Today Windows 7 is the latest version in the market. Many people who are using Windows Vista want to upgrade them to Windows 7 but not all of them are successful. Generally, users use Windows 7 installation disc to get this latest version of Windows. However, when the disc is run for the completion of installation an error message occurs. If you are also facing this problem and have been looking for its solution then you have landed at the right place. Here you can find the reasons why this problem occurs in your system and more importantly how can you rectify it.

Make System Compatible

When a user wants to upgrade to Windows 7 from Windows Vista then he is required to uninstall a program called Raxco PerfectDisc 9. Normally when you upgrade Windows without uninstalling this application an error message will occur. The error message says that the process of updating cannot be completed until this application is installed. Thus in order to complete the process you first have to uninstall PerfectDisc 9 from the system. Many people find difficulty in locating this program as they think they never installed it. However, one should know that this program is pre installed in the system and you must uninstall it.

Root Cause of Problem

If you think that the problem will end here then it is not true as even after uninstalling PerfectDisc 9 you receive error message that ask you to uninstall the program. This is the actual point that users find irresolvable, as they do not know what is happening internally in the system. Even after uninstalling the application, PerfectDisc is not removed from the system completely as the setup file of the application is still present in Program Files Directory. This setup file is the cause that hinders the process of updating Windows Vista to Windows 7. When a system scan is done, the process involved in compatibility check finds this file and conclude that PerfectDisc 9 is present on the system.

Deleting PerfectDisc 9 Manually

You may come across many different types of solutions that will not waste your time but money as well. The simplest way to deal with this problem is very easy and does not require much technical knowledge. You can follow the below mentioned series of steps in order to upgrade to Windows 7.

  1. To uninstall the PerfectDrive 9, click on the Start Button and then choose Computer from the long list of icons.
  2. Then double click on the drive in which the Windows have been installed. Generally, drive C:\is used for this purpose.
  3. In the drive, when you find a folder with name Program Files Double click on it.
  4. Inside the folder, you can see PerfectDisc folder. You should delete by right clicking on the folder and choosing the delete option.
  5. Restart your system after deleting the application.
  6. Continue with the updating process.

The problem of updating Windows Vista to Windows 7 after uninstalling Raxco PerfectDisc 9 is quite common. However, one can get rid of it by following few easy steps.