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01 Dec 2009   #51
garethgkr

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Nope never got to desktop. The disc is loading now.


Clicked install now it says Setup is loading.
How long will this take?


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01 Dec 2009   #52
gregrocker

 

It is a shorter than a normal in-place Upgrade because it is leaving everything exactly in place except reinstalling the OS, and (really important here) reconfiguring the boot.

I have had it solve almost any problem, except in some cases it can carry over already-existing corruption in programs, files or settings but it will not allow any to remain in system files which are all replaced.

I think this is the best possible thing to happen because anything past which was a problem, or created just now with the moving operation has a very good chance of being ironed out completely.

Believe it or not, I was ready to recommend you a Repair install much earlier but thought we should wait until you jumped your Win7 drive over the huge data drive into first partition. That's how it turned out, too.

I need to go to bed now
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01 Dec 2009   #53
garethgkr

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

It wont let me do and upgrade if i boot from disk. I have to do it using explorer i guess..
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01 Dec 2009   #54
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by garethgkr View Post
Nope never got to desktop. The disc is loading now.


Clicked install now it says Setup is loading.
How long will this take?
You didn't boot from it, didya?

A repair install needs to be run from the desktop, or if you can't get to it then get into task manager and follow steps in post #50 above to start DVD drive.
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01 Dec 2009   #55
rsvr85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Why won't it let you do an upgrade if booted from????

You can invoke W7 setup.exe fom your DVD within Explorer and run through the installation that way. Choosing upgrade is important though.
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01 Dec 2009   #56
garethgkr

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

How do i open the dvd in explorer? I try opening Computer it said No such interface supported
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01 Dec 2009   #57
rsvr85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Oh dear, this sound messy!

I think gregrocker is having a catnap, so i'll be your waiter for this evening! LOL

What happens when you boot from the DVD and try and upgrade your current installation?
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01 Dec 2009   #58
garethgkr

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

I managed to try and open Windows 7 setup.exe form the DVd using task manager but it said D:/setup.exe, The specified path does not exist, Check the path, and then try again.
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01 Dec 2009   #59
garethgkr

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rsvr85 View Post
Oh dear, this sound messy!

I think gregrocker is having a catnap, so i'll be your waiter for this evening! LOL

What happens when you boot from the DVD and try and upgrade your current installation?
Thanks mate. It tell me that i have to go to desktop and load the dvd and then only can I choose the upgrade option
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01 Dec 2009   #60
rsvr85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Try E:\setup.exe or D:\setup.exe by going into the task manager and choosing File > New Task>...

What happens if you browse from File > New Task (Run...)?
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