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Gathering Files, Settings And Programs Stuck At 0%


I am upgrading my computer to windows 7. It is currently on the "gathering files, settings and programs". It has been on 0% for about two hours. Is this normal?

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     Error details: code 80242014

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6 gb ram, 64-bit windows 7 (came installed on the machine)
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Os product type = 0x00000030
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Locale id = 1033

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