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Solved: how to install Windows XP over windows7 ?

Q: Solved: how to install Windows XP over windows7 ?

Hello guys

I have installed windows 7 in my laptop for about couple of months ago,
I feel borthered with the IE8 applications and keeping you signed on etc..

finaly I wanted to format and install XP, is the best OS worked for me untill now..
I was trying but always saying u cannot write on this newer version?
what should I do to erase this wind7 and install windws XP, I dont want to make patition and keep it, I want to delete it completely, it's very annoying and bothering me a lot

I will apreciate if any potiential guide line steps,
best regards

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A: Solved: how to install Windows XP over windows7 ?

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I have an HP Compaq dx2000mt desktop that has windows7 32bit enterprise installed on it. I tried to install windows7 home 32bit to replace the enterprise OS. As I was installing it stated the old OS would be marked, XXX.old and it went forward, then came to a point where there were booting errors. and it stopped installing. Now I am left with a half install, and a full OS the boot section now in its own drive named disk 0 system reserved.
I partioned the C drive and allocated 20gb and tried to install there. I received the same errors seems that my boot.ini is stuck in the system reserved and I cant figure out how to incorporate disk 0 over to disk C, so that my boot is in the same disk drive.
I have really messed this one up. I have installed an operating system before and never had so much trouble.
Any advice would be helpful.
And please if you have an answer, something for me to do, it needs to be A.B.C.'d out step by step as Im not an expert. But I guess I already proved that...
Thank you in advance.

A:Failed install windows7 home to windows7 enterprise

Clean Install Windows 7

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Hello guys

I was trying to install XP in laptop "Acer aspire 2920Z" which is currently running with windows7. every time I press F2 to log in to setup it takes me to a page titled "Phoenix TrustedCore (tm) Setup Utility" and under this title a bule band has 5 categories" information, Main, Security, Boot and Exit, I went to Boot and selected: Boot priority order: and there are 7 titles or options.. I tried all of them for many many times.. even I knew I must selced: CD/DVD: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-T20N-( did this many many times... but the XP CD never loaded..!!

any options or alternatives to rid of this win7 pls?
I am really in need if a quick reply with lot of thanks indeed,

A:Solved: How to install XP over windows7 ?

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I am at a loss here and hoping some of you may have some ideas.

I recently purchased Windows 7 Professional 64-bit. The version of Windows 7 I purchased is the full install and not the upgrade. I was running Windows XP sp2 32-bit.

After inserting the DvD and booting to it, I followed the on-screen instructions. Things seemed to be going smooth. I did a custom install, and chose to format my primary (system) partition, to ensure a completely clean install. I then proceeded to install Windows 7. I entered all my information, and got to the screen asking me to enter the product key. I enter the product key and hit next. The blue mouse wheel spins and spins and spins indefinitely.
Waited multiple hours. Somehow lose signal on my monitor, so can't see what's going on. I reboot and repeat. Same thing after the product key screen. The blue mouse wheel constantyl spins if I am monitoring it and moving the mouse. If I leave for an extended time, when I come back I have no picture on the monitor and must reboot.
Tried to finish install in safe mode. Got the message that I can't complete setup in safe mode. Went into BIOS and disabled USB1.1, USB2.0 and USB Legacy. No USB ports are hot. Tried install again. Blue Mouse wheel spins indefinitely after I enter the product key.
Disabled Network devices and OS PnP. Blue mouse wheel spins indefinitely after I enter the product key. Dropped from 4gig RAM to 2gig. Blue mouse wheel spins indefinitely after I enter the product key... Read more

A:Solved: Windows7 Install Hangs after entering Product Key

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HI all, since replacing my  HD, windows 7 worked perfectly for about 3 months then suddenly  flagged that windows is not genuine, also i am unable to install windows7 SP1, all details below and thanks
in advance for any  help

I am unable to install windows 7 SP1, i have downloaded it numerous times but it  always fails to install
Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (KB976932)
Installation date: ?2019/?07/?01 03:10 PM
Installation status: Failed
Error details: Code 80070017

Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
Windows Validation Data-->

Validation Code: 50
Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-76HMH-M4RKY-V4HX6
Windows Product Key Hash: CegQyzk5Zd0qxFdtmueCy9UmviY=
Windows Product ID: 00371-OEM-8992671-00013
Windows Product ID Type: 2
Windows License Type: OEM SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7600.2.00010100.0.0.048
ID: {71B94676-A10A-433B-9FA8-73226A24FB25}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Professional
Architecture: 0x00000000
Build lab: 7600.win7_gdr.110408-1633
TTS Error:
Validation Diagnostic:
Resolution Status: N/A

Vista WgaER Data-->
ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

Windows XP Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
File Exists: No
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
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I had previously had a issue with a virus/Trojan, I downloaded multiple aintvirus/malware removel
Tools, to no avail. So I decided to do a full recovery, apon the recovery completion my system starts to reinstall windows. At that point after registry install the system gives error message that windows is unable to install to "thuis systems hardware" I have tried everything I know and was suggested via tech support.. Any ideas(besides buying a recovery CD or new OS) please help ASAP. Have college work due end of week.

And now its saying hardisk failure and bios is not recognizing my HDD..

A:Windows Failed Install after (Windows7) system recovery.

if bios is not recognising hdd it could either be a problem with drivers or your hdd is "fried"

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I recently have posted aboutan issue with recovering from a partition whichwent fine.

So I went through to do a clean re-install of windows 7 with a boot USB to get rid of factory bloatware and when I do. it gets to the option to write to a partition it sayscan't write to a GPT partition. Which is not really a big issue as plenty of tuts to.change to MBR which I have read.

But also if it dont make it to the option to write to a partition I get an error where windows says cannot find the device drivers installation. I have spent a day trying to find a way to get drivers on there.And I dont want to convert to MBR and still get the same driver error.

I have wrote the bo0t USB using different programs and still get either of those errors.

Windows 7 DVD - USB does not work either so pretty stuck atm

Computer Specs:
Asus X401A
As X401A - 1AWX/USB3.0
Intel Celeron B820 dual core processor 1.7ghz
HDD 320GB 5400R SATA
4gb ddr3 1333 of ram
No optical drive...

A:Windows7 cant install on GTP partition & Device Driver install missing

Do you have a uEFI/BIOS firmware?

How to install Windows 64 bit on a uEFI/BIOS firmware:
UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with
UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with

UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows
For Windows 7 take note of STEP 11.

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Hi guys... I am trying to do a clean install of Windows7 and after install began a window came up saying : Windows cannot install required files. Make sure all files required for installation are available and restart the installation.
My PC is a COMPAQ Presario 5700F, prebuilt, Windows7 .
How/where do I find the required files and such?
Thanx for your help.

A:Clean Install of Windows7 - cannot install required files

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

How are you going about installing Windows? Vis USB, CD, or a recovery partition?

Where did you get the copy of Windows?

How far into the installation does it get?

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After doing a custom install of windows 7 home premium, instead of an upgrade, I am now having issues acessing the files and programs located in the windows.old file. The shortcuts to these files show on the desktop, however, they cannot be accessed. I also seem to have lost all personal settings. When clicking on any of the shortcuts I get error message, stating the file has been moved or changed. I have unchecked the various hidden files, even system files, and still I cannot get to my information contain in the windows old file...any suggestions would be greatly appreciated

A:Solved: Windows7/ windows.old file help needed

You cannot run the programs from the windows.old folder . . you should be able to copy the files from the windows.old folder to the user folder in the new instalaltion.

How did the shortcuts get on your desktop?

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During the installation process of W7 it is possible to load drivers, e.g. the downloaded SATA, LAN and Graphics drivers for a specific motherboard (MoBo ASUS P7P55D).
However, these files are compressed zip files and Unzipping delivers a set of folders with in each a number of files. Which are the device drivers?
In other words: what is the extension of a device driver? Inf? And how to present it?

A:How to install device drivers during Windows7 install

Quote: Originally Posted by Beekhof

During the installation process of W7 it is possible to load drivers, e.g. the downloaded SATA, LAN and Graphics drivers for a specific motherboard (MoBo ASUS P7P55D).
However, these files are compressed zip files and Unzipping delivers a set of folders with in each a number of files. Which are the device drivers?
In other words: what is the extension of a device driver? Inf? And how to present it?

No, not during installation. The Windows 7 DVD normally has all drivers on it. When you have completed the install, it will search the internet for drivers and DL if needed. You should be OK.

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I would like to instal a fresh copy of windows7 on my laptop but don't have the disks. However i found the product keys on the bottom of my laptop that i am sure are windows7. now where do i find the disks? if someone could help me i would appreciate it

A:Trying to install windows7

Quote: Originally Posted by fastdrive

I would like to instal a fresh copy of windows7 on my laptop but don't have the disks. However i found the product keys on the bottom of my laptop that i am sure are windows7. now where do i find the disks? if someone could help me i would appreciate it

Welcome Fastdrive to the windows 7 forums.

It would help to know what kind of laptop you have. You evidently have an oem version of windows 7. Most laptop vendors will send you a set of re-install disks for a small fee. Other people's windows 7 disks most likely will not allow you to install using your laptops product key.


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Hi i am facing some problems when i tried to install few applications on my laptop which has windows 7 home basic OS installed. i am getting below error.

"an error occurred while trying to rename a file in the destination directory" Acces is denied.

the screen shot is attached.

please help me in this regard.


A:not able to install on windows7

How are you trying to install? Where did the appl come from? What are the appl?

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I have this weird problem. I have until now installed a countless number of windows on any given computer but this is the first time I stumble upon this kind of problem. This is an HP laptop infected with a lot of viruses and i can barely turn windows on. That's why I decided I do a format and clean install, but every time I try to boot it from cd it gives me the white blinking line and after a few seconds it continues loading the old version of windows(it's like its not even reading the disc even though I can hear the disc spining) and when i try to boot it from the usb it just keeps displaying the white blinking line. I should mention that I tried both the usb and cd on another computer and they work fine. Thank you

A:Can't install windows7

Is the computer set to boot from the disk first in the bios? I am sure that even if you reinstall Win 7 the first copy of Windows will be put into a folder called Windows.old which will mean the viruses will still be there. I would wipe the disk clean before installing Windows again.

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Just installed Max Payne 3 on my pc and asap i go to the installed folder gets a death blue screen . Friend told me that i should install SP1 to solve this. So i downloaded [windows6.1-KB976932-X64 (903MB)] and when installing gets error shown below.
Present OS version:
Error: ( i restarted, run as administrative rights and all that i can do, but still...

A:Can't Install windows7 SP1 on PC..Please Help

You may succeed if you first uninstall Max Payne 3 and then install SP1. After that you may again install Max Payne 3.

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I am in Thailand and my old Dell 1458 needed service. I contacted Dell (Malaysia) for a service location and the final result was a fried motherboard and Dell accepting no responsibility.  So I went and bought a new Dell  Inspiron 5559 (Why?). Computers here come with either no OS or Ubuntu even though Dell advertises Windows 10. I have the original reinstallation Windows 7 disc from the Dell 1458. Can I use that to install Windows 7 on the new computer? 

A:Install Windows7

No. If your 5559 didn't come with Windows, you can't install it without purchasing a license.

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I recently installed Ubuntu 9 onto a USB HDD and I took out my Windows HDD and put in my old backup HDD and did the install that way now I can either have the linux HDD either plugged into the USB or inside the laptop itself.

I tried to put my Windows HDD into the USB caddy and boot from there and it did not work it got to the splash screen where the four parts of the window comes together then a blue screen of death flashes for a fraction of a second then it restarts the system and it never gets past that point. Is there a way I can get it to work via the USB route? It has nothing to do with the hardware compatibility of USB caddy because my Windows HDD is the original HDD that came with the caddy. I swapped my original drive with that one because it was larger. So is there anyway I can accomplish this without having to reinstall Win7 onto the drive as reinstalling all my software too is a pain in the behind so if that can be avoided then that is what I would like to do.


A:How can I install windows7 onto a USB HDD?

You can't install Win7 on an external USB device. What blocks it is the USB controller. The same external or flash drive would work if it is plugged via IDE/SATA cable.

MS tries hard to keep this from being possible as otherwise you could carry WIn7 around in your pocket to any machine.

A few claim they have done it but admit it runs horribly slow.

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A:how to install IE7 on windows7 ???

Sorry it's not possible to install IE7 on Windows 7

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Am wanting to do fresh install of W7. After placing DVD disc into DVD player and then restarting and pressing Delete key to enter BIOS I get two different choices to boot from DVD. One says DVD and the other says DVD UEFI.

Which one do I pick?
Would both choices ensure I have a bootable OS?
If I install using DVD UEFI choice will that install allow me to clone my OS which I would do with Acronis True Image 2014?
Does my current installation have some way of knowing how my current OS install was done..either DVD or DVD UEFI

My motherboard is an Asus Z87C and the BIOS screen has the words Asus UEFI in top left corner.

I have never done an install of OS so please help as I do not want to do the wrong type of install. Thanks Gary

A:Install Windows7 from DVD or DVD UEFI?

Neither method would be considered wrong. Just choose boot from DVD, let us know what heppens.

Could you please post a shot of Disk Managenent now, before you start.

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

You do not have to go into the bios to make a choice, just use the 1 time Boot Menu key, ususally F8 then choose boot from dvd drive.

You should really research the subject before even attempting this.

Clean Install Windows 7

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Hi there I have a windows 7 64bit and I use Firefox (unfortnely there only 32 bit) . what version of jdk I should install in my PC, 32 or 64 bit?

A:What java install in windows7?


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My dell laptop came with windows vista when I bought it last year but I was entitled to a free upgrade to windows 7 which I installed without any problem. But a couple of weeks ago my pc crashed and the repair shop reset it back to vista. But when I tried to re install the windows 7 upgrade I just get this error message: 'This installation disc isn't compatible with your version of Windows to upgrade you need the correct installition disc for more information check your computer's system information.to install a new copy of windows restart (boot) your computer using the installation disc and then select custom advance' I tried re booting several times but I just get the same message.

A:can't re install windows7 upgrade

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I've heard that v can run dual softweres like win10 in one half and win7 in other half., so can i go with 6th generation laptop or 7th (hp-au620tx)

A:can i install windows7 on hp-au620tx?

Hi @kavyadm, how do you do ?Welcome to HP Forum ! Check this site with information about the windows dual boot (win 10, 8 and 7):http://www.howtogeek.com/197647/how-to-dual-boot-windows-10-with-windows-7-or-8/http://www.pcworld.com/article/3050502/windows/you-can-dual-boot-windows-7-with-windows-10-but-there... I hope that helps !Can I ask you a favor ?If the question is clarified, mark my answer as "resolved" and click on the icon of the "hand" to provide "congratulations" in recognition.Have a nice week !Im a volunteer in the HP Forum !   

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The error when install program on windows7.the windows installer service could not be accessed.the can occur if the windows installer is not correctly installed.

A:Cannot I install program on windows7

This may be of some help.

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So I tried to upgrade from 7201 to 7229 and I got a black and then went to grey screen, so I had to rollback to 7201, upgrade was a nogo for me, so then this morning I did a fresh install of 7229 and to my surprise it installed in less then 22 minutes. So if the RTM will install in less them 30 minutes I am going to get it as soon as it is out. the install time gets better with every new release.

A:Windows7 RC 7229 install

It is very fast installation. Even from a DVD-R.

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I deleted everything on my hard drive using a program called WipeDriveWizard.
It seems this program also deleted every driver,therefore there is nothing left.

Now I try to reinstall Windows 7 which works up to the point where
I am asked to Load Drives.
I get message: No drives found.

Question: from where can I get the requested driver ?
It is not on my Window7 DVD nor an the Motherboard Chipset DVD

I appreciate your help

Saturn 3

A:Looking for a driver to install Windows7

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yes hello to all i have a quick ? is there anywhere i can download windows 7? u see i have a product key but the thing is i dont have a 7 disc.

A:windows7 fresh install?

You will need to either buy a new disc or find the original disc what came with the key.

There are no legal downloads of Windows 7.

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I had installed IIS on windows 7 local host page is not showing and also when i am going IIS manager in windows 7 when im going to start the service from the right but it showing some error

A:error getting after install of IIS on Windows7

Hi aRafay, Welcome to the forums Have alook at this Microsoft Knowledge article Error 0x80070020 when you try to start a Web site in IIS 7.0 It may answer your question

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I am trying to do a clean install Windows7 in place of an existing XP Pro operating system. I have followed Windows Easy - Transfer to & from Computers procedure. All backed up to external drive K - I have tried this once but for some reason instead of installing on the C drive it went to another drive D. I did not see during the installation and options saying the drive to install to. I expect I will need to format D to get rid of it. Having done that is it best to disconnect D so this does not happen again? Should I also switch off the external drive K till the installation is complete?

Help will be greatly appreciated.

A:Windows7 from XP Pro install query

Was your OS installed to d: or is your file transfer defaulting to D: while your os is on the c: ?

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I just want to know is there any problem in installing software's on Windows7 that are actually designed for windows XP.
Like Firefox, VLC, and many other softwares at download.com.

Actually softwares are getting installed.

Is the windows xp and windows7 same inside.
I am having windows7 ultimate on my laptop.

asking this Just for information.

Thanks and regards

A:Can I install XP softwares on windows7

It depends on the software. Most software that installs on XP will install on W7 also, though there are a few incompatible programs. Some programs will require running in compatibility mode. With Ultimate, it is also possible to use XP Mode, if you hardware supports it...although I don't know how useful that would be on a laptop.

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The error when install program on windows7.the windows installer service could not be accessed.the can occur if the windows installer is not correctly installed.

A:Cannot I install program on windows7

This may be of some help.

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My platform is XP with Q6600 cpu and DFI infinity P965 MB, after fashly installed Windows7 either in 32bit or 64bit, the Win7 cannot reboot after the POST, can someone tell me what is wrong and any solution?

A:Windows7 cannot reboot after fresh install

Post a picture of your Disk Management and tell us which partition is supposed to be Windows 7. Make sure all fields on the picture are expanded so that the whole entries can be read.

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When I go to start> shut down, windows 7 shuts down and my monitor loses input, but my computer (fans, lights, processor, hdds, ect.) stays on completely. I have to manually hold the power button to shut down. I have checked the power settings and googled this problem but havnt had any luck. Previously ran Vista Home and no problem. Also installed 8 gig of Corsair ram previous to installing 7. purchased mosly new software other than Office2007.

Anyone have any ideas? thanks for any help!

A:New install Windows7 Professional 64 bit problem

Hello there,

In windows7 the shit down button is custumizable to either put the pc in to sleep mode or hibernate. In your case it might be set to put your pc into sleep mode rather then shutting your pc down. Here is a link to another thread on this forum to show you how to do this,


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I try downloading the patch 13 hrs as well as the standalone installer nothing happen

A:Can't update windows7 pro clean install.

If you carefully and properly follow the steps HERE for installing and updating Windows 7, the "checking for updates" function should work fine.

I've done 3 separate clean installs in my test computer to confirm this.


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I have just built a new computer -

Asus Sabertooth P67 B3
Intel i7 2600K (2nd Gen)
Seagate Barracuda 1TB 32mb cache
ATI Radeon HD 6870
Corsair 16gb DDR3 1600mHz
Thermaltake TR2 RX 650w
LG BDrom/DVDwriter

This is my first build. I have upgraded Mobo bios to 3209. I get the BSOD when I try to load Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit. [0x0000007E] Can anyone help? I know I have probably missed something. I did scan though the previous posts breifly to see if someone had the same prob.

A:Can't Install Windows7 Ultimate on NEW BUILD.

Is the Ultimate disc retail, OEM, borrowed, burned, or what?

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I have two computers that are running Win XP Home and one that is running Win Xp Media Center Edition. Will I have any problems upgrading the Win Xp Media Center Edition?
Currently I'm trying to upgrade the system with Win Xp Home. It has a Gigabyte AMD AM2 Socket (GA-M57 SLI-S4) motherboard, AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 6000+, 4 GB of ram and a Creative SB Audigy 2 ZS soundcard.
I ran the windows 7 upgrade adviser on the computer and then someone suggest I also run the vista upgrade adviser as well. On both it is telling me that there is a problem with "Windows Aero Support". I've seen lots of posts stating it will run on their video card but I have not seen anything on mine and need to know if I can upgrade to Win 7 Home Premium without a problem. My video card is a NVidia Geforce 7900 GTX. Does anyone know if that card will work with Win 7?
Then also it is telling me that my D-Link DWA-130 Wireless USB adapter is a problem. I went to their website and they have Vista drivers but not Win 7. Someone suggested not downloading the D-Link drivers but downloading the vista drivers and that it would work. I have little knowledge regarding Win 7 and therefore didn't know if this was good advice or bad advice on downloading the vista drivers. Is anyone here using this wireless adapter successfully with Win 7?
Last it mentions that it is not compatible with the Creative Game Port. I don't know if this is something that is downloaded with my Gigaabyte motherboard recovery dis... Read more

A:Windows7 install compatibility issue

Quote: Originally Posted by nanllyn

My video card is a NVidia Geforce 7900 GTX. Does anyone know if that card will work with Win 7?

Hi, Nancy. That upgrade thing makes video mistakes all the time. Your video card and motherboard, in this case, will run Windows 7 with Aero very well.

If the USB wireless adapter has Vista driver, then it will work on 7 as well. You may need our help here to get it to run, but it's no sweat.

Now about Creative. There is a hobbyist named Daniel K. that has made much better drivers for the card. Creative, in plain English, is horrible. With Daniel K.'s driver, you shouldn't have any problems running this card. The Creative game port is for pluggin in midi devices and/or gamepads for games. It is probably not needed by you, since the motherboard itself most likely also has this functionality. Anyway, Daniel K.'s driver should fix that too.

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Here is my proposed plan.

Right now XP is loaded onto the D: Drive and my machine is only booting the D: Drive. Im getting an error 1/2 way through expanding the Windows7 OS and my comp says cannot reboot to finish install

1.) XP loaded onto D: drive
2.) Windows7 loaded onto Crive
3.) Not enough room on the D: drive to have both (About 4g of space)
4.) Machine is booting to D: drive, not C:. I know this cause i get into the CMD line and its states D: [documents and Settings]

Proposed solution

1.) Reinstall XP from scratch
2.) during install phase, format C: and select that as the location for the XP files and programs.
3.) load network driver so I can connect. Load.net, Load Audio and get all my necessary updates for XP, except security updates and Internet Explorer updates, etc, Display driver, etc
4.) once I am connected, load Windows7 files onto C:drive and start the install from there
5.) Run Windows7 upgrade Advisor to see if there is anything that will conflict, i.e. missed driver or update, if all is good, launch windows7 setup and cross my fingers

1.) I must have changed something, or a default is directing my machine to boot into D:
2.) There will be an option upon the primary XP install, to create a partition for XP on C:
3.) Once I am confident that my machine is booting to C: and everything looks right, I should be able to install Windows7 from there and during the restart cycles it will continue to boot from C: allowing the installation to finis... Read more

A:Upgrading Windows7 from fresh XP install

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Hey people of sevenforums
I have BSOD problem that continuously comes from my first windows 7 upgrade.At first i thought my old HDD was responsible so i swapped to SSD disk,but no luck.Crashes come while playing,or breezely surfing on the web with no games at background at all.Anyways i wanted to seek solution here .Uploading minidump files , i hope we can find or at least narrow down the reasons of these crashes.The chronologically last report belongs to crash during surfing ,the one before that became while playing World of Tanks game.
Thanks for your time.

A:BSOD's since Windows7 install ,seems randomly

Interesting things occurred ,i felt i needed to share;
*I was not able to see desktop after crashes today by normal startup(not safe mode).So i decided to try safe mode.By the way safe mode always succeeds at starting system.
*Opened windows in safe mode with networking
*Uninstalled Nvidia drivers by add/remove program utility within Windows
*Told me to restart/so i did.
*System started in normal mode.Windows updated my graphics driver to 311.xx .Told me to restart after installing.
-I restarted system in normal mode .After windows logo with 4 colours at black background,system has frozen.Could not see the desktop even.
*So again,started system with safe mode.This time i unplugged system from internet.Also uninstalled Nvidia drivers
*Restarted system in normal mode.Now i have default windows vga drivers,NOT Nvidia ones.Also i used driversweeper program from guru3d.com to delete last remnants of nvidia driver.
I think these information narrowed down my problem to graphics card.Simply my system won't start with nvidia drivers.Is this software side problem or hardware side?Any answers will be appreciated.

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Hi have had a search so sorry if this has been posted elsewhere.

I want to install Windows8upgrade (just downloading the ISO now).

I have my Windows7ultimate 64 and have two questions :

1) I want to do a fresh install of Windows8 on my SSD drive. Do I have to install Windows7ultimate first or can I just install WIndows8 from the ISO I am downloading from the windows8 setup using this guide? :

2) If I don't have to installWindows7 prior to installing the Windows8upgrade will I lose any functions from the Windows7Ultimate edition to the Windows8 Upgrade? I have purchased Windows8Pro.

Thank you for your time and help.


A:Can I install Windows8upgrade without Windows7 installed.

You should be able to do a clean installation, but there are some people where it didn't work.

There would be also the option to get one of the following MSDN-ISO's:

- en_windows_8_x86_dvd_915417.iso
- en_windows_8_x64_dvd_915440.iso

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I run XP Pro which boots from a removable caddy IDE drive.
I want to do a clean install of Windows7 on another drive which I can use in the caddy to test the OS.
All is fine until the computer does its first reboot during install, then I just get error message that PCI.sys is missing or corrupt and it tell me to go back to the repair on the install DVD. When I do that, it goes through the motions of repair but just comes up saying that it cant repair and thats as far as I can get.
The install DVD is fine because I have tried the exact same install routine with a removable caddy drive on another computer.
Any suggestions.

A:Windows7 wont fully install

this is obviously a basic problem with my machine, as I have just tried to install Vista and get exactly the same problem and error messages. I can install Win XP Pro all day with no problem, but it is obviously something in the new types of OS that is causing it to fail.
Anyone know what it might be ??

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I have a windows 7 32bit install and when I attempt to install service pack 1 I get the following error message: Trust_E_NoSignature 0x800B0100

I have also run the Windows update diagnostic tool which tells me it can not fix 2 items
the 0x800b0100 error and cryptographic service components are not registered.
see picture attached
When I look in services Cryptographic Services are started.

SFC found no errors

attached is the cbs log file as well

Any help will be greatly appreciated


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I'm desperate, I have bought a HP model m9710be for our company to be used by the trainee but it came with Vista pre-install. All the other PCs are running on XP profesional or Windows7 business...

How could I just delete Vista and install Windows7 business?

Thank you before hand for any idea or suggestion.
nfs-eu: confused:

A:Need to delete Vista and Install Windows7

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has anyone had installation issues when using Gigabyte based systems?
I have been trying to install windows7 RC on a system using a GA-73PVM-S2H motherboard with no luck, it will progress to the first restart ok but crashes just after the restart. I have tried only using 2g ram, SATA HDD and IDE HDD with no change. PC runs Vista Ulitimate with no problems.

I have also tried to install it on a Gigabyte HTPC H963 system that also runs Vista ok, this system also crashes in similar manor. I know the DVD is ok as it installs on my laptop no problems

What makes it hard is that I get no errors, screen just goes blank and the PC reboots saying that windows was not shut down correctly and when it tries to reboot it just continues in an endless loop of crashing

Any ideas would be great

A:Windows7 install issues with Gigabyte

Was gonna say bad burn until I read you installed it well on laptop.

Um, you could try again with minimal USB devices connected. Like if you have USB stick connected, remove it. Or camera...etc...leave only the keyboard and mouse attached if they're USB.

There are people that have had trouble with certain graphics cards like this. There are also tricks to get around that. What card(s) are involved here?

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Hi,I just bought a new PC From HP : an ENVY 750-124 with the following config :Motherboard : Odense (Pegatron)Processor :       Intel Core i7-6700RAM :                  8GB (DDR3-1600)Video :                NVIDIA GeFORCE GTX 970Network :          Realtek RTL8161 - 1000 Base-T Ethernet The PC is delivred with Windows 10 installed on a 1 TB SATA III 7200 rpm I replaced the installed Disk by a New SSD SANDisk Ultra II 240 GB (SATA III) I Booted on the Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium X64 SP1 DVD, using the USB HP Keyboard and mouse delivred with the PC. The operating system is loading well and when appear the bitmap screen asking wich language , which keyboard to select, my mouse is not working (but the red light is working underneath) nor my keyboard and I am unable to continue the installation.I have tried  with a USB logitech keyboard+mouse K330 : Same issue. I have tried also with the "System Recovery" 4*CDROM made by HP in 2012 (Windows 7 recovery media for Windows 7 product for HP 64bit PC, HP 685931-DW1 Build ID: 12WE1MRW603) : Same issue ! (The bitmap screen is not the same, it is asking wich language to select, but I can't press on the continue buttom on the screen). Does anyone has a clue how to have th... Read more

A:Unable to Install Windows7 on a Brand New PC

Be sure to use the 2 usb ports (1) next to the ethernet port on the back for the mouse and keyboard.    USB 2.0: 2LAN (Ethernet)HDMI: 2USB 3.0: 2Audio: Line inAudio: Line outAudio: Microphone 

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Hello Forum,

I have a laptop Lenovo which is somewhat old. I had to disc wipe my drive and do a
clean windows7 Home Premium install. The install west smooth and I plugged my
cat5 cable in and went to the update screen. For some unknown reason Microsoft updates will not
download. I activated my install and Microsoft advised it was a legal install. My question is: What
do I do now coach ??



A:Windows7 Home Premium Install

Does your installation has SP1?
If not, it's the fist thing to download and install.

For the updates MS releases SP2 for Windows 7

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Whenever I try to install Windows 7 SP1 it fails. I've searched all over the web to find a fix and nothing has worked. I thought I'd come here since you guys always helped me with other issues.


A:Windows7 64bit SP1 install fail

Hello, is the OS of Windows 7 failing to install or is it SP1 for Windows 7 that fails to install?

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Hey there.  I have a XPS 420, purchased in 2008, Windows 7.  The machine runs slowly, browser hangs up a lot, Shockwave crashes, lots of malware.   I've tried to re image the computer - no change.  

Now i'm considering completely wiping everything out and starting over with a Clean Install of Windows 7.  Is there a document that would take me through all necessary steps?

A:I would like to do a total clean re install of windows7

If the system has never been reloaded, power on, press F8 a few times, and choose "Repair" and then "Recover" from the menu that appears. This will reload the factory image on the system.
Once that's done,  you will likely want to to apply the Windows 7 post-SP1 rollup, or you'll be installing a few hundred updates through Windows update:
It might also be a good time to consider upgrading to Windows 10 while the offer of a free upgrade is still in place.
If this is what you mean by "reimage" -- you've already done it and the system is still slow -- run an extended hard drive diagnostic on the system (f12 at powerup).  You may find there is something wrong with the hard drive - which, if original, is already well beyond its expected lifespan.

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Ok, so I've been using win7 for the past few years and out of the blue, it gives me a message: Microsoft Windows is not responding. So i hard-reset my computer and now windows won't load. I have the installation disc, but the disc won't install windows
on my hard drive... even after I formatted it. I also got some error message that said something about MBT or MGT or something like that, if needed, I can write it down. I'm currently using a linux usb to use my PC temporarily until I fix this.

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