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Windows 7 to 8 upgrade hangs at Moving your settings: 97%

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    Windows 7 32-bit

    Windows 7 to 8 upgrade hangs at Moving your settings: 97%

    I got a Windows 8 32-bit copy from MSDNAA and tried to do an in-place upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 8 with it.
    Everything was going fine and dandy (albeit slow) until it got stuck at "Moving your settings: 97%".
    Left it running for half an hour but it did nothing, so I had to do a hard reboot. Fortunately it went back to Windows 7.
    I tried to upgrade it again today and unsurprisingly, nothing changed.
    I know I could try a fresh install but I have lots of programs and four user accounts that would make the upgrade more trouble than it's worth it.

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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1

    Welcome to EightForums.

    Try with a replacement Video Card.
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  3. #3

    You would be better off doing a clean install. Just do not format your hard drive during the install, and drag and drop your files and folders from the Windows.old folder that is created in C:/ during the install. All of your files will be there.
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Windows 7 to 8 upgrade hangs at Moving your settings: 97%

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