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Windows 7: laptop wont let me install ><


15 Jun 2009   #1

xp pro
 
 
laptop wont let me install ><

hello hello i have just recently pulled out my old laptop from storage because, well i dont really know, but i wanted to install 7 on it and well... its not letting me install. ive tested the disks, both the x86 and 64bit versions against my desktop and they both boot up just fine anyone have any ideas??


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15 Jun 2009   #2

Win7 7600 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by crankmonkey View Post
hello hello i have just recently pulled out my old laptop from storage because, well i dont really know, but i wanted to install 7 on it and well... its not letting me install. ive tested the disks, both the x86 and 64bit versions against my desktop and they both boot up just fine anyone have any ideas??
You may need to go to the laptops bios screen and change the boot order to CD/DVD drive first then the hard drive. Different computer have diffferent ways of accessing the bios you may need to wait for the splash screen and press F2 of F8 or even the Delete key. When you get in and have changed the boot order save and exit it should reboot, then a prompt will say press any key to boot from disc. Press any key and th einstallation process should start.
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15 Jun 2009   #3

xp pro
 
 

i have it set up so that it goes cd rom then hard drive then removable device

ive even go to far as removing the hdd option from teh boot device priotity and still dosent seem to wanna work for me
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15 Jun 2009   #4

xp pro
 
 

ohhh when i tried to intsall teh 64bit ive gotten an error about not being able to install because of 0xc000000f or something like that
any thoughts?
thanks
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15 Jun 2009   #5

W7 7127 X64
 
 

maybe your BIOS doesn't support x64?
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15 Jun 2009   #6

xp pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The Sly Assassin View Post
maybe your BIOS doesn't support x64?
its possible, but even so why wont it let me boot x86? when i have it set to boot from cd/dvdrom it just sits there for about 30s flashing - then it boots to xp
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15 Jun 2009   #7

Windows 7 x64 Pro
 
 

What kind of laptop specs are you running I am curious
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15 Jun 2009   #8
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Are you trying to dual boot, or just upgrade?
What build number of Windows 7 did you download (as an ISO)?
Are you sure the DVD you made is okay, or possibly corrupt?
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15 Jun 2009   #9

Windows 7 x64 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
Are you trying to dual boot, or just upgrade?
What build number of Windows 7 did you download (as an ISO)?
Are you sure the DVD you made is okay, or possibly corrupt?
I think in the OP he had mentioned that the dvd works in other machines except for his laptop.

I wonder if you need to update your drive's firmware.
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15 Jun 2009   #10

xp pro
 
 

its like a 3-6 year old alienware laptop thats become of no use to me anymore, its rocking a 3.2 P4 and 1gb ram to be more exact its an area-51m 766 i was thinking of looking to see what kinda firmware upgrades i could get, and i was planning to just streight up install, no dual boot on it
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