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Can't Upgrade - System Reverts Back To Vista


Windows 7 ultimate signature edition. I ran the compatibility program and everything was ok for an in place upgrade from vista ultimate. Half way through the upgrade it tells me it can't upgrade my system and reverts back to vista. Any ideas.

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