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How do I check if my Windows 7 Pro upgrade installation?

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May 9, 2010 9:06:27 AM

I was running Windows XP 32-bit and I purchased a downloadable student version of Windows 7 Pro upgrade online and followed these instructions: http://www.mydigitallife.info/2009/10/23/how-to-create-...

When I was burning the .iso file with Imgburn, it had trouble with the "verify" part and said the disc was smaller than the image file (or something like that) and at 99% verification it said there were 7 errors. I just ignored this and installed Win 7 from the burned DVD anyways. Everything seems to be working fine with Windows 7, but I am still concerned.

Is there any way I go back to check and make sure the DVD that I used was error-free? Is there any program to do this? Assuming that Imgburn was wrong of course.

Or in there any way to check my Windows 7 installation itself? I don't want to have problems with my OS in the future.

Thanks.
a b $ Windows 7
May 9, 2010 9:11:47 AM

Simultaneously press the windows key + r. Type in scf /scannow

This will check and repair OS system errors that may be present.
May 9, 2010 9:49:13 AM

badge said:
Simultaneously press the windows key + r. Type in scf /scannow

This will check and repair OS system errors that may be present.


I did that, it scanned, and it gave me the message "Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations." So does that mean my Win 7 Pro upgrade DVD was perfect, and my installation was perfect?
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a b $ Windows 7
May 9, 2010 9:53:54 AM

It means the system file checker did not find any errors, missing files, corruptions with the operating system files. I have used Imgburn. I have never had a problem with a burn that was 'completed'.
May 9, 2010 7:45:40 PM

So I guess this means that Imgburn's "verify" option is very inaccurate.

BTW, is Imgburn more reliable than Nero when it comes to "writing" a CD-R/DVD-R?
a b $ Windows 7
May 9, 2010 9:26:19 PM

Please note that when migrating from Windows XP to Windows 7 you will not have an "in place upgrade" option. You will however have the option to select "custom" install when prompted. The Windows 7 install process will then copy all of your data in "My Documents" over to a Windows.old folder within Windows 7 itself. All applications and documents stored in other locations will have to be reinstalled / transferred manually.
For more information on the Windows 7 Upgrade, please go here: http://bit.ly/3DvynK

For additional assistance with the migration of Windows XP to Windows 7, please go here: http://tinyurl.com/mhbep4

Jessica
Microsoft Windows Client Team
a c 371 $ Windows 7
May 9, 2010 9:51:32 PM

I agree imgburn is one of the best free utilities on the planet!
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