Installation hangs before first setup screen appears

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Andre Da Costa [Extended64]

Glad everything is 'almost' in order. :) BETA 2 should not be too far away,
so thats something to look forward to.
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"Carl Daniel [VC++ MVP]" <[email protected]>
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> Carl Daniel [VC++ MVP] wrote:
>> Andre Da Costa [Extended64] wrote:
>>> The SDK is only synched with CTP releases, not interim releases, so
>>> you will have use 5308 if you want access to the latest SDK available
>>> to Vista. --

>>
>> That's what I was afraid of. I may not actually need the SDK - as
>> long as the WinFX bits are there and the Orcas CTP works. I think I'll
>> give it a try - it's either that, or wait for the next sync'd
>> release 'cause 5308 is unusable.

>
> Well, I must say - 5365 is a gigantic improvement over 5308. Still rough
> in places, but getting there. Hopefully I can get enough dev bits to work
> on this build to make some progress on the project that started all this!
>
> Thanks for the help, all who responded!
>
> -cd
>
>
 

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amarrow

I have somewhat the same issues. I have a dell c840 with vista 5365 that was
upgraded from XP. The newer 5381 has the same upgrade symptom as some of the
older builds. Starting from scratch all works as expected. Trying to upgrade
from 5365 has it churning BEFORE the Key insertion screens. It's been going
for 2 hours even after a second restart. I didn't try safe mode (will it even
run under that mode?). I don't want to wipe the machine It's now got a lot of
important stuff on it (yeah i know.....) anyway is there any way to know
what's going on? there's no prompts\debug info here like on the rest of the
install.

"Andre Da Costa [Extended64]" wrote:

> Glad everything is 'almost' in order. :) BETA 2 should not be too far away,
> so thats something to look forward to.
> --
> --
> Andre
> Windows Connected | http://www.windowsconnected.com
> Extended64 | http://www.extended64.com
> Blog | http://www.extended64.com/blogs/andre
> http://spaces.msn.com/members/adacosta
>
> "Carl Daniel [VC++ MVP]" <[email protected]>
> wrote in message news:[email protected]
> > Carl Daniel [VC++ MVP] wrote:
> >> Andre Da Costa [Extended64] wrote:
> >>> The SDK is only synched with CTP releases, not interim releases, so
> >>> you will have use 5308 if you want access to the latest SDK available
> >>> to Vista. --
> >>
> >> That's what I was afraid of. I may not actually need the SDK - as
> >> long as the WinFX bits are there and the Orcas CTP works. I think I'll
> >> give it a try - it's either that, or wait for the next sync'd
> >> release 'cause 5308 is unusable.

> >
> > Well, I must say - 5365 is a gigantic improvement over 5308. Still rough
> > in places, but getting there. Hopefully I can get enough dev bits to work
> > on this build to make some progress on the project that started all this!
> >
> > Thanks for the help, all who responded!
> >
> > -cd
> >
> >

>
>
>
 

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Andre Da Costa [Extended64]

I also have a Dell Latitude c840, I was running 5365, but I formatted the
partition today to store the iso for 5381 x64 to install on another
computer. Could you give me an idea of the specs, because the reason you
might be having performance issues is the system specs. How much memory is
in the machine? I had orginally installed 256 MBs of RAM and it was torture
running Vista, I bumped it up to 768 and I am see great improvements when it
comes to responsiveness and start up time.

I would recommend you do a clean install or try 5381 to see if there are any
differences.
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"amarrow" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
>I have somewhat the same issues. I have a dell c840 with vista 5365 that
>was
> upgraded from XP. The newer 5381 has the same upgrade symptom as some of
> the
> older builds. Starting from scratch all works as expected. Trying to
> upgrade
> from 5365 has it churning BEFORE the Key insertion screens. It's been
> going
> for 2 hours even after a second restart. I didn't try safe mode (will it
> even
> run under that mode?). I don't want to wipe the machine It's now got a lot
> of
> important stuff on it (yeah i know.....) anyway is there any way to know
> what's going on? there's no prompts\debug info here like on the rest of
> the
> install.
>
> "Andre Da Costa [Extended64]" wrote:
>
>> Glad everything is 'almost' in order. :) BETA 2 should not be too far
>> away,
>> so thats something to look forward to.
>> --
>> --
>> Andre
>> Windows Connected | http://www.windowsconnected.com
>> Extended64 | http://www.extended64.com
>> Blog | http://www.extended64.com/blogs/andre
>> http://spaces.msn.com/members/adacosta
>>
>> "Carl Daniel [VC++ MVP]"
>> <[email protected]>
>> wrote in message news:[email protected]
>> > Carl Daniel [VC++ MVP] wrote:
>> >> Andre Da Costa [Extended64] wrote:
>> >>> The SDK is only synched with CTP releases, not interim releases, so
>> >>> you will have use 5308 if you want access to the latest SDK available
>> >>> to Vista. --
>> >>
>> >> That's what I was afraid of. I may not actually need the SDK - as
>> >> long as the WinFX bits are there and the Orcas CTP works. I think
>> >> I'll
>> >> give it a try - it's either that, or wait for the next sync'd
>> >> release 'cause 5308 is unusable.
>> >
>> > Well, I must say - 5365 is a gigantic improvement over 5308. Still
>> > rough
>> > in places, but getting there. Hopefully I can get enough dev bits to
>> > work
>> > on this build to make some progress on the project that started all
>> > this!
>> >
>> > Thanks for the help, all who responded!
>> >
>> > -cd
>> >
>> >

>>
>>
>>
 

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