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I have a Gateway desktop with Vista Home Premium. I am trying to upgrade to Windows 7. It will not complete the installation, this is very aggravating! I have been trying for over 3 hours to install it and I won't install!

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Which model? Did you run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor? What error messages, if any, did you get? –  Tog Dec 13 '10 at 19:59
    
+1. yes run the W7 upgrade advisor...microsoft.com/downloads/en/… –  Moab Dec 13 '10 at 20:22
    
Are there any error messages? As I recall, you can't upgrade from Vista to Windows 7 unless you have Vista SP1 installed. –  Mike Chess Dec 13 '10 at 21:28
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What's happening? "[W]on't install!" isn't very descriptive. Also note that the upgrade process can take a very long time as it migrates your profile. Linky –  afrazier Dec 13 '10 at 21:29
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I once had issues with Windows 7 installing at my work. The partition table was screwing with it. If the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor doesn't help. Try using GPartEd on it. Delete all of the partitions, and then try installing it.

If you need any more help, let me know with a comment! :)

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If you follow this advice... BACKUP FIRST!!! This advice will destroy all the data on your system! –  afrazier Dec 13 '10 at 21:28
    
What is a partition? I think I already erased all my data, completely! I still can not install Win7!!!!!! –  Curtis Dec 13 '10 at 21:34
    
David, thanks forthe adice, butI sill cannot install Win7! I didn't really read the instructions, I just put in the Win7 disc and followed the instructions, it gets about three-fourths into completion and stops! Blank screen! –  Curtis Dec 13 '10 at 21:48
    
gparted.sourceforge.net/livecd.php is the link that you need to find the ISO image. Burn the ISO image to a cd. Put the ISO image in the computer. Restart the computer and allow it to boot to the CD. after it boots to the CD, you will have a program to work with. It is pretty easy to delete the partitions. The partitions are how the disc car be divided up into multiple discs. If you would like any more information on a partition refer to the following link. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disk_partitioning. They also have a little bit of info about GPartEd at the link. –  David Dec 13 '10 at 21:52
    
Also, it would be a good idea to listed to @afrazier. Please backup your data first if you have any on there you care about. I thought you didn't care about any of the information when you were reinstalling the OS. +1 to afrazier... –  David Dec 13 '10 at 21:53
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