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Upgrade/repair stopped mid-upgrade. Why?

Q: Upgrade/repair stopped mid-upgrade. Why?

I needed to quot repair quot my Win Home Prem -bit mid-upgrade. stopped Upgrade/repair Why? OEM because optical drives Upgrade/repair stopped mid-upgrade. Why? could no longer write sfc scannow found nothing So I chose upgrade in place because the idea of re-installing everything would be too disruptive and shouldn't be needed for this kind of problem I had Kaspersky AV turned off I was quot upgrading quot within Windows as suggested here in Brink's tutorial and would not change versions After finding all the files the upgrade process started to expand Windows files The computer restarted right away after the beginning of that process but it went to the log-in and put Upgrade/repair stopped mid-upgrade. Why? up a message stating that quot This version of Windows could not be installed quot Nothing Upgrade/repair stopped mid-upgrade. Why? has changed on my mobo since the original install except a flash of a new BIOS version from Gigabyte In fact recently but before the BIOS was flashed I did re-install Win from scratch clean and that went off without a hitch As suggested in the message box I looked at the quot Upgrade Adviser quot pages but nothing seemed to be about this issue same Win and same install DVD as its last clean install Any suggestions I had considered fixWin before doing this but sfc scannow seemd like the stongest tool in its arsenal and I already did that and found nothing Thanks in advance for any suggestions jonathan

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Preferred Solution: Upgrade/repair stopped mid-upgrade. Why?

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/directdownload.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

A: Upgrade/repair stopped mid-upgrade. Why?

Hello jonathan7007, welcome to Seven Forums!



"because optical drives could no longer write"




To me, this doesn't seem like a Windows issue.

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/118713-upgrade-repair-stopped-mid-upgrade-why.html
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A:Overlay/repair/in place upgrade - no "upgrade" option

Hello fxdmusic Welcome to the Seven Forums! No upgrade to repair option?

Well I won't recommend a repair of the present installation but seeing a fresh copy of 7 go on and grabbing SP1 required if you are planning to move onto to W10! Presently I have a working dual boot of both 7 and 10 across two separate hard drives where the second first seeing a clone of the previous 7 host drive now set as the second in 10's BCD boot order had failed on the spot to see the upgrade go on! What?

Following the failed first few attempts where the clone was thought to be the problem preventing the upgrade from completion when just after the first restart once the setup files had been copied to the drive from the usb installation key the Media Creation tool first used and later a 3rd party program for seeing another iso single not combination 32/64bit for 10 Pro that went onto a 16gb flash drive but seeing both 32bit and 64bit downloads the 32bit for a planned VM project later it wasn't either usb key or the second fresh install of 7 to the second drive.

But?! it was discovered that two storage and backup drives were what were seeing the newer version's boot files and temporary set up folders placed on them! Do you have any other hard drives internal or external plugged in while trying to upgrade? Unplug those before trying again!

Before I ended up taking a good look at the clean install guide seen at Ten Forums one of the other sites seen at Windows 10 Tutorials[2]=Installation%20and%20Setup where you will find a list of guides there for clean install, upgrade install, how to download and save 10 as an ISO image file, how to make up the usb key, etc. I had even tried seeing the upgrade go over the host drive's original 7 installation there but glad it failed before realizing having any non OS drives plugged during the upgrade or clean install process was a disaster in the making!

One other recommendation for you would be to get over to TF there for additional help as well as review of the guides since that forum is intended for 10 support. I think you will find that a good number of people have found themselves in familiar circumstances when trying to get 10 to go on!

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/377911-overlay-repair-place-upgrade-no-upgrade-option.html
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A:Trying To Repair/upgrade With Xp Pro

At the bottom of this page:Dell supportYou will find a link to request replacement CD's. Takes a little over a week. Mine was free. You might still need to go to your specific model's download page for certain drivers

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/144058/trying-to-repairupgrade-with-xp-pro/
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A:I can't upgrade (repair)

You'll need to slipstream SP1 into your DVD ISO to run a Repair Install now: Slipstream Windows 7 SP1 into a Installation DVD or ISO File - Windows 7 Forums

Update the driver shown, or uninstall it during Repair.

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/150873-i-cant-upgrade-repair.html
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A:How do I do an upgrade repair?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by CryLost


I've seen the tutorial at Repair Install already but the problem is that I do not have the option of going online to get the latest updates. I have the 32-bit digital river download by the way and trying to do an upgrade only gives me this message saying that all my directories have to be on the same partition. It tells me that I have to do a clean install. This whole problem came about when I tried using easeus partition master to resize my e: drive (where my win7 is installed) from ~800 gb to ~150 gb. For some reason it was unable to complete it's task and after rebooting I have been unable to load windows 7. The os itself will boot, however, nothing appears on the desktop other than my mouse. I can use the task manager to run a limited number of processes such as explorer and the windows 7 install file but that's about it. Any help would be much appreciated!


Can you do a system restore? If so go back to the time that things were good. If not can you do a system restore in safe mode?

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/47895-how-do-i-do-upgrade-repair.html
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A:Need to Repair Windows 8.1 for Upgrade to W10

You need to know if the drive is failing . . you can run diagnostics on the hard drive by downloading Seatools and making a bootable disc. Do the short and long test.

If either test fails, the drive needs to be replaced.

See this for how to make a bootable cd:

How to Burn a Bootable ISO File

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f320/need-to-repair-windows-8-1-for-upgrade-to-w10-1036537.html
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A:Laptop Upgrade and Repair

e-bay quite often has laptops sold as for spare/repairs.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/laptop-upgrade-and-repair.131411/
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Hi

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thanks

Daniel

A:Cannot repair/upgrade Ultimate SP2

Doesn't matter, I have reinstalled the OS.

Cheers

Daniel

http://www.vistax64.com/general-discussion/282239-cannot-repair-upgrade-ultimate-sp2.html
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Thanks. (Any typos due to stupid iPad typing autocorrect and no backspace or delete. Thats why pic wins.)

A:Win7 needs a repair: okay to just upgrade to 10, instead?

What do you mean by incomplete loop when running system file checker ? How did you do a repair install, used Windows 7 media disc ?
Upgrading may introduce more issues especially unable to download updates. How about a clean install of Windows 10 or clean install Windows 7 and then upgrade.

http://www.tenforums.com/installation-setup/40988-win7-needs-repair-okay-just-upgrade-10-instead.html
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A:HOW do I REPAIR with only an upgrade disc

Follow the excellent advice as given, by our Administrator Brink

Repair Install

Any questions or problems and one of our helpful members will be there to assist you.

And welcome to the forum.

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/56468-how-do-i-repair-only-upgrade-disc.html
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A:When to try 'Repair' to a Win 7 upgrade from Vista?

My suggestion is that regarless of the near term outcome, always go with a clean install with format. Anything else,is just putting a new face on an old OS, with all of the pre existing conditions. Bite the bullet, back up and do a clean install with format. A pain now that will be rewarded in the future. When others come along and tell you the easy method, heed my words, do a clean install.
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http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/112597-when-try-repair-win-7-upgrade-vista.html
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A:HOW TO REPAIR USING W7 UPGRADE DISK

Hello Birdulike,

What kind of repair? what is the problem you are experiencing?
Also, is this a full Windows 7 installation disk?
Be very helpful if you filled out your system specification in your user cp.

Cheers, John

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/152582-how-repair-using-w7-upgrade-disk.html
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A:windows 7-repair or upgrade

Might try Fred Langa's "Win7's no-reformat, nondestructive reinstall." It's a fast, nondestructive, in-place, total reinstall of Windows 7 that won't damage your user accounts, data, installed programs, or system drivers.

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A:Windows Repair/Upgrade

Thanks for the post Mr GRiM

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/3389-windows-repair-upgrade.html
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/upgrade-repair-hanging.505131/
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A:repair/upgrade install

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/repair-upgrade-install.764554/
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A:Playing CD stopped working after XP SP2 upgrade

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http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/playing-cd-stopped-working-after-xp-sp2-upgrade-18080.html
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A:Router stopped working after upgrade

try doing a latency test
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/router-stopped-working-after-upgrade.968775/
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A:Windows 7 Pro Upgrade repair failed - is there a log?

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http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/299061-windows-7-pro-upgrade-repair-failed-there-log.html
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Or
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Luiz.
 

A:repair sp1 and upgrade to sp2 in a single step

yes should be able to do that, as sp2 has all the updates just make sure you allow a back up of the original file system just in case of a problems
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/repair-sp1-and-upgrade-to-sp2-in-a-single-step.731815/
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A:Password Problem In Xp Repair/upgrade

It sometimes takes several hours even in a fresh install on a large hard drive.

Is your hard drive running (green light with a red light flashing consistantly)?

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/49845/password-problem-in-xp-repairupgrade/
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Thanks.
Luiz.

A:Repair Sp1 And Upgrade To Sp2 In A Single Step

Slipstreaming the SP2 with the installation disc with the SP1 included will take care of it nicely.

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I have Just skimmed Read your Post and I am About to give you some tips for the Reinstall if you are going to follow that path and Recovering your Data

Ok First i would like you to Make a recovery Disk and a Ubuntu Live cd

See Download | Ubuntu For more Information

and see Create a Recovery Disc For more Information


Once you have done that Boot into a Recovery Disk and enter your Details then Click Repair my Computer in the bottom Left hand corner

and run a Startup repair if that doesn't work post back


To retrieve your data before you format boot into the Ubuntu live CD and Try ubuntu without Installing then find your HDD with your Data on it and Trnasfer it accross to an External HDD


Hope This Helps,
Josh

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Quote: Originally Posted by St8kout


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Quote:
it would be possible from a new, current Windows 7 disk.


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Originally Posted by iamc3k


The download shows "Win10_1511_2_English_x64.iso" as the file. How do I check to see if this ISO matches my Build???

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I recently had to have Microsoft repair/upgrade my version of windows 7 as it had become compromised. I have retrieved almost everything needed but was wondering if there were any better wifi drivers out there for my model pc. 

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Hi,You can use the driver's listed below, since there are multiple options please select the wireless card driver relevant to your pc and install it.1> Atheros Wireless LAN Driver : sp56252.exe 2> Broadcom Wireless LAN Driver: sp57965.exe 3> Intel Wireless Drivers : sp57976.exe 4> Intel Wireless Drivers, Intel PROSet, and Intel My WiFi :  sp58641.exe 5> Ralink 802.11 b/g/n WiFi Adapter: sp57538.exe I believe you would also need  blueooth driver, you can find all the drivers lited under " NETWORK " dropdown list by going to this link :      "      http://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/HP-Pavilion-dv7-Entertainment-Notebook-PC-series/527...    " RegardsSATISHP4 Click " Thumb's up " icon if the question is answered/resolved.  

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Hi ,

I want to do a repair install of windows 10 ( new 1607) with an in-place upgrade using DVD media ( .iso 1607 , engl/us ,all the same ) because of corrupted files although windows operation so far is good .
sfc /scannow ,
command prompt > DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth
DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth ,
DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth /source:WIM:E:\Sources\Install.wim:1 /LimitAccess , using the DVD media
couldn't repair .
In my present installation I don't use password to sign-in , so the welcome screen simply shows my photo and enters desktop normally.
The question is , should the new installation accept this or ask me to enter a password in welcome screen ?

Thanks in advance

A:Repair Install of Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade

Hello babis49,

Your sign in settings should remain the same after doing a repair install.

Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade

If it doesn't for some reason, you can always set Windows to automatically sign in to your account at startup again.

Sign in User Account Automatically at Windows 10 Startup

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Hello,

I have upgraded my processor and motherboard.
But my Windows 7 is nolonger working:
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Just afterwards I found out about a utility called Sysprep.

Is there a possibility to use this tool to fix my broken windows installation ? If yes tell me how please. If no, please give me other options.

Very much thanks !

A:How to repair my Windows 7 installation after mobo upgrade

You would need to run the SysPrep on the original hardware in order for it to work to SysPrep to move HD to another computer.

The best choice at this point is to Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 which steps are the same for retail as it must be to reactivate Win7 on a new mobo - OEM version lives and dies with the old mobo.

If you want to prepare the old Win7 to boot on the new hardware without having the old hardware you can install to a test partition you shrink using Partition Wizard boot CD, then immediately install Paragon Virtualization Manager (formerly Paragon Adaptive Restore) CD, run it on the old Win7 partition pointing it to the chipset (Sata controller) and LAN drivers and the test install's Windows>System 32>Drivers folder. Once it's adapted, mark the old partition Active and run Startup Repair - Run up to 3 Separate Times to start it, delete the test partition.

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A:Upgrade repair install asking for non existent password

You would already be signed into Win7 to run the installer from desktop to do a Repair Install
and it would not ask you to sign in again.

Are you referring instead to doing Startup Repair from boot which will prompt for password if run from F8 options or System Repair Disk. You can leave it blank to get past it, Or run it from the booted installer.

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Thought windows anytime upgrade died a while ago, what exactly do you need advice on ?

Have you ever done a clean install ?

Clean Install Windows 7

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

Did the corrupt files start after the upgrade ?

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I tried scanning at crucial.com but after I open the download nothing happens. No results, nothing.
 

A:How do I know what to upgrade/repair on laptop for game to function well?

using the laptop in question go here; http://www.systemrequirementslab.com/cyri
select Skyrim from the games menu and run a test. It will point out the areas that fall short. (with the java problems of late, you may want to download and install the test scanner if you have Java disabled)

also, the 1.8 gigs shown does mean 2 gigs. just the way computers read the bits and stuff. Also might not be showing the chunk of Ram it took for video memory. (All depends on what is in the system specs.)
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Think TSG has a system analyzer, might want to run that on the laptop so we can see what is in it.
 

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I'm not getting much on the Dell forums for this. Any ideas how to fix.

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Did you check the power options? USB Selective suspend could be the problem

Windows Key + X > Control Panel > Power Options > Change Plan Settings > Change Advanced Settings > USB settings > toggle the 'USB Selective suspend' setting to enabled if it is disabled, or disabled if it is enabled. Apply and reboot. If it doesn't work upon reboot, toggle it one more time and reboot again.

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A:Upgrade and bios flash stopped computer from posting

I'm sorry if this is considered a double post, and sorry for making the first post so awful I know a lot of people seem to hate that.
So I took out the cmos battery then after a few tries I got it started and reverted from the FHk bios to FHe and it started just fine except it did say post error and then had the option to set it to default, so I'm guessing it was just the bios flash not the hardware.

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I think the driver is missing. Please install the driver and the issue might get resolved. Here is the link to driver and software for the tuner supporting Windows 10:https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/avermedia/web_release_www/H837/H837_MCS.1.7.9.91.15030401_Drv_10.... Here is the driver only link:https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/avermedia/web_release_www/H837/H837_Driver_10.2.x.103_150828.zip

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A:Restoring files and or path after custom upgrade (repair)

I would try a repair install on Excel. If you got a windows.old you have a new windows so some software may need to be reinstalled? Its worth a try.

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A:Unable to repair Windows10 using SFC/DISM or in-place upgrade

Any chance you have a NVIDIA Graphics card ?

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A:Windows 7 repair with new MOBO old HDD? is upgrade disk usable?

The Product Key from the Win 7 premium full disk that is installed on another disk can't be used to install to the PC with the failed mobo, but.......you might be able to use that disk to repair the OEM install.

Are all of your disks burned? Or purchased? Or ?

What disks have you used to attempt a repair? Burned disks? OEM disks? Retail? Ultimate?

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A:Will Repair Install work with Windows Anytime Upgrade?

You have a Premium locked DVD which now needs to be Professional.

The solution is to unlock all versions in the installer, which can be done by:

downloading the DVD files to your desktop,

editing the Sources folder to delete the ei.cfg file,

then recompiling the files into an ISO using this tutorial: Bootable ISO - Create from Installation Files

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Are you starting the upgrade from a booted Win 7 system to do an upgrade or Repair install? If so I suggest you back up your data then boot the DVD and do a Clean install, formatting the partition. That should work with no problem.

Alternatively, create a X64 bit DVD (or flash drive) with the correct version of Win 7 and use it instead of the universal installer.

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A:SFC FAILURE; unable to upgrade/repair using Win7 disk

Does your installation have SP1? Is it a different bit-version 32- or 64-bit? These are the most common reasons for the error during Repair Install.

Does the problem persist after unplugging the other HD's?

What I would consider is getting a perfect Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version following only the Best Practices in the tutorial to setup and maintain the install, then in the future fall back on a Win7 backup image if these problems arise again.

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/243635-sfc-failure-unable-upgrade-repair-using-win7-disk.html
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A:Startup repair after SSD upgrade on dual boot system, need help!

Cloning may have given the same UUID to both W7 drives.
If that happened your PC is probably getting "confused" about which install to start.

I accidentally did this with a Ubuntu partition (on my old setup).
I had Ubuntu partitions on my old and new HDDs.
The Ubuntu partition that responded first was the one that started, not necessarily the one I wanted (i.e. it was totally random which HDD was actually running Ubuntu).

You are supposed to be able to change the UUID, but I have no idea how you do that in W7.

Do you have a access to EasyBCD?
You may be able to fix your issue using it.

There seems to be a free version:
EasyBCD - NeoSmart Technologies

You may want to wait until one of the "boot experts" looks at this thread.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/296196-startup-repair-after-ssd-upgrade-dual-boot-system-need-help.html
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A:Using Diskpart/Clean to fix Windows 7 repair/upgrade issue.

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Baback


My question is if I do an image of W7 with Acronis before running Diskpart/Clean,what will happen when I restore it.
Will the previous corruption that prevents me from repairing W7 be restored?
Thanks.


I'd say yes.

Images contain everything in the imaged partition----including viruses, warts, corruption, whatever may have been there.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/258232-using-diskpart-clean-fix-windows-7-repair-upgrade-issue.html
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A:Win7 repair (in-place upgrade): compatibility check fails to see x64

Please use this tutorial by Brink to help you completely fill in your System Specs.

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A:RE: Can't Perform Windows Vista Repair-Upgrade Install Even Though MVPs Say Yes?!

Hi,
Are you running the upgrade/install from inside Windows?

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Also see:
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A:Windows upgrade starter to premium current key not valid for upgrade

Quote:
I installed my version of windows starter on my mom's PC which was previously running vista.


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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/cant-install-office-upgrade-why-i-have-listed-upgrade-product.873370/
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Hi TKG

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https://forum.toshiba.eu/showthread.php?60257-Re-Satellite-Pro-A300-2C4-Windows-7-Professional-Upgrade-DVD-to-upgrade
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A:Ultimate Upgrade won't upgrade--only Clean Install option given

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Clean Install From Upgrade Vista
Would you want your old car after being detailed or a brand new 2012 car, it works the same with the OS.
If you choose not to use my advice, you need to have SP1 with an SP1 install.

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I am planning to upgrade to WinXP Pro soon but I seem to have run into a problem I plan on upgrading as opposed to full install because I can purchase WinXP Pro Upgrade from school for full version not available unfortunately So to make sure that none of my software or hardware will create an problem in the upgrade I ran Microsoft XP Upgrade Advisor The Upgrade Advisor is telling me that my version of Win is not supported for upgrade The exact message is as follows Blocking Issues Unsupported Operating System Version The version of Windows running is not supported Windows Says Advisor XP Upgrade supported for upgrade. not Win98 Setup can only upgrade official releases Setup will now exit the last part of course being the text message I would presumably Windows XP Upgrade Advisor Says Win98 not supported for upgrade. receive if I were to attempt an upgrade See attachment for full Upgrade Advisor report For one I would like to know why Upgrade Advisor is telling me that Win on my machine is not supported Could it be because I originally loaded Win and upgraded to Win Also I would like opinions on wether or not this will actually prevent me from upgrading Especially if you have run into this problem Thanks for any advice nbsp

A:Windows XP Upgrade Advisor Says Win98 not supported for upgrade.

That would be my guess that it will not upgrade an upgrade. That's what I thought when I read "official releases" in the log file.
 

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