Cannot install the Vista OS

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I borrowed a Vista installer from a friend. He gave me what appears to me is an original copy. I excitedly installed it to my laptop but after I attempted to run the installation I cannot open its content and received a message to verify from the vendor the validity of the installer.

What could be the possible reason to this problem?

Please help me what to do.

Thank you.

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This installation package could not be opened. Verify that the package exists and that you can access it, or contact the application vendor to verify that this is a valid Windows Installer package.

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Cannot install the Vista OS

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Dear friend,

I guess the copy you got was on a CD or a DVD, this external storage disk may have some scratches, it really doesn't matter how small the scratch is, it can make some files on this CD or DVD corrupt. Therefore that error is likely to occur.

To solve it you can either,

1. Go to run on the start menu and type in a command "path/setup.exe/fv Data1.msi."  But if it persists, then you will have to update your windows installer.

This can be done by clicking on ' My computer', click on control panel and double click on system.

Click on automatic updates and enable them, OR on the start menu click on windows update to update your windows vista version. 

This will help you to do away with that error.

Good stay

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