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Windows 7: Inspiron E1505 question(installation)

22 Aug 2009   #1

windows vista home premium
 
 
Inspiron E1505 question(installation)

I bought a sata card for my Dell laptop. The bios says I can boot from the NIC. I bought a 1TB sata drive, and I was hoping to boot win 7 from that just like I would from a sata drive on my pc. I haven't had any luck so far. I can't get the driver for the car to load. . I have a lot of email files on this laptop. It has xp media edition on it. I'm running outlook express for my mail. I assume I won't be able to use outlook express anymore when I up grade to win 7. Now to upgrade to win 7 on the hard drive in the laptop I have to first upgrade to vista?

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22 Aug 2009   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

1. Boot from NIC is booting from a network connection (to load network backups on the computer's HD)
2. Upgrade from XP is not possible...you will have to do a clean install
3. Do you have an external SATA drive or an internal SATA drive inside an enclousre? Both will hook to USB and Windows 7 cannot install and boot from a USB
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22 Aug 2009   #3

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by congaman59 View Post
I bought a sata card for my Dell laptop. The bios says I can boot from the NIC. I bought a 1TB sata drive, and I was hoping to boot win 7 from that just like I would from a sata drive on my pc. I haven't had any luck so far. I can't get the driver for the car to load. . I have a lot of email files on this laptop. It has xp media edition on it. I'm running outlook express for my mail. I assume I won't be able to use outlook express anymore when I up grade to win 7. Now to upgrade to win 7 on the hard drive in the laptop I have to first upgrade to vista?

congaman

Hi and welcome to sevenforums

I have an inspiron 1405 and win 7 runs like a dream. Bios says you can boot from the NIC? nic is a network interface card for you network. You cant boot from that. As to booting fro the external sata drive that can be done. email: outlook express has been replaced by windows live mail and you can import the settings and mail directly. To upgrade: are you on xp now? and what version of win 7 do you have? both rev number (7600) and ultimate, pro, etc

Hope this helps

Ken
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23 Aug 2009   #4

windows vista home premium
 
 
sata drive

I have a sata drive in a sata and usb capable enclosure. connected to a sata card in the express slot on the laptop.
Is it ok to upgrade the win xp on the laptop to vista then to win 7?
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23 Aug 2009   #5

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by congaman59 View Post
I have a sata drive in a sata and usb capable enclosure. connected to a sata card in the express slot on the laptop.
Is it ok to upgrade the win xp on the laptop to vista then to win 7?
Yeah you can xp>vista>win 7 but why would you want to. You could even dual boot if you wanted to keep xp, but if you do 2 upgrades you are importing the problems of both OS's and Microsoft strongly (as do I) recommends clean intsll

Ken
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23 Aug 2009   #6

Win7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by congaman59 View Post
Is it ok to upgrade the win xp on the laptop to vista then to win 7?
In theory it seems that it would work. i tried that and it did
work, kind of. wasted hours trying to get every thing working and finally did a full clean install. My recommendation is to use Easy Transfer and a clean install.

Ken
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23 Aug 2009   #7

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Ken

Glad its working. Clean install is one of our comandments

Ken
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