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Wannabe Geek

# 13628 21-May-2007 04:48
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Hello, all. I recently attempted to install Windows Vista Business on my PC. This proved to be impossible with two different methods. But I should explain everything, shouldn't I?

As a student of the School of Multimedia and Design at Algonquin College, I have an account on the Academic Alliance MSDN, which gives me a free copy of Windows Vista Business. I have the image and my key, but have found myself unable to install the operating system.

The first thing I tried was burning the image to a DVD-R and installing it that way. This proved impossible, as I would enter the key, then it would bring me to a screen that said "Error 0x0". Worse still, this only happened upon booting from the disc. I was unable to even get to the installer from within Windows. The autostart would come up, then when I went to install, it would crash and tell me to try booting off the disc.

The second thing I tried was running the image using Daemon-Tools and installing it on a partition. Again, this failed. I got another error (this time with an actual number, but I no longer have it written down.)

It has been suggested that my disc was corrupted somehow, or the image is bad. But it worked for a few of my classmates, and my computer is fully Vista compliant. Can someone shed some light on this?

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Uber Geek


  # 71451 21-May-2007 09:38
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The same disk worked on another computer?

Or the same image worked?

I would be inclined to reburn the ISO image onto another DVD, probably using a slower burn speed like 2x or 4x

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Wannabe Geek

  # 71493 21-May-2007 12:14
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The same image worked. Currently a co-worker has the DVD and has yet to attempt using it. He has his own MSDN account, but since it was through a different source, no image was included. Once he gets around to using it,

Will burning at a slower speed make a difference?


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  # 71494 21-May-2007 12:17
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I often run into corrupt DVDs when I burn an ISO image too fast

It sounds like its not the DVD itself though, if possible try another DVD drive in your PC and see if that works

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Master Geek

  # 71667 22-May-2007 13:26
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Did you check the image against its hash to ensure the downloaded ISO is valid?

Try getting your hands on another copy of Vista (any copy will do) and install it from that, using your key.

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