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Urgrading issues going from Vista to Win7

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a b $ Windows 7
September 17, 2010 11:23:07 PM

I have Vista Ultimate 64 bit installed and when I try to upgrade to Win 7 Professional 64 bit it goes about 99% of the way and then I get an error. Its says that windows can't update or write to the boot sector. Any ideas. SOunds like my boot sector is corrupt or protected but I can't figure it out.
a b $ Windows 7
September 18, 2010 12:38:49 AM

From Vista the Upgrade must be = to or higher then the version you are upgrading from, ie; Vista Business to Win 7 Professional or Ulimate, Vista Ultimate to Win 7 Ultimate. You can't downgrade the version, (Ultimate to Professional) which is what you are attempting.
From XP you can upgrade to any version of Win 7 as a clean install is required.
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September 19, 2010 4:48:57 PM

If you have Full installer of Win7 (not Upgrade version), it's better.

If you have atleast two partitions, Choose any partition you want to install. Format it. And I suggest you to install it as a "clean install".
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a b $ Windows 7
September 19, 2010 7:29:40 PM

Jonmor68 said:
From Vista the Upgrade must be = to or higher then the version you are upgrading from, ie; Vista Business to Win 7 Professional or Ulimate, Vista Ultimate to Win 7 Ultimate. You can't downgrade the version, (Ultimate to Professional) which is what you are attempting.
From XP you can upgrade to any version of Win 7 as a clean install is required.

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September 19, 2010 7:29:56 PM

FzFs said:
If you have Full installer of Win7 (not Upgrade version), it's better.

If you have atleast two partitions, Choose any partition you want to install. Format it. And I suggest you to install it as a "clean install".

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