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Windows 7: issues upgrading from win 7 RC Ultimate to Home Premium

07 Jan 2010   #1
silwyth88

Windows 7 RC
 
 
issues upgrading from win 7 RC Ultimate to Home Premium

Hi all, i've trawled the net seeking solitions and have downloaded as many drivers yet win will not see my HDD durin scan, keeps asking for drivers.. what driverts? RAID? i've installed them and it still doesn't work:-( please help everyone, in desperate need.
thanks,
silwyth88


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07 Jan 2010   #2
gregrocker

 

It needs the IDE controller normally on older machines but these errors can also indicate other issues, even with hardware.

The best place to start is always googling the error message text exactly.

Did you know that many have in-place Upgraded RC successfully using this workaround: Upgrade the Windows 7 RC to any retail version Icrontic Tech

I just did this for my friend cross country via Remote Desktop while also removing dual boot XP and moving Win7 over into its space. He says it runs much better than RC.

All other reports on this in-place are favorable, too.
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07 Jan 2010   #3
silwyth88

Windows 7 RC
 
 

thanks a million man, givin it a shot now :-D will keep you posted
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07 Jan 2010   #4
silwyth88

Windows 7 RC
 
 

well i did as instructed, got so far and received this error message: There is not enough free space to store temporary Windows installation files. Try using Disk Cleanup, uninstall old programs, or move files to an external location such as a CD, DVD, or external hard drive.
it also mentioned i should uninstall avg anti-spyware - i removed this months ago :-S i'm now puttin my HDD drivers back to what they were pre trying to install win 7 so we'll see if it works
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07 Jan 2010   #5
gregrocker

 

Just free up 3 gigs of space for files to copy in.
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07 Jan 2010   #6
silwyth88

Windows 7 RC
 
 

but i have roughly 120GB free
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07 Jan 2010   #7
gregrocker

 

Run Disk cleanup and defrag. Best are free CCleaner and Auslogics defragger.
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07 Jan 2010   #8
silwyth88

Windows 7 RC
 
 

believe it or not i've done all that, just plain doesn't wanna work for me. would a format of C and D(backup) fix this? or even to combine the two partitions and THEN format? viable options? thanks a million for your help so far
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07 Jan 2010   #9
gregrocker

 

You did the workaround in the link I posted to do in-place to your version? Did you extract and edit the cversion.ini file to 7077.0, then run setup from the files there?

Try it again after disk cleanup and defrag.

Upgrade Install with Windows 7[3

If you want to wipe the HD to try to force the installer to run, then back up your files and a backup image (if you want to have a path back) externally.

Boot the DVD, choose Repair My computer on second screen, click through to Recovery Tools and select Command Line, type:

DDISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK # (for Windows 7 disk)
clean
create partition primary
select partition 1
assign letter=c:
active
format
exit
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07 Jan 2010   #10
silwyth88

Windows 7 RC
 
 

tried all that, defragging etc now. will make backup image as well as files on external HDD, wish me luck :-D
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