Windows Vista error code 0x80070017

I am trying to reload Windows Visa and I keep geting error code 0x80070017

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Last updated April 6, 2019 Views 5,800 Applies to:

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How to clean install:

Go into your Bios/Setup, or Boot Menu, at startup, and change the Boot Order to make the DVD/CD drive 1st in the Boot Order, then reboot with the disk in the Drive.


At startup/power on you should see at the bottom of the screen either F2 or DELETE, to go into Bios/Setup, or F12 for the Boot Menu

MS advice on doing clean install.

A Tutorial on doing a clean install


Windows Vista Installation Super Guide


After installation > Go to your Laptop/Computer Manufacturer's website > Drivers and Downloads Section > Key in your Model number > Look for latest Vista Drivers for it > Download/install them.


Save all Data, as it will be lost during a clean install.


Mick Murphy - Microsoft Partner

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