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Windows 7: Vista on the blink - can I install Win 7 ok?

04 Oct 2010   #1
aratatatat

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Vista on the blink - can I install Win 7 ok?

Hi.

My Fathers PC is running vista home premium (64bit) and has decided to go wonky.

It is a genuine install, but he has lost the CD and the boot options / system restore etc is not making a difference to the problems.

I have advised upgrading to win 7, but I just wanted to check with you guys, that we can run the upgrade (with a new win 7 home premium disc) from the disc drive, even though vista itself is not booting up?

We will of course want to keep all programs and files etc?

Thanks for your help in advance...


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04 Oct 2010   #2
IownAmoneyPit

Windows 7 Pro x 2/Windows 8.1/8.1 Pro/Windows 10 TP
 
 

Since you are using an upgrade disk you will have to use this tutorial a Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version as widows 7 will not activate trying to directly upgrade from vista. Also some of the errors from the Vista installation may be carried over to the Windows 7 installation if a direct upgrade was possible, however If you thoroughly read & follow the tutorial in option two there is a way to retrieve some of your data from the windows.old folder but not installed programs.

I would also recommend that you get a second, third opinion from many of the skilled members here before proceeding as some have lifelong experience dealing with computers.

Another option if you do not want to lose all your data and programs would be to check the Vista forums (see link just below search) as many of the same members here are also members of that forum too and may be able to fix the wonky vista installation
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04 Oct 2010   #3
aratatatat

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Thanks for your response.

hmmmm...

not as simple as i first thought then?

do not want to clean install as my father has not backed up all pics and docs (I have told him off for this many times!!)...

Maybe a better option would be to purchase a new copy of vista and make a repair install...?

All help on this appreciated guys...
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04 Oct 2010   #4
aratatatat

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

any help out there guys - sorry for the impatience, just not sure weather to buy vista or win 7?

Thanks...
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04 Oct 2010   #5
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

I'd hold off purchasing a new vista as you already own it you could probably get a disc to dl and use the license you already have there should be a sticker on the pc case.
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04 Oct 2010   #6
aratatatat

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Hi - thanks for the reply...

could I download vista from here for example, run and use the product key on side of PC...

Is this the correct download BTW? If not could someone help me find it?

Windows Vista Home Premium upgrade - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com

Thanks guys
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04 Oct 2010   #7
aratatatat

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

any help on this guys?
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04 Oct 2010   #8
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Sorry, but that will not work on your system.. that is an upgrade version and you cant upgrade from Windows 7 to Vista... Can you borrow a disc from a friend, then use your key??
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04 Oct 2010   #9
aratatatat

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Ok, so just want to check....

I cannot upgrade to windows 7 in the pc's current state?

So the only way to repair install vista (whilst keeping files and docs etc) is to use a full vista home premium disc?

Is that correct? I would love to just purchase windows 7 and upgrade grrrrr!!!!

Please clarify.

Thanks.
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04 Oct 2010   #10
aratatatat

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

can someone clarify - thanks
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