Windows upgrade help

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Installation' started by rev2k7, Jan 10, 2009.

  1. rev2k7

    rev2k7 New Member

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    I tried installing windows 7 on my pc i used the upgrade method. But it was stuck on expanding folder at 21% for hours.
    But i tried installing it on my brothers pc and it worked fine.

    My spec is

    4gb ram
    512mb video card
    500gb hd
    cpu 3.2ghz

    my brother has less ram 2gbs less hard drive space and crappier video card 128mb or something.
     
  2. Population96

    Population96 New Member

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    Yeah, I also just upgraded my Vista x64 to Windows 7 x64 and it took almost 4 hours. It got stuck at 18% on Expanding Files for a good 45 minutes. Did you also use the Upgrade installation method on your brothers pc?
     
  3. Radenight

    Radenight New Member

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    Once again I will state that I don't understand why so many people choose to upgrade over a clean install... Not only is upgrading to a Beta OS a bad idea.. but it takes longer (as proven), it brings with it bloat/driver conflicts from a previous Windows install and it just doesn't give ya the same "new OS" feeling that a clean install does... ;)

    I installed both the 32 bit version and 64 bit version of the Windows 7 Beta today and each took 20 minutes flat to install from start to finish, and when I say that I mean from the time I put the disc in the drive to the time I had a useable desktop. :) No problems with the installs at all either! I do realize some people choose upgrading over clean installs due to the large amounts of data they have that they do not wish to back up.. but really.. with it being rediculiously easy to create partitions I can't see why people even still put all their data on the same partition as the OS.. just doesn't seem to make sense to me.. but that's just me I guess.. Not to mention upgrading to a Beta OS is a good way to loose all that data in the first place due to some unforseen problem... ;)

    By the sounds of it you both have a corrupt ISO's that your trying to work with.. there have been a few of those floating around and some have become corrupt when being burned.. my suggestion would be to re-download the ISO's from Microsoft : http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/beta-download.aspx and re-burn them and try again.. hopefully it makes a difference for ya's! :)
     
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  4. Population96

    Population96 New Member

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    My disc had no problems at all, it just took awhile. I knew it would, because obviously alot of files would have to be shuttled around and settings migrated etc. I just was wondering how long other people's upgrades were. The reason I was wondering is because my sata drive controller has conflicts between the sata dvd drive and the hard drives, causing everything to run slow. The disc was fine and in fact everything worked pretty flawlessly. I of course backed everything up to another drive beforehand, of course I wouldn't trust all my data to a beta.
     
  5. rev2k7

    rev2k7 New Member

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    well i did use upgrade method on my brother pc it was 10 times faster. And i had 2 copies of disc 1 from torrent and 1 from m$. The one from the torrent worked on my brothers pc.
     

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