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Windows 7: Vista to 7 Upgrade failing right before 1st reboot

24 Jul 2014   #11
XweAponX

Windows 7 (My Idea)
 
 

Ok, before or after I begin the win 7 setup? I'm reverting the partition back to the way it was sans the stupid recovery fartition.


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24 Jul 2014   #12
XweAponX

Windows 7 (My Idea)
 
 

Oh damn! After I did that, it messed up the partition, I have to repair the boot on vista.
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24 Jul 2014   #13
SIW2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

LOL. Ok when you can get back into vista, delete the mnted devs, but not c ( if you are running setup from the cdrom leave that as well. )

Now run setup to do the upgrade.
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24 Jul 2014   #14
XweAponX

Windows 7 (My Idea)
 
 

Ok, I deleted all but C and D, D was where the setup was mounted. If this fails, I'll just create a USB installer from my flash drive.

I used this install disk twice to install windows 7 versions, it's practically new. But it was a cheap verbatim dual layer disk, maybe the 2nd layer is toast.
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25 Jul 2014   #15
XweAponX

Windows 7 (My Idea)
 
 

Ok, that did it. That's one damned obscure fix, it's going into my permanent fix file thanx!

Vista to 7 Upgrade failing right before 1st reboot-imageuploadedbyseven-forums1406268929.229275.jpg

DAMMIT!! Spoke too soon, it cancelled itself right after I posted that. I deleted drive d too, trying again.


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25 Jul 2014   #16
gregrocker

 

If it rolled back to Vista, please post a screenshot of Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image.

Turn off all startups in msconfig>Startup and (after Hiding all MS Services) msconfig>Services., reboot and try again.
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25 Jul 2014   #17
XweAponX

Windows 7 (My Idea)
 
 

That's just the thing it didn't rollback it simply canceled right in the middle, so I think my original assessment of bad media might be correct. I'm creating a USB drive now.
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25 Jul 2014   #18
gregrocker

 

Use the ISO for your licensed version along with tool to write it to stick from steps 1 and 2 of Reinstall tutorial below. That tut will also give you a perfect install if you're inclined.
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25 Jul 2014   #19
XweAponX

Windows 7 (My Idea)
 
 

I've got an AIO that I use, I just buy the license after I get it installed. Actually the activation on the vista has failed and so I got it rearmed with only 13 days remaining.

I used to Rufus to create the USB, when I try to use the USB maker from Microsoft it wants me to choose which version of Windows 7 I want to install and I don't want to do that. I want to be able to choose from the OS list, I don't want to have it already chosen.

It's going in right now if it fails again it means that there's something wrong with the Image. Because last night after I got it to go a little bit farther I had cleaned the Disk. But as I said, it was cheap verbatim dual layer disc that I got from RadioShack, they used to sell their own storebrand there but suddenly the don't make them anymore and they sell these crappy verbatim discs which are crap. I've used this thing only twice to install operating systems and it worked perfectly both times so this pisses me off, that I only get two uses out of a dual layer DVD, imagine if I had backed up an important movie on it? I'm going to gather up all the Disks I burned, I need to bring it back and try to get a refund.
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25 Jul 2014   #20
XweAponX

Windows 7 (My Idea)
 
 

CRAP! After waiting 40 minutes just for the setup to start, it tells me the system has to be rebooted first! GRR! I didn't DO anything that required a reboot!

Grr- It added new drivers for the Cruzer Flash Drive, that's what it was.

Ok it's going in from the USB drive, if this fails, I'll post the Disk Manager image. I left 300mb unallocated at the end of the drive, there are no other partitions.


It failed again, grr. I'll have to get that disk image from the link. Right now, I'm going to try an In-Place re-install of Vista, there were so many viruses in here, maybe some system files were corrupted, I saw a bunch that "Failed Audit" so maybe they were replaced with Virus Versions.

What makes this tiresome is that it takes SO long to set up an install, 45 minutes while checking compatibility. I wish there were a way to skip over that.
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