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

10 May 2009   #71
andys2

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If that is true then how come it got to 62% of the LAST step? Anyway, I have chosen to do a nondestructive install.


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10 May 2009   #72
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andys2 View Post
If that is true then how come it got to 62% of the LAST step? Anyway, I have chosen to do a nondestructive install.
Apparently some day maybe when the next Official version is offered or the next "Unofficial leak" you will get Vista Upgraded.
Good luck and I do hope you find a way.


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10 May 2009   #73
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

I don't think the RC is even ready for upgrading over Vista while you can easily perform an upgrade repair install of the same build.

Upgrade by download? You could already be running the 32bit or 64bit RC right now by download and burn to disk where you boot from that over trying the slow ketchup method. By booting off the disk 7 will pack things up for Vista in about 20 minutes over the hour after hour method you are trying if a direct upgrade didn't work out.
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10 May 2009   #74
andys2

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Well, it's done, it BSOD's after shutting down but apart from that, it is installed and I do still have all my files on the same drive.

Windows 7 was definitly worth the wait, although, it did take 5 hours to do a clean install, seems it (from the logs) it kept failing to install drivers properly and so, it kept waiting for the devices to respond.
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10 May 2009   #75
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Take a close look at any information seen on the next blue screen as well as looking over the logs for the event viewer. BSODs generally point out a specific device driver error like for the video card or sound even other addon devices.

For a clean install by booting from a dvd-r burned or by way of a usb key made up the estimated time for reaching the first desktop after proving profile information for the admin account is about 20 minutes. From there the rest depends on what programs will go on as well as the necessary hardware drivers/softwares.

Don't feel bad! When suggesting a clean install of the RC to someone lately rather then worry about repairing a Vista install everything took 8hrs.! That was after concerns that a clean install install of Vista would take far longer then that. The installation went well and that's one happy camper running 7 instead!
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11 May 2009   #76
andys2

Windows 7
 
 

It was a BUGUSB_DRIVER_ERROR, seems to stop some USB devices from working, my USB keyboard works but my internal USB TV card doesn't and nor does any memory stick i use, according to windows it works but whenever i try to click on the memory stick it crashes explorer.exe
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11 May 2009   #77
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Take a look in the device manager under usb devices there to see if anything is yellow marked. Sounds like the default generic controller drivers never went on fully. For the usb tv you may have to go through some womderful moments like seen here trying to get that working depending on what drivers that comes with on the software disk as well as what is available at the support site.

What was seen here wasn't Vista drivers but actually the 32bit XP drivers that saw the pci tv tuner here working on the 64bit 7. Have to block the Vista update all the time for that since those will knock it out right off the bat!
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11 May 2009   #78
andys2

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No yellow icons, infact, it even says the USB hub is functioning at full operation. I don't understand what is happening or what i could try?
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11 May 2009   #79
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

For stubborn installations when those are seen here while not often I'll first backup anything not already backed up and proceed to actually remove the present primary entirely. From there I'll see a brand new replacement take the place for the next clean install of whichever version or edition of Windows will go on.

It sounds a little drastic but I see favorable results if you are trying to install a fresh copy on the Vista primary with the custom option for replacing one installation with a new one or seeing that go on a partition following a reformat. At times a reformat isn't enough to prevent seeing a bad install which seems to be what happened to you there unless the burn to disk wasn't complete or you need to go for a second download.

For usb devices like illuminated keyboards and the tv tuner you have there you may have to add on a small usb hub. Sometimes an addon or new style keyboard will pull a little too much on the usb bus itself seeing problems.
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11 May 2009   #80
andys2

Windows 7
 
 

Well, everything is fixed and the BSOD's are down to my tv card which only half works but, Hauppauge (or at least the users on their forums) say that there's a bug in the usb drivers windows 7 installs and can be seen by replacing the usb drivers in 7 with the vista ones which stops all further BSOD's relating to the TV card, seems like more bugs keep creeping up in the RC. I hope they can get it right.
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