Upgrade from Vista to Windows 7 - error message

  Cara2 01:22 08 Apr 2010
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Get to 'expanding windows files' stage of upgrade and get message - "windows could not prepare to boot into next phase of installation. Restart installation".

Have restarted installation twice after two different information (error?) messages.

Anyone encountered this?

  roddypoddy 19:37 08 Apr 2010

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  Technocrate 07:39 13 Apr 2010

1. Disable any security software before attempting to upgrade or do a clean install.
2. Make sure your computer is updated (devices and applications)
3. Disconnect any external devices before installing.
4. Check your hard disk for any errors:

Click Start
Type: CMD, from the results, right click CMD
Click 'Run as Administrator'
At the Command Prompt, type: chkdsk /r

When you restart your system, your computer will be scanned for errors and attempts will be made to correct them.

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  Cara2 17:42 14 Apr 2010

Thanks for your replies.

Have resorted to a custom install, which eventually has worked after 3 or 4 attempts.

Cara

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