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Windows 7: Can't do an Upgrade Install

09 Oct 2010   #11
gregrocker

 

What does it say on the Win7 DVD or its download? Where did you get it?


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09 Oct 2010   #12
woop7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I got it from a retail store, and it has all of Windows 7 versions in it

Should I download and reinstall the chipset from the Mobo download page?
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09 Oct 2010   #13
gregrocker

 

Good idea.

Be sure to back up your files externally as upgrades can fail and not even roll back.

Make your Vista recovery disks if you haven't already.
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09 Oct 2010   #14
woop7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

okay, now for some reasons the setup files won't start
It's listed in the processes tab of task manager, but the installation windows won't show up

EDIT: Nevermind, the setup is working again. But the storage controller problem still exist!
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09 Oct 2010   #15
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by woop7 View Post
I got it from a retail store, and it has all of Windows 7 versions in it

Hello woop7, welcome to Seven Forums!


This is only partly correct, all full retail full installer DVDs have all versions of Windows 7 included but you have to unlock that feature to access it using the method outlined in this tutorial at the link below.

A 'real' Windows 7 installer is only 32-bit OR 64-bit, it cannot be both.

If you have one of these disks it was created by someone and is not a 'real' retail installer.


Windows 7 Universal Installation Disc - Create
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