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Windows 7: Help w/ Install, please.

11 Dec 2009   #1
Tousdae

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
Help w/ Install, please.

Hi,

I'm operating on Windows Vista 64-bit Home Premium. I asked 2 computer techs that I know which version of Windows to buy. They both said the upgrade is good. I downloaded the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor and it told me that my pc was capable of using the upgrade too. So I bought the Windows 7 Professional upgrade, which says on the corner "designed for Windows Vista". It will not install. It begins to install and then gives me a message that I'm not compatible and won't go any further.

Any ideas anyone?

Thank you


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11 Dec 2009   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Hello, Welcome!
Try doing a Clean Install with it: Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
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11 Dec 2009   #3
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Did you try a clean install with the 64-bit version of the Windows 7 upgrade disc?

Standard method:

Back up all your data, bookmarks, email

Set your PC to boot from DVD drive first

Put DVD in drive

Restart, you should boot from the install disc.

Choose Custom Install

Choose "drive options/advanced" at the partition screen.

Delete all partitions at the next screen

Make new partitions as desired.

Choose which new partition you want to put Win 7 on

Continue to finish

Update Windows

Re-install your programs and restore your data
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11 Dec 2009   #4
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tousdae View Post
Hi,

I'm operating on Windows Vista 64-bit Home Premium. I asked 2 computer techs that I know which version of Windows to buy. They both said the upgrade is good. I downloaded the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor and it told me that my pc was capable of using the upgrade too. So I bought the Windows 7 Professional upgrade, which says on the corner "designed for Windows Vista". It will not install. It begins to install and then gives me a message that I'm not compatible and won't go any further.

Any ideas anyone?

Thank you
Microsoft doesn't permit an upgrade-in-place from Vista Home Premium to Win7 Pro.

http://i.zdnet.com/blogs/windows_7_upgrade_chart.png

You can, however, do a custom (clean) install. That'll basically wipe everything from the Vista installation, though.

The good news is that a clean install is recommended anyway, to give the best chance of a stable Win7 installation.
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11 Dec 2009   #5
Tousdae

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Hi, thanks for the replies.

Are you positive that I can do a clean install with the upgrade? I called my computer guy for some answers and he told me that I'd need to buy the full version. I'm only questioning him becuz his way is the "only way" according to him
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11 Dec 2009   #6
XboxOmac

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

Clean will delete everything from your computer. Upgrade, but it's not possible from Windows Vista Home Premium to Windows 7 Professional.
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11 Dec 2009   #7
gregrocker

 

Yes, you can clean install with Upgrade version, in fact you must do so in the case of XP.

Back up your files, gather your program installers/disks then:

Either boot from the DVD and format the drive first, then install..

Or run the DVD from Vista and choose Custom install, which will place your files in a Windows.old folder for later retrieval.

Either way, the DVD will scan the HD to see the Vista and allow you to insert Upgrade key.
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11 Dec 2009   #8
Adrian

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tousdae View Post
Hi, thanks for the replies.

Are you positive that I can do a clean install with the upgrade? I called my computer guy for some answers and he told me that I'd need to buy the full version. I'm only questioning him becuz his way is the "only way" according to him
Hello and welcome. Surprisingly you can perform the full "CLEAN" installation from the "Upgrade" Version.
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12 Dec 2009   #9
Tousdae

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Ok, thanks everyone.

I'll back up my pc and give it a try, but probably not for a few weeks.

I'm going to MISS Windows Mail. I despise online email. I don't even understand why they wouldn't offer windows mail anymore. It seems dumb to me.

Now I'm off to ATI's webbie to find out if my Radeon x1950 will be ok with Windows 7, which I should have done before purchasing Windows 7. Ya think? lol

Well, let me ask opinions. Should I stay with Vista for awhile (since we're used to all the security nonsense) or head to 7? Is 7 awesome? Originally Windows 7 was *only* purchased due to .... a computer game conflict. Now the computer game issue has been fixed so we've wasted the money for 7 for nothing. Now since we have 7, though, we're thinking just get it on.
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12 Dec 2009   #10
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Bypass Vista and get it on. Win 7 is more of a refined Vista. It won't confuse you much at all.

First run the upgrade advisor here

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/win...uirements.aspx

If you have a fairly recent PC (several years old), you should be good to go.

For email, you can choose Windows Live Mail, Thunderbird, or others.

Make sure everything is backed up before you begin.
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