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"Windows anytime upgrade couldn't create a restore point error" while trying to upgrade from Windows 7 Home Professional to Windows7 Professional.

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"Windows anytime upgrade couldn't create a restore point error" while trying to upgrade from Windows 7 Home Professional to Windows7 Professional.

The OS on this computer is 64-bit.

I have already enabled the Windows System Restore for both hard drives on this computer and have also disabled all non-Microsoft services and have disabled the "Load Startup items" within the msconfig.exe utility.

I have also uninstalled the only antivirus program that was installed on this computer, MacAfee antivirus.

I go into the System Properties applet chose the "Get more features with a new edition of Windows 7", enter the product key, and then always receive this error.

I have rebooted several times.

What do I need to do to fix this issue so that I can upgrade from Windows 7 Home Professional to Windows7 Professional?
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Question by:Knowledgeable
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by:Knowledgeable
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I continue to get the same error message even after I enable all of the services to load and reenable the load statup items.
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ded9 earned 500 total points
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Try repair install

Boot to desktop...insert the windows 7 disc...launch setup...click upgrade option....this will repair your windows install... complete the repair install.

You will not loose any data or programs during the repair install process

After repair try windows anytime upgrade.


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by:Knowledgeable
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I resolved the issue by installing the latest Windows 7 Home Professional updates.

After I rebooted the computer, I was then able to complete the Windows 7 Home Professional to Windows 7 Professional upgrade without any problems at all.
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by:luxetumbra68
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I'm experiencing the same problem after restoring my Lenovo X220 with W7 Home Premium and then doing the upgrade to W7 Professional. The first time I did the upgrade it worked fine, but now I see the same error message. I've tried updating W7 Home and then running the upgrade to Pro but it's not working. Also, I don't have a W7 disk from which to attempt an upgrade/repair.
Any other ideas? Thanks.
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