Install Window 7 Home Premium Over Laptop Having Vista

I have window 7 home premium original keys for lenovo can i use the keys to do clean install on hp machine? The hp pavillion dv9000 had vista originally. Can the keys work and be properly activated

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Window Vista Install Blue Screen

I am trying to install vista ultimate 64 on a brand new system.

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Nvidia 9800 gtx+
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Everything boots and posts fine, but but i insert the vista install dvd it boots to it no problem. The vista install goes through the loading windows files progress bar, and when it get to the very end where the installer would normally start, i get a bsod with a stop error of 0x0000000a. I tried removing one of the 2gb sticks and i then got a bsod with stop error 0x0000001e. Does anyone have any advice or places that i can look for some answers?

Posted On: 05-10-2009, 04:27 PM . View Related Posts . . View 19 Replies .

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But what the heck is it doing on my computer without my express permission?

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