Vista Upgrade Speed Bumps
In today's lesson, we learn why pre-planning is very important...
So, I try to perform the dreaded in-place upgrade of my XP x64 laptop to Vista Ultimate x64, after doing all the nice things like backing everything up, and ensuring that all apps will be suitable, and what have you. It's a new laptop, so I'm not worried about clutter or anything like that. What should greet my eyes as I run the install process but the following: "In-place upgrade option has been disabled."
Hmmm.... Let's go check out the Microsoft website, shall we? (Yes, wrong order, but time's a-wasting here. We don't need no stinkin' instructions!)
Lo and behold:
Okay, so maybe reading is fundamental. Especially when done in advance. Yeah, I know better...
Clearly, this 64-bit Vista installation saga is going to take a wee bit longer than originally anticipated.
Ironically, even Exchange 2007 has been less complicated to get onto my network. (Let's ignore, for a moment, the fact that all I've done is install Exchange 2007 on a brand new server. I haven't actually migrated any mailboxes from Exchange 2007 over to it yet, and I did notice that I have a whole lot of reading to do before I mess with any of that. Sigh.)
This has interesting implications for my office system, although I can at least install Vista Ultimate right from the very beginning on that system.
The journey continues, and I have some reading to do: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windowsvista/default.aspx