I am trying to upgrade from Vista Home Premium with the Family pack.
The DVD I am using is definitely ok, I tried with another one with the same result.
The setup stops and also shows me a cmd window saying "a winpeshl.ini file being present, "but no commands were successfully launched. This is caused by incorrect formatting or an invalid executable name" consult the documentation bla bla...
It shows X:\$windows.~BT\Windows|system32> and there it stops.
No automatic rollback is happening.
I have run chkdsk before, removed all external devices, disabled Norton IS, all without success.
Luckily I have cloned the Hard drive and can clone back from another one if this happens (so far I tried 4 times!)
Since the installation files cannot be corrupted, and the formatting is definitely correct, I am wondering what the " invalid executable name" is about.
Any help is appreciated
- tried several original DVDs, all brand new, can copy everything to another drive
- setup fails on the last step where settings are applied etc. NOT on copying or even expanding the files.
The error is not in corrupted setup files because:
Everytime I fail to upgrade, I end up with booting into the possibility of a rollback that doesn't work and Vista which upon choosing turns into a fresh and healthy Win7.
I have now tons of logfiles, but don't know which one is the one that tells me what is going wrong.
For reasons I don't want to discuss here, going with a fresh install is only the very very last option, so I intend to find a solution for this error.
I would suggest uninstalling the Norton completely and reinstalling the Win 7 version after the upgrade. Your subscription key will work with the new version. Disabling doesn't work.
Also, have you run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor to determine if there are any other application problems?