Windows 7 Immediate Installing Issue

#1
I just recieved my Windows 7 upgrade kit from a Vista system. I popped in the disk and after clicking "Run" it told me to log in as an Administrator in order to proceed. I was all ready logged in so i tried to shut down and log back in. again, it told me the same message. Can anyone out there give me some advice? thank you
 


Saltgrass

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#2
What type of upgrade are you doing, in-place or Custom? What versions of Vista and Windows 7 do you have? Are they both 32 or 64 bit.

Most folks recommend a Custom install, just in case. If you do that, make sure to back up all your data and settings.
 


reghakr

Essential Member
#3
Please performa "clean" insatll,. rather than an upgrade.
 


#4
Im currently working with a Vista home basic 32 bit and trying to upgrade to home premium windows 7. Is there something I should do with my administrator account to see if that helps? If I cannot get the disk to work, how do I do a clean install? I really dont have anything to save that is on the hard drive so i could go right into the process of installing.
 


reghakr

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#5
What happen when you pit the disk in?

Please give the exact error message
 


#6
it says : "Please log in using an account with administrator privleges before running the hp upgrade manager"
 


reghakr

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#7
Can you skip the upgrade manager?

Does that option exist?
 


Saltgrass

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Microsoft Community Contributor
#8
When you click on the start orb then your picture, what does it say about your status--administrator or something else?

Are you using a password?
 


reghakr

Essential Member
#9
Did you create an administrator account or a limited account?

Did this come with two disks?
 


#10
I tried to load it up on safe mode and got the same response. Therefore, i skipped the inital disk and inserted the installation disk and it worked perfectly. I was nervous towards the end because they wanted me to re-insert the initial disk but that read perfectly as well when the time came. This process did take me 6 hours and 27 minutes but thank you guys for your time and concern.
 


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