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Lost data while upgrading to Windows Vista


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diego_in5

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I tried to upgrade my laptop (primary PC) to vista the other day. After running through the compatibility check (took a VERY long time as I have a lot of stuff installed on this box), it said I needed to uninstall Sharepoint Services. The problem is, I can't find where I have sharepoint services installed. It doesn't show up in the Add/Remove Programs list, there's no mention of it in my start menu, and the stsadm command mentioned here doesn't exist on my system.

The only mention I was able to find of Sharepoint services was under Office. It had Sharepoint Services Support installed. Uninstalling that didn't help, though. The other bizarre thing is the upgrade advisor said I was good to go. When I run setup from the DVD, it says I have to uninstall Sharepoint Services. Now guess what, this was not the only thing Next time when I boot my system it did not turn on. I Tried every possible thing but I guess I’ve lost my all data. Please tell me what I can do suggest a place where I can find the solution.
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Well, I would have thought the G2G forum-room dedicated to Windows Vista would be more likely to be able to help you with that, don't you? I would post problem in there. I don't have sufficient authority to move it for you.

Edited by pip22, 12 February 2007 - 02:27 AM.

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Sounds Similar Problems. I tried to upgrade to Windows Vista this past weekend and accidentally formatted and erased my entire hard drive in the process. Called Microsoft tech support and realized the mistake I had made. I thought I had lost all of my files until I found SalvageRecovery a data recovery software made by a SalvageData Labs and their guys helped to walk me though restoring all of my old files. May be you can think of trying it.
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There is no direct upgrade route To Vista when you boot off the Vista DVD, it will only let you wipe the drive.
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