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Windows 7: trying to install win7 64bit ultimate of usb!

10 Sep 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 
trying to install win7 64bit ultimate of usb!

Hey everyone,
So i am trying to install windows 7 ultimate 64bit of a usb (i used the win to flash program and it said that it worked succesfully) on a HP Compaq Presario SR1560AN desktop pc (yes its old but i would really like Windows 7 on their for games etc.). When i boot off the usb it loades the files etc. but when i click install now it say setup is preparing blah blah but then it comes up with a page saying no drivers were found if they are on a cd then find them etc. and i dont know wat to do !!!! Is it because the computer iosnt compatible with Windows 7???? is it that i dont have the correct drivers/?? and if so then where do i get them???? please help!

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10 Sep 2010   #2

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 8 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

I usually let Windows grab them from the MS website during the install. That means being connected to the internet. As long as the drivers are available from MS, no problem.

What drivers is it asking for, specifically?

Do you have the driver disk that came with the PC? If so, put it in the drive and the installer should search for them there.
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11 Sep 2010   #3
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

My guess is it's looking for the SATA drivers for the hard drive interface. It can't install without them.
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11 Sep 2010   #4

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Welcome to Seven Forums: The first thing you should have done is run the Windows upgrade adviser. Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor - Download - Microsoft Windows After going to your HP site your system wasn't supported after XP so Trying to install a 64bit Operating system on this computer is going to be next to impossible.
Problem is their aren't any 64bit drivers for your system, the chipset drivers were last updated in 2005 for XP I just don't see this system being able to run win 7 64bit, Possibly 32bit using compatibility mode to install the XP drivers Compatibility Mode But even then it's a long shot. Sorry to break the bad news. Software & Driver Downloads Compaq Presario SARAN Desktop PC - HP Customer Care (United States - English) Fabe
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11 Sep 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LumpyTaco View Post
Hey everyone,
So i am trying to install windows 7 ultimate 64bit of a usb (i used the win to flash program and it said that it worked succesfully) on a HP Compaq Presario SR1560AN desktop pc (yes its old but i would really like Windows 7 on their for games etc.). When i boot off the usb it loades the files etc. but when i click install now it say setup is preparing blah blah but then it comes up with a page saying no drivers were found if they are on a cd then find them etc. and i dont know wat to do !!!! Is it because the computer iosnt compatible with Windows 7???? is it that i dont have the correct drivers/?? and if so then where do i get them???? please help!
The last time I recieved that message of no drivers found and can't install on this drive " last week", I just needed to rezero the drive using the diskpart commands. Follow the tutorial below to rezero your drive and see if Windows 7 will install after that.
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

HP does show that your Compaq SR1560AN has drivers for Vista 64 bit which means there is a good chance it will work with Windows 7 64, although finding the correct drivers might be more of a challenge.

Usually the Vista drivers will work but other times you need to track down a better one or install the Vista drivers using compatablity mode. Most of the time Windows 7 will automatically install working drivers but they might not be the best possible drivers for your system.
Compaq Presario SR1560AN Desktop PC - HP Customer Care (Peru - English)
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11 Sep 2010   #6

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Under Operating System Vista / Vista 64 bit it only shows Lightscribe System Software update. Unless I'm mising something which wouldn't be the first time. Fabe Software & Driver Downloads Compaq Presario SR1560AN Desktop PC - HP Customer Care (Peru - English)
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11 Sep 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thefabe View Post
Under Operating System Vista / Vista 64 bit it only shows Lightscribe System Software update. Unless I'm mising something which wouldn't be the first time. Fabe Software & Driver Downloads Compaq Presario SR1560AN Desktop PC - HP Customer Care (Peru - English)
Like I mentioned before, finding drivers might be a challenge but the processor is 64 bit so will work with a 64 bit Op system. 2.0GHz AMD Athlon 64 3200+

In my experience Windows 7 is very good at finding the right drivers for 64 bit systems so it's probably worth a try.

Those 32 bit XP drivers most likely wouldn't be worth using anyway so why not go with 64 bit and let Windows 7 find the right ones. I have had good luck with this on my older machines.

The error message would be different if he was trying to install a 64 bit OP system on a machine with a 32 bit processor. The error message as it stands indicates that the drive needs to be rezeroed for what ever reason. I had this same problem come up just last week and rezeroing worked for me so figured it might be worth a try.
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11 Sep 2010   #8

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Quote:
The error message would be different if he was trying to install a 64 bit OP system on a machine with a 32 bit processor. The error message as it stands indicates that the drive needs to be rezeroed for what ever reason. I had this same problem come up just last week and rezeroing worked for me so figured it might be worth a try.
Sounds like a good place to start to me. Fabe
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11 Sep 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thefabe View Post
Quote:
The error message would be different if he was trying to install a 64 bit OP system on a machine with a 32 bit processor. The error message as it stands indicates that the drive needs to be rezeroed for what ever reason. I had this same problem come up just last week and rezeroing worked for me so figured it might be worth a try.
Sounds like a good place to start to me. Fabe
Worth a shot anyway, no guarantee on anything here, but I've been messing with the same old compaq's and it's been working pretty well. I also like 64 bit systems so much better than 32, especially because of the 4GB memory which makes them seem faster.
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21 Sep 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LumpyTaco View Post
Hey everyone,
So i am trying to install windows 7 ultimate 64bit of a usb (i used the win to flash program and it said that it worked succesfully) on a HP Compaq Presario SR1560AN desktop pc (yes its old but i would really like Windows 7 on their for games etc.). When i boot off the usb it loades the files etc. but when i click install now it say setup is preparing blah blah but then it comes up with a page saying no drivers were found if they are on a cd then find them etc. and i dont know wat to do !!!! Is it because the computer iosnt compatible with Windows 7???? is it that i dont have the correct drivers/?? and if so then where do i get them???? please help!
The last time I recieved that message of no drivers found and can't install on this drive " last week", I just needed to rezero the drive using the diskpart commands. Follow the tutorial below to rezero your drive and see if Windows 7 will install after that.
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

HP does show that your Compaq SR1560AN has drivers for Vista 64 bit which means there is a good chance it will work with Windows 7 64, although finding the correct drivers might be more of a challenge.

Usually the Vista drivers will work but other times you need to track down a better one or install the Vista drivers using compatablity mode. Most of the time Windows 7 will automatically install working drivers but they might not be the best possible drivers for your system.
Compaq Presario SR1560AN Desktop PC - HP Customer Care (Peru - English)
So do the rezeroing first and then try and install Windows 7 64 with internet on? sounds good i will give it a try thanks everyone *fingers crossed*
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