Installing Windows Vista on Alienware 17 stuck on boot screen, HDD led brinks every seconds.


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I want to install Windows Vista on my Alienware 17, with UEFI boot. The laptop firmware is GOP. I do everythings in this thread but it stuck on boot screen, HDD led brinks every seconds. In safe mode, it stuck at crcdisk.sys, HDD led brinks every seconds.

System specs:
Intel Core i7 4700MQ
NVIDIA Geforce GTX 770M
[HD Graphics 4600 disabled]
Samsung SSD 860 EVO 500GB
Hitachi 750GB <--- Installation disk.
16GB SKhynix (4x4GB)

Fastboot: Disabled

USB is working during boot..

Screenshot will be update because i use my phone to write this thread, it not support to upload files.
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Vista Guru
Welcome to Vista Forums RedGreenBlue12. I'm afraid Vista will not work properly on "Haswell" processors such as Intel Core i7 4700MQ. :(


Vista Guru
Gold Member
Apparently vista works fine with AMD Summit ridge, such as the six core Ryzen 5 1600. Not sure about the Ryzen 5 2600, but it might.