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Windows 7: Win 7 Upgrade 7100 to 7600

19 Feb 2010   #1
lostsoul777

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Win 7 Upgrade 7100 to 7600

Hello, i have found it is possible to upgrade Windows 7 RC 7100 to Final version 7600 only changing Cversion file Located at the Dvd.

So i decied to try; since i have 2 partitions of windows 7 Rc 7100, i did it on the 40gb HDD first, everything worked just fine, the upgrade was successful.

but when i tried to update my 1tb HDD wich have 2 partitions, one for data and the other one for windows + instalations, my screen just turns black with an intermittent " - " at the left upper corner, this occurs at the last stage of the upgrade where files are transfered.

i know this wouldn`t happen with a clean instalation of windows, but i really don`t want to install all over again, i have made a lot of changes to the system + installations that i don`t want to lose and i don`t have enough space to backup all the data.

i would like to know if you could help me out with this problem, i have been thinking its maybe a problem with some driver, because i had the same issue months ago when i tried to update my Geforce Drivers, The screen turns black with the white dot at the corner, so i went back to my old driver.


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19 Feb 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lostsoul777 View Post
Hello, i have found it is possible to upgrade Windows 7 RC 7100 to Final version 7600 only changing Cversion file Located at the Dvd.

So i decied to try; since i have 2 partitions of windows 7 Rc 7100, i did it on the 40gb HDD first, everything worked just fine, the upgrade was successful.

but when i tried to update my 1tb HDD wich have 2 partitions, one for data and the other one for windows + instalations, my screen just turns black with an intermittent " - " at the left upper corner, this occurs at the last stage of the upgrade where files are transfered.

i know this wouldn`t happen with a clean instalation of windows, but i really don`t want to install all over again, i have made a lot of changes to the system + installations that i don`t want to lose and i don`t have enough space to backup all the data.

i would like to know if you could help me out with this problem, i have been thinking its maybe a problem with some driver, because i had the same issue months ago when i tried to update my Geforce Drivers, The screen turns black with the white dot at the corner, so i went back to my old driver.
I would suspect you are on the right track with the video driver.Dl a fresh copy and install it in safe mode.
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19 Feb 2010   #3
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Check the logs located here:
C:\$WINDOWS.~BT\Sources\Panther\setuperr.log

C:\$WINDOWS.~BT\Sources\Panther\setupact.log
C:\$WINDOWS.~BT\Sources\Panther\miglog.xml
C:\$WINDOWS.~BT\Sources\Panther\setupapi\setupapi.dev.log
C:\$WINDOWS.~BT\Sources\Panther\setupapi\setupapi.app.log
C:\$WINDOWS.~BT\Sources\Panther\PreGatherPnPList.log
C:\$WINDOWS.~BT\Sources\Panther\PostGatherPnPList.log

The last entry should provide clue to what is causing failure. Likely video card driver. Either uninstall it, update or roll it back.
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19 Feb 2010   #4
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Did you disconnect the 40gb HD when you did the 1tb HD ?
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19 Feb 2010   #5
lostsoul777

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Thanks for fast response.

i didn`t disconnect the 40Gb HDD to upgrade the 1tb HDD because i didn`t need to disconnect the 1tb to upgrade the 40gb; DocBrown do u recommend me to disconnect the other HDD?

i checked the files gregrocker told me to, but i can`t fully understand the meaning of those files, i think the problem is some missing driver, but i don`t know wich one is it.

so maybe you could check those files:

in the meantime i`ll try to delete 3d drivers and upgrade in safe mode as zigzag3143 told me to.


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19 Feb 2010   #6
lostsoul777

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I couldn`t upgrade in safe mode.

Windows menssage:

Windows cannot be upgraded while running in safe mode. to upgrade windows needs to be restarted and running normaly.

now i don`t know what to do, i`ll be waiting answers, thank you all.
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19 Feb 2010   #7
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Uninstall the Gforce drivers so it defaults to Windows drivers, unplug 1tb HD and try again.

Also use Clean Boot: How to Troubleshoot a Problem by Performing a Clean Startup in Windows 7 or Vista

Post back exact fail message.

You may need to do a clean install.
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20 Feb 2010   #8
lostsoul777

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I disconnected the 40 Gb HDD wich already have Windows 7 7600 and ran Registrybooster 2010 to clean up the system.

This time i had some progress, the last stage of intslation reached 50% without any black screen, this time the problem was the instalation froze.

this time i`ll try to ran Tuneup utility before upgrade.

if you have any other ideas, just let me know, thanks.
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21 Feb 2010   #9
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

The only clean up utilities I would run is CCleaner (Run Cleaner and Registry tab) and Auslogics Defraggers - both state of the art apps which are used by many or most pro's.

If you are unable to in-place Upgrade, then wipe your HD using DBAN and format using Win7 DVD before installing. Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
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03 Mar 2010   #10
lostsoul777

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Nothing seemed to work until 03/28/10 (just 1 day before Windows 7 expires xD) when i decided to remplace my 3d for the one in my other pc; the upgrade ran just fine.

i had some trouble after the upgrade with video drivers when i tried put back my 3d, but now everything it is working.

Thank you very much all you you for helping me out with this problem.
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