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Windows 7: An error has occurred. Unspecified error

02 Nov 2009   #1
Black Fenix

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
An error has occurred. Unspecified error

I am currently on Windows Vista Home Premium 32 bit and I have bought and downloaded Windows 7 Pro 64 bit.

I have used the upgrade adviser and it says:

Information about upgrading to 64-bit Windows 7
System Details
Custom installation required You'll need to perform a custom installation of 64-bit Windows 7 and then reinstall your programs. Make sure to back up your files before you begin.
Go online to get important information about custom installation
Windows Mail and Parental Controls (Web Filtering) These features are no longer included in Windows 7. You can get similar programs for Windows 7 from other software manufacturers.
Go to the Microsoft website to learn more
More info from Dell Inc. Dell Inc. has a website that might give you more information about getting Windows 7 running on your PC.
Visit the Dell Inc. website
Windows Aero support Your graphics adapter supports the Windows Aero user interface.
Go online to learn more about Windows Aero
CPU speed: 2.7 GHz Your CPU meets the 1 GHz minimum requirement.
3.3 GB of RAM Your PC meets the 2 GB minimum requirement.
149.8 GB free space available on C: Your hard disk meets the minimum requirement of 20 GB free space for 64-bit Windows 7.


Now wants I start installing it fills up the green bar and then when there's just a bit left to go I get the error message:

An error has occurred. Unspecified error

Anyone got any idea of what's going on?


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02 Nov 2009   #2
Fluffy

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Upgrade version only works on 32 bit to 32 bit and 64 bit to 64 bit
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02 Nov 2009   #3
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Welcome, Black Fenix!

In order to upgrade from a 32 bit OS to a 64 bit OS, you have to do a custom installation. There is no upgrade path when moving to a 64 bit OS. I highly recommend you take a look here:

Clean Install Windows 7

If you have upgrade media, you can still do a clean install:

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
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02 Nov 2009   #4
Black Fenix

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kegobeer View Post
Welcome, Black Fenix!

In order to upgrade from a 32 bit OS to a 64 bit OS, you have to do a custom installation. There is no upgrade path when moving to a 64 bit OS. I highly recommend you take a look here:

Clean Install Windows 7

If you have upgrade media, you can still do a clean install:

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
Thanks.

Unfortunately I am not a very tech savvy person and have honestly got no idea but from what I understand the three options given there are for when you boot up the comp however all I have is an .exe file.
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02 Nov 2009   #5
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Where did you download your upgrade from? Is this a student download? If so, you can make a DVD:

Make bootable iso from student d/l
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