How To Install Vista Ultimate Upgrade - Error 0x8007045d FIX! - Windows Vista Forums
1. Install XP
2. Activate XP ( Vista Checks to see if your running a Legal Copy Of XP )
3. Install Service Pack 2
Thats all you need to do!
Issues I had and the fixes!
Ok I just got off the phone with Microsoft Because I was getting this error message "0x8007045d" Cant find required file to complete installation. So this is the fix!!
Create A Folder Called Setup! Copy you Vista DVD to the Folder Called Setup. Run the Setup.exe in the Setup folder!
To get rid of the error copy the full Vista DVD to a folder called "Setup" on to your hard drive. If you cant Copy the files to your hard drive because you get a copy error of 'ANY KIND!!" Its your DVD Drive!. Microsoft DVD's media seems to have a problem with some DVD Drives Thats why you get the
"0x8007045d" Cant find required file to complete installation error message. Some people may have the same problem while making backups to DVD disk.
I was running a BRAND NEW Sony 16x DRU-720a DVD burner was getting that error. So just for fun I took off my Sony DVD Burner and installed an old NEC 4X dvd burner. I was able to copy the Vista DVD files to my hard drive with no problem.
After I copied the Vista DVD to my hard drive I ran the setup and completed the Vista Ultimate Upgrade with no problems.
Microsoft told me If you select a Clean Install" instead Of "UPGRADE" you will have to call Microsoft to have the finish the "Clean Install" I ask Microsoft tech support if I could have the info on how to do it and he said he was not allowed to do so. IMHO: What a load of crap huh?
Ok well thats it so the trick is to copy the dvd to a folder on your hard drive! Lets face it will be a lot faster install off you hard drive that your DVD.