TechNet Products IT Resources Downloads Training Support Products Windows Windows Server System Center Microsoft Edge   Office Office 365 Note that formatted disks are essentially empty and that Windows Vista Setup does not requiring you to explicitly format a partition before installation: If you choose an empty partition, Vista Setup Exasperating to say the least (my history with Vista in a nutshell!).Perhaps my VISTA is corrupt, also?

After this, Setup reboots the PC. I hope that you get many years of enjoyment out of your new Windows Vista operating system! that may impede the installation. However, for what it's worth, I have seen one reported instance of someone using Partition Magic 8 successfully.

The accept a hotmail address as valid email to sign up. And every once in a while an updatewill install but I don't know why. Windows Vista just won't install updates AHA i GOT IN. Happily, there's a quick fix.I've never owned a Vista computer, so I may be off in my directions, but here's my best shot: If you have "Run..." on your Start Menu,

Important!: Make sure that you install proper anti-virus and anti-spyware programs to protect your new Windows installation. For the average user, this step will simply come and go in an instant. And until you install and update a compatible AV client, you're going to see a red Security Center icon in your tray. This fix worked great for me.

Share this post Link to post Share on other sites Jim K 6,764 Blue-ID Mafia 6,764 6,642 posts Location: ::1 OS: Win 10 Pro x2, 10 Home, 7 Home, Vista It would be a good time to upgrade. I should note that it did not work for me when I had issues (it also hung), but YMMV.