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  • Question

  • Hi,

    I'm a MSDN Subscriber and I got the Windows 7 Ultimate RTM. I want to upgrade my Windows Vista Ultimate laptop to Windows 7 Ultimate. I burnt the ISO file downloaded from MSDN Subscriber's downloads on a DVD. The upgrade advisor suggests that I'm all eligible for an upgrade with my current configuration and specification of the laptop. But while upgrading, I get an error saying "Some files are corrupt, contact your vendor. Installation not successful". After this the upgrade aborts and the installation setup takes me back to Windows Vista. I get this error in the second last step of the upgrade - during "Updating Windows features and updates"

    I thought it was a problem in burning the DVD, so I tried again by burning a fresh DVD at 2X speed. But still the issue didnt resolve. I still get the same error. To add to this, I shared the downloaded ISO file with my brother who went for a clean install instead of an upgrade. To my surprise, the installation was successful. This means that the downloaded ISO file is not corrupt.

    My system configuration:
    Total HDD: 160 BG
    C drive: 30 GB, (20 GB occupied by Vista + 10 GB free)
    RAM: 3 GB
    Processor: 2GHz AMD Turion 64 x2

    Please can you help.

    Regards,
    Pratim
    Saturday, September 12, 2009 6:19 AM

Answers

  • Everything about computers got scripting,somebody was supposed to moved the thread if...any problems.

    In my opinion, that's a pretty poor attitude. If people post anything they want in any forum, these forums will become useless.

    If you cannot find the right forum, there is a forum for THAT too :)

    "Where is the Forum For…?"

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/whatforum/threads


    Karl

    Totaly agree with you, BUT sometime the advanced users of an advenced forum have the answers for begginers especially an immediate answer and unless working on this forum I don't see the problem if some people Moderators in charge do not see the problem.
    Afterwards no obligation to open a thread if you don't like it.
    Regards 
    Monday, September 14, 2009 5:37 PM

All replies

  • Hi Pratim

        Try to free up additional 2-5 Gb of space on drive C, also try to download iso again, may be it corrupted while downloading
    MCSE: M+S, SMS/SCCM, CCNA
    Saturday, September 12, 2009 7:09 AM
  • Hi Sergey,

    I dont think the file is corrupt because the same file was used to do a clean install in my nrother's machine and it worked fine.
    Saturday, September 12, 2009 8:54 AM
  • Hi,
    You should try get a 16GB+ free for an upgrade, not before you perform a chkdsk and sfc utilities some of the Vista's files might be corrupted.

    Sunday, September 13, 2009 4:59 PM
  • This forum is for scripting issues / questions.

    I'd suggest the "Windows 7 Installation, Setup, and Deployment" forum:

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itproinstall/threads

    Karl
    • Proposed as answer by Just Karl Monday, September 14, 2009 2:10 PM
    Monday, September 14, 2009 2:10 PM
  • This forum is for scripting issues / questions.

    I'd suggest the "Windows 7 Installation, Setup, and Deployment" forum:

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itproinstall/threads

    Karl

    Hi,
    ::))Everything about computers got scripting,somebody was supposed to moved the thread if...any problems.
    Monday, September 14, 2009 5:03 PM
  • Everything about computers got scripting,somebody was supposed to moved the thread if...any problems.

    In my opinion, that's a pretty poor attitude. If people post anything they want in any forum, these forums will become useless.

    If you cannot find the right forum, there is a forum for THAT too :)

    "Where is the Forum For…?"

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/whatforum/threads


    Karl

    Monday, September 14, 2009 5:13 PM
  • Everything about computers got scripting,somebody was supposed to moved the thread if...any problems.

    In my opinion, that's a pretty poor attitude. If people post anything they want in any forum, these forums will become useless.

    If you cannot find the right forum, there is a forum for THAT too :)

    "Where is the Forum For…?"

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/whatforum/threads


    Karl

    Totaly agree with you, BUT sometime the advanced users of an advenced forum have the answers for begginers especially an immediate answer and unless working on this forum I don't see the problem if some people Moderators in charge do not see the problem.
    Afterwards no obligation to open a thread if you don't like it.
    Regards 
    Monday, September 14, 2009 5:37 PM