Upgrade From Vista to Windows 7 32bit Professional

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Installation' started by azulay, Aug 18, 2010.

  1. azulay

    azulay Well-Known Member

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    In Vista i had a user directory named Michael.
    When i upgrade to Windows 7 from vista a new user directory appear named Michael.000
    Could somebody help me how to rid off the new directory?, what shuold i have to do in my registry?
    Some program use Michael and some use Michael.000 which confused me,
    The new dirctory michael.000 have a lock icon as well
    Thanks in advance for your assistance
    Michael
     
  2. Agent Data

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    take ownership of that directory and delete it should work
     
  3. azulay

    azulay Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, The point is that this directory exist a while ago and contain some updates i have.
    Can i copy all the updates from michael.000 to michael?, what about the registry? do i have to change all the keys from michal.000 to michael?
     
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    Yep, sure, copy over what you need then delete it - no need to fumble with the registry at all!
    Once you want all old Vista gone use Disk Cleanup/System and check deleting ol' Vista stuff and everything will be gone

    In a sense a clean install is quicker than an upgrade :D
     
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    azulay Well-Known Member

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    Sorry, i asked about registry since every software intalled it used michael.000 directory
     
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    I assume michael.000 is an old Vista backup folder and you got everything in 7 under michael!? - if so you can just delete it as all files should be in place under michael
     
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    azulay Well-Known Member

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    No michael.000 is the new under windows 7 it is not shown under user accounts (only michael, but in some place it is defined since for third part software it has been used)
     
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    the 7 user account name is your primary username under 7 - if there is no user account michael.000 then it is a Vista relict (so to say)

    sounds all a bit fishy too me - do you mind a clean wipe and install 7 from scratch? would definitely solve the issue ;)

    okay late here in Ostraya I am off..
     

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