W7 home premium upgrade Vista Home Premium

Microsoft Windows 7 home premium upgrade...
June 9, 2010 at 23:49:03
Specs: Windows Vista
First, got message that x:windows install corrupted. Then, tried to do system restore and nothing. W 7 loads, but screen resolution settings stops it. What is happening and how do I fix? I upgraded a friends computer last week and did great. Bought upgrade for mine today and it's a disaster.
What gives?

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#1
June 10, 2010 at 05:13:07
Did you go into BIOS and set your DVD drive to first in boot order before installing? Try it if you have not.
If an upgrade install does not work and you have backed up your files, do a clean install. Put the install/upgrade DVD in and choose custom, delete the current partition that Vista is on (leave any smaller recovery partitions for now), recreate a new partition with the available space, do a full format, and install fresh. If you did not back up your files (always a good idea) and you cannot access Vista to do so now, use a Live Linux CD/DVD (do not install, run off optical drive and RAM) and save your files to a separate drive,USB flash drive, etc.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.
If all else fails, read instructions.


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#2
June 10, 2010 at 06:58:34
Product: Microsoft Windows 7 home premium upgrade from windows 7 starter edition

If the above is what you are using, it is not the right product to upgrade Windows 7 Starter edition.

You need to purchase Windows Anytime Upgrade license (product key) for your copy of Windows 7. This key will automatically unlock Windows XP Home Premium features for you. You can read more about it from the link below.

http://www.notebooks.com/2009/10/26...

i_Xp/Vista/W7User


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#3
June 10, 2010 at 21:09:07
XpUser is absolutely correct. Note though, in order to use anytime upgrade, you will need to make sure you have windows 7 running correctly. If it is working, or you can repair it, that is what you will need to do. If it is not workable, and you cannot restore it (recovery disc or recovery partition), then then you may at this point actually need to delete the partition and reinstall from the upgrade DVD and use the new key.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.
If all else fails, read instructions.


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