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Upgrading win 7 pro


hgrock

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hello all, i downloaded a trial progran and deleted it then i had problems with windows no internet and i get this error, windows cannot connect to systen event service, my system restore has been disabled etc. i tried a repair no joy, so i tried an upgrade but because the installed version is newer it wont upgrade. i am trying to avoid a clean install. how can i get past the "you have a newer version of windows" and do the upgrade

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gengiscant

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Start your computer in safe mode with command prompt. At the command prompt, type rstrui.exe, and then press ENTER. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation

What was the trial program?

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gengiscant

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Sorry meant to add: To begin entering Windows 7 Safe Mode, turn on or restart your PC,press the F8 key

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Zeppelyn

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You are getting this message as Im guessing you have Service Pack 1 installed whereas your disc is the original.

You basically have two options, Uninstall SP 1 or slipstream SP 1 into a new Windows 7 disc using something like RT7Lite.

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gengiscant

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That's useful 'zeppelyn'

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