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Windows 7: I don't get an option to upgrade to Vista

23 Apr 2014   #51
derekimo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
Why do you need to upgrade to Vista first?
I believe they are trying to do this,

Upgrade Install - XP to Windows 7


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24 Apr 2014   #52
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

That's not required, you can: Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
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24 Apr 2014   #53
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I don't understand anyhow why anybody would want to do an upgrade install. You get nothing but gremlins. A clean install with the upgrade disc is a lot neater.
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24 Apr 2014   #54
derekimo

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I don't understand anyhow why anybody would want to do an upgrade install. You get nothing but gremlins. A clean install with the upgrade disc is a lot neater.
Not required but still a choice...

First OP...

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BlueBonnett View Post
Yes I want to keep installed programs and settings.
Second OP...

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by htoniv View Post
Hello

I am having same issue at OP. I need to have the upgrade option available but it is not even showing up. Can you guys point me to the link to the download of the file the OP used to upgrade from Xp to vista?
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24 Apr 2014   #55
gregrocker

 

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An update: i was able to perform a sucusuflly upgrade on another machine that is on XP3 with minimum software and drivers installed. At this point i think there may be a windows update that is causing the issue with the other pc's as they do get stuck at 64%. We just need to figure out which one.
So we know the upgrade is defenetly possible, just the matter of finding that needle in a haystack to get us there now -.-
Have you fully updated XP with SP3? Are all startups disabled in msconfig>Startup and >Services (after Hiding all MS Services)? All peripherals unplugged?

The Vista install creates a set of logs depending upon how far it gets into the installation before completing or failing. The location of these logs is here: Log files that are created when you upgrade to Windows Vista from an earlier version of Windows. You can browse into the failed Vista install to copy out these logs. In the panther log the last listing should reveal what it is choking on.

A Win7 Upgrade failure can happen at about the same point. Since Vista is very similar in its architecture it might help you overcome the issue if this can be found in XP, which is possible since it does have the same Environment Variables button on the XP Computer>Properties>Advanced tab specified in the fix quoted below:



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Installation Hangs at 62 Percent

The first installation problem you're likely to encounter in your upgrade from Vista to Windows 7 may not be obvious at first. But after your progress bar sits at 62 percent for more than 10 minutes or so, you'll know something is wrong. The culprit is a service called Iphlpsvc, which may stop responding to the system during the installation. Fortunately, the solution is relatively easy. If you don't feel like messing around with your system settings, download Microsoft's automated fix, MicrosoftFixit50319, and install it. Follow the wizard, and it should resolve the problem in about a minute.
If you'd rather just correct the problem yourself, start by rebooting your PC. After logging back in, click Start, right-click Computer, and click Properties. Click Advanced, Environment variables, then System variables, New. In the 'Variable name' field, type MIG_UPGRADE_IGNORE_PLUGINS. In the 'Variable value' field, type IphlpsvcMigPlugin.dll. Click OK to close the windows, and then start your installation again.
▶ Fix the Most Common Windows 7 Upgrade Problems | PCWorld
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24 Apr 2014   #56
Kari

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It is required if you want to in-place upgrade from XP to 7 keeping your settings and installed programs. The process is hard work and even though I wrote the tutorial to show how to do it, not even I recommend it (see the red warning box at the beginning of the tutorial: Upgrade Install - XP to Windows 7)
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I don't understand anyhow why anybody would want to do an upgrade install. You get nothing but gremlins. A clean install with the upgrade disc is a lot neater.
For me when writing the tutorial it was a test. Could it be done, would it work? I found my answers, yes it can be done and yes, it works.

That being said, all my Windows rigs today have a clean installed Windows, 7 or 8. The in-place method works flawless when done correctly but can in my opinion only be recommended in one and only one scenario: when the user has an application which is essential to him / her to keep and he / she no longer has its install media and said install media is no longer available.

An example of this is when I helped a friend of a friend to in-place from XP via Vista to Seven last year when she wanted to upgrade before XP support run out. She has a son with Asperger syndrome who goes crazy if he cannot play his legacy memory puzzle game which is no longer available (small local publisher long ago gone) and the family cannot even remember who installed it in the first place. My tests to get the program files moved to a Seven rig and get the game running failed.

As the process also involved a new PC to the son, it really was hard work. First generalizing the XP install and capturing the image, then wiping the HDD on new rig to get rid of factory installed Windows, restoring the XP image and finally in-place upgrading to Vista and further to Seven.

Anyway, Windows Seven, in-place upgraded from that original XP image via Vista works well today and the son is happy, playing his memory puzzle.

Other than a scenario like this I see no reason for in-place upgrade.

Kari
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25 Apr 2014   #57
htoniv

XP 32
 
 

Hi thanks for the replies.

Yes i need to upgrade to vista then to xp, because our company has many programs and differnt ones for each individual departments. It would simply take 10x longer to do a clean install and then install the applications , drivers and configure settings. (we need to do 300 pcs)

I found the log file. I am pasting it here, can anyone tell me why its failing?


Attached Files
File Type: log setuperr.log (3.5 KB, 3 views)
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26 Apr 2014   #58
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

There is no guarantee the programs that run under XP are going to continue to run under Vita or Windows 7.

I still think you wiould be better off with a Clean install.

Are the PCs all the same or are there large chunks that are identical? If so then load one and create a system image to use on the others.
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26 Apr 2014   #59
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
There is no guarantee the programs that run under XP are going to continue to run under Vita or Windows 7.

I still think you wiould be better off with a Clean install.

Are the PCs all the same or are there large chunks that are identical? If so then load one and create a system image to use on the others.
Of course you can never guarantee something works, not with computers. However, I find that attitude a bit strange: "As it might be not all of your programs would work, do not do it".

The project described in my tutorial was quite successful, all applications worked afterwards. I used that XP in-place upgraded to Vista in-place upgraded to Seven almost two years with no major issues.

In-place upgrade is totally safe when done correctly. Each and every user have to decide for him / herself, thinking about known pros and cons. If a user wants to try, I really would not tell him / her not to do it because something might not work afterwards. What is the worst case scenario? Clean installing Seven, some time lost for trying but an experience richer.

Kari
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27 Apr 2014   #60
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

I know upgrade installs can work but I also know from personal experience that the often do not work quite right and you end up with little annoyances that become big annoyances over time.

htoniv said they are going to upgrade some 300 PCs. Would is not be better to take once PC, do a clean install, install all updates and software then create an image they can then push out to the other 299 PCs, rather then doing a double upgrade of each PC? Part of this process would be see what does ad doesn't work, what software needs to be replaced and what doesn't.
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