So, I'm trying to clean install a new os (windows Vista home premium) into my computer and Lo and behold! Can't do it. I figured it's a problem with the bios. Whenever I try to install the OS I get this message.
"No Device drivers were found. Make sure that the installation media contains the correct drivers and then click OK."
Well, the Home Premium CD is int here....what to do?
If you have a system that requires the manufacturer's proprietary device drivers, you will most likely have to return the system to it's original configuration using the restore CD, and then upgrade. However, there's no guarantee Vista will even be able to use the device drivers of the original system configuration. After you restore your system, check the manufacturer's web site for new Vista drivers. Unfortunately, Vista drivers for older systems may not be available at all.
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You must have checked the wrong model, because if its not there, then the PC didn't come with vista, and if you can't figure out how to find a driver, you didn't blow away windows 7, and clean install vista and find drivers for it. Check again. If someone else did load vista on it, then all you need to do is look at the driver for win 7, and see what the MFG is and then go to there website, if the driver does not have the name of the hardware, you can try using win 7 driver, if you get wrong OS, right click on the .EXE and choose properties and pick compatibility and set for vista.
Hello kelvinvu, according to the information that I gathered from this computer model, it has Windows Vista 32 bit home premium installed on it. Windows XP is an older operating system so you can't "upgrade" to it. You could however install a fresh copy (more likely completely erasing all your previous information on vista and data files) or you could upgrade to Windows 7. Since you are using "Windows Vista 32 bit home premium", you have to upgrade to "Windows 7 32 bit home premium" or better. So if you were trying to "upgrade" to Windows 7 Home Basic, it will not allow that since it considers that a downgrade in the Operating System. You should actually be able to pop in the Windows 7 Home Premium CD while vista is running and start the upgrade process pretty painlessly that way. Just access the CD and walk through the menus for upgrading Vista to Windows 7. As a reminder, you must use the 32 bit discs. If you try and use the 64 bit discs (a different operating system as far as windows is concerned) you will have to go through the same process of installing a new version of windows (not upgrade). I hope this has solved your specific problem kelvinvu, have a great day!
You may need to check to see which "service pack" you are currently on.
See below requirements:
System Software — Windows XP & Vista
Windows Vista Business or Ultimate Edition
32-bit OS Installation Only
Windows XP Professional or Home Edition
With Windows XP Service Pack 2 or Service Pack 3
Windows Vista 64-bit (any version)
Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
Windows XP Media Center Edition
Windows 98, Me, 2000, NT, 95, 3.1, DOS
Windows Vista Home and Home Premium Edition
Although Windows Vista Home and Home Premium Edition have not
been tested or qualified by Digidesign, there are currently no known
issues with Vista Home and Home Premium 32-bit operating systems and
Pro Tools M-Powered 7.4 compared to the supported Windows Vista
Business or Ultimate Edition operating systems.
Windows Vista SP1
There are currently no known issues with Service Pack 1 for Windows
Vista based on our initial limited testing and customer feedback.
Although full qualification with all Digidesign products has not been
completed, we do not recommend against updating to SP1, given the number of important overall system fixes in SP1. We do
recommend that you backup your system and create a restore point before
updating to SP1, should you encounter any problems after installing the
Its a driver incompatibility issue. Many hardware components designed for Vista are incompatible with XP. This means that the Realtek audio driver may be the Vista version. Also, some hardware has of yet no XP drivers, so your audio components were designed for Vista only. While it may be possible to "force" the driver to work, it may involve a number of hacks to the Windows registry and other files.
you can upgrade from Windows XP to Windows Vista(ultimate, premium, home, business.......), you have to buy a Windows Vista CD and install a fresh copy or format.
Some Minimum Requirements:
i) Min 2GB RAM or atleast 1GB RAM(if you have>1GB RAM installation of Windows Vista will not continue)
II) External Graphic Card. for some versions of Windows Vista(to run Aero Interface, special feature only in some versions of Windows Vista)
"Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor" is a software from Microsoft which you can download from internet, this can help you determine which features and edition of Windows Vista will run on your computer.
i.e., when u load this software on windows xp it will suggest which upgrade version of windows vista will suit your system(based on you system configuration. or hardware components.) and then you can install the upgraded version of windows xp(mostly windows vista home,.........)
please install ur original windows cd ,when in desktop image appear with options click install windows vista then in options choose upgrade and then follow the instructions and after update restart ur system hope inshallah works