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Windows 7: problems with Windows 7 upgrade from Vista Ultimate


07 Dec 2009   #1

vista ultimate
 
 
problems with Windows 7 upgrade from Vista Ultimate

Hi people, I'm having trouble upgrading my dell xps m1330 from Ultimate vista to 7 pro. I realize that I probably purchased the wrong version but it won't even allow me to do clean install. It goes into 'copying temporary files" forever, then finally to install option screen of either upgrading (which it won't allow me to) or custom which I tried several times after a while it tries to copy files then error message saying "some files corrupted of missing" etc then stops the process, ive installed the upgrade advisor and did what it asked until it passed. Please any advise would be of great help! thanks

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07 Dec 2009   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arebeekay View Post
Hi people, I'm having trouble upgrading my dell xps m1330 from Ultimate vista to 7 pro. I realize that I probably purchased the wrong version but it won't even allow me to do clean install. It goes into 'copying temporary files" forever, then finally to install option screen of either upgrading (which it won't allow me to) or custom which I tried several times after a while it tries to copy files then error message saying "some files corrupted of missing" etc then stops the process, ive installed the upgrade advisor and did what it asked until it passed. Please any advise would be of great help! thanks
Very good start with the upgrade advisor. From that point, I would suggest, disconnect everything other than mouse, monitor and keyboard. Try to clean install again, do not enter your key number, if you get to that point. When installed, try it and enjoy it for a while. Install your programs at that point and use it again. If you are satisfied, at that point, enter your key number. Make a system image and put it in a safe place.

Other suggestions, make sure that your bios is set to plug and play. This is a common problem, hit f12 contiually at start up) F12 works for Dell, other computers use another f key or even delete, check your manual.

If you are using a ISO, reburn at 4x speed.
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07 Dec 2009   #3

vista ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arebeekay View Post
Hi people, I'm having trouble upgrading my dell xps m1330 from Ultimate vista to 7 pro. I realize that I probably purchased the wrong version but it won't even allow me to do clean install. It goes into 'copying temporary files" forever, then finally to install option screen of either upgrading (which it won't allow me to) or custom which I tried several times after a while it tries to copy files then error message saying "some files corrupted of missing" etc then stops the process, ive installed the upgrade advisor and did what it asked until it passed. Please any advise would be of great help! thanks
Very good start with the upgrade advisor. From that point, I would suggest, disconnect everything other than mouse, monitor and keyboard. Try to clean install again, do not enter your key number, if you get to that point. When installed, try it and enjoy it for a while. Install your programs at that point and use it again. If you are satisfied, at that point, enter your key number. Make a system image and put it in a safe place.

Other suggestions, make sure that your bios is set to plug and play. This is a common problem, hit f12 contiually at start up) F12 works for Dell, other computers use another f key or even delete, check your manual.

If you are using a ISO, reburn at 4x speed.
Thanks for your input, first off this is a notebook so nothing to remove, secondly I have the upgrade dvd's from retail both 32 and 64 bit...I don't even get to the enter key number screen by the way.
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07 Dec 2009   #4
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

I don't know if this will help, but it's worth a try.

Before trying to install Windows 7 ....
ATF Cleaner ATF-Cleaner.exe - www.atribune.org
Click "Main" > check 'select all' this first time using it, then click "Empty Selected". Do the same for FireFox or Opera if you use either of those browsers.
Next, go to Control Panel > Internet Options.
On the General tab under "Temporary Internet Files" Click "Delete Files".
Put a check by "Delete Offline Content" and click OK.

Now download Auslogics Disk Defrag Auslogics - Download Auslogics Disk Defrag
Defrag at least a couple of times.

Restart your computer and see if a "Clean" install will work.
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07 Dec 2009   #5

vista ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
I don't know if this will help, but it's worth a try.

Before trying to install Windows 7 ....
ATF Cleaner ATF-Cleaner.exe - www.atribune.org
Click "Main" > check 'select all' this first time using it, then click "Empty Selected". Do the same for FireFox or Opera if you use either of those browsers.
Next, go to Control Panel > Internet Options.
On the General tab under "Temporary Internet Files" Click "Delete Files".
Put a check by "Delete Offline Content" and click OK.

Now download Auslogics Disk Defrag Auslogics - Download Auslogics Disk Defrag
Defrag at least a couple of times.

Restart your computer and see if a "Clean" install will work.
thanks, I will try this tonight and keep you posted.
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07 Dec 2009   #6

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

Most all of us agree that an upgrade is not the route to take. It leaves useless files on your system and can cause conflicts.

Save all you Documents, Pictures, contacts, videos, music, etc to a flash drive,

Be aware, you will need to re-install your 3rd party applications.
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07 Dec 2009   #7

7 RTM
 
 

I had similar problems with a Toshiba notebook.

Download, burn CD and run Dariks Nuke and Boot.

This will completely wipe the hard drive so no remnants of the old OS are present.

Of course, save any important data first.
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07 Dec 2009   #8

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

I usually use GParted, but I'll give that a try.
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07 Dec 2009   #9

vista ultimate
 
 

thanks for the tip, can you install an upgrade dvd from a wiped hard drive or do i need the full version of this? I only have the upgrade dvd'd for win 7 pro
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07 Dec 2009   #10

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

You can use the upgrade version. Give your key number at the end of the process, not when asked for originally. Whenever you try something like this make a system image, first.
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