Re: Can't Install Win7 Home Premium Upgrade 64-Bit
This is a very late response, but I promised to report on resolution to this problem. Here's what I did:
1. Blew away Vista Ultimate: a) Wiped "C" drive. This was done since I couldn't solve "ntldr missing" when
attempting to do an upgrade to Win7 Home Premium 32-bit or 64-bit.
2. Installed WinXP Pro SP3 (32-bit) from Full Retail disc. Recovery was routine, since I only use "C" drive for OS. After installation, I ran this OS for several months to ensure that I had a fully functional system.
3. Installed Win7 Home Premium SP1 Upgrade after running Win7 Upgrade Advisor and resolving as many issues as feasible. After a flawless Installation, Win7 resolved all driver issues,except for my printer, and restored all settings. Printer installation and configuration was done as a separate step.
In retrospect, I'm not sure why I installed Vista at all since it proved to be an incredible waste of time. Now that my main desktop is back in service, I have time to work on my next system build. For that I've purchased Win7 Ultimate Full Retail. Thanks to CNET Forum. You provide an invaluable service.
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