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Just upgraded my weather pc to Vista from Xp no real problems just java the boltek driver too sort out and .net 1.1 which had a fit.

Got it running nice so next stage would be windows 7.

First of all I needed to remove the backup up program and the defrag O&O program as both are fairly old and probably won't run under windows 7 and I got newer versions.

So the plan was remove reboot install new versions and backup again before the upgrade.

Damn thing blue screened on reboot and wouldn't start again.

Ran check disk of bart just in case while the engineer fixed the washer. No go.

Now I've got a backup image so pop in the rescue disk and pull it off the network. Worked last time not this time. grr.

Okay stick the image on my usb stick as there isn't a lot on the computer anyway. 1 gig too big for the usb stick. damn.

Copied the image to a spare disk and plugged it in.

Booted off bart shuttlecocks no acronis plugin on that copy.

Off to work and got my discs from there.

First bart corrupted back up old version of acronis.

next bart yes finally.

This time I removed the offending programs before I upgrade.

Still leaves .net to sort out but that isn't a problem.

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Vista can be a real pain, i would of waited till Windows 7. Which is already out now actually!

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Vista can be a real pain, i would of waited till Windows 7. Which is already out now actually!

Doing it slowly as you can't upgrade XP to Windows 7.

Since it's a fairly clean install I haven't many qualms going by stages.

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Now putting windows seven on after a load of upgrades and backups.

Bloody boring really. If it wasn't for the crash this would have been done hours ago.

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Now up and running. At last I can update my website with weather data.

weatherlink 5.8.3 Weatherdisplay, nextstorm and virtual vp all work fine. You have to reinstall the com port and drivers for vp and nextstorm but thats it.

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