I wanted to install Longhorn today. The 'Longhorn Pre-Alpha Client Preview' version.
So here I go, I format my laptop (which is a test pc) and insert the cd.
After entering the key, choosing where to install and clicking continue, when the timer jumps to "13 minutes left" I get an error.
"An error occurred while copying files". That's it, nothing I can do about this.
I looked on Google for help, but nobody got it, except for one person who fixed it by using another machine.
Then, I installed Virtual PC 2004 on my main computer and decided to install it there. That must work, after all it's a virtual pc, and everyone else already got it to run on Virtual PC.
No luck thou, same error message.
Does anyone have any advice in what I can do? I even don't know where it goes wrong, can I get some debug info here to pass on to the MS team?
There goes my plan to install Longhorn and Whidbey on my test pc :(
Love to hear from someone.
Update: I got some additional info, I mounted the .iso in Virtual PC now, same error. Happens when it has written 424.4MB.
Update 2: When I install Windows 2000, run the Setup from there it starts saying "18 minutes left", the progress bar goes a bit further, until the reboot message comes. Then it continues installing with "14 minutes left", and a bit after it goes to 13 it gives the same error again. I'm at a dead end now.