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Windows 7: problems with Windows 7 upgrade from Vista Ultimate

07 Dec 2009   #11
Arebeekay

vista ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
You can use the upgrade version. Give your key number at the end of the process, not when asked for originally. Whenever you try something like this make a system image, first.

ok but was is the easiest way for a newb like me to do this?


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07 Dec 2009   #12
richc46

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arebeekay View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
You can use the upgrade version. Give your key number at the end of the process, not when asked for originally. Whenever you try something like this make a system image, first.

ok but was is the easiest way for a newb like me to do this?
First make a system image of what you have now, so if things go wrong you lose nothing. You can download acronis (30 day free trial), to make the system image.

Put your DVD into the drive

Follow the instructions on the screen

When asked for your key number, just ignore

When you are done, use the OS until you are satisfied.

If satisfied, install programs one at a time and use until you are satisifed that each one works.

If satisfied give your key number. You have 30 days to supply your number
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07 Dec 2009   #13
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rpmstl View Post
I had similar problems with a Toshiba notebook.

Download, burn CD and run Dariks Nuke and Boot.

This will completely wipe the hard drive so no remnants of the old OS are present.

Of course, save any important data first.
Thanks for the heads up.

I previously would zero HD using GWScan (Data Lifeguard) CD every time I did an install, but was convinced by nearly unanimous advice that this is overkill.

This may be what many who are stalling when installing need.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arebeekay View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
You can use the upgrade version. Give your key number at the end of the process, not when asked for originally. Whenever you try something like this make a system image, first.
ok but was is the easiest way for a newb like me to do this?
Win7 has backup imaging built in, but until you get it installed the best free Imaging App is Macrium Reflect. Create an image and store externally so you can reimage your HD and start over at any time - just reimage HD from backup using Linux CD provided.

Installing an Upgrade to formatted metal requires an easy workaround: http://community.winsupersite.com/bl...he-answer.aspx

Or you can just run an Upgrade install over your new installation from the desktop and it will accept the key then. Both accomplish the same thing: simulating an underlying OS to allow Upgrade to accept the key.
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07 Dec 2009   #14
Arebeekay

vista ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arebeekay View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
You can use the upgrade version. Give your key number at the end of the process, not when asked for originally. Whenever you try something like this make a system image, first.

ok but was is the easiest way for a newb like me to do this?
First make a system image of what you have now, so if things go wrong you lose nothing. You can download acronis (30 day free trial), to make the system image.

Put your DVD into the drive

Follow the instructions on the screen

When asked for your key number, just ignore

When you are done, use the OS until you are satisfied.

If satisfied, install programs one at a time and use until you are satisifed that each one works.

If satisfied give your key number. You have 30 days to supply your number
thanks again! very helpful info
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