Want To Install Vista In Desktop With 4th Generation CPU

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  1. CaptainSpeleo

    CaptainSpeleo MDL Member

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    One of my Dell OptiPlex 9020 minitowers has an Intel Core i7-4770 "Haswell" processor.
    I would like to install Windows Vista Business SP2 64-bit in it.
    Its .ISO file was obtained from the MSDN index site and a bootable DVD was created which works fine.
    This minitower has an Intel USB 3.0 controller, so I'm guessing a USB keyboard and mouse will not work.
    I don't have a PS/2 keyboard and mouse.
    I downloaded the USB 3 driver stack in this post, then extracted its contents.
    Unfortunately, I don't know how to integrate it into the install media.
     
  2. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    Mount the wim, dism in the update and the actual driver, save/unmount and done:)
     
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    Thanks for the reply, but you're way over my head with that comment.
    I need it explained in easy-to-understand steps.
     
  4. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    #4 Enthousiast, Jan 17, 2021
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    Code:
    dism.exe /mount-wim /wimfile:"x:\install.wim" /index:1 /mountdir:"y:\Mount"
    Index nr you have to change according the actual index you want to mount.

    Integrating the prerequisite update:
    Code:
    dism.exe /image:"y:\Mount" /Add-Package /PackagePath:"x:\Update"
    Integrating drivers:
    Code:
    dism.exe /image:"y:\Mount" /Add-Driver /driver:"z:\XHCI_UASP_VISTA_WIN7_MUI\XHCI\x64" /recurse
    
    dism.exe /image:"y:\Mount" /Add-Driver /driver:"z:\XHCI_UASP_VISTA_WIN7_MUI\UASPSTOR\x64" /recurse
    This is the x64 scenario, use the x86 driver folders for x86 OS.

    Saving and unmounting;
    Code:
    dism.exe /Unmount-Wim /MountDir:"y:\Mount" /Commit
    Now you can export the serviced index nr to a new install.wim, to clean it up:
    Code:
    dism /Export-Image /SourceImageFile::"x:\install.wim" /index:1 /DestinationImageFile:"x:\updated_install.wim" /Compress:max
    After this command, delete or move install.wim and rename updated_install.wim to install.wim and put it in the ISO or on the USB.
     
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  5. CaptainSpeleo

    CaptainSpeleo MDL Member

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    Thanks for that information.
    How and where are those codes entered?
     
  6. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    #6 Enthousiast, Jan 17, 2021
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    Maybe you better don't try to install an ancient crappy OS on such modern hardware when there is no actual basic knowledge on the topic at all?

    Command prompt with admin rights.
     
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  7. CaptainSpeleo

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    I have copied the contents of the Windows Vista Business SP2 64-bit disc into a USB thumb drive.
    I have created a XHCI_UASP_VISTA_WIN7_MUI folder and have placed the XHCI and UASPSTOR folders with their contents inside it.
    Does that main folder need to be placed in a specific location?
    Which index number do I use?
    I'm very familiar with using the Command Prompt window.
    I should be able to follow your instructions from that point on.
     
  8. CEW

    CEW MDL Senior Member

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    #8 CEW, Jan 18, 2021
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    As Enthousiast already advised:

    You need to integrate the update first.

    Then the drivers.

    Create a new empty folder, and name it MOUNT. So you have the folder c:\mount

    The index number refers to the edition in install.wim. So you need to use the index number that matches the edition you want to work on.


    64bit-vista install.wim

    Index: 1
    Name: Windows Vista BUSINESS

    Index: 2
    Name: Windows Vista HOMEBASIC

    Index: 3
    Name: Windows Vista HOMEPREMIUM

    Index: 4
    Name: Windows Vista ULTIMATE


    Now mount the image to the folder you created:

    dism.exe /mount-wim /wimfile:"path_to_your_install.wim" /index:1 /mountdir:"c:\Mount"

    Then integrate the update:

    dism.exe /Image:"c:\Mount" /ADD-PACKAGE /PACKAGEPATH:"path_to_the_folder_of_updates"

    Then integrate the drivers:

    dism.exe /image:"c:\Mount" /Add-Driver /driver:"z:\XHCI_UASP_VISTA_WIN7_MUI\XHCI\x64" /recurse

    dism.exe /image:"c:\Mount" /Add-Driver /driver:"z:\XHCI_UASP_VISTA_WIN7_MUI\UASPSTOR\x64" /recurse

    Commit the changes and Unmount

    dism.exe /Unmount-Wim /MountDir:"c:\Mount" /Commit


     
  9. CaptainSpeleo

    CaptainSpeleo MDL Member

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    CEW:

    Thanks for your reply - which should be much easier to understand and follow. :)
     
  10. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    Yeah, that's much easier to read.

    I notice i forgot to show the dism command line for adding the prerequisite update.

    Done, and don't forget to do it all for boot.wim too (index: #2).
     
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  11. CaptainSpeleo

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    I don't mean to be a pest, but I still have a few questions.

    Do I use the Vista DVD, or do I copy the contents of the Vista DVD into a USB thumb drive?

    Do I then use the commands to integrate the update and USB3 driver into the USB thumb drive?

    Do I need to extract the contents of the USB3 driver pack into a folder named XHCI_UASP_VISTA_WIN7_MUI?
     
  12. CEW

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    #13 CaptainSpeleo, Jan 18, 2021
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    (OP)
    I'm off to a bad start. :(

    I created a Mount folder in C:

    I copied the contents of the Vista DVD into a USB thumb drive which is in F:

    I then entered this command:
    dism.exe /mount-wim /wimfile:"F:\sources" /index:1 /mountdir:"C:\Mount"

    When I pressed the Enter key, this is what appeared:
     

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  14. CaptainSpeleo

    CaptainSpeleo MDL Member

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    CEW:
    I tried to download the Vista-Update-Integrator, but a non-English site with pop-up appeared.
    Is there an English version of it somewhere?
     
  15. CaptainSpeleo

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    I've gotten way over my head with this and probably should give up.
    Windows Vista Business SP2 64-bit installs and works fine in my Dell Precision M6400 and Dell OptiPlex 980 which have a legacy generation Intel processor and don't have any USB3 ports.
     
  16. CEW

    CEW MDL Senior Member

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    #16 CEW, Jan 18, 2021
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    The program is in English. It just happens that Chip-de ( German computer magazine ) is hosting the download.

    On the linked page there is a big blue square with a down pointing arrow. Surely it is obvious what that means?

    I have heard of a few people that run vista x86 successfully on haswell motherboards - though I don't know which brand of mobo they use.

    Greenhillmaniac has vista working fine with ryzen 5 1600
     
  17. CaptainSpeleo

    CaptainSpeleo MDL Member

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    When I click your link in post #12, the web page loads with a non-English pop-up covering it.
    If there's a blue square with a down arrow, the pop-up must be covering it.

    I'm currently using Windows Vista Business SP2 64-bit in the 2 PC's I mentioned in post #15.
    I haven't tried installing it in my PC's which have a Ivy Bridge or Haswell motherboard because they have USB3 ports.
     
  18. CEW

    CEW MDL Senior Member

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    Vista works fine on all ivybridge mobos that I know of. Just integrate the update and xhci/uasp drivers for usb3 support. From what I have heard, it only works on some haswell machines
     
  19. VistaLover

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    The Site is in German, the pop-up (overlay) you mention is just a cookies notice (as per EU rules), just consent to getting cookies from chip.de and the overlay will go away... :D