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28 Oct 2009  
wallyinnc

Windows 7 x64 finally!
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aabutler1110 View Post
How do I abort the upgrade and, if I do, what state will the OS be in?
Tks aa. I would wait more if you can (some systems seem to take a very long time, at least they did with the RC and RTM).

Only way to abort is, I believe, to shut it down. The state the OS will be in is unpredictable, but with luck you can then just do a repair install and it will pick it up from where it stopped.

If you have personal data on that computer and have not backed it up, you can be in deeper trouble, since this failed install might force you to reformat the HD. If that is the case, I suggest you do not do anything further, but try to find somebody that could access your hard drive (Geek Squad?) and back up the data if still there before you continue.

Also, have you tried Dell customer support? They might have had other similar cases and have a solution ready. I would hate to lead you to a path where you end up without your data.

Do you know how much memory you have?

Let me know
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