Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Upgrading installation help please

12 Jan 2012   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
Upgrading installation help please

Hello all,

After a system scan it seems I had some corrupted Windows files which were affecting bootups which caused periodic freezes. I decided to do a in-place reinstall. and after I uninstalled SP1 all went well until I got to the final reboot and then received the message that the installation could not complete and my Windows version was been returned to the previous version?

Can anyone help please?

Many thanks

My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Jan 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Please check this tutorial, which explains how to carry out a repair install and may give you a pointer as to where you are going wrong.

Repair Install
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Jan 2012   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64

Many thanks for your swift reply, very much appreciated.

I followed everything as detailed in the tutorial. The only omiission was I did not uninstall my security suite so maybe this could have been the issue?

Now that Windows (the old install) is active again, some of my programs will not work which is not an issue BUT they will not install as the error says I cannot access the disk?

Thanks again for your help.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

12 Jan 2012   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient


My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Jan 2012   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64

Here are my system specs:

Quiet Coolermaster Cosmos Case
Multiple Quiet 120mm case fans
Quiet Coolermaster 1000W Quad PCI-E PSU
Intel Core i7 950 CPU (3.06Ghz Quad Core)
Quiet CoolIT ECO CPU heatsink & Fan
Asus P6X58D-E motherboard with SATA III support
12 GB Kingston HiperX PC12800 (1600Mhz) DDR3 RAM
120GB OCZ Ultrafast Sandforce Solid State Drive (for OS and programs)
2000GB Samsung SATA hard drive (for data)
24x Sony/NEC Dual Layer DVD +/- Rewriter
ATI HD 5970 2GB PCI Express Graphics card
Creative XFi Xtreme Audio 7.1 channel sound card
2 Front USB 2.0 ports
4 Back USB 2.0 ports
2 Back USB 3.0 ports
Back Firewire port
Onboard Gigabit Ethernet LAN Network Card
802.11n 300mbps wireless network card
Windows 7 Professional 64bit

Many thanks for your time
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Upgrading installation help please

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Windows 7 installation compatibility report- remove installation disc
I am trying to install Windows 7 on my laptop. When I click on "upgrade" it takes me to a compatibility report that says "the computer started using the windows installation disc. Remove the installation disc and restart your computer so that windows starts normally." When I remove the disc and try...
General Discussion
Windows 7 installation hangs at "Completing Installation” - I’m at my
Comp Spec CPU – E6600 GPU-ATI 4780 MB - Gigabyte 965P-DS3P (rev 3.3 I think although manual says 2.0) Ram - GeIL 2GB (2x1GB) DDR2 PC2-6400C4 800MHz What should have been a straight forward installation of a new SSD (that I have done before) has turned into a nightmare. First...
Installation & Setup
Help, Big installation problem, 11th time installation fail
Win7 64bit: While I am attempting to install a driver on cd rom, the disc suddenly crashed inside the rom and it also crashed the cd rom, then the OS remains the same so I tried shutting down the PC, but while shutting Down, BSOD suddenly flashed on my screen, I disregarded it, since I think it's...
Installation & Setup
upgrading vista to windows 7 installation problem
while upgrading my vaio to windows 7, the installation made it to the final step and at the final restart it said that it the installation was unsucessful and to restart the installation except that i cant because the computer cant boot up.. it only restart and goes to the same error window over...
Installation & Setup
Weird issue with Upgrading vs. Clean Installation
After build 7201 was leaked earlier this week, I decided to do a clean install instead of upgrading over my RC 7100, just to be careful. The clean installation worked fine, but it said my audio driver wasn't compatible with that build. I believe Realtek put out a new driver download before or...
Installation & Setup

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:25.
Twitter Facebook Google+