XP as we speak, then
> > I'll
> > partition the drive again, only this time I'm going to devote 100GB to
> > Vista
> > as I want to test Office 2007 as well. My system is a custom built so I'll
> > contact Biostar who mfg. my mobo for the SATA drivers.Can anyone think of
> > anything else I'll need, or should do before I continue. I really don't
> > want
> > to have to load everything again.
> > --
> >

>
> You may want to run the Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor Beta to check your
> system:
>
> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvista/getready/upgradeadvisor/default.mspx
>
 

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#16
If you get a shot at some of the setup guys Vinnie Flynt/Darryl Gorter/Dean
Frost they all have these files down cold and what's going where especailly
to C:\. I haven't been able to find anything that nails that down nor doing
it by looking for hidden files. Maybe I'm missing recognizing files that
came to C:\ via Vista.

CH


"Colin Barnhorst" <colinbarharst(remove)@msn.com> wrote in message
news:%23uR92KpvGHA.1372@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>I will ask in one of the beta chats if one comes up where the question is
>on topic. They have a reason, obviously, but don't give it. However, I am
>loathe to advise anyone in any way contrary to what MS has given as the
>system requirements. It almost always winds up being a disservice to do
>so.
>
> "Chad Harris" <HQ@MSFTtindenialovervistamess.com> wrote in message
> news:egwcnTnvGHA.4444@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
>> When they say a minimum 40GB drive what's the reasoning behind this?
>> I've been putting Vista builds on a 20GB drive that I always format.
>> The overall HD is greater than 40GB, but not the drive I've made during
>> an XP setup to put Vista on. It's 20GB, and works fine. Do they mean
>> ***the overall HD size*** and if so, why because while some files do go
>> to the C:\Drive, the only space reference I've gotten in Vista setup is
>> to have about 650MB on C:\ (on a dual boot setting up from XP on C:\)
>> when C:\ has had less. Once more than that was made available on C:\, I
>> had no trouble putting Vista on a 20GB drive.
>>
>> I know Vista installs the BCDedit store at C:\Boot, but I've never been
>> able to find or list what files Vista needed to install on C:\ that
>> totaled anywhere near 650MB in size it says it needs on C:\
>>
>> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvista/getready/capable.mspx
>>
>> CH
>>
>>
>> "Colin Barnhorst" <colinbarharst(remove)@msn.com> wrote in message
>> news:%23UHV2YivGHA.5088@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
>>> You are very right. When you review the system requirements on GetReady
>>> I'm sure that you will note that the minimum is a 40GB drive with 15GB
>>> of free space available.
>>>
>>> "kyle" <kyle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>>> news:32F27214-9F00-4FDD-954F-BCB96AB340EA@microsoft.com...
>>>> I'm trying to install Vista on a dual partitioned SATA drive and setup
>>>> says
>>>> it can't find a locally attached hard drive suitable for holding
>>>> temporary
>>>> setup files. I may have messed up when I set the partition for Vista at
>>>> 10GB.
>>>> Any ideas?
>>>> --
>>>> kyle
>>>
>>>

>>
>>

>
>
 

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#17
Just disconnect the usb drive while running Vista Setup. It shouldn't
matter, but sometimes does.

"kyle" <kyle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:73D74113-CB94-4E07-90BB-1CD94B6643B3@microsoft.com...
> Thanks for all the help everyone. I'm reinstalling XP as we speak, then
> I'll
> partition the drive again, only this time I'm going to devote 100GB to
> Vista
> as I want to test Office 2007 as well. My system is a custom built so I'll
> contact Biostar who mfg. my mobo for the SATA drivers.Can anyone think of
> anything else I'll need, or should do before I continue. I really don't
> want
> to have to load everything again.
> --
> kyle
>
>
> "Colin Barnhorst" wrote:
>
>> The driver comes from the computer or mobo manufacturer, not the hard
>> drive
>> manufacturer.
>>
>> "kyle" <kyle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:7226162B-E1A7-4B72-95FC-E96464D10FB5@microsoft.com...
>> > Thanks for the reply Mark, unfortunately my Sata drive is a Maxtor and
>> > it
>> > didn't come with drivers. When I go onto Maxtor's site to download the
>> > drivers the only link is for MaxBlast 4 which I have and it doesn't
>> > help.
>> > What next?
>> > --
>> > kyle
>> >
>> >
>> > "Mark D. VandenBeg" wrote:
>> >
>> >>
>> >> "kyle" <kyle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> >> news:32F27214-9F00-4FDD-954F-BCB96AB340EA@microsoft.com...
>> >> > I'm trying to install Vista on a dual partitioned SATA drive and
>> >> > setup
>> >> > says
>> >> > it can't find a locally attached hard drive suitable for holding
>> >> > temporary
>> >> > setup files. I may have messed up when I set the partition for Vista
>> >> > at
>> >> > 10GB.
>> >> > Any ideas?
>> >> > --
>> >> > kyle
>> >>
>> >> Hello Kyle
>> >>
>> >> 1. Microsoft recommends a 40GB partition with at least 15 GB free for
>> >> premium editions of Windows Vista.
>> >>
>> >> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvista/getready/capable.mspx
>> >>
>> >> 2. Are you loading the drivers for your SATA hard drive at the
>> >> appropriate
>> >> time during the installation process? When you reach the screen
>> >> during
>> >> the
>> >> installation process that prompts you to choose "Standard" or "Custom"
>> >> installation (wording may be off a little) on the left side of the
>> >> window
>> >> is
>> >> a hyperlink that says "Load Drivers." You will need to have your
>> >> drivers
>> >> for your SATA hard drive on a separate media, like a floppy, and those
>> >> drivers must be in the root of the media, not in a directory.
>> >>
>> >> Mark
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>

>>
>>
>>
 

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#18
Maybe. Darryl claims that they are all in the Boot folder Vista puts on
drive 0,0.

"CH" <Whoops!Condi@novolunteersforpeacforce.net> wrote in message
news:%23v$WwmzvGHA.1512@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
> If you get a shot at some of the setup guys Vinnie Flynt/Darryl
> Gorter/Dean Frost they all have these files down cold and what's going
> where especailly to C:\. I haven't been able to find anything that nails
> that down nor doing it by looking for hidden files. Maybe I'm missing
> recognizing files that came to C:\ via Vista.
>
> CH
>
>
> "Colin Barnhorst" <colinbarharst(remove)@msn.com> wrote in message
> news:%23uR92KpvGHA.1372@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>>I will ask in one of the beta chats if one comes up where the question is
>>on topic. They have a reason, obviously, but don't give it. However, I
>>am loathe to advise anyone in any way contrary to what MS has given as the
>>system requirements. It almost always winds up being a disservice to do
>>so.
>>
>> "Chad Harris" <HQ@MSFTtindenialovervistamess.com> wrote in message
>> news:egwcnTnvGHA.4444@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
>>> When they say a minimum 40GB drive what's the reasoning behind this?
>>> I've been putting Vista builds on a 20GB drive that I always format. The
>>> overall HD is greater than 40GB, but not the drive I've made during an
>>> XP setup to put Vista on. It's 20GB, and works fine. Do they mean
>>> ***the overall HD size*** and if so, why because while some files do go
>>> to the C:\Drive, the only space reference I've gotten in Vista setup is
>>> to have about 650MB on C:\ (on a dual boot setting up from XP on C:\)
>>> when C:\ has had less. Once more than that was made available on C:\, I
>>> had no trouble putting Vista on a 20GB drive.
>>>
>>> I know Vista installs the BCDedit store at C:\Boot, but I've never been
>>> able to find or list what files Vista needed to install on C:\ that
>>> totaled anywhere near 650MB in size it says it needs on C:\
>>>
>>> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvista/getready/capable.mspx
>>>
>>> CH
>>>
>>>
>>> "Colin Barnhorst" <colinbarharst(remove)@msn.com> wrote in message
>>> news:%23UHV2YivGHA.5088@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
>>>> You are very right. When you review the system requirements on
>>>> GetReady I'm sure that you will note that the minimum is a 40GB drive
>>>> with 15GB of free space available.
>>>>
>>>> "kyle" <kyle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>>>> news:32F27214-9F00-4FDD-954F-BCB96AB340EA@microsoft.com...
>>>>> I'm trying to install Vista on a dual partitioned SATA drive and setup
>>>>> says
>>>>> it can't find a locally attached hard drive suitable for holding
>>>>> temporary
>>>>> setup files. I may have messed up when I set the partition for Vista
>>>>> at 10GB.
>>>>> Any ideas?
>>>>> --
>>>>> kyle
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>

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