Vista RC1 (build 5600) Upgrade over WinXP SP2

Today was the first time I actually upgraded a Windows XP installation to Vista RC1.

Whew – it took a LONG time.  As in over two hours!

This is on an IBM Thinkpad T42p.

Why so slow?

It runs fine after it’s upgraded though.



  1. me=loser. I am just now getting to the point where I can turn my attention to Vista and I am downloading it but I have no key! blah. Hoping that the CPP program registration opens up again soon…