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Windows 7: Vista on the blink - can I install Win 7 ok?

04 Oct 2010   #11
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

You can do a clean install, no problem .. an upgrade is not advised as the current Vista is as you say "wonky"... the chances are that you would bring your Vista problems with you with an upgrade... You should just bite the bullet and format and perform a clean install...


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04 Oct 2010   #12
aratatatat

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Tews - thanks but let me summarise prob as I think you have misundrstood.

Pc is already running vista hp - cannot boot / restore does not fix...(I DO NOT HAVE BACK UPS OF FILES)
I would like to upgrade to win 7, but keep files etc...
Can I do this from a full win 7 disc?
If not can I repair install from vista upgrade disc - or do I need full vista disc?

Please respond - thanks
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04 Oct 2010   #13
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Just an idea.
I don't know what will work but if you follow the link below you will get Vista help on what is needed for your Vista repair.
If you get Vista working you can get your files/programs saved and then put on Win 7 later if you choose.
It is worth a try I think.
Mike
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04 Oct 2010   #14
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aratatatat View Post
Tews - thanks but let me summarise prob as I think you have misundrstood.

Pc is already running vista hp - cannot boot / restore does not fix...(I DO NOT HAVE BACK UPS OF FILES)
I would like to upgrade to win 7, but keep files etc...
Can I do this from a full win 7 disc?
If not can I repair install from vista upgrade disc - or do I need full vista disc?

Please respond - thanks
You can attempt an upgrade sure, just be aware that without a good install of Vista to work with, the results will be problematic at best and an unusable system at worst... Let us know how you make out...
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04 Oct 2010   #15
aratatatat

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote:
You can attempt an upgrade sure, just be aware that without a good install of Vista to work with, the results will be problematic at best and an unusable system at worst... Let us know how you make out...
Hey Tews...

This sounds risky - would you advise repair installing with vista as a safer bet?
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04 Oct 2010   #16
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

You can try it, but whether it will work or not is anyones guess.. you really didn't say what his problem is, and without knowing, its hard to say if the repair install will work or not..
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04 Oct 2010   #17
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

I think Tews is telling you to repair Vista to get your programs and files.
Probably the only way to save them.

If that is not possible do not get a Win 7 upgrade on top of the bad Vista. You will probably end up with a bad Win 7 instead of a bad Vista. So it still won't work right.
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04 Oct 2010   #18
aratatatat

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Thanks guys...
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04 Oct 2010   #19
aratatatat

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

One very last question though!!!

Can I repair install from an upgrade disc or an oem? Or does it have to be the full version?

Thanks again
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04 Oct 2010   #20
OldMX

Microsoft Windows 10 Professional / Windows 7 Professional
 
 

If vista was preloaded on that computer, OEM from dell, sony, gateway, etc,

After that, perform a clean install with a regular vista install dvd (previous url has a step by step tutorial, also there are many tutorials here on how to do a clean install), load drivers and restore the certificate and license, it should be reactivated now.
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