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Upgrading from Vista to Win7 - color-changing screens?

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#1 fadingrose


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Posted 21 March 2011 - 09:07 PM

I'm upgrading from Vista Home Premium (64-bit) to Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) and I think it is almost done (the last step I remember was the last one on the list). However, when it restarted, the screen is now changing from red to bright green, to blue, to gray, darker gray, gradient white/gray, black, and repeat. Is it supposed to do this? It seems like the hard drive is still active as the indicator light flickers, but I haven't seen any tutorial that mentions this happening. It kind of looks like the colors are being tested or something but it's been going on for maybe 20 minutes now? I don't know if I should power down and restart or not.

My sister upgraded from Vista to Win 7 yesterday (successfully) but we left the computer alone for a few hours and when we came back, the upgrade was done. So we don't know if it went through something similar...

Thanks in advance!

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 07:16 AM

Did you first run the upgrade advisor to insure the system is capable of running W7?

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 08:25 PM

Yes, I ran the compatibility checker.

I ended up powering down (even though I wasn't supposed to) and it rolled back to Vista. I ended up copying the files from the install DVD to the desktop, then ran the installation/upgrade from that copy and it worked.

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 09:31 PM

Your best bet would have been to do a 'clean install' with the upgrade :wink:

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