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To upgrade to Windows, please remove Windows

By Mauricio Freitas, in , posted: 11-Oct-2007 22:30

I think this image does not require many words... I am trying an upgrade from Windows Server 2003 R2 to Windows Server 2008... This is classic:



Upgrade has been disabled

You must rename or remove c:\Windows before upgrade can continue.


It's now 10:30pm, I need to sleep. I can't stand restoring the virtual machine and doing it all over again tonight...

UPDATE: It's morning now and I found the problem: the image used to create this machine (not me!) used \WINNT as the home folder. There was a single file in \WINDOWS. Once I moved the file to the appropriate location all started working again. The migration is going ahead.

I am leaving this post here for documentation - if anyone finds the same problem...


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