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Windows 7: HP Laptop upgrade from Vista - 4 frustrating failures!!

30 Dec 2009   #71
gregrocker

 

Can you run the DVD setup to do a repair install (upgrade over itself)?

Task Manager>Applications>New Task>Run>"D:setup.exe" (replace D with your DVD drive)

Run an Upgrade install, everything kept in place, activation refreshed


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30 Dec 2009   #72
jecook

Windows 7
 
 

Setup option - from run box can browse to Setup but then command won't run due to path error so am going to try it from a reboot
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30 Dec 2009   #73
gregrocker

 

It will be a clean install from boot.

Why go to all the trouble when we just have to work through this?

How to make limited account have Administrator privileges.
Go run (Ctrl+R) or TaskManager>Apps>NewTask>Run
Type gpedit.msc
- Administrative Templates
-System
Double click on prevent access to the command prompt
Then First Tick Disable and Not Configured.
Now your cmd works.
D:setup (replace D with your dVD drive)
just tested, works as Admin.
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30 Dec 2009   #74
jecook

Windows 7
 
 

Upgrade option requires to be in Windows at start not booted from DVD, so am trying custom this will take a while.

Other options I see are to go back to restore the Win7 backup or restore the HP Recovery drive and reload Vista from HPs startup menu and then try Custom installation again

currently install is in the expanding windows files section
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30 Dec 2009   #75
jecook

Windows 7
 
 

sorry greg missed your post will see what happens with install that is in progress
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30 Dec 2009   #76
gregrocker

 

Why would you abandon all of the work you've done when you are just within a few commands of getting a repair install?

I don't surrender in these operations. We have been thrown a curve and I work to get around the curve, not give up and reinstall the OS after trying a couple of fixes.

How else would we learn all of the fixes if we dont work through them, instead give up?

I just listed above how to enable Admin CMD prompt from Task Manager>New Task>Run.

This should get you to D:Setup.exe (make sure D is your correct DVD drive) and a repair install from OS.

I just did it here on a limited account and it worked fine.
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30 Dec 2009   #77
jecook

Windows 7
 
 

I had not loaded much software so not a lot lost except time. Only concern being when we get to the Product Key which I have successfully used once already
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30 Dec 2009   #78
jecook

Windows 7
 
 

install just rebooted I noticed i had a dual boot screen with 2 win 7 options! It is now saying completing installation - more finger crossing!
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30 Dec 2009   #79
gregrocker

 

Where did you just install Win7 to, when it gave you the "Where do you want to install windows" screen?

Maybe we can still salvage your old Win7.
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30 Dec 2009   #80
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jecook View Post
I had not loaded much software so not a lot lost except time. Only concern being when we get to the Product Key which I have successfully used once already
What would be the concern about the Product key?

You have a retail copy of Win7, right?

You own it for life, the only thing they are concerned about is if it is on two machines at a time. Once they deactivate the old install, it is activated. Same hardware almost never requires a robocall.

You could reinstall it on a different machine every day of your life and there's nothing they could do except deactivate/reactivate. Courts have ruled. They cannot steal your merchandise back.
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