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Windows 7: Vista SP1 Uptimate upgrade to WIN7 Ultimate

24 Dec 2009   #1
Roddy

Dual boot Win7 Home Premium and Vista Home Premium SP2
 
 
Vista SP1 Uptimate upgrade to WIN7 Ultimate

seems to have hung at Regathering Files and Settings stage at 72% (410509 files of 410619 files have been reinstalled)

Friends laptop - Xmas eve ... bugga

Been at this 72% for about an hour.

Normal?

Rgds
Rod
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24 Dec 2009   #2
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Give it overnight. In-place upgrades can take days sometimes.

Hope files are backed up, as these can fail.

If you wait long enough it is spose to give you a rollback if it can't complete.

Otherwise, you'll need to boot from the DVD and do a clean install, which is a much better install anyway.
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24 Dec 2009   #3
Roddy

Dual boot Win7 Home Premium and Vista Home Premium SP2
 
 

Upgraded wifes PC ... took "only" 3 hours...been 4.5 on this to date....

Bugga

tks for help
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24 Dec 2009   #4
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Did you buy the DVD retail?

If so you also paid for MS tech support, which should have rollback fixes for stalled/failed in-place Upgrades.

I only suggest it because I haven't seen these fixes much around here, probably because we're mostly rabid clean installers. Except Kari who knows how to do em right: A simple guide to a successful in-place upgrade
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24 Dec 2009   #5
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Hi Roddy, Merry Christmas to you and all Australia!

In-place upgrade can be tricky. Read this, check if you've done and prepared everything.

In-place can really take hours. My record at the moment is almost 7 hours. One of the normal reasons why it does not work is that people think nothing is happening and they interrupt the process. As Gregrocker here mentioned, the in-place process can take hours. Here's Microsoft's official estimates of time needed to in-place upgrade various systems:

Vista SP1 Uptimate upgrade to WIN7 Ultimate-upgrade_time.png

Is it still hung at 72%?

Kari


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24 Dec 2009   #6
Roddy

Dual boot Win7 Home Premium and Vista Home Premium SP2
 
 

As far as I know...he unplugged the laptop from power, kept it running on battery and has had to go home!

4 day weekend here....

bugga

Rod

I would not say he is a Super Heavy User though - I nonly noticed about 20 or so apps and very little data

tks
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24 Dec 2009   #7
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Maybe it will roll back when it notices it is on battery?
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