Quote: Originally Posted by bugsy1314
I am having major problems upgrading to Windows 7 from Vista. I have an HP dv3 with Windows Vista 64-bit. I am using the HP upgrade disc with the upgrade option. I first ran into problems when the Windows 7 disc told me that some components would not be installed properly, namely that I needed to upgrade my keyboard filter driver. I did what I was told and when I tried to re-start the upgrade process the disc told me that I would need to re-start my computer. I did that and when it re-started, a message from HP popped up saying that my optical drive was no longer connected and that I needed to re-connect it in order for the upgrade to continue. So now my optical drive is not reading anything and I do not know what has happened or how to even fix it. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Upgrades are never the way to go, the only benefit is that you do not have to reinstall all of your programs. If you had any problems with the underlying OS; virus, corruption, malware, etc. you still have it. Plus the additional pop up more easily, such as the one in your situation.
Do a custom install, the extra time that is needed to reinstall your programs will be small in comparison to the additional time that will be needed with an upgrade. Already you had to come to this forum because of a problem.
Regardless of your decision, and it is yours, I wish you the best.