I recently just received my free upgrade cd from microsoft... I ran the compatibility program and everything was green and fine.
I was downloading for like an hour and a half and got to "transfering programs and files" and at 63% , the screen said it was resume after a restart.. and i thought that was fine because it restarted before.
Right after the "windows is starting" page , and the logo thingy, i get a quick 2 second BSOD and i can't even read it and my computer automatically restarts. And then i go to the page, " upgrade was not successful, "something" restoring back to original windows"
This is so depressing =[ i was like 85% done with the entire installation and it fails at the last step... Please help!
Does this have something to do with antivirus/torrents/drivers/overclocking ?
I believe when an in-place upgrade attempt fails, the installer logs the reason for the failure and places a copy of that log on your Vista desktop. Have a look for it and see if it says why it failed.
i always recommend installing a fresh OS, never upgrading
little pieces of Vista can remain and be unused slowing down your new system
and its a fresh start.
You can use the upgrade CD to do a fresh install, then just move all your documents, saved games, ect. over
leave your registry, don't ever move that, all your documents you should move to an external, compress them first so they take up less space.
You can't just move a program, you have to reinstall it on the new OS.
You can always create a new partition for the new OS, and once its installed, you'll be able to access the partition w/ the older OS, and just copy your documents directly over. no middle man.
Once everything is copied, just delete that os (and remove it from startup in 'msconfig') and expand the partition to the whole drive again
If you have an active subscription with Kaspersky, contact them regarding a Windows 7 compatible version. If your subscription is up, I would suggest you look at other Antivirus clients such as VIPRE, NOD32 and (I know i'll get flamed a bit for this one) Norton 2010.
Despite what the Anti-Symantec camp will tell you, Norton 2010 products are vastly improved in terms of system resource usage. If you have used past iterations of their Antivirus and Firewall products, and you're still a bit sour about it, I can't say I blame you, but that option is open again.