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Windows 7 Upgrade Hell: Some Vista Users Face 'Endless Reboots'
« on: October 27, 2009, 02:53:41 PM »
Some Windows 7 users complain 'I am stuck in limbo' when upgrading to the new OS.

http://www.pcworld.com/article/174329/windows_7_upgrade_hell_some_vista_users_face_endless_reboots.html

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Re: Windows 7 Upgrade Hell: Some Vista Users Face 'Endless Reboots'
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2009, 03:24:37 PM »
I am going to find out today as I am going to rebuild my Vista capable system from scratch after I take backups of the data I want.

I'll be installing a new hard drive as primary and the old one as secondary then install Vista Home Premium and get it working then use the Windows 7 Home Premium upgrade that I can get from my local PC store that I purchase the system from.

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Re: Windows 7 Upgrade Hell: Some Vista Users Face 'Endless Reboots'
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2009, 05:05:58 PM »
I've now done over 30 installations of Windows 7 and am still waiting for the first problem.
It always helps to follow instructions and make sure that you don't have any incompatibilities before you update. :)
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Re: Windows 7 Upgrade Hell: Some Vista Users Face 'Endless Reboots'
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2009, 05:43:05 PM »
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Re: Windows 7 Upgrade Hell: Some Vista Users Face 'Endless Reboots'
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2009, 09:45:04 PM »
I think this is like any upgrade or change of the Windows system.  I will wait at least a month (probably 3 or 4 months) before installing Windows 7 to see what fixes will occur, before I install the windows 7 system that I received today.  It definitely seems to me that a clean install of 7 is the answer, so I definitely won't upgrade Vista.  BTW, I have no problems with Vista, but probably don't use my computer as much as most.
I know it is difficult to wait and I want to see the new Windows speed etc. too.
I hope all of you, like Bob, will have a good experience with installing Windows 7.
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Re: Windows 7 Upgrade Hell: Some Vista Users Face 'Endless Reboots'
« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2009, 09:56:57 PM »
I've now done over 30 installations of Windows 7 and am still waiting for the first problem.
It always helps to follow instructions and make sure that you don't have any incompatibilities before you update. :)



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Re: Windows 7 Upgrade Hell: Some Vista Users Face 'Endless Reboots'
« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2009, 11:28:07 PM »
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It definitely seems to me that a clean install of 7 is the answer,
A clean install is nice but you can still save your user data and at least transfer it over to your new Windows 7 install.
There really isn't any need to wait. Windows 7 has been very reliable even during the beta testing. :)
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Re: Windows 7 Upgrade Hell: Some Vista Users Face 'Endless Reboots'
« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2009, 11:33:55 PM »
I would concur there, I installed 7 straight over the Beta - 20 minutes later working like a dream 

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Re: Windows 7 Upgrade Hell: Some Vista Users Face 'Endless Reboots'
« Reply #9 on: October 28, 2009, 12:11:23 AM »
I was talked into purchasing the full Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit package and its installed and working like a champ.
The system seems much quicker than before but that might be the larger hard drive that I put in and installed.

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Re: Windows 7 Upgrade Hell: Some Vista Users Face 'Endless Reboots'
« Reply #10 on: October 28, 2009, 12:27:48 AM »
I was talked into purchasing the full Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit package and its installed and working like a champ.
The system seems much quicker than before but that might be the larger hard drive that I put in and installed.
I highly doubt that extra storage space increases speed.  :)
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Re: Windows 7 Upgrade Hell: Some Vista Users Face 'Endless Reboots'
« Reply #11 on: October 28, 2009, 01:27:24 AM »
I was talked into purchasing the full Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit package and its installed and working like a champ.
The system seems much quicker than before but that might be the larger hard drive that I put in and installed.
I highly doubt that extra storage space increases speed.  :)
Wait until I load all of my applications and now I have to check if they are 64bit compatible.
I have avast! V5 beta2 running on it  8)

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Re: Windows 7 Upgrade Hell: Some Vista Users Face 'Endless Reboots'
« Reply #12 on: October 28, 2009, 03:29:56 AM »
I was talked into purchasing the full Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit package and its installed and working like a champ.
The system seems much quicker than before but that might be the larger hard drive that I put in and installed.
I highly doubt that extra storage space increases speed.  :)

It's not the space, it's the performance. The Western Digital Caviar Black I put in a couple months ago made a BIG difference.

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Re: Windows 7 Upgrade Hell: Some Vista Users Face 'Endless Reboots'
« Reply #13 on: October 28, 2009, 04:44:07 AM »
Well it does have 32MB of cache, which may be larger than your last hard drive (probably 8MB) so that will increase the speed a bit, but as Bob said, and increase of storage shouldn't increase speed.

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Re: Windows 7 Upgrade Hell: Some Vista Users Face 'Endless Reboots'
« Reply #14 on: October 28, 2009, 10:30:19 AM »

It's not the space, it's the performance. The Western Digital Caviar Black I put in a couple months ago made a BIG difference.

The new 320GB hard drive:
http://www.seagate.com/ww/v/index.jsp?name=st3320310cs-pipeline-hd-sata-320gb-hd&vgnextoid=9539b5346d05a110VgnVCM100000f5ee0a0aRCRD&locale=en-US

The old 160GB hard drive:
http://www.seagate.com/ww/v/index.jsp?name=null&vgnextoid=075a7ea70fafd010VgnVCM100000dd04090aRCRD&locale=en-US

Made sure I had the latest drivers for the Gigabyte motherboard G31-ES2L as they had updates for Windows 7.
Their driver download site is in Taiwan and horribly slow. :'(