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    Stirwpgp is offline Beginner
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    Default Cant install windows 7 from vista - error code 0x80070500

    Ok,

    bit of a long one, but I will explain best I can!

    Bought windows 7 to update from vista. Couldnt install because of an error code 0x80070500, said I should run chkdsk. Tried running chkdsk, said it was already in use so I scheduled to run on start up....This is were it gets strange...

    Wouldnt run because it says 'no direct access to file' then it carried on loading, for some reason it come up with 'activate now' or activate later' so I thought ok, still got key on bottom of laptap ill just put vista key in again, but when I select activate now it skips straight telling me the key isnt genuine without me even putting one in! try selecting 'enter different number' but it just freezes! ...ANY help much apprriciated!

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    Why don't you do a clean install with the upgrade disk: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...7-version.html

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    Check ur H/W once, chk for Hard disk , if its from Seagate, run Seatools to chk status of your hard disk. Sometimes if Windows finds any error in Hard disk it refuses to install . Seatools even corrects any defects if it can be rectified.
    Also remove any devices attached to your PC before upgarding.

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