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#1 Kirbyofdeath

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Posted 03 October 2014 - 10:33 PM

I keep getting the "we can't tell if your computer is ready to continue installing windows" error. Anyone knows why?



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Posted 03 October 2014 - 11:51 PM

Now this appears before i get the "something happened" error.

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Posted 04 October 2014 - 07:29 AM

I assume you're trying to do an upgrade, as opposed to a clean install, correct?


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Posted 04 October 2014 - 11:59 AM

Yes.
I also forgot to say the this is my laptop, not my main desktop computer.


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Posted 04 October 2014 - 12:03 PM

My guess (it's only a guess) is that something in your system disagrees with the upgrade and it may very well be that you'd have to do a clean install to get around it.

Naturally, you'd have to save all your data first, if you decide to take that route.


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Posted 13 October 2014 - 08:06 PM

Are you sure there's not any other way to upgrade? I've made a drive image, but copying all the files one by one i'd hate to do.



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Posted 01 November 2014 - 02:33 AM

If you have a good backup program, it'll give the option of copying the files over, so you won't manually have to. 

 

Though I haven't depended on it since 2010, the inbuilt Windows Backup may be helpful, but I can't say for sure. I stated that I haven't depended on it, but did use it 13 months ago prior to installing Windows 8 to a SSD. Though it was a system image & not a Data backup. It has improved in recent years, but don't know how, or if it'll work well with the Windows Technical Preview. 

 

Finally, it's best to create a Full System Image, with 2 different programs (the Windows one & Macrium Reflect are good). It was Macrium that allowed me to go from a 1TB HDD to a 120GB SSD by cloning. Though to make further room once on there, had to disable System Restore, reduce the pagefile & disable hibernation, after these actions, was using less than 50GB out of 120GB. 

 

I don't recommend using this to upgrade the installed OS w/out a backup, and the creation of a recovery disk set, if that option is still available on your system, if you haven't already done so. 

 

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Performing full disc images weekly and keeping important data off of the 'C' drive as generated can be the best defence against Malware/Ransomware attacks, as well as a wide range of other issues. 





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