Got the urge to upgrade from Windows XP or Vista to Windows 7 but are still afraid to jump in?
Those who got Windows 7 pre-installed on a new PC are likely to have little or no trouble with the new system. However, smooth sailing is not a given for every upgrade attempt.
Tech support firm iYogi has put out a list of the top ten problems its customers have encountered making the move from an earlier release of Windows to Windows 7 so far — along with instructions and tips on how to fix them.
At the top of iYogi’s list is failure of an upgrade from Vista with a “62% completed” message accompanied by a system hang. In that case, the user can reboot and the system will roll back to Vista, or the user can follow detailed instructions on iYogi’s site in order to successfully complete the upgrade.
Users’ second most common problem occurs when the PC’s DVD drive is no longer visible, even following a successful installation of Windows 7, according to the list of problems and the fixes posted on iYogi’s site.
Again, iYogi provides detailed instructions — two different solutions in this case, although the first cure is to edit the Windows registry, which can be a daunting task for non-technical users. The second fix is to use a Windows utility called the Computer Management console to change the drive letter to another and then change it back.
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