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I've been trying to upgrade from the Windows 7 Beta to build 7068, but I can't get any DVD with that build to boot, and trying to upgrade within Windows gives me the following error:

"An error prevented a required compliance check from completing. Cancel the installation and try upgrading again."

Searching Google for the error text returns only non-English results. Does anybody have an idea to fix this without doing a clean install. I really don't want to go to all that effort reinstalling games and other programs just for an upgraded beta.
Edited by mentholmoose - 6/2/09 at 12:03pm
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Re burn the media?
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skip it and goto build 7077 and try again.
    
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I'll try to burn 7077 on a new DVD. Hopefully it'll work out better. Before then, does anyone have any other ideas?
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I believe all Win7 Betas are fresh installs only. Correct me if I'm wrong. At least I have never been successful in upgrading between betas, always had to do fresh installs.

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I believe all Win7 Betas are fresh installs only. Correct me if I'm wrong. At least I have never been successful in upgrading between betas, always had to do fresh installs.

Flux
no you can upgrade from version to version. theres even a usb option so ya dont have to keep burning dvds.

on a side note i herd a newer version then 7077 has leaked. you may just want to look for the most current version to install.
    
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Awesome, I just got the error now trying to upgrade to the RC, and this is one of the best results on Google for the error... Does anyone have any ideas?

EDIT: Event Viewer doesn't show anything, and I tried removing all the compatibility checks from the sources, but it still does it. I can't think of anything else, and Microsoft probably won't understand a generic error like it.
Edited by mentholmoose - 5/5/09 at 9:07pm
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Awesome, I just got the error now trying to upgrade to the RC, and this is one of the best results on Google for the error... Does anyone have any ideas?

EDIT: Event Viewer doesn't show anything, and I tried removing all the compatibility checks from the sources, but it still does it. I can't think of anything else, and Microsoft probably won't understand a generic error like it.
http://blogs.msdn.com/e7/archive/200...xperience.aspx

cversion.ini needs adjusting.

Hope it helps

SIW2
post #9 of 13
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Not really, because that's not actually the issue I'm having. After I modified cversion.ini it still came up with this error. If you'd read the whole thread you'd notice I had this issue with other builds, too, so that is definitely not the problem.
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I finally found a fix for this today, if anyone is interested. It worked for me, but I don't know if it'll work for any other setups. The problem I had was that the partition I used for Windows 7 wasn't marked as the boot partition, because I was using another bootloader to load OS X, Ubuntu, and Windows. The solution was to make the Windows 7 partition the boot partition, restart Windows 7 just to be safe, and run the upgrade process again.

You'll have to modify cversion.ini if you're attempting an upgrade that normally wouldn't be allowed by Microsoft, as this only fixes the one error. I hope this helps someone else.
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