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Help with installing Vista on system with 8.1

  1. #1


    United Kingdom
    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center x64

    Help with installing Vista on system with 8.1


    Hi, I'm trying to install Vista on my pc just to mess around with it (not to use as daily os), but I got a problem, everytime i try to boot the installer disc it would just show the loading bar and a second later (literally a second) it would just go to a black screen and nothing else would happen.

    Now I'm installing this into a blank hdd with my main win 8.1 hdd turned off in the uefi bios (as to avoid complications) and I honestly don't know why this is happening.

    Booting the disc in uefi mode and legacy mode both yeilded the same results.
    In the bios i have tweaked various settings such as turning secure boot off, turning off xmp profile etc.
    But nothing seems to work so im thinking it might be my gpu so i going to try and use the intergrated graphics tommorow, see if that makes a difference.
    Any help would be appreciated

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  2. #2


    Posts : 356
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise


    Hi,
    You can try to copy Vista installation files on second ( or create new ) partition of main HDD and then boot from that. ( no USB, no DVD )
    Have you installed Vista before form same ISO?

    even though I wonder why exactly Vista? why not 7?
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  3. #3


    United Kingdom
    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center x64


    Yeah I did before (infact I just used it in a vm and it worked installed) and Windows 7 is great and all but Vista was on my first ever PC so I just wanted to go back and see how it is again and I also wanna install GTA V on it and just see how much of a performance difference there is to Win 8.
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