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Windows 7: Will I lose all of my files with upgrade?

15 Dec 2008   #41
element4life3

Windows 7 Beta 7000 32 bit
 
 

Ok, I will try that and attempt the install one more time. Do I have to do that last step since I'm not running 64 bit? I have a few errands I have to do today so I will probably try this later this evening and I will post my results once more. I wish the damn installation didn't take an hour though....


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15 Dec 2008   #42
johngalt

 

Nope- if you are 32bit only then the last does not apply to you.
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16 Dec 2008   #43
element4life3

Windows 7 Beta 7000 32 bit
 
 

Ok, I tried the disk cleanup and erasing my restore points and still no avail!! I even broke down and attempted a full install, erasing all of my data(after backing up of course on another HDD) and didn't even get past the second step of the installation, and getting the dreaded BSOD...I really don't know what the deal here is. I think I am just going to wait for the public beta to hit the net and give that a try....
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16 Dec 2008   #44
darkassain

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

ok now there might be something wrong with your hardware...
i dont know if you want to
but can you post your complete specs including you hd motherboard CPU and ram??
this might be more serious than a software installation...
or maybe it might just be incompatible hardware
but that is unlikely.... as you have vista install and working perfectly...
if you dont know your hardware and this is a OEM computer
can you post the manufacture and the model #???
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16 Dec 2008   #45
element4life3

Windows 7 Beta 7000 32 bit
 
 

No prob, here are the exact specs: LINK the only thing I have replaced in my computer is the HDD which is a FUJITSU MHV2120BHPL (120 gigs), and my comp orignally only came with 512mb of ram which i upgraded to 1 gig a few years ago, and cant remem the actual ram model...

I know my machine sucks, lol, but it actually runs Vista beautifully, without Aero of course (stupid GMA 915 gfx card.... ) and I have been hearing nothing but success stories on older hardware and 7's better performance than Vista's, and can't se why 7 wouldn't even install at all...
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16 Dec 2008   #46
darkassain

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

this is strange..
you have 2x512 correct
can you try it with only one stick???
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16 Dec 2008   #47
element4life3

Windows 7 Beta 7000 32 bit
 
 

How would removing one of the sticks help with the installation?
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16 Dec 2008   #48
darkassain

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

were are trying to take as many variables away from the problem....
i also want to see if the may be faulty
do you know the stop codes and the stop message???
it might also be a faulty iso...
there are many variables and we are trying to remove as many as we can...
basic troubleshooting...
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16 Dec 2008   #49
element4life3

Windows 7 Beta 7000 32 bit
 
 

Ahhhh...I am going to try these things in the morning, cuz I am gettin pretty sleepy and should prob hit the hay. I'll post my results when I get to it1
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16 Dec 2008   #50
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

It seems that you have tried nearly every option aside from a fresh install and if I were you I would just stick with Vista, which IMO is a great OS and as you have aging hardware it's probably not worth worrying about Windows 7 until you have the hardware to run it.

Alternatively you may try upgrading to the 6801 build which is more similar to Vista. Another thing I should mention is that I was unable to do a fresh install of the 6936 build without having 6801 build installed first. If I formated the hard drive it got to the final stage at the point where it was installing the display drivers and then it went blank and the monitor went into standby

At that point I tried a reset but was unable to get the install to continue and found that the only way to install the later build was to have 6801 installed first, strange i know and don't ask me why but maybe it is worth a try and might alow you to do the same.
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