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Windows 7: Can't seem to install 7 from my usb on my Vaio.

04 Dec 2011   #1
paul456

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Can't seem to install 7 from my usb on my Vaio.

I've got a Sony Vaio VGN-NS30E that was running 7 32-bit HP. The other day I upgraded my RAM from 3gb to 4gb. Everything was running perfectly, I noticed then that i wasn't using all the ram only 2.84gb after some research I found out that I needed to be running 64bit to use most of the RAM. So anyways earlier I went and bought a disk. I had upgrade using a pendrive, would use my disk drive but the laser is burnt out. I formatted my drive and went to proceed only to be halted by an error saying that setup cannot install on the partition (or something along those lines).

Anyone got any suggestions for me please on how to proceed and is this a Vaio problem?

Thanks Paul


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04 Dec 2011   #2
DMHolt57

 
 

Welcome to SevenForums paul456, Show us a screenshot of your disk management screen and we can prob get u up and running....
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04 Dec 2011   #3
theog

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Are you installing to 64bit hardware?

For better help with problems, Can you post your specs.
Filling out System Specs
System Info - See Your System Specs

Dont Know What Hardware You Have..??
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04 Dec 2011   #4
paul456

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Ok give me 5 minutes I'm just installing Zorin OS so I have something on it to use.
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04 Dec 2011   #5
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Have a look at this excellent tutorial: USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create
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04 Dec 2011   #6
paul456

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Are you installing to 64bit hardware?

For better help with problems, Can you post your specs.
Filling out System Specs
System Info - See Your System Specs

Dont Know What Hardware You Have..??
VistaForums SysInfo Tool - Vista Forums
I did check it out prior to starting and it did say it was 64bit compatible. So didn't think much else of it.
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04 Dec 2011   #7
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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All Linux code must be deleted using the CLEAN ALL command.As you have had linux on the HD you need do a Clean all & full format.

Try a full clean & full format in command prompt.
1) Boot DVD & Press Shift+F10 (for command prompt)
DISKPART : At PC Startup
2) Boot DVD, & Command Prompt at Startup
(for command prompt)

Type in command line
DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK # (win HD)
CLEAN ALL
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY
SELECT PARTITION 1
ACTIVE
FORMAT fs=NTFS
ASSIGN
EXIT
EXIT
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
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04 Dec 2011   #8
paul456

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When I get to the installer, I get to this point of formatting to which after I press next, the error message pops up.


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04 Dec 2011   #9
paul456

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How long should the Clean all stage take my I ask?
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04 Dec 2011   #10
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Depending on the size of the drive it can take several hours.
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 Can't seem to install 7 from my usb on my Vaio.




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