Problem upgrading to lightroom 5 using windows 7 64bit

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My lightroom 4 catalog stalls whens its being upgraded to suit lightroom 5, it is a large catalog 3500000 images, I have upgraded from lightroom 1 to 2 to 3 etc , it has been suggetest I split up the catalog which really isn't a suitable solution, this upgrade has coincided with update from vista 32bit windows 7 64bit, lightroom 4 was already performing badly which motivated the update to 5 at the moment I cant use either!
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Roger Richardson

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Becky Sowada, Adobe Employee

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Hi Roger,

Sorry to hear you're having this problem. How far does the upgrade go before stalling?

When Lightroom upgrades a catalog, it creates a second copy of the catalog, leaving the original (Lightroom 4-compatible) catalog intact. With a 3.5 million image catalog, I suspect the catalog size on disk is not small. Make sure you have plenty of hard drive space available before upgrading.