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Windows 7: upgrade from xp 32 to win7 64 with dvd


05 Feb 2011   #21
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Use this tutorial to make a bootable USB stick with the ISO files and boot from the stick to install.


USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create


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05 Feb 2011   #22

Windows XP 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Use this tutorial to make a bootable USB stick with the ISO files and boot from the stick to install.


USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create
I think I did this already using method 1?
I followed the steps PART 2 - How to create a bootable Windows 7 USB Flash Drive but can't get the computer to actually boot up from the usb flash drive, maybe my pc is too old to do it?

method 2 is no good since i have xp32 and trying to 'upgrade' to win764
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05 Feb 2011   #23

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Check in the bios whether the computer can boot from usb or not. If it cant you need to run out and buy a blank dvd or 2.
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05 Feb 2011   #24

Windows 7 Professional (x64/SP1) /Linux Mint 16
 
 

I had this problem, if your motherboard has it enable 'usb legacy support'.

Also after I enabled that it still failed and I found a tutorial that said I need the 'Bootsect.exe /nt60 L:' off the cd

I found this was the best tutorial after 30mins of looking, my dvd drive was broke and my windows was corrupt.

How To Boot And Install Windows 7 From USB Flash Drive
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05 Feb 2011   #25

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Have backup all your DATA?
Looking at your spec's, Pc is not to old for USB boot.
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05 Feb 2011   #26

Windows XP 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BrutalLogiC View Post
I figured this meant I just needed to load it from boot menu so i selected "removable device" as the #1 boot option
my mistake, I didn't realise "removable device" was not my usb!

put USB disc above "SATA1 Maxtor drive" in the hard drive boot menu and hard drive in position #1 and #2 in the overall boot menu.... pc boots from usb

so now what happens is I get
'windows is loading files...' then 'starting windows' and the install windows 7 program loads up. I selected 'custom/advance' and appear to install it and automatically reboots

as it reboots i enter bios and put the usb device down the order so it doesn't run the install again

it starts windows
'setup is updating registry settings'
'setup is starting services'
then goes back into install menu and says 'completing installation...'
then reboots again and i get a black screen but see the mouse cursor
eventually it reboots again

i get options to boot 'earlier version of windows, windows 7 or windows recovery console'

i choose windows 7

starting windows appears and then i get a black screen with my mouse cursor showing again

still waiting for it to do something..... doesn't look good using laptop now
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05 Feb 2011   #27

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

Seems that you installed on another legacy drive and you have 2 boots.
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05 Feb 2011   #28

Windows XP 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zardoc View Post
Seems that you installed on another legacy drive and you have 2 boots.
hmm ok don't understand what this means though do you know what to do about it?
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05 Feb 2011   #29
Microsoft MVP

 

Choose "Earlier Version of Windows" on the Windows Boot Menu given at startup to see if XP is still on the machine.

If so you can try running the Windows 7 installer from XP desktop to Custom install using the steps given by Zardoc in post #31.

If this fails, try booting the Win 7 installer to do a Custom Install, using Drive Options to delete all partitions, create New one(s) as you wish, then format before installing to first partition. Screenshots depicting these exact steps are here: Clean Install Windows 7

If this fails, next wipe the HD of all code to try install: SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

Next try resetting the CMOS: http://pcsupport.about.com/od/fixthe.../clearcmos.htm

If all fails, time to test the RAM using memtest86 CD for 5-6 passes and HD using maker's diagnostic/repair extended CD scan: http://www.carrona.org/hddiag.html

Please report back what happens with each step including exact error messages if any.
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05 Feb 2011   #30

Windows XP 32 bit
 
 

Thanks I will try. Not sure about booting from DVD, that was my original problem but will try dvd and if not go back to usb boot.
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