Setting Up Windows Vista

As we mentioned briefly at the beginning of this chapter, the setup program in Windows Vista is unlike that found in any previous Windows version. The re-engineered process is specifically designed to go very quickly, with an absolute minimum of attention required from you. In this section, we’ll explain the ins and outs of the most common scenarios you’ll confront when installing or upgrading Windows Vista on a single PC. We assume that you have a bootable DVD containing a full copy of Windows Vista, suitable for use in a clean installation or upgrade. (If you have only a CD drive and no DVD drive, you can contact Microsoft and ask for the five-CD package; see the product documentation for details on acquiring alternative ...

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