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Windows 7: Windows 7 upgrade problems

22 Nov 2009   #1
Sleepy 1

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Windows 7 upgrade problems

Having done the upgrade from Vista to Windows 7 Ultimate I'm getting this message 'Windows is shutting down to prevent further damage'.The computer then restarts showing the same message over an over.I am able to boot to safe mode ok and a compatibility test was carried out prior to install which seemed ok.
Can anybody offer some easy step assistance please?


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22 Nov 2009   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

The problem is that you did an upgrad and not a clean install. Bite the bullet, do a clean install, now. You may be able to do the install from safe mode. If you have the option, while installing, make sure you format.
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22 Nov 2009   #3
Sleepy 1

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
The problem is that you did an upgrad and not a clean install. Bite the bullet, do a clean install, now. You may be able to do the install from safe mode. If you have the option, while installing, make sure you format.
Thanks for your reply
Does this mean that the upgrade facility doesn't work and is there no other way than to do a clean install?
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22 Nov 2009   #4
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

An upgrade is built upon the underlying OS. In your new OS you pick up any exising virus, malware, corruption, bloat, etc.
Do a clean its better.

What is better a new 2010 car or a 1995 painted, washed and tuned up?

2 choices upgrade or custom/clean
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22 Nov 2009   #5
RonS WIN TEAM

Windows 7
 
 

I'm going to agree with richc46 in this case.

You're going to want to back up all your important data (try using SkyDrive - http://skydrive.live.com/)

Hope this helps.

Cheers,
Ron
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22 Nov 2009   #6
Sleepy 1

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Point taken about a clean install,thank you.
Silly question but can any data that needs backing up be done from 'Safe Mode'?
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22 Nov 2009   #7
RonS WIN TEAM

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sleepy 1 View Post
Silly question but can any data that needs backing up be done from 'Safe Mode'?
Yup!
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