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Ailing Vista O/S Upgrade to Windows 7


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#1 Texaswede

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Posted 09 July 2015 - 09:25 PM

After scrubbing my 7 year old PC with anti adware , registry fixers, etc. I still have issues with my Vista. The cmd line SFC checked the Vista system files and reported corrupted files were found but not repaired. I couldn't get to the log to find individual files that need to be replaced.

 

So I have decided to get a Windows 7 Pro package from Tiger Direct and upgrade the Vista to Win 7. Anyone with cautions, concerns, or ideas are welcome to comment. Thanks!



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Posted 10 July 2015 - 04:28 AM

You can upgrade your system with Windows 7 but i have option for you. Just buy Windows 7 Ultimate or professional use it for few days as you want and upgrade free for windows 10 after 29th July 2015. I am sure you love to work on windows 10 with amazing features. and not have any issues which was you have with Vista



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Posted 10 July 2015 - 08:43 AM

As far as I have read XP and Vista are not eligible, best path is to buy a copy of 7 SP1.  Do a complete scrub and install start off fresh.


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Posted 10 July 2015 - 09:13 AM

If you have the budget I would look at purchasing a new computer. A 7 year old computer is near it's end of life. Before you purchase Windows 7 run the upgrade adviser first.

 

http://www.microsoft.com/en-US/Download/details.aspx?id=20



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Posted 10 July 2015 - 09:26 AM

+1 on a new machine, life will be simpler down the road.


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Posted 10 July 2015 - 10:18 AM

FWIW:  "Registry fixers" should be avoided in every circumstance.

 

Registry cleaner - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Registry_cleaner

 

Bleeping Computer DOES NOT recommend the use of "registry cleaners/optimizers".

 

Registry Cleaner, Animal - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/526247/tune-up-utilities-2014-problem/?p=3303494

 

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Posted 10 July 2015 - 10:28 AM

IMO buy a new HD they are very cheap now yours is quite old do your clean install, that will allow you to recover you data off the old dive at a later date.


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Posted 11 July 2015 - 06:42 PM

I appreciate all who commented and provided me food for thought! I really like the idea of getting a new HD and popping on a clean Win7 Prof on there. Then I can use the old HD to transfer its data to the new HD ay my "leisure". Then I can also have the choice about trying out Windows 10 too.And by Christmas, the family CFO (wife) has promised a new PC ! :-)

 

(No more registry clearners for me!)



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Posted 11 July 2015 - 07:45 PM

I would also consider an enclosure for your old drive, once you are "fully" satisfied you took all the files off then format use it for a storage/backup drive.


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