Failed to upgrade on windows 7 using PCMover

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Hello All,

I am trying to upgrade to windows 7 from windows vista service pack 1 machine and I get an error message from PCmover stating that installation requirement of Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 is not met. I tried fixing this issue by first by applying an update from Microsoft to windows InstallShield. This did not fix this issue and then I tried manually installing visual C++ files available from windows for 64 bit version of computers. But still I get this error. What went wrong? Am I not installing the patches correctly or is something wrong with these download links? Please advice. Any help you can give will be greatly appreciated.



PCmover Windows 7 Upgrade assistant

The files for installation requirement Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable – x86 could not be found. The installation will now stop. This is probably due to a failed, or cancelled download.

Answered By 70 points N/A #187961

Failed to upgrade on windows 7 using PCMover



Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Package is a very important component for those programs that are created with Visual C++ by Microsoft. Your PC doesn’t contain the installation of this important package that’s why this error is appearing.

According to the error, download this Visual C++ 2008 Runtime SP1. Then you should be easily able to run the application.

Answered By 572345 points N/A #298150

Failed to upgrade on windows 7 using PCMover


I don’t think installing an update will help because in the first place, Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable is not compatible with Windows 7. The program can only be installed on Windows 2000 Service Pack 4, Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows Server 2003. It also requires that Windows Installer be upgraded to version 3 or 3.1.

Since this is the case, try uninstalling Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable from your Windows Vista then try it again with PCmover. If you are upgrading your operating system from Windows Vista to Windows 7, it is probably best to just perform a clean install. Though this means more work, it ensures that all programs are compatible with Windows 7.

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