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

03 May 2009   #1
andys2

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

Hey,

So, recently I downloaded Win7 RC1 and the upgrade is doing alright except it's been upgrading for 17 hours and 20 mins, it's making very slowly progress with the last item .. switching the message at the bottom constantly between "Please Wait..." and "Transferring files, settings and programmes (395931 of 523838 transferred)" it's been on number that for at least 6 hours and 20 mins that i know of.

Should i leave it and hope for the best? or say it's over and it's time to do something about it?

Edit: Specs are RAID0 SATA HDD's, 3GHZ Dual core AMD, 8 GBs of RAM, ATI Radeon HD3870 and I'm upgrading from Vista SP1 to 7RC1

Thanks!


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03 May 2009   #2
Nikolay

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 | Windows XP Pro x86 | Windows Vista Ultimate x86
 
 

The only thing I can think of off the top of my head is that there's something conflicting with Windows 7. It would of been best to do a clean install.
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03 May 2009   #3
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

The upgrade can take some time but not 17 hours! To be honest id do a clean install, its much quicker and has less problems.

Backup any files you want to keep and bite the bullet and clean install.
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03 May 2009   #4
andys2

Windows 7
 
 

I just didn't have enough space for the backups though from my C:\ drive though, not really sure what to do now. Any ideas? I feel that if i were to restart the machien then i could lose some data and the HDD light is flashing slowly.
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03 May 2009   #5
andys2

Windows 7
 
 

I decided to restart the machien and it's currently rolling back to Vista, i hope that it does it successfully...
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03 May 2009   #6
ranjan2001

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 build 7600
 
 

Just upgraded from win7 build 7000 to 7100 RC x64 it took me 52 mins.
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03 May 2009   #7
andys2

Windows 7
 
 

It managed to rollback, so, trying 2 things: writing the disc at a lower speed and disconnecting all USB devices as I remember recieving a BSOD about some bizzare USB problem.
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03 May 2009   #8
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

It may be having a problem with the Raid0 configuration or the 8GB's ram ... some people have reported both.

Disconnecting all USB devices, is a positive
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03 May 2009   #9
andys2

Windows 7
 
 

So, I got to the point where it said that it was installing devices and setting up the system and it basically restarted and loaded up the failed to upgrade screen where it began to restore the system.

I don't understand what the problem is, is there a way to specify drivers during an upgrade? or not?

Thanks!
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03 May 2009   #10
andys2

Windows 7
 
 

Sorry to double post but a little bit of an update, I got a BSOD after the second restart, it was basically: "0x0000009F: DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE" which is odd, never ever had this before on Vista, so, i restart the machine and it continues upgrading except, it's doing it extremely slowly, infact, i bet if i left for 24 hours it still wouldn't be finished.

What does this all mean? does this mean i'll never be able to install Win7? Is there a way around it?

Thanks!
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