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Windows 7: Windows 7 upgrade (vista) from boot

18 May 2010   #1
Olirav

Vista HP
 
 
Windows 7 upgrade (vista) from boot

Is there any way to do a upgrade from vist to W7 from boot, as I cannot access vista, got damaged beyond repair.
Oli


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18 May 2010   #2
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

You will be much better off erasing all and doing a clean install.

You can however, choose the Upgrade path from boot.. Yes.
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18 May 2010   #3
Olirav

Vista HP
 
 

It says to start vista up and run it from there. Have tried running it from UBCD (Mem stick) but it says the OS running is not compatible.
Thanks
Oli
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18 May 2010   #4
gregrocker

 

No way to Upgrade install Win7 from Vista if it won't start.

Have you booted the Vista DVD Repair console or Repair CD to attempt a repair? If so, boot again and click through to Recovery Tools list to run Startup Repair repeatedly.

If you need a Repair CD: http://neosmart.net/blog/2008/window...disc-download/

If you have files you need to recover: FREE Rescue Kit Express | PARAGON Software Group - free partition software, hard disk partitioning

Then: Clean Install Windows 7
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18 May 2010   #5
CassieFWinTeam

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Hi Olirav,

Since your Vista is damaged beyond repair, I suggest just going ahead with a clean installation of a full retail version of Windows 7. This way you will be giving your computer a fresh, new start

Cheers,
Cassandra
Microsoft Windows Outreach
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18 May 2010   #6
Olirav

Vista HP
 
 

Can't do fresh install, as have too much stuff and nowhere to back it up to.
But have thought up a easy way of doing it, resize & create new partition for w7 and then move stuff accross graduallt resizing all the time.
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18 May 2010   #7
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Olirav View Post
Can't do fresh install, as have too much stuff and nowhere to back it up to.
But have thought up a easy way of doing it, resize & create new partition for w7 and then move stuff accross graduallt resizing all the time.
That will work but you still will need to re-install the apps. The data will be safe though.


Ken
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18 May 2010   #8
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I apologize for the mis-information. I was thinking it would allow Upgrade if booting from disc without actually booting into Vista.
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18 May 2010   #9
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Olirav View Post
Can't do fresh install, as have too much stuff and nowhere to back it up to.
But have thought up a easy way of doing it, resize & create new partition for w7 and then move stuff accross graduallt resizing all the time.
A better way is to create a data partition on the right side of HD to move your data and installers into from OS partition.

Then when you are sure you have it copied over, boot the installer and format the old OS partition to install there.

As long as you make sure you do not touch the new data partition, then the data will be waiting for you there once you get the new OS installed in the other partition.

Do this only if you are absolutely unable to buy or borrow an external HD, though. It would even be better to back up the data to DVD.
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23 May 2010   #10
Olirav

Vista HP
 
 
Re:Windows 7 upgrade (vista) from boot

sorry havent been able to use a coputer for a while.
Am having slight proalems creating a new partition, as it seems the hd was not emtirely fixed, and that slight error causes whatever boot disb is used to crash.
At the moment am waiting for a enclosure to arrive now.
Will post again whdn have any real developments/setbacks.
Oli
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