Abstract — the purpose of this paper is to inform the reader about 10 common problems and issues associated with the Windows 7 operating system.
None of the operating systems from Microsoft are free of flaws and Windows 7 is no exception, although the number of problems is far less than with previous Microsoft OS versions. In this paper I will identify some useful tips on how to resolve some common issues with Windows 7.
III. WINDOWS 7 ISSUES
1. Upgrade hangs at 62%
The first installation problem you're likely to encounter in your upgrade from Vista to Windows 7 may not be obvious at first. But after your progress bar sits at 62 percent for more than 10 minutes or so, you'll know something is wrong. The culprit is a service called Iphlpsvc, which may stop responding to the system during the installation. Fortunately, the solution is relatively easy. If you don't feel like messing around with your system settings, download Microsoft's automated fix, MicrosoftFixit50319, and install it. Follow the wizard, and it should resolve the problem in about a minute.
If you'd rather just correct the problem yourself, start by rebooting your PC. After logging back in, click Start, right-click Computer, and click Properties. Click Advanced, Environment variables, then System variables, New. In the Variable name field, type MIG_UPGRADE_IGNORE_PLUGINS. In the Variable value field, type IphlpsvcMigPlugin.dll. Click OK to close the windows, and then start your installation again.
2. Endless reboots
A more annoying Windows 7 upgrade headache is the reboot loop. This irritating bug causes the system to reboot and to present a message stating that Windows 7 could not be installed, and that the previous version (Vista) has been restored. The next time you reboot the PC, Windows begins the upgrade process again, leading to the same error after the next reboot. And so on.
To escape this endless reboot cycle, select Vista from the boot menu...