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Vista to Win 7 Upgrade Problem


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#1 gregski

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 08:45 AM

I am trying to upgrade my wife's HP Pavilion dv9000 laptop running Vista Home Premium. We purchased the OS and downloaded it to her desktop. When trying to run the installer (as administrator) it comes up with a box titled "Unloading the box" with a progress line. The progress barely gets started and just sits there at "Preparing:C;\Users\Mary\Desktop\Windows 7\expandedSetup\Win7Setup.wim". I started it yesterday evening and this morning it hasn't changed. The Microsoft Support website isn't much help because I'm not getting any kind of an error. Am I doing something fundamentally wrong here?

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 09:29 AM

Downloaded it from where? Windows 7 comes in the form of DVD's and the downloads are ISO's that you burn to DVD's.

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 10:06 AM

Downloaded straight from MS. Came in the form of 3 files, one .exe and two .box files.

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 12:25 PM

Can you post a screenshot of the files?

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 01:26 PM

This is what was downloaded:

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The expandedSetup file was made when the .exe file was started.

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 01:29 PM

follow this: http://www.mydigitallife.info/how-to-create-and-make-bootable-windows-7-iso-from-exe-plus-setup1-box-and-setup2-box-files/

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 01:55 PM

follow this: http://www.mydigitallife.info/how-to-create-and-make-bootable-windows-7-iso-from-exe-plus-setup1-box-and-setup2-box-files/


I looked at these instructions and thee is one problem, my expandedSetup folder is empty. The executable creates the file but never populates it. The installer sits in this state forever:

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 01:59 PM

Are the files complete?

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 02:38 PM

Are the files complete?


The downloaded files? How am I supposed to know that? There were no problems during the download.

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 02:51 PM

i would redownload the files.




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