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Windows 7: I'm So Teed Off With My Windows 7 RC "Upgrade"

30 Apr 2009   #1
Ex_Brit

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)
 
 
I'm So Teed Off With My Windows 7 RC "Upgrade"

Did everything I should have done to enable a smooth upgrade from 7000 to 7100 but assume it's because I install from my C: XP partition (to preserve the disc lettering throughout my various boots) that it wouldn't upgrade and ended up giving me a "Windows.old" which I am not sure what to do with.

To piss me off even further I've forgotten the password to my Easy File Transfer so can't make that work.

So now I have to setup Win 7 from scratch all over #@%^&*!! again.

At setup I got the option to Upgrade or Custom. If I chose Upgrade it told me it couldn't upgrade XP, I know that already, I wasnh't trying to do that.

So I chose custom thinking it would give me an option to upgrade the existing N:Win 7 partition. Instead it threw everything into a windows.old and installed a fresh Win 7.

I'm so teed off I could throw my machine out of the window. But, as it's the only machine I have, I wont.

I'll just pour a really stiff drink and grit my teeth.


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30 Apr 2009   #2
Azural

Windows 7 Build 7229 x64
 
 

To upgrade you'd have had to either do it from the partition you wanted to update or run the setup from the boot menu.

You may have to reinstall all of your programs, but at least your other files are still intact.
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30 Apr 2009   #3
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

windows.old saves all your appdata program settings amongst other things. after you reinstall your programs again you can copy the corresponding files from appdata over to your newly installed c:\users\account\appdata folder.

It seems with win7 that it pays to do a clean install, so Id imagine the same would be true upgrading from vista.
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30 Apr 2009   #4
jfar

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

Everything that you had is in the Windows.old folder ,just open it and have a look.
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30 Apr 2009   #5
copernicus

7264x64/7260x86
 
 

Sounds like a whole lot of user error frustration.
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30 Apr 2009   #6
Ex_Brit

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)
 
 

Thanks guys...I'm slowly simmering down here...LOL. I already found drivers I needed in windows.old. Pity I can't think of the password for Easy Transfer which I used just before I did all this. Crazy, I'm usually so particular about that sort of thing. I probably wrote it down and promptly threw it out.
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30 Apr 2009   #7
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

write it in a notepad file I have hundreds of those.
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30 Apr 2009   #8
Ex_Brit

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)
 
 

That's what I usually do and it's the only thing I have absolutely no record of, would you believe.

On an up note, I'm downloading Vista SP2 as well, so all is not lost today.
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30 Apr 2009   #9
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

vista is an up note?
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30 Apr 2009   #10
1Bowtie

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Hi Ex-Brit

Once your up and running with everything you want back in, just go to windows explorer and delete the win old folders. I had 2 in there and they were taking up 4.65 gb's apiece. Hope this helps

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