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Windows 7: Will 7 fix Vista errors

09 Oct 2010   #1

Vista 32
Will 7 fix Vista errors

Today I had an error message while booting up my vista machine saying that it could not locate the USER32.dll file. If i upgraded to 7 using the windows 7 upgrade disk, will it fix it? I dont have a vista installation disk, and i cant find any vista disks where i currently am.

Thank You,

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09 Oct 2010   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

Hello & welcome to SevenForums.
If you do a clean installation, it will surely solve the problem of course.
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09 Oct 2010   #3
Microsoft MVP


Is this a persistent error for you?

It is likely related to an application or driver which is erroring. Look in Event Viewer>Admin View to find the error and google its exact wording and number to find how others have solved it. Look closely for the app which is said to cause the error and reinstall or repair it.

Sometimes running SFC will fix these: SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

More info:

If you decide to upgrade to Win7, I would do a clean install to start fresh without importing Vista corruption: Clean Install Windows 7
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09 Oct 2010   #4

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium

TKoomen- Welcome to the Windows 7 Forums! Do you have some more detailed computer specs (CPU, RAM, etc.) which might be critical to a Win 7 upgrade?

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09 Oct 2010   #5
Benjamin Hall

Windows 7 Ultimate x86

Doing a clean install will aways fix all issues. It's what I do when I find myself between a rock and a hard place.
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10 Oct 2010   #6

Vista 32

Thanks for the help guys,
it is not persistent for me, it just happened to day. i would follow your instructions, but i can not log on, i put in my password, it comes up with the error message again, and then it goes to a black screen saying that windows explorer has stopped working.

Maxxwire, i have a MSI GT735 400gb hdd, 4 gb ram, and an amd turion x2 ultra 64 processor., with an ATI Radeon HD3850
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10 Oct 2010   #7
Microsoft MVP


Burn to CD the Vista Repair CD, boot it and run Startup Repair.

Next boot back in to the Recovery Tools list to run System Restore.

Next boot back in to open a Command Line run the SFC command given in my earlier post.

Do you have a retail Win7 DVD with product key you'd prefer to install? Do you need to copy out your files first? You'll need to use the Vista Repair CD to do so with this method: Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console
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10 Oct 2010   #8

Vista 32

i dont have a retail windows 7 key, i plan on getting it tomorrow. I would download and burn the vista recovery cd, but im at school, and my university patrols the internet for torrents and such, it sucks. I appreciate the help though
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10 Oct 2010   #9
Microsoft MVP


Try tapping F8 at bootup to get Advanced Boot Tools. Is there Repair My Computer on the list which has the same tools?

If not try Last Known Good Configuration, or try booting into Safe Mode to use the troubleshooting steps given earlier.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Oct 2010   #10

Vista 32

Ive been doing that all day, safe mode is only a black screen with safe mode on each of the corners, last know config doesn't work either, the error pops up and prevents it from doing anything.
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