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Windows 7: Will I lose all of my files with upgrade?

14 Dec 2008   #21
NormCameron

Vista X32. Windows 7 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by darkassain View Post
actually norm nothing has happend apart from the nagging...
you can still create and save documents...
and you can install programs
although full screen programs are impossible due to the nagging
i believe you cannot use aero and the goodies that you get...lol
So presumably this is the "Time-Bomb" referred to?? It's nice to know there's no Black screen etc.


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14 Dec 2008   #22
darkassain

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NormCameron View Post
So presumably this is the "Time-Bomb" referred to?? It's nice to know there's no Black screen etc.
yes you can change any settings you like...
as i did not activate that version of 7
i got the nagging please activate windows...
and at random time please activate windows yada yada...
at random restarts there is a black screen background...
but easily changeable in the control panel...

i will post pics with the happening....
maybe a vid if i have the time....
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14 Dec 2008   #23
element4life3

Windows 7 Beta 7000 32 bit
 
 

Well shit...I go through the entire installation of 7 and when it gets to the last step it has an "Unexpected Error" and wont let me complete the installation. Has anyone else had this problem?
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14 Dec 2008   #24
darkassain

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

can you give a better explanation...
as what happens??
if any error codes come up..
if you closed all antivirus and any protection before tried it...

this is an upgrade correct??
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14 Dec 2008   #25
element4life3

Windows 7 Beta 7000 32 bit
 
 

Yes I am trying to upgrade and I also tried once more with the same results....

I get to the final step "Completing Upgrade" at 31% then it gives me this message....

"Windows installation encountered an error and cannot continue. Your computer will restart and your previous version of windows will be restored."

So now I am stumped....has anyone else got this message?
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14 Dec 2008   #26
darkassain

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

do you have any encrypted files???
how much free disk space do you have???
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14 Dec 2008   #27
element4life3

Windows 7 Beta 7000 32 bit
 
 

I dont believe I have any encrypted files, and I have a total of 27.5 GB of free space, which should be plenty enough. I disabled my anti virus the second attempt to see if that made a difference but that did not seem to make any difference at all.
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14 Dec 2008   #28
darkassain

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

how big is your hdd???
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14 Dec 2008   #29
element4life3

Windows 7 Beta 7000 32 bit
 
 

I believe it is 120 gigs but it tells me i only have 111 gigs available.
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14 Dec 2008   #30
darkassain

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

so you are using around 84 gigs correct???
how big is your user profile
C:\users\
then on your user name folder right click then click properties...
how big is that folder???
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