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Installing Windows Vista

SP1 and R2

Mastering Windows Vista for Business Professionals
By Mark Minasi and John Paul Mueller

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The following excerpt is from chapter two entitled "Installing Vista."

Installing Windows Vista

Preparing to install Windows Vista

  Will your computer be able to run on Vista?
  Checking system compatibility
  The final steps toward installation
Upgrading to Windows Vista
  Checking compatibility with the ACT
  Migrating settings using the Microsoft Windows USMT
  Performing the update installation
Installing Windows Vista
  Performing a new installation
  Performing a clean installation
  Performing a BitLocker installation
  The installation paths converge

This was first published in March 2007

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