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    New Lounger
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    I have four PCs: one desktop system and three notebooks (mine, wife's, daughter's). I installed Windows 7 on all them. This way:

    Desktop PC - Removed Vista Home Premium 32-bit and made a clean install of Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
    Notebook 1 - Upgrade install from Vista Home Basic to 7 Home Premium
    Notebook 2 - Upgrade install from Vista Home Basic to 7 Home Basic
    Notebook 3 - Clean install of 7 Home Basic

    Of the four, only those I upgraded from Vista are showing problems:

    Notebook 1 - All of a sudden, the Windows Update history was empty and that line of text that reads Most recent check for updates was indicating Never!

    Notebook 2 - The Turn Windows features on or off box is empty.

    I'm still searching for help on these and meanwhile considering a clean install for both systems.

    Has anyone here had problems specifically related to Vista to 7 upgraded systems only?

    @ home: Windows 7 Pro - 64-bit • Intel Core i7 • 6 GB RAM
    @ large 1 (me): Windows 7 Home Premium - 64-bit • Intel Core i5 • 6 GB RAM
    @ large 2 (wife): Windows 7 Home Premium - 32-bit • Intel Dual Core • 2 GB RAM
    @ large 3 (daughter): Windows 7 Home Premium - 64-bit • Intel Dual Core • 3 GB RAM

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    Many of the problems encountered and specified in these forums are related to the In Place Upgrade. if your old OS is pristine, this may work well, but for the normal user, the Clean Install gives the best chance for success. I upgraded 5 PCs to Win 7 using the Clean Install and all went splendedly with no problems. Just do it, clean install the other 2 as well.
    BACKUP...BACKUP...BACKUP
    Have a Great Day! Ted


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    The solution provided here by Microsoft didn't work. And Ted, the old OSes on both notebooks were pristine, like you said. The only difference between them is that one was OEM and the other retail. I'm not sure but it seems to me that some Vista "leftovers" might have something to do with those problems.

    UPDATE
    Solution for notebook 2 - The Turn Windows features on or off box empty found here:
    FIX Blank or Empty List in Vista Turn Windows Features On or Off (OptionalFeatures.exe) Thanks, Raymond!

    Fortunately I didn't need to go farther than step four.
    @ home: Windows 7 Pro - 64-bit • Intel Core i7 • 6 GB RAM
    @ large 1 (me): Windows 7 Home Premium - 64-bit • Intel Core i5 • 6 GB RAM
    @ large 2 (wife): Windows 7 Home Premium - 32-bit • Intel Dual Core • 2 GB RAM
    @ large 3 (daughter): Windows 7 Home Premium - 64-bit • Intel Dual Core • 3 GB RAM

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