You receive an error message when you try to upgrade a x64-based version of Windows XP to Windows Vista

You receive an error message when you try to upgrade a x64-based version of Windows XP to Windows Vista

Article ID : 951019
Last Review : April 21, 2008
Revision : 1.0

SYMPTOMS

When you try to upgrade a x64-based version of Windows XP to Windows Vista, you receive the following error message:

Upgrade has been disabled. To upgrade, you must be running Windows Vista build 5383 or later, or Windows XP with Service Pack 2 or later.

You receive this error message as soon as you run the Setup.exe file and then click Upgrade. Additionally, the upgrade is blocked.

MORE INFORMATION

You can only upgrade a x86-based version of Windows XP to Windows Vista. Upgrading from a x64-based version of Windows XP to Windows Vista is not supported.

Additionally, the error message that is mentioned in the Symptoms section is incorrect. You should receive an error message that resembles the following:

Upgrade from Windows XP x64 to Windows Vista is unsupported.

APPLIES TO
• Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
• Windows Vista Enterprise 64-bit Edition
• Windows Vista Home Basic 64-bit Edition
• Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition
• Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit Edition
• Windows Vista Business
• Windows Vista Business 64-bit Edition
• Windows Vista Enterprise
• Windows Vista Home Basic
• Windows Vista Home Premium
• Windows Vista Ultimate

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