Google Answers Logo
View Question
Q: Installing Vista RC1 failed on Thinkpad T42 ( No Answer,   1 Comment )
Subject: Installing Vista RC1 failed on Thinkpad T42
Category: Computers > Operating Systems
Asked by: londonplayer-ga
List Price: $10.00
Posted: 13 Sep 2006 20:32 PDT
Expires: 13 Oct 2006 20:32 PDT
Question ID: 765131
I am trying to install Vista RC1 on my Thinkpad T42 which had 9GB HD
free and 1GB of ram with a 64MB ATI RADEON. Am doing an upgrade
install from within XP PRO. It copies the files, then gathers them.
During the "expanding files" at 21% complete it fails with the error
"Could not install a required driver" and aborts. I have re-tried
several times to no avail. I tried upgrading an old Dell laptop which
was also running XP Pro and the upgrade went on without a hitch so it
seems the DVD is not corrupted. Does anyone know how to get by this?
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Installing Vista RC1 failed on Thinkpad T42
From: usrhlp-ga on 25 Sep 2006 07:08 PDT
It is a beta release of the software, chances are the driver that is
bundled with the DVD is not compatible with your hardware.

You have a few options, wait for the full release, report the error to
MS and state which driver fails, make your own install image and
install your own driver that is correct for the system you are


Important Disclaimer: Answers and comments provided on Google Answers are general information, and are not intended to substitute for informed professional medical, psychiatric, psychological, tax, legal, investment, accounting, or other professional advice. Google does not endorse, and expressly disclaims liability for any product, manufacturer, distributor, service or service provider mentioned or any opinion expressed in answers or comments. Please read carefully the Google Answers Terms of Service.

If you feel that you have found inappropriate content, please let us know by emailing us at with the question ID listed above. Thank you.
Search Google Answers for
Google Answers  

Google Home - Answers FAQ - Terms of Service - Privacy Policy