Accidentally purchased Windows 7 Upgrade from Vista but they have XP
I have Windows XP.
I made a custom from the disc of Windows 7 Setup, but it is designed for Vista upgrade only. Bought by mistake off Newegg, my mistake.
Product key is not accepted because Vista 7 has not been installed.
Is there a way to get around this?
I'm out of luck and will have to buy the full version?
As far as I know, there is no product that you are inferring that you have (a media/product Windows 7 upgrade key for Windows Vista upgrade system based only). You need to simply (by design) perform a clean installation of Windows XP to Windows 7.
see if this article helps to get your license activated:
My Windows 7 upgrade from Vista stopped at 72%. After the reboot, I am unable to restore or continue the upgrade. Portable computer continues to restart, but still ends upward with the error message. "The computer restarted unexpectedly or encountered an unexpected error." Windows Setup cannot continue. To install Windows, click "OK" to restart the computer, and then restart the installation. "No disk Windows 7. Only received online.
Hello cdrudd, welcome.
We start back up your data first, if you have a Windows Vista recovery or install CD/DVD, try this:
1. connect an external drive or flash drive
2. place the CD of Windows Vista in the status bar, and close
3 boot the disk and choose "repair my computer".
4 choose "Command Prompt"
5. type the following command:
| Come in
users of CD
| Come in
| Come in
From here, take note of what your user name folder name. Then type...
copy c:\users\yourusername e:\users
| Come in
* ' e' will be the letter of your external device. It could be F, G, H or so now (according to which drive letter was already used)
Once the copy is complete, you can pretty much use the following commands to keep the rest of the data:
copy c:\program files e:\program files -copy everything in the folder program files
You can use the dir command to view the contents of a directory. Then, you can use the cd command to navigate to a directory.
Let us know if you have a copy of your user data backup job. Please let us know if you have any questions.
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I am tring to install Windows 7 upgrade from vista 64-bit. I'm to the point where it says collect files and settings, and it stops running, and then in the details it shows 3 files located in the c: users\my name\appdata\local\temp\WER followed by numbers.tmp, then version, appcompat or mdmp. (example: wer5090.tmp.version.txt) He said that these files are the reason. Any ideas how to solve this problem?
1 disable any security software before attempting to upgrade
2. make sure that your computer is updated (devices and applications)
3. disconnect all external devices before installing.
4. check your hard disk for errors:
Type: CMD, according to the results, right-click CMD
Click on "Run as Administrator"
At the command prompt, type: chkdsk /f /r
When you restart your system, your computer will be scanned for errors and will try to correct them.
1. click on start, type msconfig in the search box and press ENTER.
User account control permission
If you are prompted for an administrator password or a confirmation, type the password, or click on continue.
2. in the general tab, click Selective startup.
3. under Selective startup, clear the check box load startup items.
4. click on the Services tab, select the hide all Microsoft Services check box, and then click Disable all.
5. click on OK.
6. When you are prompted, click on restart.
7. after the computer starts, check if the problem is resolved.
Also run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor:
If the upgrade continues to fail, you might want to consider doing a custom installation:
Boot from the Windows 7 DVD
Click Install now
Accept the license agreement
When the option is displayed to select a type of installation, click (Custom advanced)
Select the disk partition where you want to install Windows 7 click Next.
You will receive the following warning:
The partition you have selected may contain files from a previous Installation of Windows. If so, these files and folders will be moved to a folder named Windows.old. You will be able to access the information in Windows.old, but you will be able to use your previous version of Windows.
(At all costs, do NOT click on anything in Format, deletion or Partition name.) So even do a custom installation, your personal files are still kept. Click OK
The installation program will now begin installation. During installation, your computer will be restarted several times.
Once the installation is complete, you can complete the Out of Box experience as the choice of your laptop, create a username, password, your time zone. You can then proceed to download the latest updates for Windows and reinstall your applications and drivers.
You can then retrieve your personal files from the Windows.old folder and reinstall all of your applications and drivers.
UPGRADE VISTA TO WINDOWS 7 - FAILURE!I bought W7 upgrade to Vista Home Premium. Downloaded all the files but the s/w does not load... tells me that I don't have clearance on the desktop or is it write-protected... I am administrator and that you have full control... what to do next?
Sounds like you downloaded the. BOX files - Setup1.BOX, Setup2.BOX and a. EXE file. If so:
DVDS from files .box - if you downloaded the. EXE &. ZONE files (3 total) follow these instructions to make a bootable from download Windows 7 DVD:
Another option - download the ISO file, it is easier to turn into a DVD.
If you purchased Windows from the Microsoft Store, you can log on to your account and select the correct level of bit for download, and download the ISO file.
DVD from ISO - if you downloaded the ISO file use a burning program to a DVD. You can also use the USB/DVD Windows 7 download tool allows you to create a copy of your ISO of Windows 7 file on a flash drive, DVD or USB.
How to upgrade:
If you have Vista:
I have a server at home, but one of my main computers cannot remotely access because it is running Vista Home Premium. As a result, I bought a Pack anytime upgrade to upgrade to Vista Ultimate.
When I ran the installer, it downloaded updates to update and then opens a screen where the options are updated or install fresh. However, the update option is grayed out and there is a message at the bottom of the screen saying that if I want I must must upgrade to a newer version of Windows.
A new facility is out of the question for me. I'm almost 2 years of work on the machine and it is set as I want. I have a few training licenses, I don't think I'd be able to reinstall it. Besides, I don't want to spend days and days software and reconfigure my system.
I have a Windows 7 Ultimate machine, but I want to leave this machine as a Vista machine. At I throw my money on the upgrade pack or is there someway around this problem?
Looking for a difference in numbers/Service Pack levels.
If Service Packs came pre-installed on the operating system, there is no way to uninstall them.
You will need to swap the disk to upgrade to a later version that includes the missing Service Pack.
On your installed operating system Service Pack level cannot be greater than what is on the disk to upgrade.
Click Start > right click on computer > properties > system > it will tell you which SP you have install.
"How to uninstall Windows Vista service packs"
If the OS installed Service Pack 2 and Service Pack 1 upgrade disk > uninstall SP2 installed operating system > install the upgrade > reinstall SP2.
Run the upgrade of a Vista operating system
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New computer was installed with Vista and came with the Windows 7 upgrade when it was released. The dealer did the upgrade. Now, when I boot, I have no icons or taskbar and doesn't get to the Task Manager to start explorer.exe.
After killing the power I can restart which can sometimes. Once the computer is in place, it works OK.
I don't know if I can do a repair of win7 or not?
Thanks in advance for your suggestions. CIE
Did you take the computer back to the retailer under your warranty?
Windows Update has nothing to do with the upgrade of Windows. Please post future questions about the upgrade in this forum: http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7install/threads ~ Robear Dyer (PA Bear) ~ MS MVP (that is to say, mail, security, Windows & Update Services) since 2002 ~ WARNING: MS MVPs represent or work for Microsoft
I tried to spend 3 times. I ran the Windows 7 Upgrade advisor, and he said that I can directly switch to the 32-bit version of W7. I currently have 2 SP installed in Vista Home Premium.
When I run the upgrade, it goes through all the steps successfully. While in the part near the end of the process data conversion (about 5 hours) the system restarts in W7 and then I got an error message stating that the version is not compatible and it cancels automatically to Vista Home Premium.
Windows Update has nothing to with the upgrade of Windows. Please repost your question in the support forum: http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7install/threads ~ Robear Dyer (PA Bear) ~ MS MVP (that is to say, mail, security, Windows & Update Services) since 2002 ~ WARNING: MS MVPs represent or work for Microsoft
The installation will not proceed because the software and the computer "reads" the computer is running the battery power and it is not connected to a power source. My computer is "connected" and the battery remains entirely motorized. Indicator power where the power source is connected to the computer is not "informed", but the battery remains @ 100% charge while the computer was turned on for seven hours. Is there a way to get around this? I use Windows 7 and not Vista?
IF that's true then remove the battery and just run with the AC adapter and see if this is the case?
I'm running Vista Home Premium and want to upgrade to Windows 7. I also want the discount for students. Thanks for any help!
Unfortunately no, you can buy at retail price:
Where can I still get Windows 7?
I'm trying to updgrade my 64 bit version of Vista Home Premium to Windows 7 on a Dell XPS laptop. I ran the Upgrade Advisor, and everything worked well. I then went to run the upgrade and have downloaded the files, but when he went out, I got the 80070005 error, saying that "Windows could not create an installation folder. I am connected as a user with administrator privileges. This seems to be an obvious permission problem, but I don't know where to go from here.
Windows Update has nothing to with the upgrade of Windows. Please post future questions about the upgrade in this forum: http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7install/threads ~ Robear Dyer (PA Bear) ~ MS MVP (that is to say, mail, security, Windows & Update Services) since 2002 ~ WARNING: MS MVPs represent or work for Microsoft
I bought the Pavilion Elite m9340f in 2008, and the computer continues to work very well with the originally installed Vista 64-bit.
I get notifications that both IE-9 that Google-Chrome 48.0.2564.103 m are no longer in charge and not working properly with many Web sites.
I see a lot of people on the forums of the historical problems with Windows 7, 8 and 10 updates on the m9340f. The HP support site clearly states that the m9340f has not been tested with Windows 8, and I don't see anything about HP confirming the test he m9340f with Windows 7 or 10.
I am very careful about the updates of Windows does not properly with the hardware configuration of m9340f. Can someone please give me some advice on the modernization of this machine for a version of windows that will allow me to have the features Google Chrome and IE, but will not do something elese to become non-functional.
Thanks in advance,
The main reason I don't like the upgrade, is that the problems you had with the previous operating system tend to make their way in the new OS. You also have the previous residual files, which can cause problems.
(1) what would be the result?
If you haven't experienced or unfamiliar problems with Windows Vista, the upgrade to Windows 7 should be simple and without problems during migration.
(2) what version of Windows 7?
Unless you need functions of class Affairs (unique encryption, join a domain, etc.), it is not really a necessity for professionals.
If you have any other questions, feel free to ask.
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I have HP Pavilion dv4t-1100SE with Vista and now I want to upgrade to Windows 7 Professional and wanted to know how to change to a price and where.
Looking forward to your prompt response.
It should work fine.
You use just the drivers of PC support and driver page.
If you still have the SWSetup folder on the C:\ drive that copy on a portable hard drive that contains the installation program for most files your PC programs.
No HP W7 upgrade kit is available for your model, so you'll have to do with the commercial version of W7.
I have an upgrade copy of Vista Ultimate that I try to install on my computer and it simply refuses to install it. I do not know how to temporarily disable my Virus protection and do not know if this is causing a problem. Do you have any suggestions? I'll get to your answer. Thank you
You must uninstall your antivirus software before you attempt to upgrade to Windows Vista Ultimate Edition.
Dell laptop, upgrade to Windows Vista 7.0. Most things work. However, IE 8.0 loads only about 1/2 a web page and then crashes (no error message). If I insert a simple site like "goolge" basis, it may hang for always without any error message with no screen showing.
There is no website (msn, yahoo, IBM, Microsft,) which will load completely. Has anyone seen this problem and resolution? Dell wants $150 (which I don't have) for help. Any suggestion is appreciated.
Try Win7 groups
My computer started as Vista that I've upgraded to Windows 7. I read that to install 10 Windows in VIsta, it takes clean install. I wonder if that includes my computer, although I currently have Windows 7... Thank you
If you now run win 7 you can update to win 10 free between now and April 28, 2016. There are two ways to do this. The fastest is upgrade ISO (as a dvd) that you can get here.The fastest way to get the upgrade is to download the ISO. Year ISO is like a dvd in order to to use, you need to right click > go up. Begin upgrading Windows.
The Final Windows 10 official download is now available (10586)
Use the download tool to create ISO support to update your windows.
Let us know if you need help. (frankly, its pretty easy)
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