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Windows 7: Win7 RC1 - How long should an upgrade take?

04 May 2009   #21
tamalero

Windows 7 build 7264 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andys2 View Post
Did you say you had a RAID? If not, it's gotta be either the 8GBs of RAM or the graphics card perhaps? I can't see anything else that it could be
nope no raid, simple SATA drives.

you havent mentioned what sound card you have by the way.

but so far yeah, it seems its either the 8Gb of ram or the ATI 3870 Vid card.
I got Catalyst 9.2 currently. ( or the programs, since we both had similar programs installed, including the diskeeper, vmware, ati drivers )


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04 May 2009   #22
andys2

Windows 7
 
 

My sound card is built into my motherboard (ASUS M2N-SLI Deluxe) but, could it really be the programs especially since we did have to remove them before we could install Windows 7?

I'm hoping this will tell us more: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/win...e-advisor.aspx
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04 May 2009   #23
tamalero

Windows 7 build 7264 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andys2 View Post
My sound card is built into my motherboard (ASUS M2N-SLI Deluxe) but, could it really be the programs especially since we did have to remove them before we could install Windows 7?

I'm hoping this will tell us more: Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor
the advisor gives me an empty window saying "if your computer ran the beta, then it should run the RC"
my computer ran the beta but on a VMware side with no problem.

and man, I really dont want to eat the bullet and reinstall, I have a really huge ammount of programs, including very big games (the last remnant, steam games, programs like MsOffice & other school and graphic design ones.. )
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04 May 2009   #24
copernicus

7264x64/7260x86
 
 

I had a similar issue when I was trying to install 64 bit through a dvd. It was "expanding files" for like two hours and stuck at some percentage(didn't take not, but it was above 48%).

I ended up killing the install and putting it on a usb drive.

Gigabyte board(ud4p) and ATI card(surprise surprise HD 3870). i7 920

I was doing a fresh install though.
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04 May 2009   #25
andys2

Windows 7
 
 

Interesting, i'm not sure if USB version would make much difference as it seems it's already copied everything over just gets stuck moving files around, hmmm...

And that advisor should hopefully be launched within the next few hours.
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04 May 2009   #26
tamalero

Windows 7 build 7264 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by copernicus View Post
I had a similar issue when I was trying to install 64 bit through a dvd. It was "expanding files" for like two hours and stuck at some percentage(didn't take not, but it was above 48%).

I ended up killing the install and putting it on a usb drive.

Gigabyte board(ud4p) and ATI card(surprise surprise HD 3870). i7 920

I was doing a fresh install though.

the first time I tried to install , it did hang after expanding files ( when gathering info ).
the second, in the same 62% I told earlier.

so thats 3 persons with a 3870 who gets the problems.

just wondering andy, by any chance you have a gigabyte board?
I might try USB install later as well.
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05 May 2009   #27
andys2

Windows 7
 
 

No, as already specified I have an: Asus M2N-SLI Deluxe
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05 May 2009   #28
tamalero

Windows 7 build 7264 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andys2 View Post
No, as already specified I have an: Asus M2N-SLI Deluxe
ok, Update, tried installing with no USB devices connected, nor monitors ( no printer, scanner, usb tablet,etc )

so it has to be EITHER the 8 Gb of ram or the 3870 Catalyst drivers.

I wonder if Upgrading to the newest drivers would help. ( I usually stay with the most stable ones, I dont like to upgrade right away )

I will try later one last time, but with only half of my memory modules ( 4 GB ), no usb connectors and with the catalyst drivers removed.


Note: this time the installation did freeze again at 62%, but the file number where it hanged, was a bit higher than last time.


Copernicus : by any chance you have 8 GB of ram? (dont think so unless you dont have tri channel memory installed but just to be sure.)
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05 May 2009   #29
andys2

Windows 7
 
 

So i mean, must it be the ATI Card? I mean, unless it finds issues with 4 GBs of RAM too? I mean, I don't understand how the graphics card would even affect it :s
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05 May 2009   #30
copernicus

7264x64/7260x86
 
 

I only have 3 gigs(corsiar) on my board, but it it s a tri channel board.
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