Problems with Windows Vista® Installer
The issues as well as solutions for addressing the problems related to Windows Vista® installers.
Installing a new OS could be very exciting as this would give your PC a new face and look. However, problems can occur during and upon installation. Sometimes, unexpected things can happen that may seriously affect the system. There may be problems in understanding the installation procedure, which may lead to loss of essential data as well as redoing of the installation process. If you are planning on installing Windows Vista®, there are some things you have to consider before, during, and after installation, to ensure that the system functions well and that the PC runs smoothly and flawlessly.
Here are the issues regarding the use of installers for Windows Vista®:
- Wrong version of the software
- Disc cannot be detected
- Windows® does not start correctly
Wrong version of the software
One of the biggest mistakes regarding installers is the problem of picking the wrong version of the OS installer. You should always check your PC first by right-clicking on ‘Computer’ and selecting ‘Properties’. Here, you will see if your PC runs in 64-bit or 32-bit. There is a difference in the two, since 64-bit is more efficient in handling more RAM, while 32-bit is most of the time capable of handling 1GB to 4GB RAM. If you choose a 64-bit installer for a 32-bit PC, the installation might fail. Choose the right kind of installer.
Disc cannot be detected
If you bought the installer directly from a retailer, make sure that the package is sealed and that it has not been tampered with. There could be an instance where the software cannot be detected. To address this issue, check the hardware first and see to it that the CD/DVD drive is detected. If not, you will have a hard time installing it. You can use another driver, but make sure to use it as your default one, for it has to be read when you boot the PC to the Windows Vista® installation. Another problem is if the installer itself is not responding. Contact the retailer and ask for a replacement or a refund if the PC is not functioning well. You can opt to download a software installer from Windows®’s website.
There are many scenarios regarding the installer not working properly. Check the package of the disc and make sure that it is either for upgrading or for a clean install. If you use the one for upgrading, your system should have an existing OS to upgrade from. Otherwise, if you type in your activation code, it will cause an error, since it will not be able to detect an existing OS for the upgrade key. Be wary of these details. It is quite complex to install an OS on a PC for the first time, but it is a very essential tool that can help you out at the end of the day. Once you figure out all the bugs and missing aspects, the Windows Vista® installation process will be a breeze for you.