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Unable to upgrade Windows Vista to Windows 7

Q: Unable to upgrade Windows Vista to Windows 7

Hello, I am trying to perform an upgrade from Windows Vista Ultimate to Windows 7 Ultimate. But I get this error when I press upgrade.

Windows Vista? Ultimate cannot be upgraded to Windows 7 Ultimate. You can choose to install a new copy of Windows 7 Ultimate instead, but this is different from an upgrade, and does not keep your files, settings, and programs. You?ll need to reinstall any programs using the original installation discs or files. To save your files before installing Windows, back them up to an external location such as a CD, DVD, or external hard drive. To install a new copy of Windows 7 Ultimate, click the Back button in the upper left-hand corner, and select ?Custom (advanced)?.

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Preferred Solution: Unable to upgrade Windows Vista to Windows 7

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A: Unable to upgrade Windows Vista to Windows 7

Are you trying to upgrade from Vista 32 bit OS to Win 7 64 bit OS? You can't upgrade from 32 to 64 bit, that must be a complete new install.

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Windows Vista x86 and Windows 7 x86 users in Catch 22 situation trying to restore systems!
During Factory Restore of Vista x86, upgrade of Vista x86 to Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1, or install of Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1 and validating install online, Windows Update fails after mandated update.
Unable to manually download requisite updates due to "Browser our of date" error from Microsoft Support website!
Downloads only available from Support.Microsoft.com website

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Hi guys

I have inherited my daughters old lap top which runs Vista and I'm hoping to use it for running my online shop and nothing else. The internet is amazingly slow to load. I have removed some malware with the ADW cleaner but have noticed I have been unable to complete the below security update. It always fails with error 66a.

Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 on Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 x86 (KB2416472)

I have also been directed to upgrade to IE 9 when logging on to outlook, but the upgrade also fails.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Regards
 

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I have a Windows XP Pro installed with a software that has known issues installing with windows Vista but runs on windows Vista if it is installed on XP and then is upgraded. The problem I have is the Windows Vista Business DVD I have does not let me upgrade the option is greyed out and says it has been disabled.

The OS right now is Xp pro 32 bit running on a single 80 gig HDD formatted NTFS. Why can't I do an Upgrade with a 32 bit version of Vista business?
 

A:Unable to upgrade Windows XP Pro to Vista Business

Is this "Vista business" a upgrade copy or "For new Computer" copy?
 

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I am trying to upgrade from Vista to Windows 7 ultimate RTM version but it doesn't complete the installation. It starts and when i click on the "Upgrade Version" it keeps doing a compatibility check and throws out an htm report (i can't see anything on the report) and ultimately stops the installation.
I didn't choose to do custom install (clean) since windows compatability advisor shows i should be able to upgrade from 32 bit vista home basic to 32 bit windows 7 ultimate.
Anybody saw this? Any suggestions/recommendations?

Thanks.

A:Unable to upgrade to Windows 7 from Vista home basic

Could you post some screenshots of the installation? That would help

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Hi guys!

So i tried installing windows 7 Home Premium using an empty HDD. The old OS was Vista, and it was located in the same HDD. I managed to install Windows 7 successfully, but when booting after the install it crashed right after the "starting windows" screen. It then gives me the choise between starting the startup repair tool, or to start windows normally. When i run the startup repair tool it can not fix the problem. I've tried different HDD but the problem still persists. The fact that I haven't got a clue what to do really annoys me. In addition it isn't even my own pc. My dad's vista started failing on him. So I figured: Hey, why not install windows 7 using my old disk from a pc I don't use anymore. I appreciate all help.

Specs:

MB: ASUS P5N-D
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600(2.4 GHz)
GPU: XFX GeForce 9800 GTX
HDD: Samsung Spinpoint T166 250GB. (SATA 2)
RAM: Corsair Twin2X 6400 DDR2 (2048 Mb*2= 4096 Mb)
PSU: Corsair (550 W)

A:Unable to get past "Starting windows" screen after Vista to 7 upgrade

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Originally Posted by pip22


Did you (as is recommended) delete the existing Vista partition first?




It was seperated in two parts. One with Vista in, and one for other files. I cleaned the whole thing, and deleted the part where Vista was located. I think it was seperated into one part with 208 Gigs and one with 25 gigs. The smallest with the OS in. The HDD works on my own computer.

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Hi,I have been looking for a solution to upgrade my Inspiron 1525 laptop, preinstalled with Vista Home Premium 32 bits when I bought it.The target is to prepare path to upgrade to Windows 10.I need Windows 7 or 8 to start with.I could not find a way on Dell website.
Many thanks in advance !Isabelle

A:Upgrade for my Inspiron 1525 Laptop from Windows Vista Home Premium 32 bits to Windows 7 or 8 and then to Windows 10

Hi,
Thank you for writing to us!
We would like to inform you that the Inspiron 1525 is not tested for windows 10 and we would not suggest that you upgrade the version of windows 
Kindly private message the service tag and email address.
Thanks
Robin

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Unable to download Windows Media Player upgrade 2.0.1.5 on Windows 7 system.

I d/l Overdrive Media Console to read eBooks; it tells me to go to URL

drmlicense.one.microsoft.com/​Indivsite/en/​indivit.asp

On that site I cannot activate the upgrade button.
 

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Hi all, 

I have tried a number of times now to upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10. It always fails and puts out an error WindowsUpdate_C0000005. 

I did a search on this error which recommended using the Windows Updater Repair which I have done. However at the end of this it states it is unable to fix Windows Updater Error 0x80070057. 
Another search done led me to https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windows/en-US/53a1f2ab-037b-438e-a690-00a0e745730d/windows-7-update-error-0x80070057?forum=w7itprogeneral which suggests using RegEdit to fix the problem however the keys that
are referenced in this don't exist for me. 
Any thoughts here?

A:Unable to upgrade to Windows 10 - Windows updater error 0x80070057

Hey, this may help you. Change the following for 0x80070057 error on your system:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WindowsUpdate\UX]
?IsConvergedUpdateStackEnabled?=dword: 00000000
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsUpdate\UX\Settings]
"UxOption"=dword:00000000

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HiI recently had HP replace my hardrive under the warranty.  HP had installed windows 8 back on.  Since then I was not able to run the update to windows 8.1 or windows 10.  The error I'm receiving "0XC1900101-0x40017 The install failed in the second_Boot phase with an error during Boot operation.  I think the new replacement hardrive is the issue?Please help how to resolve this issue.  Thank youXay

A:Unable to perform any windows upgrade from windows 8

xi123 Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!I read your post about problems with your DV6 and wanted to help. I seriously doubt that the drive is the issue, as that would generate a very different error code. That error code indicates faulty drivers that are interfering with the Win10 Upgrade. Here's a link to an MS thread that describes what to do when you get that error code.  However, I would NOT convert the drive to GPT unless is it already formatted that way:  http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/insider/wiki/insider_wintp-insider_install/how-to-troubleshoot-co... Good Luck========================================================================I am a volunteer and I do not work for, nor do I represent, HP.---------------------------------------------------------------If my posts helped you, please click the Thumbs-Up symbol to say thanks.If my posts solved your problem please click "Accept As Solution".========================================================================

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My problem is that I am unable to play my MPEG-4 packaged videos in Windows Media Center in Windows Vista Ultimate. I have Vista Ultimate 64-bit installed on a Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4GHz dual core CPU. I got this set up specifically to play my DVDís which I transcoded to H.264 using Nero recode (Nero Digital AVC Ė HDTV profile) .
I can see the thumbnails and times, but when I try to play them I get either a codec missing error or usually they just play green interlaced garbage.
I tried a bunch of suggestions, but most seem to not all be applicable to the 64-bit Vista (surprise, surprise). I have installed ffdshow 64 bit (ffdshow64-rev2546.exe ), which seemed to help, and I have tweaked the registry of course to recognize the file extentions. By the way, everything plays fine in VLC and even play fine in WMP 11, JUST not in Windows Media Center!
 

A:unable to play MPEG-4 videos in Windows Media Center Windows Vista Ultimate

i couldnt get them to play in mine either. i have premium. so i just used VLC.
if you get yours to work let me know.

http://www.videolan.org/vlc/
 

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I am in a bit of a pickle. I shall start to tell you my tale, and you can see if you can help me. About a month or so ago I dug out an older pc running Windows XP. This computer is loaded with old software that I neither have the time, nor gumption to track down and reinstall. This install works just fine. So I made a ghost image of it, and backed it up. Fast forward to today, I am trying to use a piece of software that requires Vista, and will not run on Windows xp. I thought "I have that ghost image, why not try to see if I can upgrade this pc to Vista (as foolish as that sounds), a weekend project, one might think." Well, I am running into some issues (surprise, surprise), I start the Windows Vista Ultimate 64bit (either 32 or 64 bit, does the same thing), it says checking system, etc, then when I starts the installer it freezes and the installer.exe goes into not responding. (I checked this with Task Manager), and no matter if I load it off of a DVD, a USB thumbdrive, or off a partition on the hard drive (fastest read/write time), it always freezes. Now, on a lark I threw in a blank drive into the computer, and I am able to install a fresh copy of Vista no issues. So it isn't the hardware, isn't the installation media, it isn't the phase of the moon. Something about the Windows xp install isn't letting it continue. Now, since Vista is coming up on twelve years old, certain documentation on the Microsoft website as been phased out, 404d and etc. I am trying to track down a... Read more

A:Not urgent - Trying to upgrade Windows xp home 32bit to Windows Vista 64bit

I would surmise you need to wipe the existing XP partitions before installing Vista. Replace your XP drive. Boot Vista and at the screen that asks for language press Shift + F10. This will open a command prompt. Type the following commands.
 
list disk
select disk X     Where X is the number associated with the disk you will be installing Vista to. If you only have one drive it will be 0.
clean                 This will delete all existing partitions and set the drive for a clean install so perhaps you should be sure your ghost image is good. 
exit                    Exits diskpart
exit                    Exits command prompt
 
continue with the install

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Hey everyone, just registered ? this is my first posting.

My family just ordered a new computer from Dell recently (through a monthly payment deal with our ISP), and it's still in transit to be delivered. I just recently discovered that the OS is Windows Vista Home Basic, which apparently is non-upgradable to Windows 7. What a rip-off.

I just had some questions. What would be the best path for me to take to get Windows 7 installed on this computer? I would probably need to delete the Home Basic OS and do a clean install, right?

I'm thinking about contacting Dell and having this order canceled or refused and waiting until I can order a model with Windows 7 preinstalled, but I'm quite impatient so I'd be willing to do something that wouldn't create such a delay.

Damn, I didn't think any PCs were still being shipped with Home Basic! This sucks royally!

A:Windows Vista Home Basic → Windows 7 (upgrade ripoff?)

  
Quote: Originally Posted by CIS


Hey everyone, just registered — this is my first posting.

My family just ordered a new computer from Dell recently (through a monthly payment deal with our ISP), and it's still in transit to be delivered. I just recently discovered that the OS is Windows Vista Home Basic, which apparently is non-upgradable to Windows 7. What a rip-off.

I just had some questions. What would be the best path for me to take to get Windows 7 installed on this computer? I would probably need to delete the Home Basic OS and do a clean install, right?

I'm thinking about contacting Dell and having this order canceled or refused and waiting until I can order a model with Windows 7 preinstalled, but I'm quite impatient so I'd be willing to do something that wouldn't create such a delay.

Damn, I didn't think any PCs were still being shipped with Home Basic! This sucks royally!


Welcome...glad you found us
You could buy an upgrade copy of windows 7 and perform a fresh install with that

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I am attempting to do either an upgrade or clean install of Windows 7.  The HP laptop I have is currently running Windows Vista.  
The error message is:
Windows cannot copy files required for installation.  The files may be corrupt or missing.  Make sure all files required for installation are available, and restart the installation.

I bought the .ISO file from eKey Market for about $55.  

I've tried resetting the laptop to factory settings, and still get this error. 
I've made 2 different DVDs with the .ISO files on them.
I am using an external USB CD/DVD drive.
What is the problem?

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Hello Everyone,

After upgrading my motherboard, processor and memory on my PC, I've noticed lots of BSOD on my system, even after many re-installations of the OS.

This is mine PC configuration:
Intel i7 2600k v1.240
Asus P8P67 Pro - Bios 1204
6GB of Corasir CMX6GX3M3A1333C9
ATI Radeon HD 5770
Enermax EG565P-VE
1x Raptor 150GB
2x 1.5GB Raid 1
1x Liteon DVD
Windows 7 64

Attached to this post you will find the minidump files and my system information. Appreciate all the help and thanks again!

A:BSOD on windows 7 after upgrade to SandyBridge [moved from Vista/ Windows 7]

Hello,

Start by removing your webcam, if possible; also, uninstall the drivers in Device Manager. If you can't remove the cam, disable it in Device Manager. One crash seemed to be caused by that.

The other crashes may or may not have been caused by the webcam. Just to make sure you are not affected by the Intel storage controller defect, see here: How to dodge the Intel Sandy Bridge recall | PC Pro blog

Also, run driver verifier: Driver Verifier - Windows 7 & Vista (BSOD-related) - Tech Support Forum

Since you did a hardware upgrade, it is a good idea to run some hardware diagnostics, in case a component is faulty.

Run Memtest86: RAM - Test with Memtest86+ - Windows 7 Forums

Run the Blend and Small FFTs Prime95 tests: CPU - Stress Test with Prime95 - Windows 7 Forums

...Summary of the dumps:

Code:

Built by: 7600.16617.amd64fre.win7_gdr.100618-1621
Debug session time: Mon Feb 14 09:22:36.098 2011 (UTC - 5:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 1:41:09.019
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for usbccgp.sys
Probably caused by : usbccgp.sys
DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: VISTA_DRIVER_FAULT
BUGCHECK_STR: 0x9F
PROCESS_NAME: System
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0x9F_3_lvuvc64_IMAGE_usbccgp.sys
SystemProductName = System Product Name
??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????``
Built by: 7600.16617.amd64fre.win7_gdr.100618-1621
Debug session time: Fri Feb 11 19:22:11.447 2011 (UTC - 5:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 10:02:17... Read more

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MICROSOFT HAS CONFIRMED that being a Windows 10 Insider does not guarantee a free copy of the operating system.
 
The company is using the Windows Insider programme as its biggest ever beta test for what is being billed as the final or definitive version of Windows, or Windows-as-a-service.
 
But Microsoft has made it clear that its generosity stretches only so far, and that being a beta tester is an honour in itself.
 
Windows 10 will be offered as a free upgrade to Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users when it launches later this year.
 
Windows 8 has reached end of life, and customers will need to take the free upgrade to Windows 8.1 first, which is still subject to holdouts totalling 5.88 percent of the OS market, according to this month's Netmarketshare figures.
 

 
Article

A:Microsoft: Insiders using Windows XP or Vista won't get free Windows 10 upgrade

It has been announced months ago, and it took another declaration to confirm it? Some people really lives on their own little cloud don't they?

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Hi all,

I've got lots of photos on my Vista machine & would like to know if they'd still be there after upgrading. I've previously upgraded a Win7 machine using the auto upgrade feature which was impressive but I read that it won't work for Win8. Is there anything in particular I should watch out for?

A:[SOLVED] Upgrade from Windows Vista Enterprise x86 to Windows 8 Professional

If you do the upgrade ( versus a custom installation ) your data should be fine . . but you are taking a risk not haveing any data you cherish backed up . .

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Hi, I'm currently running Windows Vista Home Premium 64bit on my computer and think that it's time to upgrade to the next level of Windows software.  As I mentioned, I'm running Windows Vista Home Premium 64bit and need to upgrade to an equivalent
Window 7 operating system.  Will this require a complete install of Windows 7 or is there an easy upgrade.  Also how do I get the get or purchase the Windows 7 operating system software?

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Is it possible to set up a dual-boot system with Windows Vista OEM on one hard drive and install Windows 7 Upgrade on another hard drive? Windows 7 would be the primary and Windows Vista would be the secondary.

A:Set Up Dual-Boot System with Windows Vista OEM & Windows 7 Upgrade?

Easiest is to install each with the other HD unplugged, then set preferred as first HD to boot in BIOS setup, trigger other using the one-time BIOS Boot Menu key. This keeps each independent to come and go as you please.

If you don't like that method then you can install EasyBCD to Win7 to add Vista to a Win7 Dual Boot menu which will leave them independent.

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:: Old Computer Basic Specs ::

- Windows XP Professional Version 2002 Service Pack 3
- Intel Pentium III Processor
- 731 MHz, 256 MB of RAM
- 18.6 GB of Hard Drive

**BYE SUCKA!!**

:: New Computer Specs ::

HP Pavilion Slimline Desktop with Intel Pentium Dual-Core Processor E5200

EDIT: Best Buy link doesn't work for some reason so here's a mirror: link

So with those done, here are some questions:

- Can I install the hard drive from my XP PC to the new one with keeping the files & programs in it?

- IF the question above is possible, will the programs would able to work on that 64-Bit Windows Vista? ..or do I need a special installer for those programs?

ie: Guitar Pro 5.2, Aimersoft Video Converter 1.1.53, Samsung Media Studio 5, etc.. etc..

- IF question #1 is NOT possible, is there an alternative way of copying the files over to the new PC rather than reinstalling all of them? (because some of my CD installers are too old that CD/DVD-ROMs don't even bother reading them.)

..also I got a couple more questions depending on your response. So thats it for now.

Regards,
NoobHunterD

A:[SOLVED] From Windows XP to Windows Vista 64-Bit Upgrade Questions

most likely not, if xp came with that computer then it can never be transfer to any other computer for any reason.

If it is a legal version, then you will need to do a repair install using the legal xp cd. different computers, different motherboard, different drivers.

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Hello,
I have windows Vista business with SP1 installed on a Dell Latitude laptop D830. I have run Windows upgrade advisor , it is giving me clear signal to upgrade to windows 7 professional or ultimate. Now with so much news about upgrade problems occurring. Should I upgrade or do clean install? Also I want to know , if there is a difference between windows 7 upgrade and windows 7 full version? With windows 7 full version, Can I get the upgrade option also?

Thank you
Regards
Anoop

A:Windows Vista to Windows 7 - Upgrade or clean install ?

If I were you, I'd backup your files and do a clean install. This will ensure you don't take any little problems into your new installation and you will be pleased with the results. The difference between an upgrade version and a full version is that the full version doesn't require a previous version of windows to install. You can of course choose to upgrade from the full version but I don't suggest you do

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Hello.

This topic has been discussed to death but still..
I have some major problems with upgrading Windows Vista, that I could not find any discussion about.

Here is the deal - I have a customer, that had Windows Vista (Slovenian, Home Premium) and bought Windows 7 for upgrade (also Slovenian, Ultimate). Naturally we ran the upgrade adviser and it checked out just fine - it did complain about some Power DVD program but I ignored that since I have upgraded before by others without problem. So the upgrade process began, it ran almost to the end when it suddenly, just before the end, resulted in error that said something about "unspecified or unknown error" and the installation should be ran again (and can not be continued). We tried to reboot without any luck - installation just keeps resuming - ending with the same error, also, it is impossible to run the upgrade again - because another one is in progress, I guess.

So I ask - how to finish the upgrade or, if able, to revert back to Vista - my customer NEEDS working system - he has many programs that are vital for his business and/or business continual. I know that he should back up his important files and such, but there are some accounting databases that could not be backed up so easily by him - and we are past that point now.
So please, any advice or suggestion on the proceedings would be welcomed and appreciated. Thank you!

A:Windows VISTA upgrade to Windows 7 problem - failure

  
Quote: Originally Posted by DarkMaster


Hello.

This topic has been discussed to death but still..
I have some major problems with upgrading Windows Vista, that I could not find any discussion about.

Here is the deal - I have a customer, that had Windows Vista (Slovenian, Home Premium) and bought Windows 7 for upgrade (also Slovenian, Ultimate). Naturally we ran the upgrade adviser and it checked out just fine - it did complain about some Power DVD program but I ignored that since I have upgraded before by others without problem. So the upgrade process began, it ran almost to the end when it suddenly, just before the end, resulted in error that said something about "unspecified or unknown error" and the installation should be ran again (and can not be continued). We tried to reboot without any luck - installation just keeps resuming - ending with the same error, also, it is impossible to run the upgrade again - because another one is in progress, I guess.

So I ask - how to finish the upgrade or, if able, to revert back to Vista - my customer NEEDS working system - he has many programs that are vital for his business and/or business continual. I know that he should back up his important files and such, but there are some accounting databases that could not be backed up so easily by him - and we are past that point now.
So please, any advice or suggestion on the proceedings would be welcomed and appreciated. Thank you! ... Read more

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Hello,

I recently chose to upgrade my system from the current Windows Vista x64 to Windows 7 x64. upon running the instillation it claimed that :
The following issues are preventing Windows from upgrading. Cancel the upgrade, complete each task, and then restart the upgrade to continue.
Windows needs to be restarted so necessary changes to system files can be made before continuing.
Upgrading Windows will affect the following devices and/or programs:
These devices might not work properly after the upgrade. Before upgrading, we recommend updating the drivers for these devices. Cancel the upgrade, open Control Panel and search for "update device drivers", or go to the device manufacturer's website to search for updated drivers.
Storage controllers: AFPFPI8W IDE Controller
These programs might not work properly after the upgrade. We recommend uninstalling these programs before upgrading. Cancel the upgrade, open Control Panel, and search for "uninstall a program". (Note: Programs marked as * can be safely reinstalled after the upgrade.)
Remote Access Application
iTunes (Please deauthorize computer prior to upgrade)
ATI CATALYST Install Manager *
ATI Catalyst Control Center *
how should i go about upgrading? Should I uninstall those programs mentioned? I attempted to update the AFPFPI8W IDE Controller but the update wizard could not find the appropriate update online or in my computer. Is there a way for me to get this update? If not,... Read more

A:Problems while attempting to upgrade from windows vista to windows 7

Im not sure about the IDE controller, I think it will work with Windows 7 but i cant be sure. I would clone the hard disk as it is now onto another hard disk of the same size, make sure thats bootable and working, then install windows 7 on Hard disk 1 (The original one) incase theres problems and you need to revert back.

For the programs:
I dont think theres a need to uninstall them, but if you want, make sure you have a copy of the installation files for those programs, save them to a external HDD and then uninstall them.
If their not uninstalled, whats the worst that can happen? If they dont launch in the new OS, then they can be uninstalled from there and then reinstalled if needed.
 

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Is it possible to upgrade on this PC, from Vista to Windows 8 and then to Windows 10 or is the PC too old for these upgrades?  Thanks!

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Hello Gurus:

I had a friend call me today with a problem. I am unfamiliar with it so I thought I would ask everyone here for ideas before a wipe and reload.

Background:
? Dell desktop computer about 3 years old.
? Originally loaded with Windows Vista Ultimate (x86)
? 4 GB Ram

The machine has been running perfectly until 2 weeks ago, when he decided to run the Windows 7 upgrade check on the machine. It came back with a list of software that would have to be removed before installing Windows 7 Professional. He was not ready to uninstall the software and needed to make a back of the machine so he decided to wait. About 2 days after he ran the Windows 7 Upgrade check the machine BSOD when he logged into the computer (right after typing the password). He figured it was just a fluke and powered off the machine, then unplugged it from the wall and waited about 5 minutes. Plugged it back in and booted the machine up. Machine booted correctly and waited at the logon screen. He paused for a few minutes to let the machine recover from the BSOD, after waiting about 2 minutes he logged on to the machine and just after typing in the password the machine BSOD. He tried many other things and gave up. A few days later he figured he would work on fixing the machine, but this day the machine let him logon without any problems. He made a backup and then cleaned up the machine, virus scan, malware, etc. etc. He rebooted several times and the machine works fine. He made... Read more

A:Windows Vista upgrade to Windows 7 Pro - BSOD (Sort of)

You didn't mention - has he tried Safe Mode?

If Safe Mode works then get him to run the http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html

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I am trying to upgrade the operating system on my Toshiba L505-S6946 laptop from 32-bit Windows Vista Home Premium to 32-bit Windows 7 Home Premium. I've followed every step recommended by Toshiba, including first running the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor to check for compatibility and then running the Toshiba Upgrade Assistant (with Toshiba-supplied update CD). After many components were uninstalled by the Assistant, including my wireless internet connection, the software would not allow continuation because a "Cyberlink Power Cinema for Toshiba Patch" installation failed. What a crock! So now I've lost several components, including wireless internet connection for my laptop. I am not happy. Anyone have any suggestions (other than contacting Toshiba support, which seems to be of little use). Dogg, where are you? I really need your help this time. Anybody, please help! By the way, I did realize that I needed to be connected to the internet for the update process, so I connected my laptop via an ethernet cable to my wired/wireless modem/router/ethernet switch combination gateway. Still no cigar.

A:[SOLVED] Windows Vista to Windows 7 upgrade problem

Hi -

Re-format the hard drive entirely with KillDisk, insert the Windows 7 DVD and install the new OS. Select the option to allow Windows Updates and either attach your Ethernet cable or make sure wifi is on prior to the commencement of the Windows 7 installation itself.

KillDisk - http://www.killdisk.com/downloadfree.htm

Make bootable KillDisk ISO CD w/ ImgBurn -
ImgBurn - http://www.imgburn.com/index.php?act=download

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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Hi all,
can someone help me to upgrade my notebook Toshiba Satellite A200-24I from Vista Home Premium (OEM) to Windows 7 (a suitable edition)? First of all: is it possible? I cannot find useful information/instruction!
Thank you all ad excuse me for the very bad english!
Gianluigi (from Italy)

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I am using Vista Ultimate in the trial period. I want to upgrade to Windows 7. But I am unable to upgrade. I get the message -





Quote:
You need to be running WIndows Vista with SP1 or later to upgrage.


Can I upgrade this trial version to activated Windows 7?

Regards.

A:Unable to upgrade to Windows 7

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

Follow the steps in the above tutorial for a clean install of Windows 7. You will need a valid product key to activate Windows 7 once it is installed.

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Hi,

I am trying to upgrade from Windows Vista 32 bit to Windows 7 32 bit but when booting from the upgrade disk it has problems finding my HDD's and says that windows cannot be installed on them once found.

When choosing a clean install from loading the disk from within Vista it starts to install and then when it restarts it brings up a blue screen saying that windows cannot be installed and is I have installed any new HDD's or controllers then on uninstall them.

When trying to upgrade at first it was complaining about the ATI ACHI Compatable RAID controller not being compatable but now it starts to do the install and then on restart it does the same as the clean install.

HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A:Unable to upgrade to windows 7

There are several excellent sticky threads in this board that deal with installation issues.

http://www.sevenforums.com/installat...-problems.html

Tutorial quick reference list for Installing Windows 7

Doing a Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

If you haven't done so, review them and see if they answer any of your questions.

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unable to upgrade in windows 8.1 from 8

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when run setup program
Ihave this mesege and stop the program

Use the other installation disc that says 64-bit. When you insert it, Windows Setup will restart automatically.
help me pls

A:Unable to upgrade from windows 7 64 bit to windows 7 64 bit

Use the disc that marked 64-bit.

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Hi All,
I have a lot of programs and data so I recently upgraded my Windows XP SP3 setup to Windows Vista for Business with the intent of upgrading all the way up to Win 7 and Win 10, but I cannot get Windows Vista SP1 to upgrade.  I have tried many ways including
all of the fixits, through Windows update and through the stand alone.  I have also tried all of these steps, all to no avail:
You can't install updates in Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, or Windows Server 2008 R2: KB 2509997
You receive a "0x80246002" error code when you use the Windows Update or Microsoft Update Web sites to install updates: KB958056

Error message when you try to install updates from the Windows Update or Microsoft Update Web site: "0x8024000B": KB958040
Error message when you try to upgrade Windows Vista to a more advanced version of Windows Vista: "Windows could not configure one or more system components To install Windows, restart the computer and then restart the installation": KB 946078
In Windows Update, it says successful installation sometimes, but then just keeps offering the Vista SP1 update.  Please help!
Thanks very much.  I have my CBS.log and Windowsupdate.log and I can post, but don't see how to do that.   Barry

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Hi guys

I am having real problems loading security updates for Windows 7. Have been to many sites and Microsft are now telling me to upgrade windows 7 but i am having issues with ATI Catalyst Install Manager and ATI Catalyst Control Centre. The upgrade gets half way through and then rolls back.

It asks me to uninstall these programs but unfortunately they do not appear in my programs and features in the control panel.

It would appear it is ghosting somewhere (my term I dont know what the official term would be lol) and I dont know how to find or remove it.

Any suggestions?

Thanks
J

A:Unable to. Upgrade windows 7 because of ati issues

Two ideas:

1) Re-install the Catalyst package, and then uninstall it normally.

2) Driver Sweeper: Phyxion.net - Driver Sweeper

Of course, a clean re-install of Windows would fix your problem.

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My computer automatically updated to Windows 10. Initially, it just has a black screen so I had to do a hard reset (following instructions from the support site). Now it says I'm connected to the Internet but Internet explorer says it's not.I've updated the driver software and that has not made any difference.The next piece of advise is to get the hp network assitant to help, but that was uninstalled in the hard reset.Can anyone help? I've never had any problems with this computer before.

A:Windows 10 upgrade - unable to use computer

Welsh_sarah wrote: Now it says I'm connected to the Internet but Internet explorer says it's not.I've updated the driver software and that has not made any difference.The next piece of advise is to get the hp network assitant to help, but that was uninstalled in the hard reset.Can anyone help? I've never had any problems with this computer before. Hihttp://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/hp-beats-special-edition-23-n100-all-in-one-desktop-...May help, but it US oriented. If you can open a command prompt as an administrator and type ping 192.168.0.1   assuming your router is that number, a label on it should say, but it may be 192.168.1.1and get something like Ping statistics for 192.168.0.1:    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 3, Lost = 1 (25% loss),then you have a connection to your router.  If you have managed that and feel brave, type the following lines 1 at a time. ipconfig /releaseipconfig /renewipconfig /flushdnsipconfig /registerdnsnetsh winsock reset catalognetsh int ipv4 reset reset.lognetsh int ipv6 reset reset.lognbtstat -RR Then reboot, and perhaps come back and give an update.  



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After I upgraded to windows 10,  I am unable to print

A:unable to print since windows 10 upgrade

Did you uninstall the old printer software/driver and install Windows 10 drivers/software? I didn't find an Officejet 4832- choose your model fron the list here to get the Windows 10 drivers:http://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/identify?q=All+In+One+Officejet+4832&tool=s-002#Z7_3...

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I just purchased Windows 7 64bit upgrade.

I installed it on my Windows XP computer. According to the official microsoft guidance, this upgrade can only be done as a "clean" or "custom" install - in place installs don't work when upgrading a 32bit system to 64bit.

Anyway, I installed Windows 7 no problem, but when trying to activate I am told 0xC004F061 error, This product key is licensed only for upgrading, not for clean installations.

What do I do? This is a valid CD for installing Windows 7 to an XP computer, and I have a valid XP COA - how do I activate the software I paid for?

Bless,
Chris

A:Unable to activate windows 7 upgrade

Welcome bigonroad

Read this, ask any questions and give it a try. Good luck

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version[2]=General Tips

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HP touchsmart TX2 which I have carried out upgrade from vista to windows 7 Pro, eventually every thing works except cannot play dvd's, windows Mediasmart DVD comes up saying DVD in drive press play to proceed, but operating the play button on screen or on the remote has no effect. Any ideas, cheers Iantohx

A:unable to run DVD's after windows 7 upgrade/install

Hi and welcome to TSF try the hp support site for your model and see if there is any fimware needed for win 7 http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport...586&taskId=135 choose your model

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I am not able to hpgrade to windows 10 because HP Client Security Manager will not uninstall.After attempting to unistall the program the HP Client Security Manager is still in the program list.  If I attempt to uninstall it again I get a message "Error applying transforms. Verify that the specified transform paths are valid".I have reinstalled HP Client Security Manager and uninstalled it a couple of times with the same result.   

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Tried to upgrade my computer from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10.   Failed over 20 times.  Most common error message pertained to "Drivers".   After Microsoft started charging for Windows 10 I called them to see if it would work if I bought the disk.   Microsoft looked up the HP 800-030qe in its data base and said: I would never be able to upgrade my computer to Windows 10 because HP could not or would not supply the necessary Windows 10 drivers to allow the computer to be upgraded.  I would appreciate if a HP representative would confirm this.   Am I stuck with 8.1 until I buy a new computer?      Thank you. I can supply a Belarc Advisor evaluation if that would help. Bill Detert / Springfield / IL 

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Want to see if your Windows XP-based PC can run Windows Vista? Just download, install, and run the Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor.

This small software tool will scan your computer and create an easy-to-understand report of all known system, device, and program compatibility issues, and recommend ways to resolve them. Upgrade Advisor can also help you choose the edition of Windows Vista that best fits the way you want to use your computer.
Before you begin
Before you run the Upgrade Advisor, be sure to plug in any USB or other attachable peripheral devices (such as printers, external hard drives, or scanners) that are regularly used with the PC that you're evaluating.
Download Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor
Additional information

The Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor works with 32-bit versions of Windows XP and Windows Vista. It will not work with Windows 98, Windows 2000, or Windows XP Professional x64 Edition.
Here are answers to some common questions about the Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor.
The Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor does not collect or send any personal, identifiable data to Microsoft Corporation or third parties. See the Upgrade Advisor privacy statement for details.
once again i did not do this i did a lil search
 

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I've been trying on and off for a good few weeks in vain to upgrade my OS. I'm running 'OEM' Windows Vista Ultimate 32 bit Edition, and I'm trying to upgrade it to 'Retail' Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit edition. Now, the fact that Vista is 'OEM' and W7 is 'Retail' shouldn't make a blind bit of difference, so I'm told off various different friends and acquaintences. I've tried 7 times to upgrade, I've even thrown in an extra 2Gb of RAM - NOTHING!!! It goes right through the upgrade then just as it restarts itself for the 1st time, it rolls back to Vista and displays a message which reads 'Windows Cannot be Upgraded at this time..." What now?

Thanx in advance

Tim

A:Can't Upgrade From Windows Vista Ult 'OEM' to Windows 7 Ult 'retail'!!!

Instead of upgrading, you can do a clean install of Win7. Also, run the Windows Upgrade Advisorto make sure your system is ready for Win7.

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I have followed the instructions on Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor but I can not find the actual Windows 7 to download.  
I do not have a Windows 7 CD and the only reason I am updating is because Microsoft is no longer supporting updates for Vista.
Any direction would be sincerely appreciated.
Thank you.  

Debbie

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I am debating making the upgrade to windows 7...the main reason is that I am concerned my documents, pictures, videos, etc...could potentially be lost. Google yielded nothing of use as usual.. can anyone tell me if switching OS's will remove any files? thanks!

A:windows vista to windows 7 upgrade queries

i would back everything up before you even try to upgade to 7 to be on the safe side.

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hey is there a software or a link so i can upgrade to windows vista for free

A:[SOLVED] Windows XP SP2 Upgrade To Windows Vista

Yes, you will find a free Vista cd in the glovebox of your free Mercedes.

No, seriously, do you really think you can get Vista for free? I doubt it, unless your name is Gates.

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Sounds silly, I know.

Here's the deal. I just bought a new machine that came with an unactivated version of Windows Vista Home Premium. I'm wondering if I need to activate vista first before I upgrade to 7, or no?

Will Win7 Upgrade come with it's own activation Key?

A:Windows Vista (unactivated) to Windows 7 Via Upgrade?

Based upon, what discovered by other members of this forum, it is not necessary to up grade on an activated copy of Vista. Merely follow the instructions for a clean (the best and recommened method for upgrade) install. Just be sure, when they ask for your key number during the installation, do not give it. Just leave that information blank and move to the next step of the installation. After you have installed, use it for a while, you have 30 days to activate (you can actually get two more 30 day extensions after that, but that is really not necessary). Once you are sure that you are happy with the OS, activate and then make a system image, and put it away. If you ever have a problem with your OS you can just replace it with your system image and you will have a brand new OS again. I hope you enjoy, I had mine installed for just about a week now and I think it is fab.

PS Yes you will get your own key.

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If Ihave windows 2000 sp3 and want to upgrate to windows vista, can I upgrade from windows 2000 sp3 to windows vista or do I need to upgrade to windows xp first and then can I upgrade to windows vista ?

Thanks

A:Upgrade from windows 2000 sp3 to windows vista

You can't do an in-place upgrade to Vista, meaning you have to do a clean install requiring you re-install your applications and back up your data. You can use the Upgrade version though, which is cheaper.

If you have to do an in-place upgrade, you would have to upgrade to XP Pro as Win2K can't be upgraded to XP Home, and from P Pro you can only upgrade to Vista Business or Vista Ultimate, you can't upgrade to Vista Home Basic or Premium.

I'd recommend doing a clean install rather than trying to upgrade through two version of Windows, especially considering how big a change Vista is from Win2K/XP

You'll want to make sure your system meets the minimum requirements as well. If your PC is more than 5 years old, you might consider a new PC. Even a low end PC today will out perform most older PCs

System requirements for Windows Vista

Windows Vista: Upgrade options

Installation choices for 32-bit consumer versions of Windows Vista

Installation choices for 64-bit consumer versions of Windows Vista

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