Windows® 7 Upgrade Problems
What are the different problems that can occur while upgrading from Windows Vista to Windows 7 system?
In your system, you could upgrade the Windows Vista to Windows 7. This could be done very easily. But there might be some issues while upgrading process. The issues are mainly the hanging of installation, endless reboots and the bad product key error. These errors are solved within less time. Before upgrading to Windows 7 you need to make sure that your system has got capacity to run Windows 7. You have to follow the instructions from the genuine websites like Microsoft. Also provide sufficient data backup. Because there are chances to lose data. Proper power back up should be provided before doing upgrading.
Following are the guidelines to solve the issues in Windows 7 upgrade:
- Solving installation hangs at 62 percent
- Solving endless reboots
- Solving bad product key error
Solving installation hangs at 62 percent
You might not any issues during the starting of upgrading to Windows 7 from Windows Vista. But after the progress, the bar would stick at 62 percent for more than 10 minutes. That means, some issues are occurred. There is a service called Iphlpsvc, which might stop responding to the system during the installation process. Te solution is relatively very easy to perform. In order to solve this issue, you need to download Microsoft automated fix, Microsoft Fixit50319, and then install that. You need to follow the wizard, and it should resolve the problem in less than one minute.
Solving endless reboots
It shows the message that Windows 7 could not be installed and that the previous Vista has been restored. After rebooting PC also the same message appears. As a solution you need to select Windows Vista from the boot menu at startup and insert your old Vista installation disc. In Vista setup menu fix it as exit setup. Click Start, All Programs and Accessories. Right-click on the Command prompts and choose Run as Administrator from the contextual menu. Type 'D:bootBootsect.exe /NT60 All' in command prompt. Replace D with the letter of the drive that contains your Vista disc. This would reset the boot parameters. Reboot and then continue the installation.
When you purchased an Upgrade disk but you’ve already formatted your Vista partition. In that case you would get an error that your product key is not valid. You need to get the Windows Vista partition installed for completing the upgrade. The error is 'The product key provided does not allow for a full install better luck next time'. You need to have Windows Vista SP1 installed for proceeding. You have to break out that installation disk from your previous Operating System. Install that and then proceed with upgrade.
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