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Windows 7: can't continue windows 7 setup installation

22 Apr 2012   #1

vista 32 bit
can't continue windows 7 setup installation

hello i am trying to upgrade my computer from vista 32 bit to windows 7 ultimate i did a windows advisor got everything installed but it keeps showing my cd rom driver as being outdated i have done the upgrade that windows 7 called for (cyberlink 8.2)oh i am on a dell inspiron 530s with 3gig mem and 140gig hd i have copied windows 7 to a flash drive (8gb) when i run setup form usb drive setup comes back saying: (windows could not retrieve information the disks on this computer) then it stops..... i am wondering if my recovery disk has something to do with this........????? when my computer starts there are 2 copies of vista 1 is corrupt which is called (recovery) the other one takes me to vista..... i would really like to do this if possible.....also usb drive is bootable.... but i think my computer does not support it start windows 7.... hope i explained this enough for you to understand.....plez help!!!!! thank you

My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Apr 2012   #2

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

Welcome to SevenForums.

Backup all data dear to your heart to a usb stick or to a usb drive.

Next step is to make a 100% clean install.

After the clean install, you will only have a fresh copy of Win 7 on the drive.

here's the tutorial:

You will notice that end of the tutorial are links to other tutorials. There is a tutorial for just about every imaginable situation.
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23 Apr 2012   #3

vista 32 bit

thank you for your reply...... can i just delete my recovery drive and install over vista........(just a thought)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Apr 2012   #4
Microsoft MVP


Make your Recovery Disks first in case you'd ever want to sell your computer with the native OS installed. Then you can overwrite the Vista Recovery and any other partitions which won't run anyway after a Clean Install Windows 7

The error you're getting calling for CD/DVD drivers is almost always a bad installer. Where are you getting Win7? Download another copy and write to flash stick using Windows 7 USB-DVD Download Tool.
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