Originally Posted by Lexluethar
Is this the exact same version of Vista?
Double check your BIOS settings and which drive you are booting to first, because the Vista CD should be booting if it is chosen first in the boot priority list.
Is this a burnt copy or legit straight out of the box DVD? My first thought was maybe this is a copied DVD and it wasn't burned correctly on the copy DVD.
It's a copy of an original, which I HAVE used before though, and it's worked perfectly. It is the exact same version of Vista, and the same hardware too.
I can run the setup right now when I'm on Vista, but I don't know how to go about a complete reinstall that way. When I started going into the setup, it asked me if I wanted to save data and just reinstall Vista, or do a custom reinstall, which I hit custom, and tried to use the same partition, and it said it would keep the old stuff in a file called "Windows.old". Can I just erase Windows.old when I'm done and my install would be just like new?