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Windows 7: Problem with Upgrading to Win 7 Ultimate (64 bit)

22 Jun 2011   #31
theog

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

NO, just halt.


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22 Jun 2011   #32
Joe Brick

Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit, SP1)
 
 

Hello Gregrocker, boy you guys are fast!

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Can you try booting both the DVD and the flash stick on another machine? That's the only way both can be ruled out as problematic: if the same behavior happens on another machine.
Just did a quick check of the DVD and flash stick on my laptop. The DVD worked fine. The flash disk failed for some reason. The error message I got is: ďBOOTMGR is missingĒ. Must have done something wrong when setting it up though I havenít a clue as to what. Iíve worked closely with the tutorials while setting up the iso file (there was a small snag with the Windowsí software they suggest for making these devices Ė something to do with the UDF (or DUF?) and not recognizing manually generated iso files, but there was plenty of documentation for this problem and eventually the software accepted the file and confirmed that the process was completed successfully).

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
If either will boot on the other machine, move your HD to this machine and with all other HD's unplugged, install Win7 64 bit. Then SysPrep the HD before moving it back to the problem machine to remove all drivers, hardware ID, etc. so it will start on other hardware: SysPrep to move HD to another computer.
That sounds like the right thing to do, and I would have tried it if I had another machine. Sadly, I donít. But I will keep this in mind and if the opportunity comes up, Iíll try it.

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This is what I do when I run up against a wall with a problem install. The only hurdle might still be the TV, or if not slipstreamed into installer using Vlite. Much easier to borrow a VGA monitor.

I agree. Seeing as everything else doesnít work, Iíll do my best to get one.

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Does the TV have a installed driver? If so, it could possibly be added to isntaller if you can get to drives selection screen.
Iím not sure if it has an installed driver or not. I tried to search the menu options but couldnít find anything that looks like a driver. Nevertheless, Iíll try to google the info and see if I can find anything in this direction.

Thanks again. Very much appreciated!
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22 Jun 2011   #33
gregrocker

 

Try writing Win7 ISO to flash stick using this tool with Win7 in the dropdown window: Universal USB Installer – Easy as 1 2 3 | USB Pen Drive Linux

If the Win7 DVD boots in your laptop then the problem must be the drive.

If you can get either to boot then you'd know better if it is monitor.
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22 Jun 2011   #34
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

It would best get a monitor.
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22 Jun 2011   #35
Joe Brick

Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit, SP1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Try writing Win7 ISO to flash stick using this tool with Win7 in the dropdown window: Universal USB Installer Ė Easy as 1 2 3 | USB Pen Drive Linux

If the Win7 DVD boots in your laptop then the problem must be the drive.

If you can get either to boot then you'd know better if it is monitor.

will do. thanks.
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22 Jun 2011   #36
Joe Brick

Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit, SP1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
It would best get a monitor.
yep. will try to get one and post results after that. thanks.
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22 Jun 2011   #37
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Joe, I would send you one of my many $ Thrift shop monitors, but they are way to big & heavy for a USPS $ 10.95 Flat Rate box
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22 Jun 2011   #38
gregrocker

 

and powered by a flux capacitator.
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06 Jul 2011   #39
Joe Brick

Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit, SP1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
Joe, I would send you one of my many $ Thrift shop monitors, but they are way to big & heavy for a USPS $ 10.95 Flat Rate box
Hey DocBrown,

Thanks for the offer! much appreciated! but monitor no longer needed (or a flux capacitor for that matter ) as I shall explain in the next post in this thread.
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06 Jul 2011   #40
Joe Brick

Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit, SP1)
 
 
Problem solved

Hey all,

Sorry for the delay but been very busy with other things so had to set dealing my 64 bit installation/monitor problem aside for a while. Eventually, I found the time to get back to it and actually managed to solve it in a matter of minutes!

To be honest, the solution is rather embarrassing in its simplicity, but considering all the good will and helpful comments I received it would have been rude not to post it here.

Ok, here it is: I simply booted from the installation dvd and when the screen went blank after POST, I randomly hit some keys on the keyboard in the hope that the message to proceed with installation was there but not showing on screen. In fact, this is something I tried a few times before (as noted in one of my previous posts), but for some reason then it didnít work and now it did. I guess itís a question of finding the right timing in which to do it. The rest of it was textbook procedure.

Thatís it. Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit is now installed.

Many thanks again to everyone who posed in this thread and apologies for taking up your time. On the up side, I learned a lot in the process and for that Iím grateful to all who wrote back.

Joe
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