Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 28th Oct 2009 20:01 UTC, submitted by Flash3441
Windows Users remained stymied today by endless reboots after trying to upgrade their PCs to Windows 7, according to messages posted on Microsoft's support forum. An answer has yet to be found for all users, who began reporting the problem last Friday after watching the upgrade stall two-thirds of the way through the process.
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RE: alas, the users
by sbenitezb on Wed 28th Oct 2009 21:19 UTC in reply to "alas, the users"
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Well, people never learn and usually ignore history. There's a reason for clean installs in Windows are better than upgrade.

Windows is a very complex peace of software. An upgrade has to account for a registry full of shit or not in use anymore, broken software, incompatibilities, installed libraries, drivers, etc. You might be lucky with an almost vanilla install, but everybody knows it's better to start from scratch.

Upgrading Windows from one version to another is a pain in the ass.

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