Installing Vista RC1 failed on Thinkpad T42
Category: Computers > Operating Systems
Asked by: londonplayer-ga
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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?
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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 installing. usrhlp
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