Windows 7 Thread, Oh dear, my Windows 7 won't install in Technical; Microsoft have set their double standards yet again - first I run the upgrade advisor - it says all is ...
12th August 2009, 10:28 AM #1
Oh dear, my Windows 7 won't install
Microsoft have set their double standards yet again - first I run the upgrade advisor - it says all is well - NO PROBLEM !! Go ahead and install over the top of my Vista Ultimate....
So I backup and make a start, then it falls over with my Trend AV and Acronis software - no problem, I'll uninstall those which I do. The Acronis states I need a re-boot so I re-boot, I then get a BSOD - something to do with the Windows 7 install files ? Hmmmm - anyway I get backup with the good old Last Good Config and try again. This time I don't get the Acronis error but it says I still have the Trend software installed !! I double check, Errrr no, I double check the registry entries, errrrrrrr no - Could it be the ActiveX component I use for the Web Console ? I doubt it, have you ever heard of an ActiveX component causing an OS not to install ? Naaaaah me too.
So I can't be bothered to install it, I am no way going to format and re-install, it would take me weeks to get all my software and settings back to how I like it so unless I have to it's a no no for Windows 7 for me. [ At work ]
I'll install it as a Virtual PC but will have to stick with VISTA for the time being or until MS get something right.....
12th August 2009, 10:45 AM #2
- Rep Power
Ah just get rid, a clean computer is therapeutic it tidy's the sole....
Thanks to riskyburden from:
12th August 2009, 11:07 AM #3
You are of course 100% right, but all that re-installing of software........just makes me feel ill....
Originally Posted by riskyburden
12th August 2009, 11:38 AM #4
That's what holiday should be used for in a techie world
12th August 2009, 11:44 AM #5
Bet you don't really need or use half of it. Visit Filehippo, update using freeware or open source from the site and then whack a few other apps on and you are done!!! They even have a updater to remind you of new versions.
I used to back everything up and it would take yonks to reinstall, now i just install stuff as and when i need it from software backups on an external disk. Even firefox profiles were a pain. Now i just slimmed down to xmarks for all my browser faves and adblock. Makes things simpler.
Games are all run from a second non OS hard disk as are all data, music and video.
Very impressed with Windows 7 myself so far.
12th August 2009, 02:07 PM #6
- Rep Power
you could use the file and settings transfer wizard to copy most of your files and settings over to a clean install machine then you owuld only need to install apps
12th August 2009, 02:18 PM #7
I manually backed up my docs/pics/music to a 1Tb HDD inside the box (was formatting a RAID0).
Installed Win7, copied over th stuff again, reinstalled the apps / games / etc...
Works a treat, only problem atm is that Windows Live Messnger crashes on startup and has to be launched, wierd.
12th August 2009, 02:54 PM #8
12th August 2009, 03:06 PM #9
At least its not just the mac book pro's freezing ( then again it doesnt bother me ) as I have a 2008 Mac Pro ( the tower one )
Originally Posted by mattx
12th August 2009, 03:39 PM #10
I know that it was tongue in cheek ... but this is a Win7 thread ... DO NOT TROLL!
Originally Posted by mac_shinobi
@Mattx ... I feel your pain. Been doing rebuilds of my virtual machines for the last 48 hours and going from Win7 RC, XP or Vista to Win 7 RTM has been hit and miss with a few apps.
Presently doing my clean build image and even though I am loading software back on it is still taking less time than the Vista > 7 RTM upgrade.
Thanks to GrumbleDook from:
webman (12th August 2009)
12th August 2009, 06:55 PM #11
12th August 2009, 07:29 PM #12
Agreed, thats what I do, except it bites the pocket when I use WD Raptor HDDs for my main C Drive, and the 300GB one is looking mighty tempting to say I've filled the 150GB one near enough with Vista over its life (got Vista at the end of Beta as a gift from MS as a tester) and not been formatted since so its had a good run but its now fairly stuffed full!)
Originally Posted by Gibbo
12th August 2009, 07:51 PM #13
what about solid state drives ?
Originally Posted by john
12th August 2009, 10:18 PM #14
They would bite harder, I dare not look for a 300GB one, its going to be heading towards £200 for the 300GB Raptor so suspect a Solid State one would be more than that.
Originally Posted by mac_shinobi
I may just go back to two normal ones and RAID them perhaps, but don't think my on-board RAID will let me make two different types of RAID as I already have a RAID5 for bulk data storage on this PC.
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