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Windows 7: Vista to 7 Upgrade failing right before 1st reboot

25 Jul 2014   #41


Turn off the screensaver in Personalize.

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26 Jul 2014   #42

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It's rebooting!!

Haha, is there an auto moderator? I posted that in all caps and it got changed to all lower case haha!!!

Thanks Greg, btw, what band you play with? You can hear my crap band at

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26 Jul 2014   #43

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Well there it is... Thanks for all the help guys, I did most of what you suggested.

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26 Jul 2014   #44


Let us know about performance.

If there is any less than instantaneous performance which never hangs then look over these same steps for Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 which compile everything that's worked best in tens of thousands of installs we've helped with here directly.
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26 Jul 2014   #45

Windows 7 (My Idea)

Well as far is instantaneous performance, we're looking at laptop with a 1.6 gig Athlon processor with two gigs of DDR2 RAM, 256 MB of which are being used for the video.

With a 160 GB hard drive that's about one third full it actually responds fairly well for being an upgrade from Vista. Compared to Vista this thing is lightning fast, it boots up in about three minutes compared to waiting 5 to 10 minutes with Vista for everything to load.

Actually because I was using the USB stick and I wasn't monitoring what I was doing, the update I was showing last night failed- because I wasn't paying attention during a critical reboot and I had to restart it and that messed up the install. But I just plopped another DVD that I burned into the Disk Drive, by the time I got up in the morning it was installing framework 4, so it's all good.

So Windows 7 went and it's got the original 30 day grace period going so the owner can just buy his own license, or whatever he wants to do. Sometimes when I get these things back, if they need service again, they might have all kinds of loaders, extenders, KMS activators, OEM Activators, and all manner of bizarre activation things installed. I usually end up doing another in place install and hand them back another 30 day grace period, heh.
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