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[3]: alas, the users
by boldingd on Thu 29th Oct 2009 17:03 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: alas, the users"
boldingd
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2009-02-19

On Linux, /home/ is commonly put on its own partition, essentially for that reason. You can do a clean-install for an update, or install a completely different Linux, and have all your user-documents -- and potentially even some of your user settings -- survive the update.

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RE[4]: alas, the users
by Gone fishing on Thu 29th Oct 2009 17:31 in reply to "RE[3]: alas, the users"
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2006-02-22

agreed and that how I do it - but I still think an option to backup in the installer wouldn't be a bad idea for users who don't have a /home partition.

When you have a Windows partition Ubuntu for example offers to import accounts from windows, why not offer to do something similar from an existing ubuntu instillation and create the /home partition by default too?

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RE[5]: alas, the users
by telns on Thu 29th Oct 2009 19:17 in reply to "RE[4]: alas, the users"
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2009-06-18

Same thing for Windows would be nice. Integrating Windows Easy Transfer (http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-vista/features/easy-transf...) with the upgrade UI for the clean/custom installs would be nice.

Perhaps they already do, I haven't tried a clean install with W7 over a system that already had Windows on it.

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