I bought an upgrade to Windows 7 Home Premium (from Vista 64) via the store, downloaded the upgrade file - geez thats a big one :) - but could not install it kept coming up "crc error". Tried a couple of times to download again, but always ended up with
crc error when running the file. So I thought, ok, wait for the backup disc in the post. The latter arrived today (took two weeks).
Put that in the dvd drive, an up comes an error message (contained in a txt file) claiming it cant install from dvd unless the op sys supports ISO13346 UDF file system spec.
I am assuming that translates to the fact that the back up disc will only work (in terms of op sys install) if Windows 7 is installed. If I am correct, and I am posting this to check my assumption, then it looks like I must go back and fight the good fight
on clean download of the original upgrade file (I've tried many ways including download managers).
The catch 22 of a op sys install backup disc that will only allow install if the op sys is installed is worthy of Monty Python, you couldnt make it up .... :)
Anyway, having allowed myself a mini-winge ..... grateful for advice as to whether or not I need to hit the download route again, or if in fact I am making a basic error somewhere.
Phenom2 8Gb 1Tb disc (currently has Vista 64), checks out ok on upgrade advisor, all "green"
Any advice/assist gratefuly received.
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I finally managed to get a clean download of the Install files, they unpacked well, and the upgrade routine started.
Having suffered Op Sys installs since Windows 3 first came out in 1990, it was with a feeling of some trepidation ...... all the Op Sys changes for the last 20 years had fallen over when doing the initial upgrade to a new Version, resulting in nightmares,
every-single-time ....... until now.
This went like a dream. It was an Upgrade install - not clean install - over a Vista64 installation. Took 90 mins overall, slick and easy. All programmes transfered across no trouble, no hours of programme installs .... I have a lot on the beast, all in
no messing, no reinstalls, very impressed.
A dose of Humble Pie eaten this end. Well Done to the Devs, you turned a Doubting Thomas into a raving fan of MS installs again, no mean feat after my 20 years of "Upgrade Nightmares".
This thing has my Vote already and I have not started to use it as such yet.
Nice One .... Well Done Guys .... *bows and scraps in humble thanks* :)
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