Download Vista to Windows 7 Upgrades-Stuck-at-62% Automatic Fix
Available from Microsoft
By Marius Oiaga, Technology News Editor
4th of November 2009, 08:21 GMT
Microsoft has made available for download an automatic fix designed to resolve failed upgrades from Windows Vista to Windows 7
in scenarios in which the process gets stuck at 64% indefinitely. With Windows 7 having hit the shelves on October 22nd, 2009, eligible users running Vista proceeded to upgrade to their recently acquired copies of Windows 7. And, while the general rule is that the jump from Vista to Windows 7 is nothing short of a smooth transition, some users found that the upgrade process stopped responding at 62%. In such cases, the operating system also creates a file labeled system_drive:\$WINDOWS.~BT\Sources\Panther\setupact.log. The specific log entries contained by this file are exemplified in KB975253
“This problem occurs because the Iphlpsvc service stops responding during the upgrade. Other services may also cause a problem in which the upgrade process stops responding at 62%,” Microsoft explained. Microsoft does not have an update ready to resolve the issue. However, the software giant is by no means letting users hang out to dry. It has already offered a workaround that can be deployed manually, but, at the same time, it has also built an automatic fix that can be deployed effortlessly by Windows 7 customers affected by this specific issue.