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Windows 7: RC won't install due to Perfectdisk


05 May 2009   #1

vista / windows 7
 
 
RC won't install due to Perfectdisk

I'm running vista ultimate and when I goto install the upgrade to windows 7 it gets to the compatibility check and then tell me it can't continue until I uninstall Perfectdisk.

I've uninstalled it (Version 8). Same problem.

Removed any mention of it in the registry and found nothing on the hard drive that even mentions perfectdisk?

Does anyone know what I could be missing? It always defaults to the same message.

Thanks

Jim

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06 May 2009   #2

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
Same issue with Perfect Disk

I tried to install 64 bit Windows 7, but it keeps stopping because it says I need to uninstall Perfect Disk. It has been uninstalled, it no longer shows up anywhere, plus I've searched the registry and removed any instance of Perfect Disk.

I thought this would be a little easier installation. The installer also asked that I remove my NVidia drivers and a few other programs, which I've done, plus restarted a number of times.

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06 May 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yobeske View Post
I'm running vista ultimate and when I goto install the upgrade to windows 7 it gets to the compatibility check and then tell me it can't continue until I uninstall Perfectdisk.

I've uninstalled it (Version 8). Same problem.

Removed any mention of it in the registry and found nothing on the hard drive that even mentions perfectdisk?

Does anyone know what I could be missing? It always defaults to the same message.

Thanks

Jim
Hi Jim,

You should really do a clean install with the RC

That said have you tried CCleaner - Download to get rid of PD

Pooch
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06 May 2009   #4

vista / windows 7
 
 
I could

But the purpose of an RC is to find problems, is it not? Well, this is a problem. I'll try a few other things to see if they find any residual program info on my machine but won't resort to doing a clean install on this machine if not necessary. I did run the upgrade on my laptop with no problems - all is well there.

I may also buy and install a newer version of perfectdisk that is compatible with Windows 7 (version 10) and see if that will make the error go away?? Still frustrating something so silly.
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06 May 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yobeske View Post
But the purpose of an RC is to find problems, is it not? Well, this is a problem. I'll try a few other things to see if they find any residual program info on my machine but won't resort to doing a clean install on this machine if not necessary. I did run the upgrade on my laptop with no problems - all is well there.

I may also buy and install a newer version of perfectdisk that is compatible with Windows 7 (version 10) and see if that will make the error go away?? Still frustrating something so silly.
I have no doubt that it is frustrating, but it is hardly a problem. 7 would seem to be working well, by showing you this. The alternative could be hours of problems caused by unknown software incompatibility.

Pooch
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06 May 2009   #6

vista / windows 7
 
 
hmmm

So in 5-9 months when this hits the shelf. And I go buy it and take it home to install it as an upgrade to my vista ultimate and I get this same "not a problem" - what would I do??? I would spend hours on the phone with a microsoft tech person trying everything under the sun to get this "not a problem" to allow me to install my newly paid for OS.

I love the fact that you are super helpful Pooch and the only one willing to even respond to the post (I'm sure cause it's probably too unique a problem to deserve much attention - and I'm ok with that really), but to be honest this - IMHO - qualifies as a problem seeing as I am unable to install the RC according to it's allowed principle of upgrading assuming you have the proper OS.

I will continue in my efforts towards the weekend and update you here on my findings. Just posted to begin with incase anyone else experienced the same issue and spent enough time on it to fix the problem.

Thanks again,

Jim
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06 May 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yobeske View Post
So in 5-9 months when this hits the shelf. And I go buy it and take it home to install it as an upgrade to my vista ultimate and I get this same "not a problem" - what would I do??? I would spend hours on the phone with a microsoft tech person trying everything under the sun to get this "not a problem" to allow me to install my newly paid for OS.

I love the fact that you are super helpful Pooch and the only one willing to even respond to the post (I'm sure cause it's probably too unique a problem to deserve much attention - and I'm ok with that really), but to be honest this - IMHO - qualifies as a problem seeing as I am unable to install the RC according to it's allowed principle of upgrading assuming you have the proper OS.

I will continue in my efforts towards the weekend and update you here on my findings. Just posted to begin with incase anyone else experienced the same issue and spent enough time on it to fix the problem.

Thanks again,

Jim
Thanks for your reply, everyone is entitled to their own opinion. Unfortunately the version of PD that you are using is incompatible, nothing can change this.
I use the newer PD and have no problems at all.
upgrading PD and then upgrading the OS should also work for you

Pooch
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06 May 2009   #8

Vista 32 bit
 
 

The compatibility checker gives me the dialog that I need to remove "Disk Expert v2" before the upgrade can continue. I have nothing called Disk Expert installed (or ever did as far as I recall), from a Google search can't even determine what Disk Expert v2 is (or does - except there seem to be a lot of crack sites for it) and a registry search turns up nothing with that name....any ideas - short of a clean install?
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06 May 2009   #9

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

FYI,

I used Revo Uninstaller, which does a much better job uninstalling a piece of software than CC.

I am also using the newest version of Perfect disk 10, which is supposed to support Windows 7.
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06 May 2009   #10

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

All i can say is back up all your important files and such, and do a fresh install, will save you the time worrying about all these upgrading issues, more then likely MS would have fixed them by the time Windows 7 hits the shelves.

Enzo.
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