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Windows 7: upgrade to 7 acer aspire m1100

21 Mar 2011   #1

vista home premium
upgrade to 7 acer aspire m1100

hi all, please help, i have an acer aspire with vista premium. i am trying to upgrade to windows seven home premium. family pack 3 from staples. it starts fine but at a point halfway thru the install i get an error code ox80070570 and the program terminates. any ideas? Thanks

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21 Mar 2011   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64

That error code is basically a 'bad file/directory' code.
It's possible there is an issue with the drive in the laptop, or the dvd you have may be damaged.
If you burned it, I suggest burning another disc, with a very slow burn to ensure viability of the burn.
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21 Mar 2011   #3
Microsoft MVP


Back up your files externally, make your Recovery DIsks or save a backup image of the entire HD first so you have a path back to factory condition. Then wipe the HD of all code to get cleanest install: SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

If you wipe the HD (rather than just formatting which erases nothing) then you'll need to leave the Upgrade product Key blank during install, then afterwards do the quick registry workaround here to activate Upgrade version on a cleaned HD: Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version - Windows 7 Forums

If you install to wiped HD, the installer will issue a 100mb System Reserved boot partition which conveniently places the Repair Console (normally only on the DVD or Repair CD) on the F8 Advanced Boot Tools menu. So boot the installer, choose Custom Install and then Drive Options to partition as you wish and format: Clean Install Windows 7

The installer is mostly driver-complete, with newer arriving quickly via optional Windows Updates. Just in case, have your Wireless driver on flash stick or CD so you can get online quickly. Then enable hardware driver auto-updating and check for optional Updates.

Any drivers still missing in Device Manager can be found on the Support Downloads webpage for your model computer or device. Driver Install - Device Manager

Install updates and then programs slowly over time to gauge performance after each. Don't let any programs write themselves into msconfig>Startup as they slow startup, become freeloaders on your RAM/CPU and can spy on you. I only allow AV and gadgets. Startup Programs - Change

Use a lightweight free AV like MS Security Essentials which works perfectly with Windows 7 Firewall.

When it is finished, clean and order the HD perfectly using state-of-the-art free CCleaner then Auslogics Disk Defragger monthly.
CCleaner - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET

Then save a Windows 7 Backup image externally so you never have to reinstall again, just reimage the HD (or replacement) using DVD/Repair CD with the stored image. Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
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22 Mar 2011   #4
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Hello cuscabguy, welcome to Seven Forums!

You may have better success if you do a complete wipe of the entire Hard Disk Drive first, then use the "Clean/Upgrade" tutorial below to do the installation, have a thorough look through all the information that has been presented before you proceed and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.

After you have copied out or made back-ups of the data you need to save to external media, use Step One of this tutorial at the first link below to do a wipe (secure erase) to the entire Hard Disk Drive / Solid State Drive.
  • Then if you do not want to create the new Windows 7 "System Reserved" partition use the outline in Step Two #2 to create, format and mark Active a single 100GB partition to do the installation to.
  • If you do want to create the "System Reserved" partition use the outline in Step Two #3 to create, format and mark Active the System Reserved partition and then create and format the 100GB partition to do the installation to.
Either way, running the "clean all" then creating and formatting the partition(s) using diskpart will get you the best possible space to do a clean install of Windows 7 to; you can always extend the Windows partition to include the remaining unallocated space on the HDD / SSD or create additional Primary partitions or an Extended partition after the installation completes if you choose.

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

DISKPART : At PC Startup

Do a Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
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22 Mar 2011   #5

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When upgrading your Acer vista to Windows 7, the Acer Restore Partition will no longer work,I would make the Recovery disks first.

Manual how to use Acer eRecovery Management here:'s%20guide/Acer%20eRecovery%20Management%20English.pdf

You can Order Acer recovery disks from here:
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22 Mar 2011   #6

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1

It is also very easy to image your Acer factory recovery partition and reimage it to the existing or new disk. I used Macrium Reflect (free) to image and restore my Acer recovery partition. Windows imaging won't do it. You can make a couple of images and probably safer than DVDs - but make both.
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