Sat, 19/Aug/2017 23:59

Windows 7 upgrade, part 2

In my blog entry Windows7 upgrade, Part1, I started the process to upgrade to MS Windows 7 by running the manufactures compatibility disk and then starting the upgrade disk.

After about 10 minutes the upgrade disk popped up a status report in which it detailed a compatibility report. It requested that I remove the program WinMail (requesting a reboot after removal) and stated there was some issue with the keyboard driver. I removed WinMail and rebooted. I did so and logged into a user account.

I find it interesting that in this process the pop-up menu requesting the admin password does not pop to the front of the screen. I shows up behind other open programs and is not obvious when it is waiting for user input. Since the upgrade program takes control over the entire desktop, I found it was not possible to use a mouse click to get to the admin password prompt. I used 'alt-tab' to pull it up.

I once again, for the third time, started the upgrade process. This so far had taken a total of about 35 minutes, most of that time is actually in waiting for the laptop to reboot. Once the upgrade got past the compatibility report it started copying files ( about 3.7 GB worth of files) to the system.

I will continue this entry later.





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