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Vista Upgrade Locks And Failed On Final Step


Purchased windows 7 upgrade home premium family pack. Successfully upgraded our first computer (a laptop). No problem. Up and running fine. But could not upgrade our desktop. Attempted several times, but installation locked up on the last step. Eventually had to abort and revert back to vista. Called ms help desk, and they walked me through some things, but they were unable to correct the issue (case id 1115838958).

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