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Successful Anytime Upgrade Home prem. to Ultimate, problems next day
I am in the middle of another windows nightmare right now. I just purchased an anytime upgrade for my laptop and desktop (both OEM 64bit home premium to Ultimate), and rebooted and everything was fine on both. However, I noticed that some elements of Windows were missing. The Local Security Policy was not there, and would just bring up an error. I went on to Microsofts Technet help pages and found a fix for missing local security policy after anytime upgrade. (It was a regsvr command that reregistered all of the windows dlls.)
This seemed to fix the problem on my laptop and as I went through the control panel and administrative tools everything seemed to be there. I then installed the new version 9 of Vmware Workstation and the new virtualbox 4.2 and rebooted (because virtualbox needed it for networking) and it would just boot to a black screen. I tried a system restore, I tried using my macrium reflect system restore disc (worked in the past by rebuilding the boot configuration.) I also tried my windows 7 64bit system repair disc, and none of them changed anything- still booting to black screen after the windows splash screen.
I have an OEM factory restore disc set but there is no repair option on the HP 3 disc set, so I did not use them, normally any problems booting are fixed by my macrium reflect boot disc, or my windows 7 repair disc that I had made from within windows. Strangely, my recovery partition was no longer recognized by Windows and I had no other repair options during boot up besides safe mode, (which also booted to just the black screen only). Thank God I had a system image from August 29th, which I have just resorted to restore, but I am very nervous as it is stuck at 30% after verifying install.
So that is still going on my laptop and I am on the desktop which has the following problems now.... No windows 7 Backup And restore. When I try to access Backup and Restore I get the error: The page failed to load inside a blank box. This worked before the anytime upgrade. It seems on both computers that the anytime upgrade was successful but screwed up some key parts of windows, and now I am mad that I did not perform a full backup and system image immediately before and after the anytime upgrade. I can not find any other posts about people performing a successful anytime upgrade and then rebooting to a black screen after about a day. This is making me want to warn anybody with an OEM computer that anytime upgrade may mess with the system - I can not think of any other reason for these problems.
Does anybody have a similar experience or some information on how I can fix this backup and restore error, and also fix this local security policy error. (I am afraid that the regsvr command is what left my laptop unbootable.)
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|16 Sep 2012||#3|
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Yes I just did this and checked the logs and the only error is the same one Ive always had with the corrupt tcpmon.ini file, (which I just leave alone because it is common and doesnt affect my networking). However Backup and Restore is still not there. I think something happened with the HP laptop and the upgrade knocked the bootup link to the OS, boot was repaired but still could not get to the Windows 7 login screen after just being stuck on the black screen. Could have been something with either the regsvr /u /? %1 command that I performed that reregistered everything in a command window, and stopped with a blank one, ( i everntually closed the command window) , or the install of vmware and the new virtualbox destroyed my boot to the OS, but what a nightmare and thank god for having an august 29th image. Freaking complete nightmare I tried everything man, I am praying that I have no other problems with the Dell Desktop and I am afraid to reboot it, My laptop worked fine until the last reboot. Backup often guys and watch the anytime upgrades on OEMS!
this is the command that I did before the black screen, I dont know if it affected it though.
regsvr32 /u \"%L\""
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