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Cannot install windows vista ultimate 64 bit on my computer when I have xp installed. Can boot from the 32 bit version disk though but I want the 64 bit. Tried booting it from start-up by booting from CD drive first but still ignores it and boots from HD. I have a intel duo x86 chip 6400 and need to know how to install windows vista retail version on my PC


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  1. Start the computer and make sure that the current version of Windows has started. \015\012
  2. Insert the Windows Vista DVD into the DVD drive and then close the drive tray. Wait a moment for the Setup program to start automatically. \015\012
  3. If the Setup program does not start automatically, follow these steps: \015\012
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    1. Click Start and then click Run. \015\012
    2. Type Drive:\\setup.exe and then click OK.

      Note Drive is the drive letter of the computer’s DVD drive.
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  4. When the Setup program starts and the Install now screen appears, click Install now.

    Note When you receive with the Get important updates for installation message, click Go Online. \015\012
  5. Click Upgrade when the Which type of installation do you want? screen appears.

    If you cannot click Upgrade and you receive an error message, go to the "Troubleshooting" section if you are comfortable trying to troubleshoot, or go to the "Next Steps" section to determine your next steps. \015\012
  6. Follow the instructions to install Windows Vista.
If Windows Vista is now running on your computer, you have completed the upgrade to Windows Vista.

If the installation does not finish or you receive an error message, and you are comfortable trying to troubleshoot the problem, go to the "Troubleshooting" section for more information about common issues and their resolutions. If you are not comfortable trying to troubleshoot the issue, go to the "Next Steps" section. \015\012 \015\012Perform a clean installation \015\012\015\012 loadTOCNode(2, 'summary');\015\012 \015\012There are two ways to perform a clean installation of Windows Vista. The first method is to install Windows Vista by running the Setup program from the current version of Windows on your computer. The second method is to start the computer from the Windows Vista DVD. First, try method 1. If it does not work, try method 2.

Warning In a clean installation, existing data on your computer is deleted. This data includes personal data, settings, hardware driver information, and software programs. After you install the operating system, you must also reinstall all programs. Make sure that you back up personal data to disks or other external storage devices before you perform a clean installation. \015\012Method 1: Perform a clean installation of Windows Vista by running Setup from the current version of Windows\015\012\015\012 loadTOCNode(3, 'summary');\015\012 \015\012To perform a clean installation of Windows Vista from the current version of Windows on the computer, follow these steps: \015\012
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  1. Start the computer and make sure that the current version of Windows has started. \015\012
  2. Insert the Windows Vista DVD into the DVD drive and then close the drive tray. Wait a moment for the Setup program to start automatically. \015\012
  3. If the Setup program does not start automatically, follow these steps: \015\012
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    1. Click Start and then click Run. \015\012
    2. Type Drive:\\setup.exe and then click OK.

      Note Drive is the drive letter of the computer’s DVD drive.
    \015\012
  4. When the Setup program starts and the Install now screen appears, click Install now. \015\012
  5. When the Which type of installation do you want? screen appears, click Custom (advanced). The follow the instructions to install Windows Vista.
If Windows Vista is now running on your computer, you have completed the installation successfully.

If the installation does not finish or you receive an error message, and you are comfortable trying to troubleshoot the problem, go to the "Troubleshooting" section for more information about common issues and their resolutions. If you are not comfortable trying to troubleshoot the issue, go to the "Next Steps" section. \015\012Method 2: Perform a clean installation of Windows Vista by starting the computer from the Windows Vista DVD\015\012\015\012 loadTOCNode(3, 'summary');\015\012 \015\012Note The computer must be configured to start from the DVD drive. For information about how to configure the computer to start from the DVD drive, see the documentation that is included with the computer. Or, contact the computer manufacturer.

To perform a clean installation of Windows Vista by starting the computer from the Windows Vista DVD, follow these steps: \015\012
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  1. Start the computer. \015\012
  2. Insert the Windows Vista DVD into the DVD drive and then close the drive tray. \015\012
  3. Restart the computer. \015\012
  4. When you receive the "Press any key to boot from CD" message, press a key. \015\012
  5. Follow the instructions to install Windows Vista.
If Windows Vista is now running on your computer, you have completed the installation successfully.
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