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Windows 7: Help with windows 7 installation

15 Aug 2011   #1

windows vista 32bit
 
 
Help with windows 7 installation

I am trying to upgrade from windows vista 32bit to windows 7 32 bit home premium, but a message saying "d:sources win setup.dll is either not designed to run on windows or it contains an error. try installing the program again using the original installation media or contact your system administrator or the vendor for support" after i click ok another message says "windows could not update the installation files. to install windows close setup and restart the installation. error code 0xc1.
i would very much like assistance with this matter

: i have the windows 7 instalation disk and windows vista seems to be up to date

I have had windows 7 on this laptop before and it worked fine no problems
i receantly set the laptop back to "out of box settings", and have
updated everything that needed to be updated

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15 Aug 2011   #2

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Have tried a Clean Install?
Uning this tutorial:
Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

You can clean the HD Drive first with this tutorial:
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
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15 Aug 2011   #3

windows vista 32bit
 
 

No i havent
dont want to screw it up but ill give it a go
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15 Aug 2011   #4

windows vista 32bit
 
 

Just out of curiosty wouldent formating the main drive that has the current OS on it cause your system to shut down and not do anything
or get a bllue screen or a softrware error ?
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15 Aug 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by XxsoulwolfxX View Post
Just out of curiosty wouldent formating the main drive that has the current OS on it cause your system to shut down and not do anything
or get a bllue screen or a softrware error ?
Formatting your system drive would indeed render your computer inoperable, but it won't prevent you installing another operating system.

It is your BIOS settings that decides the boot order and providing it is set up to boot from your CD/DVD drive all you need do is insert your Windows DVD, reboot and watch for the prompt to tap any keyboard key to boot into your Windows DVD.

At this stage, it doesn't matter whether anything is on your hard drive or whether it's just a blank drive, you'll be able to install Windows on it.
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15 Aug 2011   #6

windows vista 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by XxsoulwolfxX View Post
Just out of curiosty wouldent formating the main drive that has the current OS on it cause your system to shut down and not do anything
or get a bllue screen or a softrware error ?
When you do the clean install?
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15 Aug 2011   #7

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

I would first check if that disk is bad or the iso is bad. Is it a readymade disk or a home-burnt one?
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15 Aug 2011   #8

windows vista 32bit
 
 

But does anybody no why this is happening?
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15 Aug 2011   #9

windows vista 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
I would first check if that disk is bad or the iso is bad. Is it a readymade disk or a home-burnt one?
its a ready made disk
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15 Aug 2011   #10
Microsoft MVP

 

Back up your files externally, make your Recovery Disks so you have a path back to factory condition, or save a Backup Image of the entire HD first. Back up installed drivers from windows/system32/drivers, run an audit of installed hardware and software including keys using Belarc Advisor. Gather your program installers.

Boot the Windows 7 installer, choose Custom Install, then Drive Options (Advanced) to Delete all partitions not needed, following illustrated steps given here: Clean Install Windows 7.

If you Delete all partitions to create New ones and Format, the installer will issue a 100mb System Reserved boot partition which conveniently places the Repair Console (normally only on the DVD or Repair CD) on the F8 Advanced Boot Options menu. Partition as you wish and Format before installing to first OS partition.

The installer is mostly driver-complete, with newer arriving quickly via optional Windows Updates. Just in case, have your Wireless driver on flash stick or CD so you can get online quickly. Then enable hardware driver auto-updating and check for optional Updates frequently.

Any drivers still missing in Device Manager can be found on the Support Downloads webpage for your model computer or device. Driver Install - Device Manager

Install updates and then programs slowly over time to gauge performance changes after each. Don't let any programs write themselves into msconfig>Startup as they slow startup, become freeloaders on your RAM/CPU and can spy on you. I only allow AV and gadgets. Startup Programs - Change

Use a lightweight free AV like MS Security Essentials which works perfectly with Windows 7 Firewall. http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/

When it is finished, clean and order the HD perfectly using state-of-the-art free CCleaner Disk and Registry tabs, then Puran boot-time defragger + full Disk Check after adding Intelligent Optimizer on Additional Operations tab:
CCleaner - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com
http://download.cnet.com/Puran-Defra...-75115626.html

Finally save a Windows 7 Backup image externally so you never have to reinstall again, just reimage the HD (or replacement) using DVD/Repair CD with the stored image. Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

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