Vista Upgrade Problems

 

You Must Rename or Remove <FolderName> Before Upgrade can Continue

 

Article Published by Marc Liron - Microsoft MVP

 

Finding a Solution for Vista Upgrade Problems

This article lists one of the 11 known Vista upgrade problems that you can use to help troubleshoot issues that you may experience when you try to upgrade your current version of Windows (for example Windows XP) to Windows Vista.

Note: Before you upgrade your current operating system and PC to Windows Vista, I recommend that you use FIRST use the Windows Upgrade Advisor tool to help determine whether the computer can run Windows Vista successfully.

For more information about how to obtain the Windows Upgrade Advisor, visit the following Microsoft Web site:



http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvista/getready/upgradeadvisor/default.mspx  

Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor scans the computer and creates a report of all known system, device, and program compatibility issues that may exist. The Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor also lists recommendations about how to resolve any compatibility issues that may exist. Additionally, you can use the report that the Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor generates to help select the edition of Windows Vista that best suits the way that you want to use the computer.

 

This Vista Upgrade Problems - The Error:

When you try to install Windows Vista, you cannot select the Upgrade option that is located in the Install Windows dialog box. Additionally, you receive the following error message in the dialog box:

Upgrade has been disabled

- You must rename or remove <FolderName> before upgrade can continue.


Note: In the error message seen, <FolderName> represents one of the following folders:

# Windows
# Users
# ProgramData

This problem may occur if one of the following conditions is true:

- You are trying to upgrade a Microsoft Windows XP-based computer.
- Your current Windows directory is not named Windows. Also, another folder that is named Windows exists on the computer.
- A Users folder exists on the same drive as the Windows directory.
- A ProgramData folder exists on the same drive as the Windows directory.

Resolution:

To resolve this problem, check for one of the folders that are mentioned in the "Symptoms" section. Then, use one of the following methods.

Method 1

Rename the folder. To rename the folder, follow these steps:

1. Right-click <FolderName>, and then click Rename.

2. Type <FolderName>_old, and then press ENTER.

3. Restart the Windows Vista setup from your current version of Windows.


Method 2

Delete the folder. To delete the folder, follow these steps:

1. Use a backup program, such as the Backup utility for Windows that is included with Windows XP, to back up the folder.

2. Right-click <FolderName>, and then click Delete.

3. Click Yes on the Confirm Folder Delete dialog box.

4. Restart the Windows Vista setup from your current version of Windows.


The above articles apply to ALL versions: Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Enterprise, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Enterprise 64-bit Edition, Windows Vista Home Basic 64-bit Edition, Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition, Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit Edition, Windows Vista Starter


...and that should have now resolved the Vista upgrade problem for you!

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