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Windows 7: Upgrade from Vista fails

09 Aug 2009   #1

Vista
 
 
Upgrade from Vista fails

I'm upgrading from Vista SP1 (which was actually upgraded from XP a year ago) to Windows 7 RTM and after 4 hours the install fails with the message "This version of Windows could not be installed, Your previous version of Windows has been restored, and you can continue to use it."

I tracked down the error logs and here's the log at C:\$WINDOWS.~BT\Sources\Panther
pastebin - collaborative debugging tool

Unless someone can decipher all this I'll just wait until I can get a new hard drive and do a clean install.


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09 Aug 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi Ortzinator and welcome to the forums, what is the version of Vista do you have and what version of Windows 7 are you trying to install, I beleive there are certain versions that can not be upgraded.

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09 Aug 2009   #3

Vista
 
 

Sorry, Ultimate 64-bit to Ultimate 64-bit.
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09 Aug 2009   #4

Window 7 build 7600, Xp pro(VM)
 
 

Welcome to SF.


You cannot update to Windows 7 from vista sp1.
But You can update to Windows 7 from vista sp2.
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09 Aug 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks, I was just trying to find out if the XP to Vista upgrade might be something to do with it but I don't think it's a problem.

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/win...e-advisor.aspx

You might want to have a read on that page and maybe download the Upgrade advisor, because as quoted.

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You'll get a report telling you if your PC can run Windows 7 and if there are any known compatibility issues. If an issue can be resolved, you'll get suggestions for next steps. For example, it may let you know that you need an updated driver for your printer and where to get it.
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09 Aug 2009   #6

Win7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

You should update Vista to Sp2, that update to Windows 7. If you Vista install is clean it will work fine. But the best way is to use Easy Transfer and do a clean install.

Good Luck
Ken
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09 Aug 2009   #7

Vista
 
 

I totally forgot about SP2. Thanks, I'll try that.
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09 Aug 2009   #8

 
 

it's better if you do a clean install..
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09 Aug 2009   #9

Vista
 
 

I updated to SP2 and got the same error when I upgraded. Same messages in the error log.

Would it possibly help if I uninstalled the programs it lists as incompatible? I had taken that as optional.
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09 Aug 2009   #10

Window 7 build 7600, Xp pro(VM)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ortzinator View Post
I updated to SP2 and got the same error when I upgraded. Same messages in the error log.

Would it possibly help if I uninstalled the programs it lists as incompatible? I had taken that as optional.
Yes you can try that...
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