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Windows 7: Installation woes….. W7 can't access files

03 Nov 2009   #1

Win 7
 
 
Installation woes….. W7 can't access files

Hardware:
HP Pavilion dv3510 Entertainment Laptop
HHD 500 Gig WD (340 Gig Free)
Duo P7350 @2.00GHz
RAM: 4 Gig
64 bit OS Win 7 RC

Installing the upgrade version of Win 7 Professional over Win 7 RC Ultimate. As instructed in the thread regarding such installations, I modified the registry to show Professional rather than Ultimate and the cversion.ini file to read 7077.0 rather than 7233.0 after copying the upgrade DVD contents to my HHD of course.

I then ran the install from the copied files in the HHD. Setup runs just fine until I get to the expanding files part. After expanding files for several minutes, I get an error saying the Windows can assess all the files and will cease the install.

This effectively ruins my RC OS in odd ways, for instance I get a no access allowed if I try to use win explorer to view the folders on the HHD or if I bring up properties for the HHD it show as 0 bytes used and 0 bytes free. It’s a mixed bag of what will run and what won’t. IE will browse the internet just fine as another example.

After the first time I shrugged and thought it was something I did wrong. Reimaged the HHD with a fresh image I took two days ago (through Ghost not Windows) and the machine was okay, back to normal. Started the upgrade install again today and it did exactly the same thing.

A fresh install is best I know but I would like to do the upgrade on this machine.

Thoughts? Anyone else have the same type of issue?

Roll

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03 Nov 2009   #2

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Roll View Post
Hardware:
HP Pavilion dv3510 Entertainment Laptop
HHD 500 Gig WD (340 Gig Free)
Duo P7350 @2.00GHz
RAM: 4 Gig
64 bit OS Win 7 RC

Installing the upgrade version of Win 7 Professional over Win 7 RC Ultimate. As instructed in the thread regarding such installations, I modified the registry to show Professional rather than Ultimate and the cversion.ini file to read 7077.0 rather than 7233.0 after copying the upgrade DVD contents to my HHD of course.

I then ran the install from the copied files in the HHD. Setup runs just fine until I get to the expanding files part. After expanding files for several minutes, I get an error saying the Windows can assess all the files and will cease the install.

This effectively ruins my RC OS in odd ways, for instance I get a no access allowed if I try to use win explorer to view the folders on the HHD or if I bring up properties for the HHD it show as 0 bytes used and 0 bytes free. It’s a mixed bag of what will run and what won’t. IE will browse the internet just fine as another example.

After the first time I shrugged and thought it was something I did wrong. Reimaged the HHD with a fresh image I took two days ago (through Ghost not Windows) and the machine was okay, back to normal. Started the upgrade install again today and it did exactly the same thing.

A fresh install is best I know but I would like to do the upgrade on this machine.

Thoughts? Anyone else have the same type of issue?

Roll
Hello Roll, it appears from what you typed that you mucked your registry file and now your system is unstable. The only solution to your issue is to go to restore point and reload a previous load point. I don't know how limited your access is! If you are totally locked out your only re-course is to do a complete install!

Good luch to you.
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03 Nov 2009   #3
Microsoft MVP

 

There were special instructions for using the workaround todowngrade from Ultimate to Pro when using the RC.

Read carefully here: In-Place “Downgrade” from Windows 7 Ultimate or Professional to Less Premium Editions My Digital Life

Doing ANY upgrade from RC is sketchy as explained here by Windows 7 team member: http://blogs.technet.com/haroldwong/...ease-code.aspx
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04 Nov 2009   #4

Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
There were special instructions for using the workaround todowngrade from Ultimate to Pro when using the RC.

Read carefully here: In-Place “Downgrade” from Windows 7 Ultimate or Professional to Less Premium Editions My Digital Life
Followed these instructions both times. May try one more time. The article regarding advice not to upgrade from a Win 7 RC install noted. I may be forced to do a fresh install would rather not however, have to reinstall apps.

Thanks,

Roll
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04 Nov 2009   #5
Microsoft MVP

 

Roll the prob is that you will only have RC to compare performance, and RTM lost all those bugs and became much faster without the monitoring software.

So unless it is everything you want after in-place Upgrade, you might want to plan to do the clean install when you get time. Remember to boot from installer to get a cleaner formatted install.

Greg
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05 Nov 2009   #6

Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Roll the prob is that you will only have RC to compare performance, and RTM lost all those bugs and became much faster without the monitoring software.



Greg
Interesting. Didn't know that. Now I'm on the fence...maybe I will invest the time and do the clean install. Thank you.

Roll
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05 Nov 2009   #7

Win 7
 
 

Update:

Ran WD's test program on the drive and it came back as bad. WD sending new drive now. May still do a fresh install though.

Thanks All,

Roll
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