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Windows 7: Computer shuts off during installation

19 Aug 2009   #31
TGSoldier

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
To properly install 7 from within XP - Create and format the target partition first.

Have you done that?
Does more need to be said? :|


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19 Aug 2009   #32
Antman

 

tw33k - read carefully - the OP specifically states that he is attempting an in-place upgrade from XP. Cannot be done.
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19 Aug 2009   #33
Antman

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TGSoldier View Post
Does more need to be said? :|
Apparently. But, I am trying very hard to be patient. It's the new me.
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19 Aug 2009   #34
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
tw33k - read carefully - the OP specifically states that he is attempting an in-place upgrade from XP. Cannot be done.

You can lead a horse to water, but you cant make him drink ...
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19 Aug 2009   #35
xxxxsh4d0wxxxx

Windows XP SP3
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
Hmm... XP exists on my single partition. I will open XP, and from there, I will delete the partition (along with XP) and run a command from XP. Can you see how that might not work?

It does not matter what worked on your brother's PC. That is not the PC we are dealing with. It is also possible that you are not aware of some of the detail involved.

Vista will allow an in-place upgrade to Win7. Insert DVD, upgrade. No problem. XP does not provide this option., Period.

It is possible that Tews has bailed on this thread. He did not need to assume anything - the failure is self-evident. I will make another, possibly last, effort. Since you do not have a bootable DVD, try to create a bootable USB.

USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

Your friend at the PC shop likely made you a bootable thumb drive - maybe, maybe not.

In your BIOS, you will need to set the option to boot from USB to allow this to work. If that is not an option, you need a bootable DVD, or a second partition or second hard drive.
Okay so I have all of the files for Windows 7, but Where would I get this ISO file from? Do I already have it?
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19 Aug 2009   #36
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Iso from microsoft. burn ISO to dvd (at a slow speed) Install from dvd

Ken
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19 Aug 2009   #37
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xxxxsh4d0wxxxx View Post
Okay so I have all of the files for Windows 7, buy Where would I get this ISO file from? Do I already have it?
Get it --==> HERE
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19 Aug 2009   #38
xxxxsh4d0wxxxx

Windows XP SP3
 
 

See, though, isn't that one from the Windows website only good for so long? I thought it expired eventually.
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19 Aug 2009   #39
Antman

 

I do not believe, at this point, based on your postings, that you need the ISO. Our friends were simply missing what you are actually attempting to do.

You said,
"...I got it from a friend who works at a computer store, who just took the files and put them on my flash drive for me..."

Are you able to set your BIOS to boot from USB? Yes or No.

If YES, try to boot from the USB. If it boots, then fly - you are on your way.

If NO - report back.

My baby girl wants to play with Daddy. I do not have much time. I will try to help you though.
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19 Aug 2009   #40
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xxxxsh4d0wxxxx View Post
See, though, isn't that one from the Windows website only good for so long? I thought it expired eventually.

They all do unless you buy a legit key. 7600 doesn't expire for 120 days

Ken
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