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windows server in place upgrade hangs

By danzmanz ·
Hello,


I attempted an upgrade on a physical server from Windows server 2003 x64 standard SP2 to windows server 2008 r2 enterprise and it hangs at the last stage "transferring files, settings and programs" on 40%. It lasted about 2 hours then I rolled it back to 2003. Anti-virus software has been removed. This was done within windows not booting directly to setup.


Any ideas??

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done that

by danzmanz In reply to I think this is what you ...

I've done all that but it hangs at the last stage on 40%. It passes the compatibility test after a few adjustments. Might be some other software/hardware incompatibilities that it doesnt mention.

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It is most likely that then

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to done that

But you shouldn't rule out a possible Hardware issue like Failing RAM and test all of the Hardware First.

You can use the Ultimate Boot CD which is a free application to test the hardware with. It has all of the standard testing utilities included.

http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/download.html

Remember to download the ISO File not click on the add on this page. If you are asked for payment you have clicked on the wrong link.

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