I've got a month-old G60, and Vista just crashed (blue screen on any non-safe-mode boot-up) and I was wondering if I will be able to install windows 7 to a computer in this state. The reason I ask is that I don't want to have to take it into a repair-shop, considering that windows 7 ships on wednesday and I might be able to solve the problem with a new OS. Just so you know, I tried system restore at various restore points to no avail, and I have no recovery discs because the disc creation program would not work before this happened--and, again, I would rather not have to purchase new discs when a new OS would fix it.
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Have you tried pressing F10 for the System Recovery at the very beginning of the startup. That should take you to the option to reformat your computer to the way you bought it and you might loose your files.
Either way it might erase your files if you do the upgrade because it will bring everything from vista to 7 and the error might do or disrupt something. So the best way is to reformat the computer and then do the upgrade or do a Custom install and that should put all the files in windows.old and you can grab what you want from there and when you did you can delete that folder as it takes too much space if there is nothing you need. But you will need to install all the programs from there and in the folder swsetup, the programs that came with HP should be there.
Hope this helps.
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