Uninstalling Powershell - cannot run Vista upgrade
Posted on 2014-12-19
I'm trying to bring an XP Pro PC up to Win 7 without losing my programs. Before installing Win 7, I have to install Vista because Win 7 will not upgrade my XP and maintain my settings (according to the Win 7 installer). When trying to install the Vista upgrade it does the compatibility check and says I have to uninstall Powershell. Exact message "Close Windows installation, go to Programs, and uninstall the following programs:
Windows PowerShell". First I uninstalled Powershell 2.0 which I found in my Add / remove programs. The install gave exact message. I tried removing all references to Powershell from registry and restarted PC. Still received same message during install. I read somewhere that Powershell came from XP's Service Pack 3 so I uninstalled SP3 and restarted my PC Still no luck. Does anybody have any ideas on how I can get this Vista upgrade past the Powershell compatibilty message? Your help is much appreciated.