Failed Win7 upgrade--want newer Media Center

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I have had two failed attempts at upgrading my HP Vista 64-bit laptop.  I am
OK with Vista, but I would really like the updated version of Media Center
that I have on my two Win7 desktop machines.  Is there any way possible to
download and install just the Media Center upgrade without the Win7 install?


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no. Media Center is integrated. you need an upgrade license for the laptop.

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Have you tried a clean install rather than an upgrade?

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You can not do an inplace upgrade from 32 bit Vista to a 65bit OS such as
Win7 64bit.   If you are using a Windows 7 upgrade license you must do a
replacement upgrade of the 32 bit OS with a clean install of the 64 bit OS
into the partition containing the 32 bit OS.

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The laptop is a 64 bit Vista and I received the upgrade kit from HP
(containing a valid Windows7 license).  It seems to be a problem with some
of the drivers still not being available.  I thought that the "use this disk
first" disk was supposed to take care of that, but it didn't.  Both times
the installation backed out of it and said it failed.

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Re: Failed Win7 upgrade--want newer Media Center



Contact HP support it appears that there is something incorrect with the
instructions that they provided to you along with the Win7 disk(s).


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