Trying to upgrade an XP machine to upgrade to Vista
Posted on 2016-07-22
I know - what the heck am I upgrading to Vista for?! Well I need to "leap frog" this machine to Windows 7, if I possibly can. there are a lot of special configurations on this old XP box that I want to try and preserve, and do not want to have to rebuild. I know its a long shot - and I know its never recommended to do the upgrade path. But if it works, it will save a lot time and effort. Ofcourse - at what point am I spending more time and effort upgrading it, right? That's why I wanted to check with some experts to see if theres any help for what I'm experiencing. So I've got a 32-bit XP SP2 machine, and I'm attempting a Vista Business SP1 upgrade. It gets to the compatibility phase, and after "checking compatibility" for 5 minutes, it results with an empty compatibility window and a CLOSE button - which cancels the upgrade. I'm guessing theres an application or driver that's incompatible and stopping the upgrade - but its not telling me what it is. I then tried running Vista and Win 7 upgrade advisors, and those won't run for some reason. So...it seems I'm stuck. Any ideas out there?
Thanks for your help.