> My father just received a Dell Inspiron 530 with Ubuntu installed as the
> OS. He asked me to install Vista Home Premium 32bit w/ SP1 on the system
> (a clean installation), but I am having significant trouble installing
> it. The disc does not autorun and for some reason the system will not
> run setup.exe. Any ideas? Thanks.
You need to use a full retail version of Vista since your father didn't
order Vista from Dell.
Boot with the Vista DVD and do a clean install. If you press F12 when you
start the computer you'll be able to choose booting from the optical drive
Make sure you download all the Vista drivers from Dell's site for the
Inspiron 530 and have them on a USB key or burned to CD first.
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