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Windows 7: Upgrade HELP!!! from 7100 to 7201 x86

10 Jun 2009   #1
delphian

Windows 7 V7100
 
 
Upgrade HELP!!! from 7100 to 7201 x86

I've got windows 7 V7100 running on my dell D600 and when i attempt to upgrade it to 7201 x86 it fails saying it can find winload.exe.

i have my drive setup like this

100mb windows parition. ( from the orginal 7100 install on a blank hdd)
58G OS drive where win7 is installed ( 7100)
239G Apps Parition ( labeled F & Installed as mounted volume as media)

from what i gathered the upgrade tries to use F:\ as the setup from the upgrade ( i have tried via USB & just extracting it to C:\Win7 or F:\Win7 - it asks the same Question ) and if i edit the BCD with EasyBCD the upgrade seems to point to F:\


Any Help Would Be Good.

Should i just remove the 100Mb and 58G partitions and reload in one parition ? ie fresh install and leave the upgrade alone.... ?


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10 Jun 2009   #2
Captain Zero

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Upgrades are never going to be the best solution. As always, a clean install is the way to go. You could potentially muck with the BCD but I would prefer the piece of mind. Currently, 7201 is rock-solid and I recommend it highly.
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10 Jun 2009   #3
delphian

Windows 7 V7100
 
 

Yeah thanks i will just do a clean install , i will move off all the stuff of the 58G partition and re install 7201. i did a upgrade on my other pc which is running 64 bit it worked a treat.

should i remove the 100Mb Parition win7 created?
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11 Jun 2009   #4
antalgebra

Windows 7 64bit Ultimate Build 7268.0.090701-1900
 
 

under no circumstances can you upgrade from BETA (7100) to RC (7200+).


clean install only... sorry
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11 Jun 2009   #5
antalgebra

Windows 7 64bit Ultimate Build 7268.0.090701-1900
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by delphian View Post
Yeah thanks i will just do a clean install , i will move off all the stuff of the 58G partition and re install 7201. i did a upgrade on my other pc which is running 64 bit it worked a treat.

should i remove the 100Mb Parition win7 created?
no, dont remove it, win7's next install will use it.
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