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Windows 7: 7 upgrade stalling problem

02 Nov 2009   #1

Vista 64 Ult
7 upgrade stalling problem

Hey all,
I tried upgrading vista ultimate 64 to 7 ultimate 64... the upgrade got about 2/3rds of the way through to the 'Transferring files, settings, and programs ...' step and has now been stuck there for about 3 hours.

What can I do?
What should I do?

I appreciate all help..

My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Nov 2009   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64

Try searching the forum for similar threads. I found the one below just by looking at the list of similar thread at the bottom of this page.
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02 Nov 2009   #3

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro

Personally, I would abort the upgrade and do a clean install.. See Brinks tutorial on how to do this from an upgrade disc -=> Here
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02 Nov 2009   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64

Welcome to Seven Forums.

An upgrade installation can take a long time to process all the programs and files, even up to 20 hours.

Let it sit, unless you want to do a custom install.

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
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03 Nov 2009   #5

Vista 64 Ult

So I ended up aborting it after about 28 hours...
And did a clean install. All is fine.
Thanks all..
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04 Nov 2009   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64

Your welcome.

Upgrade can be a good way to install, but sometimes it will hang.

Glad the clean install worked for you.

Enjoy Windows 7, and let us know if you have any questions.
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