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17 Aug 2011   #21
gregrocker

 

You used Ultra ISO trial version following the steps I've written out several times now? There is no burning, then stick is written to from the ISO off the DVD. This is the only program I know that can do this.

No hurry. We'll be here as long as it takes and beyond.


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18 Aug 2011   #22
dustywoodworker

Windows 7x32 Home Premium & XP SP3 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
You used Ultra ISO trial version following the steps I've written out several times now? There is no burning, then stick is written to from the ISO off the DVD. This is the only program I know that can do this.

No hurry. We'll be here as long as it takes and beyond.
Sorry for my misuse of terms. During my military days as a technician, one of my tasks was to "burn proms/eproms". Guess I had a flash back.
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18 Aug 2011   #23
dustywoodworker

Windows 7x32 Home Premium & XP SP3 x86
 
 

I have abandoned the idea of a dual boot for right now. I am confused enough just trying to resolve my original problem. Maybe later, after I have Windows 7 operating, I will come back to the dual boot idea.

Earlier Greg, you instructed me to: "While in BIOS setup set SATA controller setting to AHCI to try install, then IDE if that fails".

I am unable to find those options in my BIOS though I do find a section labeled "SATA Controller". Are these two settings (if I have them available) special modes? If so, what is the normal Mode?

After doing a bit of research (googling) I may now have a clue. Despite what my system specs indicate - I am not operating in RAID Mode. I had a major HD crash and when I recovered I came up in SATA Mode. I was unable to locate an identical HD to replace the one that failed.

Are the recommended modes applicable only to the RAID setup?
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18 Aug 2011   #24
gregrocker

 

What choices are available under SATA controllers in BIOS?
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18 Aug 2011   #25
dustywoodworker

Windows 7x32 Home Premium & XP SP3 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
What choices are available under SATA controllers in BIOS?
Phoenix - Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility

Silicon SATAII Controller
Disabled
SATA Mode **
RAID Mode
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18 Aug 2011   #26
dustywoodworker

Windows 7x32 Home Premium & XP SP3 x86
 
 

I had a question about how I was going to BOOT from the USB Flash Stick so I inserted it. The USB is not one of the items listed in my BOOT Priority list but then I realized that I was not booting.

Much to my surprise, a Windows 7 windows came up.

It offered the choice of either Upgrade Adviser or Start Now. I opted for the Adviser to make sure my machine was still compatible.

I was real tempted to just Start Installation but I did not.

I do not want to disable that computer again until I am certain the I have done all the downloading that I need to.

The other computer (this one) does not perform well online. It is an old machine with a slow 384MHz processor.
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18 Aug 2011   #27
gregrocker

 

Use SATA mode.

Haven't heard of UPgrade advisor being offered by installer before. Might be something new. What does advisor report?

If USB isn't listed in BIOS Boot order or one-time BIOS Boot Menu key when plugged in, look under HD's or Removable. It should list the stick model, select it to boot. Clean Install Windows 7
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18 Aug 2011   #28
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

This is what you happened upon, not really the best way if others are available.


Clean Install Windows 7 from the Windows 7 Desktop

Clean Install Windows 7 from the Windows XP Desktop


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18 Aug 2011   #29
dustywoodworker

Windows 7x32 Home Premium & XP SP3 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Use SATA mode.

Haven't heard of UPgrade advisor being offered by installer before. Might be something new. What does advisor report?

If USB isn't listed in BIOS Boot order or one-time BIOS Boot Menu key when plugged in, look under HD's or Removable. It should list the stick model, select it to boot. Clean Install Windows 7
I am mistaken. The choice was not for the Advisor but rather to "Check compatibility Online". When clicked on that it took me to the Adviser.

There were three alerts. My RealTek driver needs to be updated, I need to update IE7 and the Graphics Adapter won't support Windows Aero.

I have the driver, I'll download IE8 and I don't know what impact Windows Aero will be. Hopefully, I can deal with the graphics adapter later.

The USB (with Windows 7 ISO) is listed on My Computer as one of the removable devices but with a different icon than before.
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18 Aug 2011   #30
gregrocker

 

The installer is not booting but running from the OS.

Did you tap the F8 key at boot to try to access the one-time BIOS boot menu to see if the stick is listed, perhaps under USB, REmovable or HD's?

It would be good to resolve the bootability issue first on the DVD or flash stick since it may be needed for repairs in which case it needs to be booted.

If necessary you can try running install from OS.
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