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Windows 7: Cant upgrade from Vista Home Premium to 7 Home PremiumN


22 Oct 2009   #1

Vista Home Premium
 
 
Cant upgrade from Vista Home Premium to 7 Home PremiumN

Hi,

I'm new here, just registered.

I successfully bought the upgrade version of Windows 7 Home Premium N, downloaded and extracted it and now I want to install it.
When I choose UPDATE in the intallation dialog it tells me that I cannot upgrade from Vista Home Premium to Windows 7 Home Premium ???
Every website from Windows and other people tells me that it IS possible and even the Windows 7 Update Advisor told me that I should not encounter any problems upgrading.

Has anyone of you yet encountered upgrading problems of compatible Vista/7 versions?
Or any other idea what I can do to solve the problem?!

I know that I can make a clean intall of 7, but this would be a pain...

Thank you very much in advance
Elefantman (töröööö)

My system is:
Samsung Laptop R70
Intel Duo Core 1,8GH
3GB Ram
Windows Home Premium (OEM)
Service Pack 1
32 Bit

And I bought:
Windows 7 Home Premium N
32 Bit
Download/Upgrade


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22 Oct 2009   #2

Windows Vista
 
 

I'm having the exact same problem. When I choose upgrade it checks compatibility and says:

"Windows cannot be upgraded because the hard disk partition is formatted with an unsupported version of the NTFS file system. You must restart the computer using the Windows installation disc, perform a custom install, reformat the hard disk partition, and then reinstall your existing files, settings and programs. Go online to see how to install Windows 7 and keep your files and settings."


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22 Oct 2009   #3

Vista Home Premium
 
 

Although I also have NTFS hard drives, the installation dialog did not complain about that in my case.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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22 Oct 2009   #4

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Elefantman View Post
Hi,

I'm new here, just registered.

I successfully bought the upgrade version of Windows 7 Home Premium N, downloaded and extracted it and now I want to install it.
When I choose UPDATE in the intallation dialog it tells me that I cannot upgrade from Vista Home Premium to Windows 7 Home Premium ???
Every website from Windows and other people tells me that it IS possible and even the Windows 7 Update Advisor told me that I should not encounter any problems upgrading.

Has anyone of you yet encountered upgrading problems of compatible Vista/7 versions?
Or any other idea what I can do to solve the problem?!

I know that I can make a clean intall of 7, but this would be a pain...

Thank you very much in advance
Elefantman (töröööö)

My system is:
Samsung Laptop R70
Intel Duo Core 1,8GH
3GB Ram
Windows Home Premium (OEM)
Service Pack 1
32 Bit

And I bought:

Windows 7 Home Premium N
32 Bit
Download/Upgrade
the only 2 reasons it wouldn't work is 32bit>64bit, or different version. what is the windows home premium "N" what does the N stand for??

edit: vista is OEM, win 7 isnt. thats probably the reason

ken
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22 Oct 2009   #5

Vista Home Premium
 
 

Hi thank for your reply.

The N version comes without media player and every other programm that is used to handle media.


I have never heard about incompatibilities between OEM/Windows 7 and I have researched quite heavily prior to buying the product. grrrr

RU sure this is the problem?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Oct 2009   #6

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Elefantman View Post
Hi thank for your reply.

The N version comes without media player and every other programm that is used to handle media.


I have never heard about incompatibilities between OEM/Windows 7 and I have researched quite heavily prior to buying the product. grrrr

RU sure this is the problem?
I checked the upgrade paths and OEM isnt listed anywhere, so suspect it isn't an issue.

Are you running the setup from within vista? try booting from the dvd

Ken
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22 Oct 2009   #7

Vista Home Premium
 
 

dont have a cd, I downloaded it.

can I make a bootable cd from de upgrade version? If so, how?
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22 Oct 2009   #8

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Here ya go. And welcome to seven forums. Should work for downloded OS. Please read all the way through as their was an initial erorr in the command. Fabe http://www.sevenforums.com/general-d...udent-d-l.html
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23 Oct 2009   #9

Vista Home Premium
 
 

Hi Guys thanks for your help so far, but I still have problems:

Ok, so I successfully made the ISO and burned it to a DVD, then I tried to install from the booting DVD and again it doesn't let me.
This time after choosing "Upgrade" it tells me something like:
"You were trying to install from a boot CD ... please take out the CD restart your computer, and when in windows start the installation from the CD" ?!?

Of course I also tried this, but with the same result as installing directly from my desktop.
problem not solved yet.
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25 Oct 2009   #10

Windows Vista Home Premium
 
 

Hello Elefantman,

I am sorry I cannot help, however, I am having the same issue. I have also downloaded Windows 7 Home Premium N and have Vista Home Premium. This is the error I receive when trying to upgrade:

"Windows Vista™ Home Premium cannot be upgraded to Windows 7 Home Premium N. You can choose to install a new copy of Windows 7 Home Premium N instead, but this is different from an upgrade, and does not keep your files, settings, and programs. You’ll need to reinstall any programs using the original installation discs or files. To save your files before installing Windows, back them up to an external location such as a CD, DVD, or external hard drive. To install a new copy of Windows 7 Home Premium N, click the Back button in the upper left-hand corner, and select “Custom (advanced)”.

Any assistance would be greatly appriciated. Thanks.
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