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Windows 7: Introduction and a problem


26 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7 32-bit
 
 
Introduction and a problem

Hi All

I recently installed windows 7 and so far I am very pleased with it.

There is just one problem: I can not seem to install things from my CD-drive (this includes office 2007). I get an error message which is :"D:\ is not a valid win32-program"


Any idea of why this is?

Thank you for any help in advance.


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26 Nov 2009   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Azurelight View Post
Hi All

I recently installed windows 7 and so far I am very pleased with it.

There is just one problem: I can not seem to install things from my CD-drive (this includes office 2007). I get an error message which is :"D:\ is not a valid win32-program"


Any idea of why this is?

Thank you for any help in advance.
I was having a little problem with my DVD Drive after I installed Win 7. Download this program, Imgburn. It is a good burning program that is free. See if it makes any difference. Get it here. The Official ImgBurn Website
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26 Nov 2009   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Azurelight View Post
Hi All

I recently installed windows 7 and so far I am very pleased with it.

There is just one problem: I can not seem to install things from my CD-drive (this includes office 2007). I get an error message which is :"D:\ is not a valid win32-program"


Any idea of why this is?

Thank you for any help in advance.
Did you clean install or upgrade. If you did an upgrade, I suggest you start over and do a clean install. Are you trying to install 64 bit program on a32 bit OS? It sound like that might be the problem. Right click on my computer, go to properties and you can see if you are 32 bit or 64 bit. Your programs must be the same.
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26 Nov 2009   #4

Windows 7 32-bit
 
 

I don't think as such, that I ran a clean install. The harddrive I installed it on alredy had XP on it. This reulted, among other things, in the creation of a windows.old folder, but I thought it innert. It seems I might have been wrong.

I also got a wier error message from my wow today:


It seems they might be interarelated.

Just i case it wasnt alredy obvious, I am hardly a comuter wiz.

Thx for the ideas though....will try the program

Also FyI: I installed 32-bit.


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26 Nov 2009   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

If you had XP you did a clean install. That is the only way.
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26 Nov 2009   #6

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
If you had XP you did a clean install. That is the only way.
As far as I know, you are correct, but if a clean install was done, why is there a windows.old folder?

EDIT: Now that I think about it, I believe that I had a windows.old after a clean install also. I guess it is created by default.
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26 Nov 2009   #7

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
If you had XP you did a clean install. That is the only way.
As far as I know, you are correct, but if a clean install was done, why is there a windows.old folder?

EDIT: Now that I think about it, I believe that I had a windows.old after a clean install also. I guess it is created by default.
You have a windows.old with a clean or custom install. NO windows.old with an upgrade. No windows.old with a clean, clean install (format)
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28 Nov 2009   #8

Windows 7 32-bit
 
 

I decided to do a CLean CLean install (Format). However, I now have problems with the CD-Drive again. It appears that the drivers are not currently installed. which prevents me from installing the OS. However, the computer also seems to be unable to detect the drivers (for the CD reader) from the containing medium (which is , of course , not a cd).

The CD drive is a Pioneer DVR-111. Any one else had issues with those?
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28 Nov 2009   #9

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
You have a windows.old with a clean or custom install. NO windows.old with an upgrade. No windows.old with a clean, clean install (format)
If you have more than one physical drive, and install Windows 7 on a different (formatted) disk to the previous OS, you will get a windows.old.
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