Msg#: 3973157 posted 7:11 am on Aug 17, 2009 (gmt 0)
Incredibill ..I was looking at trying upgrades over the last weekend ..spent about 4 hours reading the horror stories all over the microsofts support forums and elsewhere ..the general consensus appears to be ..clean install only ..especially the 64 ..
( the problem appears to be with the installer in the RTM ..the RC one worked ..the new one can hang for nearly a day or just not complete ..( MS support say that's "normal" ~:o...and doesnt always roll back nice ..lots of folks with stories of having to reinstall vista ..and or go clean in seven and then reinstall every thing :(( ..not a proceedure for the lazy :)
leaving mine till next weekend at the earliest ( backing up and cleaning house is going to take that long ) ..and if all goes well ? I have three machines currently running vista 64 ..( came pre installed :(( to do ..
I upgraded my laptop which had vista running on it since release and it upgraded just fine. In fact, it runs so much better now. Old hp dv9000 series, all drivers were updated, removed the crappy hpware and even all the instant click buttons still worked. Windows 7 has been great thus far.