OK, in-place upgrade just for fun!

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  1. Saltgrass

    Saltgrass Excellent Member
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    I have set up a Vista SP2 install I am going to in-place upgrade it to Windows 7 Ultimate (just playing, remember). What I would like are any suggestions from forum members as to what software I might install prior to the upgrade which might have shown a tendancy to mess up the Windows 7 upgrade process.

    The hardware side is already know and this machine has done many Windows 7 installs (betas and RTM) without problems, so I need to concentrate on the software. Things I might think would be iTunes, and some anti-virus software, possibly Avast to load prior to the upgrade. Anyone have any other suggestions as to what I might do to really screw up this upgrade!

    You only have until 10am Central time Tuesday, so don't waste time.
     
  2. tblount

    tblount New Member

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    Make a few partitions... run a few cracks and get some viruses and trojans.. we'll see you next week !
     
  3. busydog

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    Kidding aside, use MSCONFIG to disable all startup items and all non-M$ services. Reboot and upgrade (you will be chastised by this forum for not doing a clean install but its your call).
     
  4. Saltgrass

    Saltgrass Excellent Member
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    Once again busydog, this is a test. I would never do an upgrade for my working system.

    I was thinking about installing Trend Micro and then uninstalling it since some folks seem to get errors when they don't appear to have it on their system.
     
  5. tblount

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    What happened? We expected a full 5 page report. No slacking!
     

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