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Windows 7: Weird failed install problem...7057 upgrade.


05 Apr 2009   #1

Windows 7 Beta built 7000
 
 
Weird failed install problem...7057 upgrade.

So I seem to have gotten myself into a pickle, and decided to come here for help before I go any further.

I have been using Windows 7 Build 7000 since it was released, and recently downloaded Build 7057, and I tried an upgrade.

The upgrade seemed to work fine until it was transferring files, settings, and programs. It got stuck at 62% the first time, so I rolled back to 7000 and tried again. Once again, it got stuck on 62%, so I tried doing a rollback a second time, but it told me that I had file corruption and needed to run chkdsk, so I booted to the CD and opened the command prompt from there and ran chkdsk c: /r on my drive.

That finished fine, but now, when I go to rollback to the 7000, it boots to a command prompt at "X:\$Windows.BT\Windows\System32\"

Has anyone else come across this problem? What can I do?

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05 Apr 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eyeruleall View Post
So I seem to have gotten myself into a pickle, and decided to come here for help before I go any further.

I have been using Windows 7 Build 7000 since it was released, and recently downloaded Build 7057, and I tried an upgrade.

The upgrade seemed to work fine until it was transferring files, settings, and programs. It got stuck at 62% the first time, so I rolled back to 7000 and tried again. Once again, it got stuck on 62%, so I tried doing a rollback a second time, but it told me that I had file corruption and needed to run chkdsk, so I booted to the CD and opened the command prompt from there and ran chkdsk c: /r on my drive.

That finished fine, but now, when I go to rollback to the 7000, it boots to a command prompt at "X:\$Windows.BT\Windows\System32\"

Has anyone else come across this problem? What can I do?
With ANY Beta software, you should always consider a complete format and fresh install. Too many issues can crop up during so called "upgrades"

I never rely on upgrading an OS in place. I ONLY wipe then install fresh. When your testing software its ideal to have at least two hard drives installed on your system that way you can retain your personal files on one and have one you can freely wipe when things dont go as planned. Or for dual booting purposes too.
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05 Apr 2009   #3

Windows 7 Beta built 7000
 
 

Yeah, I'm aware of the risks of using a beta, and I have a backup, but I don't want to fool with it when I know it's probably just changing something in the boot.ini file or whatever and deleting the files from the failed install.

Is it possible to initiate a rollback from the command prompt?
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05 Apr 2009   #4

Win 7
 
 

You can put in the windows 7 disc and start the recovery environment where you can try a 'startup repair" or a "system restore" a guide can be found here System Recovery Options
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05 Apr 2009   #5

Windows 7 Beta built 7000
 
 

I've tried both of those options from both the "Windows 7" and "Windows Rollback" logon options.

I've decided to just do it from the disc and scratch the whole upgrade option. That way at least I can at least retain my files in c:\windows.old\ and save myself the trouble of having to restore from my backup. It's just a bitch to have to reinstall all of my programs.

Thanks for your help, but I'm chalking this one up to user error, since everyone else seems to be able to upgrade without any issues.
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05 Apr 2009   #6

Win 7
 
 

If you have a complete copy of your previous install you should be able to edit the BCD to point to it (would really help if you had a dual boot).
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