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Windows 7: Cancelling Win7 setup

10 Jan 2010   #1

Windows XP
 
 
Cancelling Win7 setup

I would like to know if it is possible to cancel installation at the 'expanding files' phase without losing current OS. At first I tried install Windows 7 on virtual pc and the installation stuck on expanding files 0%, so I don't know if it will also happen on real pc. That's why it would be good to know if I can stop the setup if it gets stuck.
If anybody has any ideas you're welcome

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10 Jan 2010   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AlexxA View Post
I would like to know if it is possible to cancel installation at the 'expanding files' phase without losing current OS. At first I tried install Windows 7 on virtual pc and the installation stuck on expanding files 0%, so I don't know if it will also happen on real pc. That's why it would be good to know if I can stop the setup if it gets stuck.
If anybody has any ideas you're welcome
I think that you would not lose anything, but who knows? Download the free Paragon software, make an image as back up, and you will be all right, even if you have to stop the installation.


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11 Jan 2010   #3

windows 7
 
 

As far i have been told, Win 7 doesn't make any startup changes final until just before it reboots. I've had the situation happen to me under vista, ( power outage), and have been able to recover just fine. You might have to do a repair of your old OS, but that's all. But an image first, is the best bet.
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