Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Why I cannot install Win7 to my XP?


09 Jun 2011   #1

Windows XP SP3 32Bit
 
 
Why I cannot install Win7 to my XP?

Windows/system32/drivers/ql2300.sys
missing or corrupt

shows it after boot

What can i do? I havent got that file...

My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

09 Jun 2011   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Jun 2011   #3

Windows XP SP3 32Bit
 
 

I checked my pc with the upgrade advisor.That was what i do first.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


09 Jun 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

You can not upgrade for XP to Windows 7.
It needs to be a clean or "Custom" installation coming from XP.

Some More Info about upgrading from XP -> Windows 7: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...p-to-windows-7



If the upgrade advisor shows everything should be OK...

My advice would be to backup all the files you want to keep to a secondary HD, or whatever means your comfortable with.
Since a custom installation will wipe the drive.

Do not worry about programs. You will be better off re-installing these. Also, many may have a newer version for Windows 7.
Just worryabout your personal DATA such as Pictures, Music, Videos,Documents etc ...



Windows 7 should do fine with locating & installing all the drivers you need.
But as a precaution, it wouldnt hurt to download and save a copy of drivers for all your hardware to flash drive, or CD.

Once youve backed up everything you want to keep, boot from the DVD and do a clean installation of Windows 7.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Jun 2011   #5

XP, Vista, W7 64bit Home Premium
 
 

So sorry, Im not well at the moment, and i totally wrote that reply without thinking, your 100% correct - i best take a break its made me realise my responsiveness and memory are suffering.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Jun 2011   #6
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello schwalbe17, welcome to Seven Forums!



To go along with what Wishmaster has said, it would be best to do a complete wipe of the Hard Disk Drive / Solid State Drive and then start the installation process again, have a look at Step One of the Optimize tutorial below; after you have copied out or made back-ups of the data you need to save to external media, then boot the Windows 7 installation media to do the wipe secure erase to the HDD / SSD and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.

Whether you use diskpart to run either the clean all command to completely wipe a HDD / SSD or just the clean command to remove the format configuration data and don't use diskpart to create at least a single partition to do the installation to, letting the Windows installer do the format you will end up with the new Windows 7 System Reserved partition, if you want to make your own decision whether this partition is added, study these two (2) options below.
  • Then if you do not want to create the new Windows 7 "System Reserved" partition use the outline in Step Two #2 to create, format and mark Active a single 100GB partition to do the installation to.
  • If you do want to create the "System Reserved" partition use the outline in Step Two #3 to create, format and mark Active the System Reserved partition and then create and format the 100GB partition to do the installation to.
Either way, running the "clean all" then creating and formatting the partition(s) using diskpart will get you the best possible space to do a clean install of Windows 7 to; you can always extend the Windows partition to include the remaining unallocated space on the HDD / SSD or create additional Primary partitions or an Extended partition after the installation completes if you choose.

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

DISKPART : At PC Startup

Do a Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Jun 2011   #7
Microsoft MVP

 

Where did you get Windows 7? Confirm the ISO integrity and burn another at 4x speed using ImgBurn if necessary.

Boot the DVD to install: Clean Install Windows 7
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Why I cannot install Win7 to my XP?




Thread Tools




Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:23 PM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33