Re: cant install windows server 2003 on vista



cpower03 wrote:
everytime i try and install windows server 2003 enterprise edition on vista. it gives me the error " setup cannot run in program compatibility mode".


Well, of course you do. You can't install a server OS from within a workstation OS. It's not a supported upgrade path. You'll have to boot from the Windows Server 2003 disk, format the hard drive (unless you're contemplating a dual-boot), and proceed from there.


ive tried installing from the disk when booting but it wont work since i dont have hard disk drive


Then the Windows Server 2003 installation package lacks the necessary device drivers for your computer's IDE/SCSI/SATA controller. Obtain those from the computer manufacturer and have that disk ready to insert when prompted.


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