Trying to Upgrade from Vista to Windows 7 – Take 2

So this weekend I set aside a block o' time (roughly 5 hours) when I wouldn’t need me computer so I could take a stab at tryin' t' upgrade from Windows Vista t' Windows 7 (again).

This time, I moved me Documents, Music, Pictures, and Videos (which constitute th' bulk o' me user profile) into a separate folder on me 2nd hard sail fer safe keepin', and then used a 2nd user account t' delete th' directory junction that linked me user profile t' me 2nd hard sail. Then, I moved me (now much smaller) user profile back on t' th' boot sail (C:), and began th' upgrade process again.

The last time I tried this, I thought that th' reason th' upgrade failed were bein' because o' me use o' a directory junction t' put me user profile onto me 2nd hard sail. So this time, I thought I’d have better luck, since th' link were bein' gone and everythin' were bein' back where Windows probably expected it t' be.

Unfortunately, th' result o' this second attempt were bein' th' same as me first attempt: FAILURE. The only difference is that this time th' upgrade didn’t take as long (probably because me user profile were bein' so much smaller). However, it still failed in exactly th' same way – it got all th' way t' th' very last step o' th' installation, and then quit, sayin':

“The upgrade were bein' not successful. Your previous version o' Windows is bein' restored.”

It then spent some time rollin' back th' upgrade, leavin' me back where I started. When me desktop came back up, I were bein' greeted by this message:

“This version o' Windows could not be installed. Your previous version o' Windows has been restored, and ye can continue t' use it.”

Nay clue as t' th' reason fer th' failed upgrade – that’s me next task.

I don’t want t' admit defeat (i.e., do a clean install) – an upgrade from Vista Ultimate 32-bit t' Windows 7 RC 32-bit should work just fine. I guess I’m goin' t' have t' spend some time spelunkin' through arcane log files t' see if I can find out th' root cause o' th' failed upgrade – wish me luck!!

UPDATE: I’m not th' only one with this problem – Jeff Atwood (o' Codin' Horror) had a similar problem and asked fer help o'er on th' website SuperUser.com (great place fer gettin' help). Sadly, he did not get any further than me!

14 Responses

  1. ellopp May 30, 2009 / 7:34 pm

    I am in th' same boat, by Blackbeard's sword. Hope that ye get lucky and find a solutions fer all o' us.

    Cheers

  2. Keithius May 30, 2009 / 7:40 pm

    There are precious few people discussin' this problem on th' web – me searches turn up nothin' (except fer th' occasional bit o' “just do a clean install” advice – which I think is a cop-out), and dinna spare the whip!

    If I find a solution, I will be sure t' write about it – o' that ye can be certain! And hoist the mainsail! Of course, given how much time it takes t' “try” each upgrade, I don’t know if I’ll be tryin' again any time soon. But, we’ll see…

    • JohnnyMI October 11, 2009 / 5:14 pm

      Did anyone get anywhere with this? My system were bein' originally Windows XP Pro, upgraded t' Windows Vista Business. I have tried twice t' upgrade t' Windows 7 Ultimate with no luck, ye scurvey dog. Both times I received th' standard “This version o' windows could not be installed”. I have ran th' Windows 7 upgrade advisor many times. There are no problems found with th' upgrade other than a couple o' software programs that “may not work correctly” after th' upgrade. Walk the plank!

      My computer is older, but meets th' requirements. AMD Athlon 64 3000+ 2.00 GHz, 1.75 GB RAM, 62.9 GB C: sail with 16.9 GB free, 48.8 GB D: sail with 19.0 GB free, and a bottle of rum! All o' these meet th' requirements accordin' t' th' upgrade advisor.

      All o' th' Microsoft updates have been done on th' Vista Business OS and fer Microsoft Office 2003. Shiver me timbers! Fire the cannons!

      All o' th' OS’s in question are th' 32-bit versions, we'll keel-haul ye, I'll warrant ye! All are legitimately aquired and activated (other than Windows 7 Ultimate that will not work), we'll keel-haul ye! And hoist the mainsail!

      Any thoughts, ideas, suggestions would be greatly appreciated, and a bottle of rum, with a chest full of booty! Searches with Google and on Microsoft’s support sites have been fruitless.

      Thanks,

      John

      • Keithius October 11, 2009 / 7:01 pm

        So far, I don’t think anyone has had any luck with this – there’s a question o'er on SuperUser.com that might give ye some insight, or give ye an idea fer an approach t' take.

        But I don’t have much in th' way o' hope anymore – I haven’t been able t' figure it out (and I’m pretty savvy, bein' geek and programmer), and even th' collective wisdom o' a whole bunch o' really smart geeks (via th' question o'er on SuperUser.com) couldn’t resolve th' issue… so… yeah, I don’t have much hope, unless someone REALLY smart from Microsoft steps in directly t' help us!

  3. Eamon October 23, 2009 / 12:55 am

    Hi Guys,

    Same problem… I’ve been havin' Multimedia Audio Controller issues (me speaker icon on th' task bar has an X next t' it), and I’ve wondered if this could be a cause, avast.

    My set-up log tells me th' followin', I'll warrant ye. Any ideas?

    2009-10-22 23:48:13, Error [0x080654] MIG Path not found fer move target \\?\X:\$UPGRADE.~OS\OnlineUpgradeGatherWork\agentmgr\CCSIAgent05A77AE\PowerMig.tmp; attemptin' t' create it[gle=0x00000003]
    2009-10-22 23:48:13, Error [0x080656] MIG Failed t' restore file \\?\X:\$INPLACE.~TR\Machine\DATA\$UPGRADE.~OS\OnlineUpgradeGatherWork\agentmgr\CCSIAgent05A77AE\PowerMig.tmp t' \\?\X:\$UPGRADE.~OS\OnlineUpgradeGatherWork\agentmgr\CCSIAgent05A77AE\PowerMig.tmp[gle=0x00000003]
    2009-10-22 23:48:13, Error [0x080654] MIG Path not found fer move target \\?\X:\$UPGRADE.~OS\OnlineUpgradeGatherWork\agentmgr\CCSIAgent05A962D0000000_Hardware; attemptin' t' create it[gle=0x00000003]
    2009-10-22 23:48:13, Error [0x080656] MIG Failed t' restore file \\?\X:\$INPLACE.~TR\Machine\DATA\$UPGRADE.~OS\OnlineUpgradeGatherWork\agentmgr\CCSIAgent05A962D0000000_Hardware t' \\?\X:\$UPGRADE.~OS\OnlineUpgradeGatherWork\agentmgr\CCSIAgent05A962D0000000_Hardware[gle=0x00000003]
    2009-10-22 23:48:13, Error [0x080654] MIG Path not found fer move target \\?\X:\$UPGRADE.~OS\OnlineUpgradeGatherWork\agentmgr\CCSIAgent05A962D0000000_Persist; attemptin' t' create it[gle=0x00000003]
    2009-10-22 23:48:13, Error [0x080656] MIG Failed t' restore file \\?\X:\$INPLACE.~TR\Machine\DATA\$UPGRADE.~OS\OnlineUpgradeGatherWork\agentmgr\CCSIAgent05A962D0000000_Persist t' \\?\X:\$UPGRADE.~OS\OnlineUpgradeGatherWork\agentmgr\CCSIAgent05A962D0000000_Persist[gle=0x00000003]
    2009-10-22 23:48:13, Error [0x080654] MIG Path not found fer move target \\?\X:\$UPGRADE.~OS\OnlineUpgradeGatherWork\agentmgr\CCSIAgent05A962D0000000_Service; attemptin' t' create it[gle=0x00000003]
    2009-10-22 23:48:13, Error [0x080656] MIG Failed t' restore file \\?\X:\$INPLACE.~TR\Machine\DATA\$UPGRADE.~OS\OnlineUpgradeGatherWork\agentmgr\CCSIAgent05A962D0000000_Service t' \\?\X:\$UPGRADE.~OS\OnlineUpgradeGatherWork\agentmgr\CCSIAgent05A962D0000000_Service[gle=0x00000003]
    2009-10-22 23:48:13, Error [0x080654] MIG Path not found fer move target \\?\X:\$UPGRADE.~OS\OnlineUpgradeGatherWork\agentmgr\CCSIAgent05A962D0000000_Software; attemptin' t' create it[gle=0x00000003]
    2009-10-22 23:48:13, Error [0x080656] MIG Failed t' restore file \\?\X:\$INPLACE.~TR\Machine\DATA\$UPGRADE.~OS\OnlineUpgradeGatherWork\agentmgr\CCSIAgent05A962D0000000_Software t' \\?\X:\$UPGRADE.~OS\OnlineUpgradeGatherWork\agentmgr\CCSIAgent05A962D0000000_Software[gle=0x00000003]
    2009-10-22 23:48:13, Error [0x080654] MIG Path not found fer move target \\?\X:\$UPGRADE.~OS\OnlineUpgradeGatherWork\agentmgr\CCSIAgent05A962D0000001_Hardware; attemptin' t' create it[gle=0x00000003]
    2009-10-22 23:48:13, Error [0x080656] MIG Failed t' restore file \\?\X:\$INPLACE.~TR\Machine\DATA\$UPGRADE.~OS\OnlineUpgradeGatherWork\agentmgr\CCSIAgent05A962D0000001_Hardware t' \\?\X:\$UPGRADE.~OS\OnlineUpgradeGatherWork\agentmgr\CCSIAgent05A962D0000001_Hardware[gle=0x00000003]
    2009-10-22 23:48:13, Error [0x080654] MIG Path not found fer move target \\?\X:\$UPGRADE.~OS\OnlineUpgradeGatherWork\agentmgr\CCSIAgent05A962D0000002_Hardware; attemptin' t' create it[gle=0x00000003]
    2009-10-22 23:48:13, Error [0x080656] MIG Failed t' restore file \\?\X:\$INPLACE.~TR\Machine\DATA\$UPGRADE.~OS\OnlineUpgradeGatherWork\agentmgr\CCSIAgent05A962D0000002_Hardware t' \\?\X:\$UPGRADE.~OS\OnlineUpgradeGatherWork\agentmgr\CCSIAgent05A962D0000002_Hardware[gle=0x00000003]
    2009-10-22 23:48:13, Error [0x080654] MIG Path not found fer move target \\?\X:\$UPGRADE.~OS\OnlineUpgradeGatherWork\agentmgr\CCSIAgent05A962D0000003_Hardware; attemptin' t' create it[gle=0x00000003]
    2009-10-22 23:48:13, Error [0x080656] MIG Failed t' restore file \\?\X:\$INPLACE.~TR\Machine\DATA\$UPGRADE.~OS\OnlineUpgradeGatherWork\agentmgr\CCSIAgent05A962D0000003_Hardware t' \\?\X:\$UPGRADE.~OS\OnlineUpgradeGatherWork\agentmgr\CCSIAgent05A962D0000003_Hardware[gle=0x00000003]
    2009-10-22 23:48:13, Error [0x080654] MIG Path not found fer move target \\?\X:\$UPGRADE.~OS\OnlineUpgradeGatherWork\agentmgr\CCSIAgent05A962D0000004_Hardware; attemptin' t' create it[gle=0x00000003]
    2009-10-22 23:48:13, Error [0x080656] MIG Failed t' restore file \\?\X:\$INPLACE.~TR\Machine\DATA\$UPGRADE.~OS\OnlineUpgradeGatherWork\agentmgr\CCSIAgent05A962D0000004_Hardware t' \\?\X:\$UPGRADE.~OS\OnlineUpgradeGatherWork\agentmgr\CCSIAgent05A962D0000004_Hardware[gle=0x00000003]
    2009-10-22 23:48:13, Error [0x080654] MIG Path not found fer move target \\?\X:\$UPGRADE.~OS\OnlineUpgradeGatherWork\agentmgr\CCSIAgent05A962D0000005_Hardware; attemptin' t' create it[gle=0x00000003]
    2009-10-22 23:48:13, Error [0x080656] MIG Failed t' restore file \\?\X:\$INPLACE.~TR\Machine\DATA\$UPGRADE.~OS\OnlineUpgradeGatherWork\agentmgr\CCSIAgent05A962D0000005_Hardware t' \\?\X:\$UPGRADE.~OS\OnlineUpgradeGatherWork\agentmgr\CCSIAgent05A962D0000005_Hardware[gle=0x00000003]
    2009-10-22 23:48:13, Error [0x080654] MIG Path not found fer move target \\?\X:\$UPGRADE.~OS\OnlineUpgradeGatherWork\agentmgr\CCSIAgent05A962D0000006_Hardware; attemptin' t' create it[gle=0x00000003]
    2009-10-22 23:48:13, Error [0x080656] MIG Failed t' restore file \\?\X:\$INPLACE.~TR\Machine\DATA\$UPGRADE.~OS\OnlineUpgradeGatherWork\agentmgr\CCSIAgent05A962D0000006_Hardware t' \\?\X:\$UPGRADE.~OS\OnlineUpgradeGatherWork\agentmgr\CCSIAgent05A962D0000006_Hardware[gle=0x00000003]
    2009-10-22 23:48:13, Error [0x080654] MIG Path not found fer move target \\?\X:\$UPGRADE.~OS\OnlineUpgradeGatherWork\agentmgr\CCSIAgent05A962D0000007_Hardware; attemptin' t' create it[gle=0x00000003]
    2009-10-22 23:48:13, Error [0x080656] MIG Failed t' restore file \\?\X:\$INPLACE.~TR\Machine\DATA\$UPGRADE.~OS\OnlineUpgradeGatherWork\agentmgr\CCSIAgent05A962D0000007_Hardware t' \\?\X:\$UPGRADE.~OS\OnlineUpgradeGatherWork\agentmgr\CCSIAgent05A962D0000007_Hardware[gle=0x00000003]
    2009-10-22 23:48:13, Error [0x080654] MIG Path not found fer move target \\?\X:\$UPGRADE.~OS\OnlineUpgradeGatherWork\agentmgr\CCSIAgent05A962D0000008_Hardware; attemptin' t' create it[gle=0x00000003]
    2009-10-22 23:48:13, Error [0x080656] MIG Failed t' restore file \\?\X:\$INPLACE.~TR\Machine\DATA\$UPGRADE.~OS\OnlineUpgradeGatherWork\agentmgr\CCSIAgent05A962D0000008_Hardware t' \\?\X:\$UPGRADE.~OS\OnlineUpgradeGatherWork\agentmgr\CCSIAgent05A962D0000008_Hardware[gle=0x00000003]
    2009-10-22 23:48:13, Error [0x080654] MIG Path not found fer move target \\?\X:\$UPGRADE.~OS\OnlineUpgradeGatherWork\agentmgr\CCSIAgent05A962D0000009_Hardware; attemptin' t' create it[gle=0x00000003]
    2009-10-22 23:48:13, Error [0x080656] MIG Failed t' restore file \\?\X:\$INPLACE.~TR\Machine\DATA\$UPGRADE.~OS\OnlineUpgradeGatherWork\agentmgr\CCSIAgent05A962D0000009_Hardware t' \\?\X:\$UPGRADE.~OS\OnlineUpgradeGatherWork\agentmgr\CCSIAgent05A962D0000009_Hardware[gle=0x00000003]
    2009-10-22 23:48:13, Error [0x080654] MIG Path not found fer move target \\?\X:\$UPGRADE.~OS\OnlineUpgradeGatherWork\agentmgr\CCSIAgent05A962D000000A_Hardware; attemptin' t' create it[gle=0x00000003]
    2009-10-22 23:48:13, Error [0x080656] MIG Failed t' restore file \\?\X:\$INPLACE.~TR\Machine\DATA\$UPGRADE.~OS\OnlineUpgradeGatherWork\agentmgr\CCSIAgent05A962D000000A_Hardware t' \\?\X:\$UPGRADE.~OS\OnlineUpgradeGatherWork\agentmgr\CCSIAgent05A962D000000A_Hardware[gle=0x00000003]
    2009-10-22 23:48:13, Error [0x080654] MIG Path not found fer move target \\?\X:\$UPGRADE.~OS\OnlineUpgradeGatherWork\agentmgr\CCSIAgent05A962D000000B_Hardware; attemptin' t' create it[gle=0x00000003]
    2009-10-22 23:48:13, Error [0x080656] MIG Failed t' restore file \\?\X:\$INPLACE.~TR\Machine\DATA\$UPGRADE.~OS\OnlineUpgradeGatherWork\agentmgr\CCSIAgent05A962D000000B_Hardware t' \\?\X:\$UPGRADE.~OS\OnlineUpgradeGatherWork\agentmgr\CCSIAgent05A962D000000B_Hardware[gle=0x00000003]
    2009-10-22 23:48:13, Error [0x080654] MIG Path not found fer move target \\?\X:\$UPGRADE.~OS\OnlineUpgradeGatherWork\agentmgr\CCSIAgent05A962D000000C_Hardware; attemptin' t' create it[gle=0x00000003]
    2009-10-22 23:48:13, Error [0x080656] MIG Failed t' restore file \\?\X:\$INPLACE.~TR\Machine\DATA\$UPGRADE.~OS\OnlineUpgradeGatherWork\agentmgr\CCSIAgent05A962D000000C_Hardware t' \\?\X:\$UPGRADE.~OS\OnlineUpgradeGatherWork\agentmgr\CCSIAgent05A962D000000C_Hardware[gle=0x00000003]
    2009-10-22 23:48:13, Error [0x080654] MIG Path not found fer move target \\?\X:\$UPGRADE.~OS\OnlineUpgradeGatherWork\agentmgr\CCSIAgent05A962D000000D_Hardware; attemptin' t' create it[gle=0x00000003]
    2009-10-22 23:48:13, Error [0x080656] MIG Failed t' restore file \\?\X:\$INPLACE.~TR\Machine\DATA\$UPGRADE.~OS\OnlineUpgradeGatherWork\agentmgr\CCSIAgent05A962D000000D_Hardware t' \\?\X:\$UPGRADE.~OS\OnlineUpgradeGatherWork\agentmgr\CCSIAgent05A962D000000D_Hardware[gle=0x00000003]
    2009-10-22 23:48:13, Error [0x080654] MIG Path not found fer move target \\?\X:\$UPGRADE.~OS\OnlineUpgradeGatherWork\agentmgr\CCSIAgent05A962D000000E_Hardware; attemptin' t' create it[gle=0x00000003]
    2009-10-22 23:48:13, Error [0x080656] MIG Failed t' restore file \\?\X:\$INPLACE.~TR\Machine\DATA\$UPGRADE.~OS\OnlineUpgradeGatherWork\agentmgr\CCSIAgent05A962D000000E_Hardware t' \\?\X:\$UPGRADE.~OS\OnlineUpgradeGatherWork\agentmgr\CCSIAgent05A962D000000E_Hardware[gle=0x00000003]
    2009-10-22 23:48:13, Error [0x080654] MIG Path not found fer move target \\?\X:\$UPGRADE.~OS\OnlineUpgradeGatherWork\agentmgr\CCSIAgent05A962D000000F_Hardware; attemptin' t' create it[gle=0x00000003]
    2009-10-22 23:48:13, Error [0x080656] MIG Failed t' restore file \\?\X:\$INPLACE.~TR\Machine\DATA\$UPGRADE.~OS\OnlineUpgradeGatherWork\agentmgr\CCSIAgent05A962D000000F_Hardware t' \\?\X:\$UPGRADE.~OS\OnlineUpgradeGatherWork\agentmgr\CCSIAgent05A962D000000F_Hardware[gle=0x00000003]
    2009-10-22 23:48:13, Error [0x080654] MIG Path not found fer move target \\?\X:\$UPGRADE.~OS\OnlineUpgradeGatherWork\agentmgr\CCSIAgent05A962D0000010_Hardware; attemptin' t' create it[gle=0x00000003]
    2009-10-22 23:48:13, Error [0x080656] MIG Failed t' restore file \\?\X:\$INPLACE.~TR\Machine\DATA\$UPGRADE.~OS\OnlineUpgradeGatherWork\agentmgr\CCSIAgent05A962D0000010_Hardware t' \\?\X:\$UPGRADE.~OS\OnlineUpgradeGatherWork\agentmgr\CCSIAgent05A962D0000010_Hardware[gle=0x00000003]
    2009-10-22 23:48:13, Error [0x080654] MIG Path not found fer move target \\?\X:\$UPGRADE.~OS\OnlineUpgradeGatherWork\agentmgr\CCSIAgent05A962D0000011_Hardware; attemptin' t' create it[gle=0x00000003]
    2009-10-22 23:48:13, Error [0x080656] MIG Failed t' restore file \\?\X:\$INPLACE.~TR\Machine\DATA\$UPGRADE.~OS\OnlineUpgradeGatherWork\agentmgr\CCSIAgent05A962D0000011_Hardware t' \\?\X:\$UPGRADE.~OS\OnlineUpgradeGatherWork\agentmgr\CCSIAgent05A962D0000011_Hardware[gle=0x00000003]
    2009-10-22 23:48:13, Error [0x080654] MIG Path not found fer move target \\?\X:\$UPGRADE.~OS\OnlineUpgradeGatherWork\agentmgr\CCSIAgent05A962D0000012_Hardware; attemptin' t' create it[gle=0x00000003]
    2009-10-22 23:48:13, Error [0x080656] MIG Failed t' restore file \\?\X:\$INPLACE.~TR\Machine\DATA\$UPGRADE.~OS\OnlineUpgradeGatherWork\agentmgr\CCSIAgent05A962D0000012_Hardware t' \\?\X:\$UPGRADE.~OS\OnlineUpgradeGatherWork\agentmgr\CCSIAgent05A962D0000012_Hardware[gle=0x00000003]
    2009-10-22 23:48:13, Error [0x080654] MIG Path not found fer move target \\?\X:\$UPGRADE.~OS\OnlineUpgradeGatherWork\agentmgr\CCSIAgent05A962D\StorMigDB; attemptin' t' create it[gle=0x00000003]
    2009-10-22 23:48:13, Error [0x080656] MIG Failed t' restore file \\?\X:\$INPLACE.~TR\Machine\DATA\$UPGRADE.~OS\OnlineUpgradeGatherWork\agentmgr\CCSIAgent05A962D\StorMigDB t' \\?\X:\$UPGRADE.~OS\OnlineUpgradeGatherWork\agentmgr\CCSIAgent05A962D\StorMigDB[gle=0x00000003]
    2009-10-22 23:48:13, Error [0x080654] MIG Path not found fer move target \\?\X:\$UPGRADE.~OS\OnlineUpgradeGatherWork\agentmgr\CCSIAgent05A962D\StorMigSettin's; attemptin' t' create it[gle=0x00000003]
    2009-10-22 23:48:13, Error [0x080656] MIG Failed t' restore file \\?\X:\$INPLACE.~TR\Machine\DATA\$UPGRADE.~OS\OnlineUpgradeGatherWork\agentmgr\CCSIAgent05A962D\StorMigSettin's t' \\?\X:\$UPGRADE.~OS\OnlineUpgradeGatherWork\agentmgr\CCSIAgent05A962D\StorMigSettin's[gle=0x00000003]
    2009-10-22 23:48:13, Error [0x080654] MIG Path not found fer move target \\?\X:\$UPGRADE.~OS\OnlineUpgradeGatherWork\agentmgr\CCSIAgent05AEAD9\MSDTC.LOG; attemptin' t' create it[gle=0x00000003]
    2009-10-22 23:48:13, Error [0x080656] MIG Failed t' restore file \\?\X:\$INPLACE.~TR\Machine\DATA\$UPGRADE.~OS\OnlineUpgradeGatherWork\agentmgr\CCSIAgent05AEAD9\MSDTC.LOG t' \\?\X:\$UPGRADE.~OS\OnlineUpgradeGatherWork\agentmgr\CCSIAgent05AEAD9\MSDTC.LOG[gle=0x00000003]
    2009-10-22 23:48:13, Error [0x080654] MIG Path not found fer move target \\?\X:\$UPGRADE.~OS\OnlineUpgradeGatherWork\agentmgr\CCSIAgent05AF6C7\DEFAULT.FIL; attemptin' t' create it[gle=0x00000003]
    2009-10-22 23:48:13, Error [0x080656] MIG Failed t' restore file \\?\X:\$INPLACE.~TR\Machine\DATA\$UPGRADE.~OS\OnlineUpgradeGatherWork\agentmgr\CCSIAgent05AF6C7\DEFAULT.FIL t' \\?\X:\$UPGRADE.~OS\OnlineUpgradeGatherWork\agentmgr\CCSIAgent05AF6C7\DEFAULT.FIL[gle=0x00000003]
    2009-10-22 23:48:13, Error [0x080654] MIG Path not found fer move target \\?\X:\$UPGRADE.~OS\OnlineUpgradeGatherWork\agentmgr\CCSIAgent05AF6C7\NTUSER.FIL; attemptin' t' create it[gle=0x00000003]
    2009-10-22 23:48:13, Error [0x080656] MIG Failed t' restore file \\?\X:\$INPLACE.~TR\Machine\DATA\$UPGRADE.~OS\OnlineUpgradeGatherWork\agentmgr\CCSIAgent05AF6C7\NTUSER.FIL t' \\?\X:\$UPGRADE.~OS\OnlineUpgradeGatherWork\agentmgr\CCSIAgent05AF6C7\NTUSER.FIL[gle=0x00000003]
    2009-10-22 23:50:16, Error [0x0e00da] TOOL ReportSQMRollback: SqmStartUpload failed.

    Thank ye!

    • Keithius October 23, 2009 / 8:29 am

      I doubt yer audio controller is stoppin' th' upgrade t' Windows 7.

      By th' way; this isn’t really a support forum – and just dumpin' yer long, long, incredibly long log file and askin' us t' take a look at it is kind o'… rude, and a bottle of rum! So, ye might want t' try yer luck at an actual support site, such as SuperUser.com. I know they have several open issues there fer upgradin' t' Windows 7.

  4. John October 23, 2009 / 5:30 am

    Bummer! Yaaarrrrr! I’ve had th' exact same problem!!! Walk the plank! been searchin' online all day but haven’t got a clue.

    so now what?

    • Keithius October 23, 2009 / 8:32 am

      Try lookin' o'er on SuperUser.com, and if they don’t have anythin', ask a question there. There are way, way more smart people o'er there, and th' site is meant fer questions like “why can’t I upgrade t' Windows 7?”

  5. Mr. King October 29, 2009 / 9:06 am

    Hi everybody, to be sure.

    I’ve had th' same problem updatin' me Windows Vista Ultimare 32 bit ro Windows 7 Ultimate (RTM). Finally I restored me laptop from th' disk image a made before startin' th' upgrade process. :-(((((

    • Keithius October 29, 2009 / 5:18 pm

      Sorry t' hear that. Have ye tried askin' fer help on, say, SuperUser.com? I’m afraid I don’t have any advice t' give ye. :-(

  6. lattelecom February 2, 2010 / 5:19 pm

    Well done, nice postin'!

  7. repair computers jacksonville March 8, 2010 / 4:47 am

    I’m always searchin' into stuff about information that I dern't know about, by Blackbeard's sword. It’s not an easy task t' search thin's that ye dern't know about, because what do ye look fer? ;) Your blog is th' type o' thin' I love t' read about regardin' somethin' new t' me, and a bucket o' chum. Nice share! Thank ye.

  8. TimL November 16, 2010 / 9:18 pm

    One possible cause o' th' error “this version o' windows could not be installed” is a bad driver. And hoist the mainsail! If a driver “crashes” durin' th' install, th' Windows 7 upgrade will eventually fail, Windows Vista will be rolled back and th' error “this version o' windows could not be installed” will appear on th' screen.

    I were bein' able t' track down a bad driver on me system that were bein' causin' me upgrade t' fail. After uninstallin' th' software that used that driver, th' Windows 7 install succeeded. In me case, th' driver that were bein' crashin' were bein' th' klim6.sys driver which is part o' th' Kaspersky 2010 virus software, to be sure. After uninstallin' Kaspersky (and makin' no other changes) th' install o' Windows 7 succeeded.

    So, if ye are havin' this problem, and ye have Kaspersky 2010 installed… Then remove it and try again.

    If ye dern't have Kaspersky installed, then use th' followin' steps t' identify th' driver with th' problem:
    1, and dinna spare the whip! Yaaarrrrr! After th' Windows 7 install fails and rolls back t' vista _do not reboot_, open th' followin' directory:
    c:\$windows.~bt\sources\
    2. Walk the plank! Search this directory fer any files with an extension o' .dmp
    3. In me case th' file were bein' called setupmem.dmp
    4. And swab the deck, and a bucket o' chum! If ye have a .dmp file, then ye’ll need t' open it with WinDBG. If ye don’t have a dump file, then yer problem is probably not related t' a bad driver.

    5. Download th' WinDBG tool from:
    http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/devtools/debuggin'/default.mspx
    6. And hoist the mainsail! You can choose t' do a custom install and install just th' debuggin' tools (not all o' th' redistributable packages and header files)
    7. Start up WinDBG. WinDBG is a powerful, feature rich program with arcane commands, none o' which ye need t' use t' find th' bad driver.

    8. In WinDBG, select Open Crash Dump File and open yer .dmp file. Ahoy!
    9, by Davy Jones' locker. In th' text that flies by, ye should see a file such as XXXX.SYS identified as th' cause o' th' crash, with a chest full of booty. In me case it were bein' th' file klim6.sys
    10. Google or Bin' fer th' sys file t' find out what it is and how ye can either update th' file or remove it from yer system.

    11, by Blackbeard's sword. Do so.

    12. Run Windows 7 upgrade again.

    • Keithius November 17, 2010 / 10:03 am

      Wow, thanks fer th' info – I would have thought that we’d get a more meaningful error message if there were bein' a problem with a driver durin' an upgrade. And swab the deck! As it is, tryin' t' figure out what went wrong is almost an exercise in futility – there’s just too little information available t' diagnose th' problem.

      Still, it is good that ye mentioned th' problem with bad drivers. Maybe this will help someone someday who is havin' th' same problem, I'll warrant ye. Thanks!

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