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Windows 7: Can't install Windows 7 Ultimate x64

29 Dec 2011   #31
Infinite

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 - 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Theog where does it say in BIOS that EFI is enabled? I am not seeing it.

What I do see is SATA config which should be set to AHCI to try install.

I also see 8gb of RAM which might need to have all but 2gb removed to try install.
It's 2x4GB, the minimum is 4, unless I buy an individual 2GB stick.


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29 Dec 2011   #32
Infinite

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 - 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Just unplug it's power or data cable if you can
How

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or disable it in BIOS setup.
And how?

I know literally nothing about computers
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29 Dec 2011   #33
gregrocker

 

What choices are available when you click on SATA configuration in the BIOS Advanced tab?

It's possible since you have matching HD's they are configured in a RAID which could be the problem. Check what the SATA setting is. You want AHCI with one HD to try install.

When you were using 32 bit did you have a second HD showing in Explorer or Disk mgmt?

Are your HD's easily accessible where you can pull out one's power cable to try install?
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29 Dec 2011   #34
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

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Do I need to remove the Hard Drive? I do not feel confident, and don't have any screwdrivers either.
If you don't have and cannot get a screwdriver, that likely means you cannot open the case and therefore cannot disconnect a drive.

Does your case use ordinary screws or thumbscrews that are unscrewable by hand?

Do you know how to access the BIOS?
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29 Dec 2011   #35
Infinite

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 - 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
What choices are available when you click on SATA configuration in the BIOS Advanced tab?
I will do this in a couple of minutes.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
It's possible since you have matching HD's they are configured in a RAID which could be the problem. Check what the SATA setting is. You want AHCI with one HD to try install.
I broke the RAID Setup a few days ago

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When you were using 32 bit did you have a second HD showing in Explorer or Disk mgmt?
Yes and Yes

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Are your HD's easily accessible where you can pull out one's power cable to try install?
I haven't pulled any cables out, can't open the case.
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29 Dec 2011   #36
Infinite

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 - 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic
Does your case use ordinary screws or thumbscrews that are unscrewable by hand?
These are all the different types of screws on my case.




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Do you know how to access the BIOS?
Yes
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29 Dec 2011   #37
gregrocker

 

Those are thumbscrews. If you feel like it unscrew them, unplug PC, hold power button to drain power, open door, study cables to HD and unplug one's cable. What's important inside a case is to never touch electronics without first touching the case, avoid touching the mobo at all.

Otherwise look for the setting in BIOS setup to disable one HD if at all possible.

Set SATA controller to AHCI.

Wipe HD with Diskpart Clean Command: SSD - HDD Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

After Cleaning, close Command Box, select Install Now, Custom Install, use Drive Options to create New 100gb partition, format, click Next. Report back what happens including verbatim error message.
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29 Dec 2011   #38
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

The first pic is a thumbscrew and can be unscrewed with hand pressure.

If you see a series of them, most likely they control access to the case---removing them would let you remove at least one of the case's side covers and expose the innards.
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29 Dec 2011   #39
Infinite

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 - 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
The first pic is a thumbscrew and can be unscrewed with hand pressure.

If you see a series of them, most likely they control access to the case---removing them would let you remove at least one of the case's side covers and expose the innards.
I can see four:

Top left, top right, bottom left, bottom right

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Do you know how to access the BIOS?
Maybe not, I have done it twice before but forgot how
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29 Dec 2011   #40
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Infinite View Post
I can see four:

Top left, top right, bottom left, bottom right
You should certainly be able to get in the case by undoing them--if that is what you want to do.
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