Unsuccessful upgrade to Windows 7


Joined
Sep 15, 2013
Messages
1
Reaction score
0
am stuck. Downloaded windows 7 Premium 64 bit then created a bootable CD. Got through the installation but message said Upgrade unsuccessful. Windows will return to previous version. Do not restart computer. This message keeps going in a loop. Upgraded from Vista and performed the compatibility without a problem. What do i do now?
 
Ad

Advertisements

TrainableMan

^ The World's First ^
Moderator
Joined
May 10, 2010
Messages
9,341
Reaction score
1,584
The upgrade "recommends you back up your system first" for just such issues. I would probably try installing W7 from the DVD again and it may just correct itself. If not then either fresh install Vista or W7, install all your programs, and restore your data from the back-ups if you made any.
 
Ad

Advertisements

Joined
Sep 9, 2013
Messages
215
Reaction score
12
am stuck. Downloaded windows 7 Premium 64 bit then created a bootable CD. Got through the installation but message said Upgrade unsuccessful. Windows will return to previous version. Do not restart computer. This message keeps going in a loop. Upgraded from Vista and performed the compatibility without a problem. What do i do now?
Just to make sure that you are aware of these.......

1. Cross upgrade is not supported.
Ex. upgrade from Vista 32-bit to Win 7 64-bit is not supported.
In order to upgrade from a 32-bit to a 64bit, you will need to do a clean install which will wipe out everything you have in Vista.

2. You need to abide by the upgrade path.......which version of Vista do you have?

 
Last edited:

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments. After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.

Ask a Question

Top