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Corrupted(?) Win7x64 to upgrade to Win8Prox64 -- Possible?

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    Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit (6.1, Build 7601: Service Pack 1)

    Corrupted(?) Win7x64 to upgrade to Win8Prox64 -- Possible?


    Hi, I just registered just to ask for this particular dilemma I have. Since it wasn't even posted on the "sticky" up top -- I might as well ask about it.

    Since Feb. 28 these are the updates that I have installed:

    -Platform Update for Windows 7 x64-Edition (KB2670838)
    -Definition Update for Windows Defender - KB915597 (Definition 1.145.817.0)
    -Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2739159)
    -Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2779562)




    Prior to Feb. 28 was just 4 updates for Windows Defender. Recently, around the start of March, my PC has been freezing up quite a lot of times, though it won't go to BSOD. Hours and minutes later, it still works, then came that time when I re-booted my laptop, and it went on a Disk Check. I skipped it once. However, when I was about to log-in, my laptop just went off and restarted again, I did the same thing twice -- still the same results.

    During Disk Check, I noticed it was deleting quite a lot of files, I just put the monitor to sleep and disregarded everything. When it was finished, I logged-in and notice a few things:

    -I can no longer click on the volume control on the taskbar.
    -My antivirus (avast! 7) won't start/work.
    -My Photoshop notifies me of a "corrupted file."

    I tried restarting again my laptop, and this time it went to Disk Check again, I looked at it carefully, and I notice some .dll files are being deleted. This keeps happening until this time of post.

    Right now, I'm still downloading Windows 8 Pro. And before I install this, I wanna ask something

    1. Can I upgrade to Windows 8 Pro ("Keep personal files only") -- even if my Windows 7 is already corrupted?

    2. What are the files covered by that option (as mentioned above) -- based on MS, it'll keep my "User" folder, how about my Libraries (Docs, Music, Pictures, and Videos)?


    The reason why I want to try that option above is because, I have a 465GB HDD on this laptop, it's loaded with videos of Animes (Naruto, Bleach, One Piece, Fairy Tail, etc) -- approx. 402GB is consumed -- and those series are hard to find -- I don't want to clean up everything coz I don't have the luxury to download them back all (sucky internet connection).

    My worry is, if I upgrade to Win8 -- it might be corrupted as Win7.

    Thanks in advance for any answers.

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    A little history of my Laptop:

    I bought it pre-installed with Windows Vista Home Premium x86 -> I "clean" installed it with Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (back when it was released).

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


    Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools first.

    Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
    Hard Drive Diagnostic Procedure
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    Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit (6.1, Build 7601: Service Pack 1)


    Hi, thanks for the reply. I tried using the SeaTools for Windows, I got the latest version from Seagate's website. have the latest version of .NET (4.5) -- after installing, I run the program, I got an error:



    Ever since last night, I haven't turned off my laptop -- I'm avaoiding that Check Disk. I also forgot to mention, about 2 days/nights ago, I had a BSOD fiasco, 0x0000007A it happened 3 consecutive times when I'm trying to fix my antivirus.


    Right now, I'm checking if I have any out dated drivers.
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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Download the Seagate bootable CD & run.
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    My w7 had lots of problems from corruption, from blue screens to lockups. Running explorer real slow to having to reload explorer manually. I upgraded to w8 and all my problems went away. Of course, w8 presented new problems like a new learning curve.
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    Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit (6.1, Build 7601: Service Pack 1)


    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Download the Seagate bootable CD & run.
    OK.

    I'll post results when I wake up tomorrow.

    Quote Originally Posted by rgauchey View Post
    My w7 had lots of problems from corruption, from blue screens to lockups. Running explorer real slow to having to reload explorer manually. I upgraded to w8 and all my problems went away. Of course, w8 presented new problems like a new learning curve.
    Exactly also the same things that happened with me on win7. Can I ask, did you "clean" install win8?
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    Quote Originally Posted by FrostJoke View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Download the Seagate bootable CD & run.
    OK.

    I'll post results when I wake up tomorrow.

    Quote Originally Posted by rgauchey View Post
    My w7 had lots of problems from corruption, from blue screens to lockups. Running explorer real slow to having to reload explorer manually. I upgraded to w8 and all my problems went away. Of course, w8 presented new problems like a new learning curve.
    Exactly also the same things that happened with me on win7. Can I ask, did you "clean" install win8?
    I did an upgrade. If that didn't fix things I was prepared to do a clean install. But, all is good right now.
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    Windows 8.1


    I'd do the "keep documents and setting" not a full upgrade.
    And It might be good to diagnose the problem first, as it may be a dying disk or a virus.
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