My first Windows 7 Upgrade

Yesterday I decided it was time to get off the fence and go all in with my Asus R1F tablet. Previously I had be dual booting Vista Business Premium and 7 Ultimate. The Vista partition is a full blow development machine with all the trimmings – except the Live FX – Live Mesh CTP (the one with the SDK). Id does have the Windows Live Wave 3 stuff installed and it has the beta version of Live Mesh as well.

So I wiped out the Windows 7 partition, extended my boot partition to reclaim that space. I renamed the drive from “Windows Vista” to “7” and run the upgrade.

First problem was that I had Poweshell 1.0 installed and I had to uninstall it. I was notified of this pretty early in the process – a couple of minutes – so no problem. The issue was how to uninstall Powershell 1.0. You have to go to the Uninstall Program utility in Control Panel – but it isn’t;t listed as an app. It is an “update”, so you have to click “view installed updates” and uninstall it from there. OK, that wasn’t so bad.

From there the upgrade went pretty well. It seemed to take a couple of hours, but it was a crazy day and I didn’t;t pay too much attention to it. It didn’t;t ask that I pay too much attention to it, nice.

So now I start up and I start getting error. Dialog boxes popping up one after another

msnmsgr.exe – No Disk
There is no disk in the drive, please insert disk into drive 
Cancel | Try Again | Continue

Windows Feed Synchronization
Do you want to send more information about the problem?
then the path to a .hdmp file.

On the whole these are the apps that have complained so far:

  • msnmsgr.exe
  • moemonitor.exe
  • winmail
  • unregmp2.exe

I am going to uninstall all the Windows Live stuff and see if that helps.

See you on the other side,

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