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Upgrading to Window 7


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#1 Gene Wilbourn

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Posted 14 May 2010 - 06:11 PM

I'm upgrading a Vista OS to Windows 7 and everything goes okay until the 2nd part, Upgrading Windows|Transfering files and programs. It hangs at 63% and has been there for the last 20 hours but still appears to be 'doing something'.
Any suggestions???
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#2 Gene Wilbourn

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Posted 14 May 2010 - 06:13 PM

I should have added it is a Dell Inspiron 1720 32bit system

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Posted 15 May 2010 - 03:41 PM

I don't recommend in-place upgrades, as they are often riddled with bugs. Or, in your case, the upgrade never completes...20 hours is way too long...it will never finish.

You could cancel and try again (it might work this time), but I would recommend just doing a clean install (assuming you saved your data).
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Posted 15 May 2010 - 04:37 PM

yes to further KN's post I would go with a clean install BUT first back up all of your files to an external hard drive and then do the format and reinstall. :huh:

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Posted 15 May 2010 - 08:21 PM

Thanks for the input, I did back out and Vista was restored. I did some additional checks of the startup programs, etc., and found an expired install of Stopzilla was launching at each log in.
I removed it, started the 'upgrade' install again, quickly got by the 63% mark then I thought it was hang again @ 72%. I searched about that and found a suggestion, printed it. When to get it off the printer and as I walked by the laptop I noticed it was rebooting and came up with the congrads msg about Windows 7 as being installed satisfactory.
Logged in, ran Windows Update and all is working well.

Thanks for replying! This matter can be considered CLOSED/Resolved

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Posted 15 May 2010 - 08:30 PM

Glad it finished and you have windows 7. :huh: hope everything continues to go ok.
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