PC keeps rebooting after upgrading from Vista to Windows 7

If you have gone in for the option to upgrade from Windows Vista to Windows 7, and if you find that the upgrade attempt has failed and you get an error message

This version of Windows could not be installed, Your previous version of Windows has been restored, and you can continue to use it

The PC on subsequent reboot/s keeps showing you the same message.

In such cases, you may want to try the following:

1. Select Windows Vista instead of the default Windows 7 setup when you see the boot entry menu.

2. Insert the Windows Vista Media into the drive and exit the Windows Vista Setup when its launched

3. Click Start > All Programs > Accessories > Right click the Command Prompt icon > Click Run as Administrator.

4. Type the following command at a command prompt and hit ENTER

Drive:\boot\Bootsect.exe /NT60 All

In this command, Drive is the drive where the Windows Vista installation media is located.

5. Restart your PC.

Source: KB974078.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of TheWindowsClub.com, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.


  1. iSHiOK

    this is why i still remain to use ‘windows XP’

    haha …

  2. XP is like an old shoe, worn-in, cozy, comfortable, which no one wants to discard 😉

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