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Windows 7: Upgrade Fails on TWO PCs - Same Error

17 Feb 2010   #11
asokas

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Thank you both for this sage advice. As a result, I see what you are saying and I think I know what I inevitably need to do.

It is very heartening to know that, as and when I eventually get around to doing this new install, it will be for the last time (I hope!). I have already been through the 1-2 week setup period about 1.5 years ago when my XP computer's chip burned out (almost literally) and then I reinstalled to a new PC with.... Vista (!)... of all things! So I am just so very loath to do it all again, given the huge chunk of productive time it takes out of one's life.

However, I see what you are both saying and that the upgrade path could not easily succeed.

Asoka

---------- Post added at 11:32 AM ---------- Previous post was at 11:27 AM ----------

Thorsen,

You're right. It's a lot, probably too many, and many of them don't get used that much if at all. Nevertheless, most of them were paid for at one time or another, hence there is kind of an onus to maintain them.

As I mentioned above though, it's not just the reinstall, it's the configuration that can takes ages. Like with Trading programs, after you do the install, you then have to reimport each data file for each market you look at into the templates you create. And so on. It's a major pain.

Asoka

---------- Post added at 11:37 AM ---------- Previous post was at 11:32 AM ----------

On another related note, there appear to be software products out there that claim to be able to move software programs, files and settings from one PC to another.

Has anybody every tried anything like that? It occurs to me that if they are any good, then I could transfer the programs and settings over to the laptop, upgrade the main PC to Windows 7 and then transfer them back again...

Probably wishful thinking.

Asoka


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17 Feb 2010   #12
monkeys breath

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by asokas View Post
Thank you both for this sage advice. As a result, I see what you are saying and I think I know what I inevitably need to do.

It is very heartening to know that, as and when I eventually get around to doing this new install, it will be for the last time (I hope!). I have already been through the 1-2 week setup period about 1.5 years ago when my XP computer's chip burned out (almost literally) and then I reinstalled to a new PC with.... Vista (!)... of all things! So I am just so very loath to do it all again, given the huge chunk of productive time it takes out of one's life.

However, I see what you are both saying and that the upgrade path could not easily succeed.

Asoka

---------- Post added at 11:32 AM ---------- Previous post was at 11:27 AM ----------

Thorsen,

You're right. It's a lot, probably too many, and many of them don't get used that much if at all. Nevertheless, most of them were paid for at one time or another, hence there is kind of an onus to maintain them.

As I mentioned above though, it's not just the reinstall, it's the configuration that can takes ages. Like with Trading programs, after you do the install, you then have to reimport each data file for each market you look at into the templates you create. And so on. It's a major pain.

Asoka

---------- Post added at 11:37 AM ---------- Previous post was at 11:32 AM ----------

On another related note, there appear to be software products out there that claim to be able to move software programs, files and settings from one PC to another.

Has anybody every tried anything like that? It occurs to me that if they are any good, then I could transfer the programs and settings over to the laptop, upgrade the main PC to Windows 7 and then transfer them back again...

Probably wishful thinking.

Asoka
do you have a hard drive free that you can install 7 on? if so may i suggest that you do so and slowly port your apps to 7? this way you can keep everything the way you currently have it until you have 7 and your apps setup the way you want and need them to be. if you are worried about having the same app on two different os's don't, because you will only be running one os or the other at a time so legally you are only running one copy at any given time.
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17 Feb 2010   #13
raf051888

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Depending upon the application, it may have a certain directory that it looks for templates in. It would probably be easier to do it that way. I also, recommend installing on a different HD.
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17 Feb 2010   #14
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

If an extra HD is available I would do this as well to test it first. There might be a bad sector on the DVD you got and its just not running one thing at the end.... I would hate for you to format your HD and then not be able to install win7 still. that would suck.
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17 Feb 2010   #15
asokas

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Hi all,

Thank you again for some great advice.

Monkey's Breath & Thorsen: As a matter, I DO have an extra HD because one was needed for all the programs that would not work under Vista! hence, a dual boot PC was set up where I could run most things in Vista and the others in XP on a separate boot-up. So, yes, I could do a fresh install on the XP disk and then migrate everything over slowly. That is a great idea.

GregRocker: You said earlier, "If you bought the Windows 7 on DVD, try extracting the files to desktop to run Setup as Admin."

I believe that this is well worth a try as well, probably first of all.

Asoka
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