Vista Clean Install Freezes when Entering Product Key
Posted on 2008-11-01
Hi, So I recently built a new computer on it and quickly installed Windows Vista Ultimate 32bit, the install went quick and the computer was working great for about two weeks.
I decided that I wanted to take advantage of my 64 bit processors and got a copy of Vista Business 64bit, I started a clean install but when I enter my product key it just sits and sits and sits, I tried to skip the product key part and move to where it asks you the product you purchased but it still hangs.
This is NOT a hardware issue, this computer has 2x intel xeon quad cores and 16gb of ram. And as I mentioned I had been running vista for two weeks...(the reason for the upgrade is that I have a large amount of ram that cannot be accessed via a 32bit operating system).
Does anyone know why it would be freezing at this particular point?
I've searched the internet and found that other people have had this problem where it freezes at that point but I was unable to find a solution.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.