How do I install windows vista home premium

August 28, 2011 at 15:34:39
Specs: Windows 7
how do I install WinVista Home Premium using the three install disks? Nervous!

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#1
August 28, 2011 at 18:20:19
What's on the machine now?

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#2
August 29, 2011 at 05:18:56
On my HP a1747c media center WAS Vista Home premium but I bought & put on win 7 OS & did not keep certain parts of win vista HP that would identify my computer. My computer is considered a homemade computer as per an HP technician. He said I should put Vista HP back on then upgrade to win 7 OS & my computer will be identified by HP for updates etc.

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#3
August 29, 2011 at 05:47:11
When you installed Windows 7, did you wipe the recovery partition if there was one? If the recovery partition is still there, boot the machine & try F11. If not, & you have the HP Vista CD, boot the machine with it. If that doesn't work, you may have to format the drive with a boot disc, first.

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#4
August 29, 2011 at 07:16:56
Guapo, thanks for the help. I'm not aware that I formatted over the boot portion of vista hp. I just put the win 7 disk in and foollowed directions for the installation of that OS

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#5
August 29, 2011 at 07:31:36
Guapo, I have three install disks for vista HP. You said, "you may have to format the drive with a boot disc, first." Which disk would I use & how would I format it? I have 250 GB hard drive with a section wherein recovery points are stored. It is the same with win 7 OS. But I must have had to format the entire drive in order to put win 7 OS on it.

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#6
August 29, 2011 at 14:44:46
I didn't say the boot partition. I said the recovery partition. Turn on the machine & press F11 a few times, right away. If the recovery partition is still there, it will tell you how to install Vista.

If that doesn't work, put the first CD in the drive & reboot. If it allows the install to happen, just continue.

If you get a message that says you are not permitted to install an older version of windows, that's when you would have to format with a 3rd party boot disc.

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#7
August 30, 2011 at 04:01:38
Thank you Guapo. I'll try that F11 & what you suggest in this post. I might have the problem of not having the Vista Product Key - I can't find one. I spoke with a HP tek man & he said I won't meed to put that in because it will go in automatically. That seems strange to me but what do I know? Thanks again!

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#8
August 30, 2011 at 05:57:01
August 30, 2011, @08:58am Eastern Time. guapo,

Pressing F8 Key gives me the title, Repair your computer & lists the following options,
Safe Mode,
Safe Mode with Networking,
Safe Mode with Command Prompt,
Enable Boot Logging,
Enable Low Resolution Video,
Last known good configuration (Advanced),
Directory Services Restore Mode, (I'm going to see what this option lists after posting this reply to you)
Debugging Mode,
Disable Automatic Restart on System Failure,
Start Windows normally.

F10 gets me into SetUp.

Pressing F11 gives me nothing at all. Computer just continues to load Win7OS.

Pressing Escape Key gives me the title, Select a Boot First Device & lists the following options,
Under HDD Group is:
3rd Master: ST3250820AS,
USB -HDD0:
USB-HDD1:
USB-HDD2: PNY USB 2.0 FD 8.02,
USB-HDD3: USB Flash Memory 5.00.
Under CD-ROM Group options listed are,
4th Master:TSSTcorp CD/DVDW TS-H653L
USB-CDROM0: Apple iPod 2.70


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#9
August 30, 2011 at 06:17:39
If F11 isn't working, then the recovery partition is gone. Boot with CD 1 of your Vista CDs & see what happens.

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#10
August 30, 2011 at 06:31:22
guapo, I know more about this computer thanks to you. It will be awhile before I'm set to put in that much time all at once to put vistaHP-OS on & then win7HP-OS so my computer will have the Hewlett Packard stamp online but I'm more confident now. Thank you again for your time & expertise.

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#11
August 30, 2011 at 06:53:12
You're welcome.

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