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Windows 7: Flashing artifacts


04 Jan 2012   #11
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

Windows XP Black doesn't sound like an official release of windows XP. If its a pirated copy you have no way of knowing if its been altered and or modified and I wouldn't trust it. Is your other XP CD an original Microsoft CD or a copy of one? Is your windows 7 DVD an original Microsoft DVD or a copy?

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04 Jan 2012   #12

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Yeah its not legit, and yeah I was just desperate to get a desktop. My windows 7 is a burned copy, lost original, and the actual xp is the hard copy. I was never able to get xp to boot from start up.. but I might beable to auto run it now but im not sure
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04 Jan 2012   #13
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

If that PC has a floppy drive you could give this a try.
How to obtain Windows XP Setup disks for a floppy boot installation
Is your XP CD an upgrade version? Some of those were not bootable and had to be launched from another MS OS.
EDIT: I had an older PC that wouldn't boot from a Windows 7 DVD, it was a BIOS limitation. Windows XP was fine but Windows 7 got me a "Cannot boot from CD code 5" message. I had to install XP and then run the Windows 7 setup from there. It might be worth updating your BIOS if it adds windows 7 support. You'd have to look at the change logs for the latter versions to see what is fixed or updated.
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05 Jan 2012   #14

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Hmm, I will definately have to try that thank you. Eventually I would like to beable to run Windows 7, since that was my goal and what I was trying to do in the first place. The Cd is an actual base copy not an upgrade, but I actually have a hard copy of the upgrade as well, Speaking of Xp. And the Bios limitation sounds very reasonable, considering I do not have the most outdated PC. I really appreciate all the help
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05 Jan 2012   #15
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

If that motherboard has onboard video you could try removing your add-in video card and see if you can get to your Windows Desktop. Once you get XP installed I would run the windows 7 upgrade adviser before you try installing Windows 7 again.

Download: Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor - Microsoft Download Center - Download Details
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