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Vista Home Premium Installation Error: ox80070017

I cannot install the Home Premium version of Windows Vista. I have tried the steps outlined in KB956704, but this has not resolved the issue. I am attempting to upgrade to Vista Home Premium from Windows XP Professional SP3.

Is there any idea of what could be going wrong?
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Hi OnceForever,

Boot to the Vista Disk. Select custom, and do a clean install from there. Make sure you have all your data backed up and software ready to reinstall as this will wipe your PC.  

Hope this helps!
Shawn - Support Engineer - MCP, MCDST
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Thanks as well. I've now reformatted the disc and install a fresh copy of Windows XP Home Edition - tried to do the upgrade from there and the clean install - same issue occured.

Any thoughts?

Thanks.

You have still not stated what type of Vista Licence that you have: Upgrade or Full Licence.

You have an incorrect path to do an upgrade from XP Pro > Vista Home Premium.

And, legally, you can not do a Custom clean install with an Upgrade Licence.

Cheers.
Mick Murphy - Microsoft Partner
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http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-vista/get/upgrade-your-pc-options.aspx

"Upgrade paths from previous versions"

I am sorry, but XP Pro to Vista Home Premium is not an upgrade path.

XP Pro to Vista Home Premium has to be done with a clean install, using a full Vista Home Premium Disk/Licence.


Cheers.
Mick Murphy - Microsoft Partner
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Thanks as well. I've now reformatted the disc and install a fresh copy of Windows XP Home Edition - tried to do the upgrade from there and the clean install - same issue occured.

Any thoughts?

Thanks.
Shawn - Support Engineer
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Hi OnceForever,

Boot to the Vista Disk. Select custom, and do a clean install from there. Make sure you have all your data backed up and software ready to reinstall as this will wipe your PC.  

Hope this helps!
Shawn - Support Engineer - MCP, MCDST
Microsoft Answers Support Engineer
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Thanks as well. I've now reformatted the disc and install a fresh copy of Windows XP Home Edition - tried to do the upgrade from there and the clean install - same issue occured.

Any thoughts?

Thanks.

You have still not stated what type of Vista Licence that you have: Upgrade or Full Licence.

You have an incorrect path to do an upgrade from XP Pro > Vista Home Premium.

And, legally, you can not do a Custom clean install with an Upgrade Licence.

Cheers.
Mick Murphy - Microsoft Partner