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Windows 7: Windows 7 set up stuck at "Personalised Settings"

07 Nov 2009   #1
OmeGa 5 705

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Windows 7 set up stuck at "Personalised Settings"

I am a new member of hi!
I have recently purchased the windows 7 upgrade version cd.
So I installed it on my Vista Home Premium to upgrade to Win7 home premium. Everything during the installation went smoothly. I got to the log in screen and typed in my password. However, after that my computer is stuck at " Personalised settings loading settings for Microsoft Windows Media player".When I mean stuck, I mean that it is stalling, it did not hang or freeze but it just gets stuck there during the set up process for loading personalised settings forever...

I have searched this problem on the web, and I have found that I am not the only person with this problem. Although not as common as the other
"stuck at XX% while upgrading" probem, it DOES exist. How can I solve this problem? Can anybody help me by providing a step by step tutorial? I am not so proficient in handling these type of matters..
I have the Windows 7 CD so maybe that can be used to help me somehow...?

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08 Nov 2009   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install

If you are able,try to reinstall again ,and try this. It sounds like you are trying to upgrade, do not do it, do a clean install. Start over and put your disc into your computer. Chose custom install. When asked for your Activation number do not give it. When completed, use it for a while, download your programs, make sure that you like it. Then make a system image. You have 30 days to activate, now would be a good time. You may also try uninstallling media player prior to installation, even though that should not be necessary because you are now doing a clean install. An upgrade install runs into problems on many levels. Good luck.

PS before you begin the installation, use windows easy transfer, to transfer all of your settings. Make copies of all your documents. Make sure that you have all of your programs installation discs.
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08 Nov 2009   #3

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Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64

Welcome to Seven Forums.

An upgrade installation can take a very long time to complete, it depends on how many programs and personal files you have.

It can take up to 20 hours to process all the files and programs.

Let it sit.

For a reference here are some Seven Forums tutorials.

Upgrade Install with Windows 7

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

Clean Installation with Windows 7

Windows Easy Transfer - Transfer To & From Computers
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