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Windows 7: Upgrade from Wounded Vista

10 May 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Upgrade from Wounded Vista

I have Vista Home Premium 64 on my machine and I'm pretty sure it has problems. Most applications work fine, but I have installation problems from time to time. I want to do a custom installation of Windows 7 and I am wondering if the problems with Vista could affect the upgrade.

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10 May 2010   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BobZolto View Post
I have Vista Home Premium 64 on my machine and I'm pretty sure it has problems. Most applications work fine, but I have installation problems from time to time. I want to do a custom installation of Windows 7 and I am wondering if the problems with Vista could affect the upgrade.

Of course they can unless you do a clean install.
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10 May 2010   #3
whs
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Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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10 May 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

A clean install means I have to reinstall all my applications, etc., right? I thought a custom install would save things in an "old" folder and I could move the applications over. Is that still possible?
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10 May 2010   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

You're talking about an in-place upgrade, and yes it is still possible to do that, but given your problems, it's very possible you'd still have the same problems in 7.
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10 May 2010   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Seems like my only viable option then is to do a clean install from the upgrade disc.
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10 May 2010   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Your programs you have to reinstall anyhow. There is no way around that. All you can do with the windows.old folder is to recover your files - maybe. It is a lot more prudent if you copy your files to a safe place yourself. An in place upgrade can be a real mess, believe me. Reinstalling your programs will be a minor task as to compared the fixes for the upgrade.
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