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

05 May 2009   #31
tamalero

Windows 7 build 7264 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andys2 View Post
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
well
someone here already reported it couldt be the 8 GB of ram.

the Ati in other card, could be some sort of driver incompatibility. what version of catalyst you're using Andy?

I remmeber the old 8.12 was targeted by some x64 users for not accepting anything over 4Gb of ram ( it would crash badly until the ram was removed ) others didnt report such a problem, so its hard to know.


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05 May 2009   #32
andys2

Windows 7
 
 

My drivers report:

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Driver Packaging Version 8.60-090316a1-078238C-ATI
Catalyst™ Version 09.4
Provider ATI Technologies Inc.
2D Driver Version 8.01.01.888
2D Driver File Path /REGISTRY/MACHINE/SYSTEM/ControlSet001/Control/CLASS/{4D36E968-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}/0000
Direct3D Version 8.14.10.0655
OpenGL Version 6.14.10.8577
Catalyst™ Control Center Version 2009.0317.2131.36802
although, i'm asked to remove them before the Win7 installation.
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05 May 2009   #33
tamalero

Windows 7 build 7264 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andys2 View Post
My drivers report:



although, i'm asked to remove them before the Win7 installation.
weird, you're using the newest ones.

you removed them when attempting to install 7?
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05 May 2009   #34
andys2

Windows 7
 
 

Yep, used the install manager removal tool (as far as I know, the only way to remove them)
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05 May 2009   #35
tamalero

Windows 7 build 7264 x64
 
 

then the only clue we have is.... that we all 3 have something in common and it is the 3870.
and betwen andy and me, the 8Gb of ram as well.

I have no idea where to go now lol.
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05 May 2009   #36
Livin in a box

Windows 7 Build 7057 x86
 
 

I upgraded from DVD from Vista to 7000 and it took me about 2 hours. 7000 -> 7057 was about the same. That was from DVD.

But about that problem: Looks like there's a driver problem on your machine somewhere. Best bet is to just clean install Win7 now. All your stuff is stuck in a Windows.old folder, so you won't lose anything unless something wrong goes on, which it likely won't.
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05 May 2009   #37
tamalero

Windows 7 build 7264 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Livin in a box View Post
I upgraded from DVD from Vista to 7000 and it took me about 2 hours. 7000 -> 7057 was about the same. That was from DVD.

But about that problem: Looks like there's a driver problem on your machine somewhere. Best bet is to just clean install Win7 now. All your stuff is stuck in a Windows.old folder, so you won't lose anything unless something wrong goes on, which it likely won't.
the problem is not just old data, but configuration and tweaks.
the other thing I could try as well is, try to roll back to vista's defaults, on all options ( like services, I usually shut down services I dont need )

or try a beta version of Vista ( I tried the version 7068 and seemed to work fine in my case, but never tried upgrade. )
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06 May 2009   #38
andys2

Windows 7
 
 

Yeah, plus, i wont have enough room to use the transfer files and settings wizard. This is very bizzare and I still haven't come to a way to fix it. Is this the end of the line?
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06 May 2009   #39
tamalero

Windows 7 build 7264 x64
 
 

I actually wonder if I should try upgrading first to a beta like the 7070 or similars, then upgrade to the RC7100.

any expert can give their opinions?
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06 May 2009   #40
sapphire

W7 RC 7100x64
 
 

I am currently doing a clean install on the laptop here, i had the update freeze issue from Vista Home prem Sp1 x64 to 7100 RC x64. I'll get back to the prosess later on. Currently formating harddrive.
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