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Windows 7: Win 7 Install problem


26 Oct 2009   #1

Window 7 Home Premium
 
 
Win 7 Install problem

I received my Windows 7 upgrade disk an all seemed to go well untill it hit the "Transfering files, settings and programs" screen and now it seems to have stopped. It doesn't seem to be frozen the mouse moves and I see the hard drive light come on and off but thats as far as it goes for over 2 hours now. This is an I7 machine that's only a couple of months old and Vista 64 ran fine. I did an upgrade as opposed to a clean install since I'd rather not lose everything on that pc. I used the Windows 7 upgrade advisor and the only issue I couldn't fix was with the Gigabyte Bbb36x controler driver. I loaded the one recommened by Gigabyte which was newer than what Microsofts update gave me. (Tried them both neither of which met with the upgrade advisors approval). Question is where do I go from here. Do I just let it run to see if its acually doing something just slowly, or do I try something more desparate?

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26 Oct 2009   #2

Windows Seven x64
 
 

I would Wait.. Microsoft has reported that the Upgrade process does take a long time.. (I think about 20 Hours) which is forever!! But if you have alot of programs and files it will take along time.. Since you said the mouse moves and the hard drive light comes I would wait..a few more hours to see if it goes though

If all fails just Run a clean install (THIS WILL DELETE EVERYTHING)

Did you backup before the Upgrade??

I Hope this Helps..
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26 Oct 2009   #3

Window 7 Home Premium
 
 

I knew I was going to upgrade this machine when I bought it, so I didn't think I put that much on it. Apparently I put more on it than I thought. The "Installing devices" and "Please wait" notes keep popping up, so I guess something is happening. I missed the 20 hour notice from ms. Thanks for the reply.
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26 Oct 2009   #4

Windows Seven x64
 
 

Glad I could Help..
and the 20 hours all depends on how much programs and files you have on your computer..I should of said it can take up to 20 hours.. it just all depends on how much is on your Hard Drive..

Hope this Helps..
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26 Oct 2009   #5

Window 7 Home Premium
 
 

I was inpressed with all the people that were saying that it only took them 15 or 20 minutes. Really should have deleated those games I guess. Of course I didn't back up like I should have. I thought I had my bases covered and when I had trouble installing Vista on another pc, it just stopped and put everything back. I do have some back ups, just not as recent as I should. So if it really is stopped, what do you think. Just reboot and see what happens?
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26 Oct 2009   #6
Microsoft MVP

 

Anyone taking 20 minutes to install Windows 7 Upgrade was doing a clean install, probably from boot, which you can still do to get the cleanest possible install.

Doing a Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
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26 Oct 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

2 Hours and 10 minutes upgrade from VHP to Win7Ult. About 800,000 objects to deal with.

FYI
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26 Oct 2009   #8

Window 7 Home Premium
 
 

Where did your install seem to sit for all that time. I'm getting real tired of seeing the blue screen and a bird.
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26 Oct 2009   #9

Window 7 Home Premium
 
 

I thought I turned off Norton, but I may have just turned off the firewall not the antivirus. Would this cause my problem?
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26 Oct 2009   #10
Microsoft MVP

 

The Norton ubervirus could certainly bollix an in-place Upgrade which is why they tell you to shut it down.

Since you have that insidious virus and it is impossible to remove without damaging system files anyway, I suggest you boot from disk, delete all partitions, create new ones as you wish, then format and install to first partition.

Afterwards download free Avast Home which is featherlight and, after it's initial boot scan, will let nothing bad in unless you turn it off.
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