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Windows 7: swapped vista for windows 7, world of issues


13 Sep 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 
swapped vista for windows 7, world of issues

hi people, im new to windows 7, ive only ever had xp but just got given my 1st laptop and im having a world of issues, ive had a flick through the site and you guys look as though you are the bomb at sorting out peoples catastrophies, hope you can help because i dont think its gunna be easy,

i got given the laptop with a faulty hdd which had vista on it, my daughters laptop had a broken screen so i decided to put her hdd in the laptop with faulty hdd, i knew there would be driver issues but what i wasnt counting on was, here is the list

base driver missing
keyboard is all wrong( tried alt+shift,made sure it was english layout)
mouse touch pad movement causes bsod(have to use usb mouse)
this is not a genuine copy of windows 7(pre installed from retailer)

i have scoured for hours to find some solutions but to no avail, even tried to go back to xp but got bsod and it wouldnt let me install it but i really want to keep windows 7 if i can, hope you guys can help, thanks in advance


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13 Sep 2011   #2

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Where did you buy your Windows 7 from?
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13 Sep 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

To me, the solution seems pretty easy. Since the copy of Windows 7 was meant for another laptop, you'll need a legit license for yourself. Once you get that, back up the data off the laptop, wipe the drive clean, and do a fresh install of Windows 7. Have the drivers for the laptop ready on a flash drive, and then load them once Windows 7's install is complete. That's around two hours of work, and you'll be running as if it is a brand new computer.
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13 Sep 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 

hi guys thanks for the replys, i havnt got a copy of windows 7, the laptop came from carphone warehouse so cant do a fresh install but did try to install xp but it got to windows setup then got bsod, but i want to see if i can save windows 7
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13 Sep 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/x86 Windows 7 Pro x64/x86 Windows 7 Home Premium x64/x86
 
 

You have to do a fresh install.

You will never save that.

I have 20 years of PC repair experience and you will never get that to work right any other way.
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13 Sep 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

What model laptop is it?
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13 Sep 2011   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 

sony vaio vgn-ns20e, but it wont let me even put xp on it
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13 Sep 2011   #8

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information   Information
We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
startup repair disc-create


Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?


How to make Sony Recovery Disks:
View Document

How to use Sony Recovery:
View Document

How to use Sony Hardware Diagostics:
View Document

How to order Sony Recovery disks:
1.Go to http://servicesales.sel.sony.com.
2.Enter your computer's model number (for example, PCV-XXXX), and click List Parts and accessories.
3.Follow the online instructions to order the Recovery Media Kit.
If you are not able to access the Sony Direct Accessories and Parts Center Web site, contact a customer service representative at 1-800-488-7669.
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13 Sep 2011   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

There's nothing stopping you from buying a legit copy of Windows 7 and doing a fresh install, as we've been suggesting.
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13 Sep 2011   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

The OEM version of OS is tied to the other laptop, so get a retail copy of Win 7 and do a clean install, as said by DeaconFrost. As for XP if it is an OEM version for that laptop and you have all the drivers it should install.
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