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Windows 7: 7048 upgrade glitch

10 Mar 2009   #1
Bristolian

 
7048 upgrade glitch

Hello,

I tried to install 7048 X86 over my X86 7022 installation, all seemed to go well until the pc had to restart after reaching 62% of transferring files, programs and settings.

On restarting, I repeatedly got BSODs, stating a problem with inspect.sys.

Just a heads-up folks, maybe it was the torrent I downloaded (allegedly!)

Very Best Wishes,
Bob.


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10 Mar 2009   #2
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there

The torrent downloads shouldn't of themselves cause any problems with build 7048. If it is a bootable ISO then it's not the original Microsoft version -- the true microsoft version installs by using the setup.exe file.


You CAN make a bootable version of course --extract the boot rec from build 7000 or 7022 and use something like Ultra ISO to create a bootable DVD.

You can easily check if your download is OK -- the total size is around 3.32GB . - Most nasty viruses that "allegedly" come from torrents are usually contained in things like music or pirate videos.

Messing around with Windows isn't worth it to most of these "people" since to infect a Windows install so that windows will actually boot before doing something nasty is quite tricky. If you "hack it wrong" Windows if it even starts will just BSOD.

If you DO use a torrent have a look at the remarks that come with the torrent -- beware of just 1 remark saying torrent is OK. A lot of remarks together with a decent amount of seeders is usually a good sign.

In your case I'd probably download again. Now the leak has been out for a while you should be able to get better download speeds.

I'd suggest either your download package had an error in it or while doing the upgrade you didn't have enough free disk space available.

Once you've got it working it DOES perform very nicely --certaily the X-64 bit version does --even get photoshop CS4 to fly on a small laptop -- it struggled with VISTA.

cheers
jimbo
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10 Mar 2009   #3
Bristolian

 

Hello Jimbo,

I'm sure I *cough* downloaded the common version of the X86 torrent, the one linked to from various sites.
The download speed wasn't great, so I have now decided to try and download it again.
On placing the burned DVD in my drive, the autoplay options came up asking did I want to run setup.exe or open the folder, I chose the run setup option.

Very Best Wishes,
Bob.
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10 Mar 2009   #4
Bristolian

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
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You can easily check if your download is OK -- the total size is around 3.32GB . </snip?

cheers
jimbo
I forgot to mention, the d/l size shows as 2.61 Gig wherever I see it...
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10 Mar 2009   #5
DaveTaylor

Windows 7 x64 Build 7127
 
 

my torrents on demonoid seem like they are running quick, have a look if you want. They are proper size, all working etc.
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10 Mar 2009   #6
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

inspect.sys belongs to Comodo firewall. Additionally, there is more information here:
Windows Filtering Platform Traffic Inspection Sample
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11 Mar 2009   #7
Bristolian

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
inspect.sys belongs to Comodo firewall. Additionally, there is more information here:
Windows Filtering Platform Traffic Inspection Sample
Thanks Jacee,

I uninstalled Comodo Firewall, and then had no problem installing 7048.
I did, however, have to turn off Network Firewall before I could install Comodo and have it run satisfactorarily afterwards.

Very Best Wishes,
Bob.
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