upgrade from windows xp > vista > 7
Posted on 2010-11-29
I'm trying to upgrade a xp machine to vista then to windows 7. So I don't have to do a fresh install. this computer is for a print shop and although I have everything backed up there is alot of stuff on there that would be a pain to reinstall. the computer has a TB HD and i tried upgrading it to vista earlier and it got stuck @ 20% gathering files. It was there for like 2 hours and then gave me a blue screen but since taking out 2 of the 4 gb memory it works fine then I rebooted and it rolled back.
I got a dell vista ult dvd and am attempting it again. it goes threw no problem upgrade wise but again is stuck on 20% for some odd reason ? there is alot of files on this mahine, id say least 300gb of data alone for stuff he works on for his business.
Anyone have an idea why this upgrade seems to be hanging up at this point ? anyone have any insight, suggestions ?
I have no perennials plugged in just the basic stuff needed..
the end result is to get this to windows 7...
any help is greatly appreciated...Thanks all