Quote: Originally Posted by NoelDP
A Windows 7 install over XP is by definition a 'clean' install - so there shouldn't have been any holdovers from anything. Perhaps some disk problem led to a corrupted install.
That's the wonder of Windows
Hum I think we might have got cross threaded (no pun) here Noel LOL!!
The machine the Vista was on and wrecked by the owners daughter and son I was going to reinstall but HDD itself was wrecked by what the son and daughter had done on it . The Vista disk would not reinstall on it to make as new so was at a loss as what to do.
So I thought well as I had a spare 500GB Spinpoint ( I am not a lover of Samsung HDD's) and a 32bit 7 OEM OS that I has stuck on a Frankenstein Compaq and that I would put these in the Vista machine instead, which it did without a hitch. She is a work colleague and also cleans my house for me as I can't because of working full time and a shoulder injury that gives me jip at times so she has promised me free clean - fair trade I think!
I then put an 80GB SATA HDD into an IBM M51 ThinkCentre (8144)(not a bad machine with a 2.8Ghz Pentium 4 dual core and 4GB RAM - ex education dept job) that I also had spare and cleaned the HDD and then installed the Vista that had come off the mothers Asus machine that I had just fixed up for her.
I did this because as you know young people as they do like that facebook and iTunes rubbish plus not to mention Limewire and P2P downloading.
Now the daughter who is starting studies can have her own machine and if she wrecks this one well thats her fault. Anyway I have fixed Mums machine so she can't get into that rubbish again again enough said.
I then had the problem with that message - now have it reinstalled and so far so good touch wood.
The Compaq I put in a new 500GB HDD and a new 32bit 7OEM in for the Mum's sister who has had a really tough life and is near rock bottom and of course had no hope of having a computer and was spending her days cooped up with soapies on the TV. I treated her to a new monitor too plus wireless KB and mouse and it has turned her somewhat wretched life round
This Compaq I replaced with a machine that had much better specs that a farmer was going to throw out with a four year old XP machine as they were upgrading and they asked me if I wanted then for bits - less the HDDs of course.
So I kept the farm machine - very nice Q7400 4GB RAM DDR2 stuck in a new 500GB Seagate and a 64bit OEM 7, and it's my tester now (Karma
So as long as this Vista holds firm on the IBM alls well and good but if they come at me again I will send it back gift wrapped - seriously for some fat cat to use.
They might think I am some sort of a crook but I can assure you I am not and for $100 for an OEM - quite frankly not worth the aggravation but why waste a perfectly good OS - doesn't make sense - you wouldn't throw away perfectly good clothes because you bought them and they were yours alone would you?? - no difference in my mind.