Unable to upgrade

#1
Hello, I am attempting to upgrade to Windows 7 from Vista, however when I attempt to do so I am met with the following error.

The following issues are preventing Windows from upgrading. Cancel the upgrade, complete each task, and then restart the upgrade to continue.


  • For these items, make the following changes:





  • Install updated drivers for the following devices. Open Control Panel and search for "update device drivers".


    • [*]Storage controllers: Adaptec SCSI Card 29160 - Ultra160 SCSI
I follow the directions and attempt to update my drivers, but when I do so, I am told that they are already up to date.

Does anyone happen to have a suggestion to fix this problem, or a way to circumvent it?

~Thanks
 


#2
I don't know what the driver is for, but if it's for something unnecessary, why don't you just uninstall it?
 


iroken22

Extraordinary Member
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#3
Taniel suggestion is the best try uninstalling them and see if that works. Also go to the device manufacturers website and look for the most up-to-date driver and reinstall it.
 


#4
This driver is needed since the card is used to detect my Hard drive, so uninstalling it is not possible. Also, I have been to the manufacturer's website and have checked to make sure I have the latest drivers, which is also confirmed by Windows itself trying to update them.
 


iroken22

Extraordinary Member
Premium Supporter
#5
Well then i am afraid that you will be unable to update your version of windows to windows 7 rather you will have to do a clean install. I suggest backing up all files and folders and then install windows 7. When windows 7 installs reput the files and folders on then.
 


#6
Algeralith, the Beta of Windows 7 is not an 'upgrade'. It is for testing only. Not to mention, it will stop working on 08-01-09.

Get a second hard drive and install it there (on a non-29160 controller). If Adaptec does not have a driver for the 29160 that will work with Windows 7, then you are out of luck until you replace the drives and controller with something more suitable - or until Adaptec releases the drivers.
 


#7
Algeralith, the Beta of Windows 7 is not an 'upgrade'. It is for testing only. Not to mention, it will stop working on 08-01-09.

Get a second hard drive and install it there (on a non-29160 controller). If Adaptec does not have a driver for the 29160 that will work with Windows 7, then you are out of luck until you replace the drives and controller with something more suitable - or until Adaptec releases the drivers.
I do understand its a beta and is not an upgrade for Vista, I am just interested in trying it out. The drivers do work when I use them as a clean install for Windows 7, however during a clean installation it has troubles completing once it reaches the "Completing Installation" phase, and just hangs there indefinitely.

I thought I would attempt installing a few installation of Vista and see if the Upgrade feature that Windows 7 has would work better, but that error shows up.

Unfortunately I do not have any other spare hard drives or adapter cards laying around, so I am out of luck.

~Thanks
 


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