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Windows 7: Vista to Windows 7 Stuck at Installing devices.

13 Dec 2009   #1

Vista to Windows 7 Stuck at Installing devices.

I've lately gotten Windows 7.
My installer gets stuck or hangs at Transferring files, settings and programs... as there are no %'s.
First time I had that, it went on for ab. 3hours, so I thought something was wrong and restarted the installer. I'm currently on my old computer, and the installer is stuck at the same place. It's been 3hours and it's still stuck at "Installing devices and setting up your system".

I'm not sure if it's suppost to take this long, so I just want to make sure that there's no errors atm. My firewall is off, I have enough memory in my computer and I'm upgrading from Vista. I ran the windows 7 program test, I forgot what it's called but my desktop computer is eligible for the upgrade.

EDIT: I have the ultimate version of Windows 7.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Dec 2009   #2


Are you doing an in-place Upgrade of Vista?

These are complicated and can take many hours to complete.

Are you able to detect any progress? Is the processor light flickering at all?

If it fails it should roll back to Vista.

I hope you backed up all of your files and are prepared to do a superior clean install if it doesn't complete, or even roll back.

If you cannot afford to lose files you didn't back up, or for some reason can't do the preferred clean install, I would call MS tech support to help you salvage the upgrade. You paid for this with your copy of Win7.

When you are ready to clean install, let us know. You'll want to boot from the installer, stay connected to the internet to get latest drivers/updates, select Custom and use Advanced drive tools to format.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Dec 2009   #3


I'll try waiting a few more hours.
There's not many files I REALLY need, so I think I'll be fine doing a clean install sooner or later.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

13 Dec 2009   #4


If you bail out of the Upgrade, boot back into the WIn7 DVD and select Repair on second screen, see if it finds a completed installation of Win7 to repair. Try Startup Repair a few times.

If it won't startup, then proceed with the clean install from the booted Win7 DVD using Custom>Advanced drive tools to delete all, repartition as you wish, then format first before install.
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