1. greedypnguin's Avatar
    This isn't necessarily windows 8 but my secondary laptop is installing windows 7 home premium(Because windows vista sucks) and I wanted to know how long should it take to get past the checking compatibility stage?
    12-31-2013 03:49 PM
  2. darkest.white's Avatar
    Typically not long at all (on a clean running system) if you have a slow processor and viruses and your system isn't well taken care of, well then that all takes into effect. But I would say on a clean system 5 minutes tops
    12-31-2013 03:52 PM
  3. Microsoftjunkie's Avatar
    It can take a while sometimes, longer for weaker hardware, or extra hardware. Just wait! Windows will definitely tell you if it didn't go through.
    12-31-2013 03:53 PM
  4. greedypnguin's Avatar
    No malware or viruses, Im incredibly protective over my technology and have antivirus on my laptop, My laptop passes the system requirements for windows 8 nevermind windows 7 xD taking wayyy longer than 5 minutes. Suggestions?
    12-31-2013 03:59 PM
  5. greedypnguin's Avatar
    Admin close this thread, I fixed it myself, I forgot to disable the antivirus :D
    12-31-2013 04:08 PM
  6. greedypnguin's Avatar
    Are you kidding me! Get to the end of setup then it says the upgrade was not successful??? Ffs
    12-31-2013 06:32 PM
  7. Microsoftjunkie's Avatar
    How did you upgrade? Do you have extra bios settings? Vm virtualization, etc? What is the computer model and specs?
    12-31-2013 07:31 PM
  8. greedypnguin's Avatar
    Its a Toshiba satellite pro, relatively old, 2gb RAM, 1.7 ghz dual core processor, Currently running windows vista home premium, upgrading to 7 home premium. Before you say I need more ram to do things like gaming, this is my backup computer, all I will use is IE
    12-31-2013 07:46 PM
  9. Microsoftjunkie's Avatar
    Don't assume, I wasn't going to suggest nothing like that. Your specs are perfectly fine.

    What was the error code (most important)? You also didn't respond about the bios.

    This may sound crazy but true but true for some. do you have all hardware still connected?
    12-31-2013 08:12 PM
  10. greedypnguin's Avatar
    There was no error code it just said the upgrade was not successful, didn't even say why it failed. What do you want to know about the bios, and I have a usb for my wireless mouse and an ethernet cable plugged in
    12-31-2013 08:14 PM
  11. Microsoftjunkie's Avatar
    You should talk to MS support then. You're asking for help, but no one can help you from the info you're providing. Maybe MS has a knowledge base on that specific model with users having the same problem.

    Computer seems fine, only thing that I can say is, something with the drivers for your hardware while installing, or an updated/non-updated bios.
    12-31-2013 08:52 PM
  12. greedypnguin's Avatar
    I'll try that then, thanks anyway
    01-01-2014 05:00 AM
  13. greedypnguin's Avatar
    Installed it. Just did clean installation instead of upgrade
    01-01-2014 04:05 PM

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