Trying to install vista, but having a problem.

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  1. fckinfamous

    fckinfamous Well-Known Member

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    I'm trying to install Windows Vista on my computer, but its giving me an error, right now I am running ubuntu and from there i went into partion editor and made space for windows vista. Now when i insert the cd and type in my serial number and click install it gives me an error "Windows is unable to find a system volume that meets its criteria for installation"
    What am i doing wrong?
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    i think the partition has to be a certian format or that was the deal when i installed it on my macbook
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    Nfts i believe? Thats what i formated it to, even when i click on format the certain drive while in the installation while using the cd it still says that.
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    yea thats it .... there must be some other "criteria" your not meeting. how big is the partition you have set aside
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    60gb goes to ubuntu, 40gb goes to vista.
    That's the same size I had for ubuntu and vista before too.
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    who knows its prolly vista just being stupid
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    Should i try formating my ubuntus hard drive part and then maybe it will install?
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    if its partitioned it shouldnt matter whats on the otherside.... maybe try that as a last resort
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    I've had this problem with my old lappy. I never really got it to work...
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    Just got it to work, seems as if Ubuntu's partition was messing vistas.

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