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Windows 7: windows 7 upgrade from XP error code 0x0000007B


27 Nov 2009   #1

Window XP media
 
 
windows 7 upgrade from XP error code 0x0000007B

I am trying to use the windows 7 upgrade from XP when I do I get a reboot to starting windows (For about 20 minutes ) then I get a blue screen. with error code 0x0000007B: I have unpluged all my usb to no avail. I have also tried to run the upgrade disc from safe mode. Each time I still get the same error I do know that My current wireless driver is not compatable. but was planning on installing the new one after upgrade

Dell DIME521
I have 20 gigs of hard drive space to spare
AMD 64 processor 3200+
4 gigs of ram 2.0GHz


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27 Nov 2009   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Did you use the Microsoft Upgrade Advisor? If not do it now.

Did you download or buy a retail DVD to install windows?
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27 Nov 2009   #3

Window XP media
 
 

bought from amazon.com right when it came out

here is my Advisor results file
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27 Nov 2009   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Do you format, when given the choice of chose option Custom, upgrade or advanced?

If not, chose advanced then format. But make sure, very sure that you have a backup of your hard drive. You can use acronis or macrium reflex for the image. See if that works
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28 Nov 2009   #5

Window XP media
 
 

On my upgrade disc there is no option to format. it asks which disc drive or partition.
Then starts the uprade
Ideally I want to put it on my 2nd drive (SATA) but I could not do it so I tried on C with same problems.
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28 Nov 2009   #6

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

You cant upgrade XP to Win 7... you need to do a custom install...
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28 Nov 2009   #7

Window XP media
 
 

This is what I am doing
  1. On the Install Windows page, click Install now.
  2. On the Get important updates for installation page, we recommend getting the latest updates to help ensure a successful installation, and to help protect your computer against security threats. Your computer will need to be connected to the Internet during Windows 7 installation to get these updates.
  3. On the Please read the license terms page, if you accept the license terms, click I accept the license terms, and then click Next.
  4. On the Which type of installation do you want? page, click Custom.
  5. Choose the partition containing Windows XP which is C
  6. Then it starts doing the 'upgrade'
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28 Nov 2009   #8
Microsoft MVP

 

You need to boot from the DVD to get the Custom>Advanced drive tools to delete, create New and Format.

There can be problems running the installer from XP.

You will get a windows.old folder with your XP in it, but you need to back up your files when you do any install anway, so why not boot from the installer and get the cleanest possible install?
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28 Nov 2009   #9

Window XP media
 
 
Boot from disc

When I boot from the disc it says loading files with status bar then goes to the starting winds screen and stays there
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28 Nov 2009   #10

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by shinbushi View Post
When I boot from the disc it says loading files with status bar then goes to the starting winds screen and stays there
Hello and Welcome to Windows 7 support forum.
Your system is compatable with Windows 7 operating system.
Since you are coming from XP you will need to perform a custom install which will format your hard drive. A reminder to back up all essential files B4 you perform the installation is advised.
Insert your Windows 7 dvd into the drive and reboot and then when asked use the custom installation option and then the installation should begin.
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