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Windows 7: Upgrade advisor wont RUN!

02 Nov 2009   #1
rkeilty

windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Upgrade advisor wont RUN!

Hi all. Anyone shed any light on why Windows7UpgradeAdvisor.exe wont run, when I click RUN - nothing happens. PC using Vista Home Premium 32 bit.

Christian


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02 Nov 2009   #2
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Please fill out your system specs. Instructions on how to do this are contained in the link in my signature.

Do you happen to have any special characters in your admin login name? I'm talking about &, _, $, etc etc. If so, create a new admin user without spaces or special characters and see if you can install and run the upgrade advisor under the new admin user.
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03 Nov 2009   #3
rkeilty

windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Updated my specs

Hi Kegobeer,

Thank you for your time. I have updated my system specs for my laptop, as the Windows7UpgradeAdvisor.exe is not running on it either. I changed my admin name as it had the character "&" in it but it made no difference. I always have UAC switched off for my convenience.

Any further help, much apreciated.

Regards,

Christian
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03 Nov 2009   #4
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Is this the site where you got the upgrade adviser ?

Windows 7 Compatibility Center home
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03 Nov 2009   #5
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ChristianR View Post
Hi Kegobeer,

Thank you for your time. I have updated my system specs for my laptop, as the Windows7UpgradeAdvisor.exe is not running on it either. I changed my admin name as it had the character "&" in it but it made no difference. I always have UAC switched off for my convenience.

Any further help, much apreciated.

Regards,

Christian
Don't change the name - you must create a new account.
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04 Nov 2009   #6
rkeilty

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Okay kegobeer, could you kindly walk me thro the steps to create this new account, properly? Thanks.

Christian
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04 Nov 2009   #7
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Here's the guide provided by Microsoft:

Create a user account

Make sure the user is an adminstrator.
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07 Nov 2009   #8
rkeilty

windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Got it working

Thanks Kegobeer. The new account got it working okay. How did you learn this, by the way?

Thanks

Christian
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07 Nov 2009   #9
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Google, then sifting through the results.
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08 Nov 2009   #10
rkeilty

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Well, we appreciate your efforts, indeed!
Thanks again.

Christian
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