Vista Install

  stannerz 13:59 09 Mar 10

I am trying to install Vista Home Premium edition on to my Sony Vaio PCV-W2.

Form Factor All-in-one
Processor Intel Pentium 4 2.88 GHz
Installed Memory 512 MB (DDR SDRAM)
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
HDD Size 160 GB
Display 17.5 in. Flat Panel LCD
Optical Drive Type DVD-ROM • DVD Burner • CD-ROM • CD Burner
Recommended Use Home Use
Processor Type Intel Pentium 4
Processor Speed 2.88 GHz
Processor Manufacturer Intel
Display Type Flat Panel LCD
Size 17.5 in.
Bus Speed 533 MHz
RAM Technology DDR SDRAM
Installed RAM 512 MB
Max Supported RAM 1 GB
Installed Video Memory 32 MB
Installed Cache Memory 512 KB
Hard Drive
Hard Drive Capacity 160 GB
Hard Drive Interface DMA/ATA-100 (Ultra)
Controller Type DMA/ATA-100 (Ultra)
Optical Drive Type DVD±R
Optical Drive Read Speed 24x (CD) • 8x (DVD)
Optical Drive Write Speed 16x (CD-R) • 1x (DVD-R)
Optical Drive ReWrite Speed 8x (CD-RW)
Audio / Video
Video Input Type TV Tuner
Modem Type Fax / Modem
Networking Type Integrated 10/100 Network Card
Data Link Protocol Ethernet • Fast Ethernet

I have previously upgarded the RAM from 512mb to 1gb.

When the install begins I input the product number and then after 5 minutes of install I hit a blue screen and |E|RROR message.

Please can you tell me if this machine will take Vista? It seems to be able to on the system requirements. Any help will be greatly received

  Pineman100 17:51 09 Mar 10

You should download and run Microsoft's Vista Upgrade Advisor: click here

That should tell you whether your machine can run Vista.

  stannerz 18:37 09 Mar 10

I did and it said it was was able to. I have an error message that said

Not sure if this helps

  Input Overload 18:56 09 Mar 10

Error explanation from MS. click here

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