WindowsPowerShell removal to upgrade from Windows XP SP3 to Windows Vista Business RRS feed

  • Question

  • I see five suggestions, but I'd like to give you more information first. I have Windows XP Home Edition w/SP3. I'm trying to upgrade to Windows Vista Business Edition. When attempting to do this, i get a message that, in essence says that I need to remove WindowsPowerShell. I believe that I have v1 installed. I can't remove it from Control Panel, its not listed, and yes, I have the updates box checked. There was a posting on another forum that said to try and remove it from PowerShell. I followed those instructions and this is the result:

    PS C:\WINDOWS\system32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0> get-hotfix -id KB926139 Get-HotFix : This command cannot find hot-fix on the machine 'localhost'. Verify the input and Run your command again.
    At line:1 char:11
    + get-hotfix <<<<  -id KB926139
    + CategoryInfo          : ObjectNotFound: (:) [Get-HotFix], ArgumentException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : GetHotFixNoEntriesFound,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.GetHotFixCommand
    PS C:\WINDOWS\system32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0>

    I understand that WPS may have been installed as part of a Service Pack, and that's why the KB926139 became involved. After going through all of the Programs and Updates in Add/Remove Programs, I did not find either WindowsPowerShell or KB926139. I did go into the registry, and found it there, and obviously, it must be installed because I used the WPS command line to obtain the information in bold print. Does anyone have suggestions/ideas on how I can uninstall WindowsPowerShell so that I can upgrade to Vista?

    Sunday, July 27, 2014 5:17 PM


  • I'd ask them over here.

    Windows Vista Upgrade forum on Microsoft Answers




    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows]

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    • Proposed as answer by Just Karl Sunday, July 27, 2014 11:58 PM
    • Marked as answer by Just Karl Monday, August 4, 2014 2:15 PM
    Sunday, July 27, 2014 5:27 PM