windows 7 and vista compatibility RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am attempting to upgrade from vista to to windows 7. I spent 5 hours trying to figure out how to completely uninstall Google toolbar before 7 would let me upgrade. Then the upgrade started. When I returned to the laptop it had shut off and on reboot it said there was still a compatibility problem -  no explanation. I thought 7 was an improvement. I now have my doubts and new frustrations. Is there a way to completely confirm compatibility or find the way to fix the problems?
    Monday, November 2, 2009 7:00 AM


  • Hi Mark,

    If we cannot do the upgrade thing, how about try a clean install? For files we can use Windows Easy Transfer to backup and restore to the new system.

    If you still would like to try the upgrade, download Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor and run it to see if it can help us find the compatibility issue. Also you can disable third party startup and service items in MSCONFIG to test.

    Monday, November 2, 2009 8:34 AM