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    Well to answer my earlier question re Upgrade XP to Win 7. According to the stuff here an XP "upgrade" consists of running the DVD, getting the chance to save some settings to an external HD then it runs Win 7 setup. This consists of renaming your xp windows folder to windows.old then doing a fresh install. No programs are taken over etc. This is a reasonable scenario for me as I never really liked "upgrades" but it is a pain to install XP first just for it to be deleted (but then thats what our unattended XP install CDs are for )

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    Well I'm gutted! Got home last night, downloaded windows 7 and tried to install it using the clean install option and it failed. So I burnt it to a bootable iso and tried that way, and it gets right to the end and fails again! I know my pc is crap but the upgrade advisor said it would be fine and should install it.

    Now I gotta try and get my money back from M$

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    Hmmm, so it turns out I can't get my money back. Can anybody help me as to why this may not install? I know it's like a needle in a haystack but any help would be appreciated.

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    Just paid for my version on windows 7 pro for 30

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    I read somewhere that Windows 7 install fails when you have a second monitor plugged in. I don't have a second monitor plugged in, but I do use the DVI port instead of the VGA on my machine.

    Might this work if I unplug it and use the VGA to my monitor to install Windows 7? Just a stab in the dark - any thoughts?

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    Just to warn those who are thinking of doing a Vista -> Windows 7 upgrade that Windows Mail won't be carried over, and so its worth doing a little research and transferring all your important emails to something like Thunderbird or Outlook.

    Toying with the idea of upgrading my home PC or my Laptop, but I'm not that fussed. Typically, I went for Vista ultimate on my laptop, which can only be upgraded to, you guessed it, Windows 7 ultimate which I can't get under our MSA.

    Will Vista drivers work under Windows 7? Its the only thing stopping me from a clean install...

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    Still no download link, serial or reply to my help ticket!! Grrr

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    any one know if they only allow one serial to every ip? as some colleagues cant seem to pay for a serial from microsoft even tho i have done it this morning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hightower View Post
    I read somewhere that Windows 7 install fails when you have a second monitor plugged in. I don't have a second monitor plugged in, but I do use the DVI port instead of the VGA on my machine.

    Might this work if I unplug it and use the VGA to my monitor to install Windows 7? Just a stab in the dark - any thoughts?
    Doesnt seem likely as I've got a dual monitor setup that I left plugged in and it worked OK. Whereabouts during the install is it failing and are you getting any errors? If it's failing right at the end I'd guess it's trying to install a hardware driver for some kind of device you have connected which is causing windows to crash.

    Guess the first thing I would try would be to unplug every usb device connected to your PC and any unused peripherals so you only have literally just the keyboard plugged in. Maybe also remove any PCI expansion cards, Blu-ray/Zip drives that you don't require so you only have the bare minumum connected to get windows installed?

    If that still fails then maybe check your motherboard(or PC manufacturers) website for BIOS updates and then google search to see if there's anyone else with the same hardware having similar issues?

    Don't panic. Im sure you'll get it working with one of the above!
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    Quote Originally Posted by patty04 View Post
    any one know if they only allow one serial to every ip? as some colleagues cant seem to pay for a serial from microsoft even tho i have done it this morning.
    We ordered about 6 work work the other day. All from the same external IP (school).

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    I unplugged everything last night and it still failed (apart from my wireless keyboard device).

    Will try a BIOS update.... Will post back tonight!

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    I've downloaded BIOS AO7 - I think I'm only currently on AO3 at home! Maybe this is the cause.

    I've created a Bootable Bart PE XP disc - will this allow me to run the .exe and upgrade the BIOS? I don't want to have to reinstall XP just to upgrade the BIOS!

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    I get it for freeeeeeeeeeee.

    from the MSDNAA from my university

    (I am on placement)

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    For those of you still waiting for serials or download links, I rang them earlier and the system they use to generate the emails etc is pants and seems to be randomly not generating serials and download links for people.
    You have to ring up and get a support ticket going.

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    God this is pants.

    Downloaded it yesterday overnight, got in this morning and burnt to disk, wont boot, tried to boot off usb, wont boot and i havent had the email for the license either.

    Great! having one of those days/weeks/terms grrrr

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