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Windows 7: Okay to upgrade to 10 with unresolved problems in 7?

03 Aug 2015   #1
raen

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 
Okay to upgrade to 10 with unresolved problems in 7?

Multiple questions here, but the thread title has a character limit.

I've been unsuccessfully struggling to fix a problem I've been having with "Failure configuring Windows updates. Reverting changes." (Fifteen minutes to boot up, grr!) Now that the Windows 10 upgrade is available, I'm hoping that upgrading will make all of that moot. However, I don't know if I'll be able to upgrade to 10 if my 7 is not fully updated. I am considering re-installing 7 if necessary before I upgrade, and I was wondering how to do that without making it a clean re-install.

When I first installed 7, I made a partition that put my system on C:\ and (most of) my data on D:\ because I was told that's how to safeguard my data in the event of a system re-install. However, I've never worked with partitions like this before, so I don't know how to proceed.

Another question I have is that because I have a Bulldozer-based processor, I am unable to run an XP emulator. However, I still have my original XP installation disc that came with my old laptop. Would I be able to install 32-bit XP on my hard drive alongside 64-bit 10? Would that compromise my existing data partition? Would the two systems not be able to see each other?

Thank you,
raen


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03 Aug 2015   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi
You can try this if you haven't already done so
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...e-issues/en-gb
Personally I wouldn't upgrade until issues were corrected
10 has enough to do already
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03 Aug 2015   #3
raen

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Personally I wouldn't upgrade until issues were corrected
10 has enough to do already
Okay. That answers a fraction of my questions.
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04 Aug 2015   #4
Mark Phelps

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit
 
 

Personally, I would avoid upgrading to Win10 at this time. I made the mistake of doing that on an HP laptop running Win7, and after a LONG wait on HP support, was told they are being swamped by folks whose PCs have been trashed by the Win10 upgrade. They are advising their customers to NOT upgrade at this time.

I'm struggling to get Win7 install media for the laptop so I can do a Repair Install.
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04 Aug 2015   #5
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mark Phelps View Post
Personally, I would avoid upgrading to Win10 at this time. I made the mistake of doing that on an HP laptop running Win7, and after a LONG wait on HP support, was told they are being swamped by folks whose PCs have been trashed by the Win10 upgrade. They are advising their customers to NOT upgrade at this time.

I'm struggling to get Win7 install media for the laptop so I can do a Repair Install.
Do you have a system backup image such as Macrium from before updating to Win 10 ?
If you do have a backup image, it doesn't restore Win 7 successfully ?
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04 Aug 2015   #6
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Did the first fraction get corrected = windows update errors ?
Windows Update Posting Instructions

I would not install a 32 bit os as dual boot with a 64 bit system or vise verses
I doubt that can happen anyway

I would not install or upgrade an install with x-p on another partition either
I'd put each install on it's own hdd or ssd then the bit difference makes no difference

Once you have the updating issue resolved I'd move to a few free scanners
Which you can jump right to the scanners if you wish corruption could be why the update errors are occurring :/

Review Jacee’s instructions to run Adwcleaner here post #7,
Ignore the title of the thread,
Instant Savings App
On the BleepingComputer site use the button that looks like this,


You can use these free tools to see if they find anything,
Manually Update them before running full scans,
Try not to use your computer while the scans are running, (one at a time of course).
See this tutorial on how to download and run Malwarebytes,
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free
Also use the Custom scan option not the Threat scan,

Please Do Not clean/ Delete or Remove Any detections before posting the scan results first before review especially Malwarebytes,
Malwarebytes | Free Anti-Malware Detection & Removal Software
SAS is safe to remove anything it finds
SUPERAntiSpyware | Remove Malware | Remove Spyware - AntiMalware, AntiSpyware, AntiAdware!
This one is the longest up to 4 hours, the others are only about 45 minutes,
Microsoft Safety Scanner - Free Virus Scan with the Microsoft Safety Scanner
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04 Aug 2015   #7
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Quote:
Another question I have is that because I have a Bulldozer-based processor, I am unable to run an XP emulator. However, I still have my original XP installation disc that came with my old laptop. Would I be able to install 32-bit XP on my hard drive alongside 64-bit 10?
Quote:
I would not install a 32 bit os as dual boot with a 64 bit system or vise verses
I doubt that can happen anyway
My Test Box is a triple boot with all OS's on the same storage device (SSD/HD).
It is and has been a combination of XP/Win7/Win8.x, mixed 32 bit and 64 bit.
It's been working reliably for me for many years.
It is an older Legacy BIOS only motherboard. UEFI may work differently ?
The important thing is older OS's should be installed first, newest OS installed last.
Installing XP after Win 7 is installed could cause issues, XP doesn't understand newer OS boot code.
If you install XP last, you would probably have to fix boot problems.

I haven't tried installing Win 10 on this box yet, so i don't know if that may have new surprises for me.
I plan to update the Win 7 32 bit to Win 10 64 bit, but i'm waiting a while for Win 10 to be more stable.
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06 Aug 2015   #8
raen

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
Did the first fraction get corrected = windows update errors ?
Windows Update Posting Instructions
I had been getting assistance with it over here, but it kind of fizzled after real life reared its head.
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