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Windows 7: Windows 7 Installation Compatibility Issues

26 Dec 2009   #1

Windows Vista
Windows 7 Installation Compatibility Issues

I ran Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor and followed all of the instructions to make sure my computer was ready for the upgrade. Now the installation won't run because it says I still need to delete Trend Micro Antivirus and Google Toolbar, both of which I have already deleted. I have searched my computer and deleted anything and everything that had Google or Trend Micro on it. It still won't finish. When I deleted everything, I used Control Panel> Uninstall Programs.

My computer is an HP Pavillion Media Center m8100n TV PC, Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit, 3072MB System Memory, 500GB Hard drive, 3.0 GB RAM, and an AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5600+ 2.80 GHz.

Is there anywhere else I need to look for these files, or do you have any general suggestions on the upgrade?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Dec 2009   #2

Windows 7 64-bit

Is there any reason in specific you are running the UA? As far as general suggestions, I would advise backing up your data and doing a clean install instead of the upgrade. The clean install will allow Windows 7 to run as smooth as possible and will also help if you have any future issues. I attached a few links that may help you. The first is for general media [non-upgrade media]. The second is specific for upgrade media. Also, don't hesitate about coming back if you have any issues. Just remember to search first.

Clean Install Windows 7[2]=General%20Tips
Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version[2]=General%20Tips
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Dec 2009   #3
Microsoft MVP



Clean install is the way to go. In-place Upgrade is a corruption path from the worst OS into the best OS ever.

If there is ever a time to clean install, this is it.

Back up your files and gather your program installers/disks.

Boot from the DVD, keep ethernet plugged and "connect to the internet during install" to get latest drivers/Updates into installer during install, select Custom install, then use Drive tools to delete all, create new partition(s) as you wish, and format before installing to first partition.

After install, new drivers will arrive in Windows Updates. Check Device Manager for any missing drivers which can be found on the Support Downloads page for your computer model along with favorite apps, or on your drivers/apps CD if you have one.
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26 Dec 2009   #4

Windows Vista

Well, I got that $30 student upgrade that I downloaded from the Microsoft website. So, I don't have a disc, I just have the file saved on my computer. I'm not sure that I can run a clean install.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Dec 2009   #5
Microsoft MVP


This is the tutorial to convert files to ISO then burn to DVD: Make bootable iso from student d/l

If it is already an ISO, just load it into ImgBurn and burn at 4x with Verify.
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