Windows 7, the upgrade was not successful

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Twice now I've tried to upgrade Vista 64-bit to Windows 7 64 bit, and twice now the upgrade has not been successful, what the bloody hell is going on? It worked on the other computer I used the same disc on a few months ago

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johnnyphoenix replied the topic: Re: Windows 7, the upgrade was not successful

Are you getting a stall at "transferring files, settings, and programs" with no progress?
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OFL replied the topic: Re: Windows 7, the upgrade was not successful

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Are you getting a stall at "transferring files, settings, and programs" with no progress?


I will try again tomorrow and give you a detailed report of what happens. When I first put the disc in, they asked me if I want to check for updates, and something about compatibility. However, throughout the whole progress I am not asked to enter in the product key, I'm sure I did it when I upgraded my other computer. Maybe I am not getting as far as the product key.

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johnnyphoenix replied the topic: Re: Windows 7, the upgrade was not successful

I think you get the key prompt after installation is complete...
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STAFFIE replied the topic: Re: Windows 7, the upgrade was not successful

It can take a couple of days after full installation to ask you for the product key.

Alternatively you can go in and Enter the product key any time you like.
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Shinc replied the topic: Re: Windows 7, the upgrade was not successful

im getting sick of windows being so shight. mac will be on my agenda next purchase
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What really annoys me with Microsoft is they think they are being helpful and clever by getting you to send reports to them when things go wrong, what the f**k for? They don't do anything about it, they are a complete waste of space. Instead of popping up little messages wanting me to click on links, why don't they tell me why Windows 7 wouldn't install, instead of just saying that the upgrade wasn't successful. The more I use computers, the more I realise that many of Microsoft's products are just absolutely rubbish. Bill Gates got lucky, he's managed to monopolise the market so every machine sold happens to have his product installed, I just wish someone would come along and burst his bubble with something a lot better.

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STAFFIE replied the topic: Re: Windows 7, the upgrade was not successful

Shinc wrote:

im getting sick of windows being so shight. mac will be on my agenda next purchase


Must be doing something wrong mate...my 64 bit windows 7 has been flawless for a year now....

Just make sure you install all available updates and things should be dandy :)
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Necromancer4 replied the topic: Re: Windows 7, the upgrade was not successful

i agree with staffie i have been running window 7 64 bit for a while and have not had nany complaints about it whatsoever. i play games on my pc and even with that no hang ups at all........... B)

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STAFFIE wrote:

Shinc wrote:

im getting sick of windows being so shight. mac will be on my agenda next purchase


Must be doing something wrong mate...my 64 bit windows 7 has been flawless for a year now....

Just make sure you install all available updates and things should be dandy :)


Yes, I've got to admit that I do quite like Windows 7, just venting my frustration :-)

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