Vista Ultimate upgrade on Vista Home Premium Error

  sdorries 03:33 14 Mar 2008

After spending over 12 hours trying to install the Vista Ultimate upgrade on Vista Home Premium only to have it fail in the last few moments of the install, searching various message boards, looking through FAQs, and chatting with numerous tech support lackeys I was able to find an answer. If you get the error: “Failed to upgrade one or more components. Windows will reboot and undo the
upgrade.” Then the go to the Control Panel then if you have it set to Classic View then Click on Programs and Features, else Click on Programs and then Programs and Features. Once that opens click on “Turn Windows features on or off” and un-check the following:
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0
Remote Differential Compression
Windows DEF Replication Service

That should do it… Oh, and every also told me to unplug all external devices except for the monitor, keyboard and mouse.

  Pine Man 15:43 16 Mar 2008

I am considering the upgrade but only have an OEM version of Home Premium.

Do you know if the Ultimate upgrade works with OEM's?

  Zeppelyn 19:20 16 Mar 2008

Yes it does, your upgrade will then be regarded as Retail.

  Pine Man 19:23 16 Mar 2008

Thanks for that AND, at the risk of being strung up for thread hijacking, if I reformat and re-install my software will I always have to install the OEM disk first?

  MCE2K5 23:44 16 Mar 2008

Try This,

How to Clean Install Windows Vista with Upgrade Media click here

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