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Windows 7: Clean Windows 7 (32bit) Install from Windows XP

01 Jan 2012   #1
roses4uca

Windows xp -32
 
 
Clean Windows 7 (32bit) Install from Windows XP

Hi Everyone

I have an older custom built computer that was running Windows XP 32bit. I am currently trying to upgrade the computer to run Windows 7 32bit.

I tried booting directly from CD; however, after quite a long time, it would finally advise it could not find any install drivers and would not let me proceed. After researching the issue, I created a bootable USB and copied all the files to the USB.

I then booted from the USB, and I was able to complete the installation; however, once the installation completes, the computer is forced to reboot. Once reboot occurs, it advises it is updating the System Registry, then the monitor goes black, and the computer does nothing. My HD light does a steady consistent blink.

I tried going into the F8 menu to attempt booting into Safe Mode (I tried all options), and it comes up that it is preparing my computer for first time use. Then, a warning appears that states the installation process cannot continue in Safe Mode and must restart. I restart the computer, and it goes to the black screen with a steady consisten blink from my HD.

I have unplugged all USB connections, and I have even removed all RAM except 2GB. It still does the same.

Before installing, I did go through the Windows 7 Compatibility, and the report advised everything was a go.

Does anyone have any ideas??

Thanks


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01 Jan 2012   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Roses, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Since you have XP installed, I would recommend to do a clean install of Windows 7 instead of upgrading to Windows 7 from XP. You will have a better installation afterwards and no potential of any XP gremlins messing it up.

First, you'll need to be sure to have all of the Windows 7 driver installation files for each of your devices downloaded and saved somewhere like a USB flash drive to have handy when you are finished installing Windows 7. You will also need to reinstall all programs as well when finished installing Windows 7.

Depending on if you have a full or upgrade version of Windows 7, the tutorials below can help show you how to do a clean install.

Clean Install Windows 7

OR

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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01 Jan 2012   #3
roses4uca

Windows xp -32
 
 

Hi Shawn

Thanks for your reply; however, I have already completed the Clean Install.
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01 Jan 2012   #4
roses4uca

Windows xp -32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by roses4uca View Post
Hi Everyone

I have an older custom built computer that was running Windows XP 32bit. I am currently trying to upgrade the computer to run Windows 7 32bit.

I tried booting directly from CD; however, after quite a long time, it would finally advise it could not find any install drivers and would not let me proceed. After researching the issue, I created a bootable USB and copied all the files to the USB.

I then booted from the USB, and I was able to complete the installation; however, once the installation completes, the computer is forced to reboot. Once reboot occurs, it advises it is updating the System Registry, then the monitor goes black, and the computer does nothing. My HD light does a steady consistent blink.

I tried going into the F8 menu to attempt booting into Safe Mode (I tried all options), and it comes up that it is preparing my computer for first time use. Then, a warning appears that states the installation process cannot continue in Safe Mode and must restart. I restart the computer, and it goes to the black screen with a steady consisten blink from my HD.

I have unplugged all USB connections, and I have even removed all RAM except 2GB. It still does the same.

Before installing, I did go through the Windows 7 Compatibility, and the report advised everything was a go.

Does anyone have any ideas??

Thanks
After looking at almost everything on this website, I found the issue. My onboard graphic card needed to be disabled. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU
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01 Jan 2012   #5
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

That's great news Roses. I'm happy to hear that you found the issue and got it sorted.
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