I put a new hard drive in my laptop and when I installed Windows Vista I get this message: "windows cannot configure windows to run on this hardware of computers."

I put a new hard drive in my laptop and when I install Vista I get this message: "windows cannot configure windows to run on this hardware of computers."  I can't install an oem on a new hard drive version?  This is the portable original in all other respects.

original title: new hard drive and vista


strange that you can request that

HP computers have been known to not let you install Vista on a non HP bought replacement hard drive

There were a few posters with this problem here

If the OEM disc for this particular laptop, you should be able to reinstall it as many times as you want as long as you have not changed the main material (the motherboard)

You can change the hard drives, RAM, etc.

I presume that you boot from the Vista DVD

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