Before the vista installation begins, it gives me the opportunity to load the sata hard drive --- driver ---- then proceeds....so strange how it just stops later on during the installation process. I also have a full version of xp....problem with this is the the xp installation does not detect my hard drive. It gives me the opportunity to install the hard drive driver but is looking for it on a floppy and of course the drive is on a cd. I am going to try to save it on a floppy
then install xp then install vista. Problem is the xp is from work ... so I dont really want to use that registration number in case work needs it. Doesnt windows detect the serial for updates ... and wont allow two computers to have the same xp serial on it? what a nightmare this is.