I disabled ALL the start-up programs. I also uninstalled ESET and Malwarebytes, and an old fax program that I like. After I ran the repair install (upgrade option). There was a message saying that Pocket PC and Windows mobile might not work after the up date (not a problem I don't have them any more), also to deactivate iTunes on the PC. I did that, then started the install again.
After 2 hours it was going through the last of the five steps: 'Transferring files, settings and programs' on 'installing devices and setting up your system' stage. It failed, with the message:
'Windows could not configure one or more system components. To install Windows restart the computer and then restart the installation'.. OK?
It reverted back to the old version...
Not to give up easy I then unplugged all the USB and network devices apart from the two monitors, a USB mouse and Ethernet cable to the internet router. I even removed the USB keyboard. I then ran repair install again..
After 2 hours it failed again at the same, almost final stage, with the same message. It then reverted to the old version again!
As I had disconnected all USB devices apart from the USB mouse I guess it might be a hardware incompatibility issue inside the computer, but have no idea which component. I wonder if it might even fail a complete reinstall.?
Is there an install log which might point me in the right direction and can somebody can read it for me... Pretty Please!
This is SO annoying.. Any thoughts or suggestions are very welcome.