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Windows 7: How do I correct installation problems for Windows 7

05 May 2012   #1
kdermanis

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
How do I correct installation problems for Windows 7

I recently got a hewlett Packard 630 laptop which had linux OS. I decided to replace it with Windows 7 and face two major issues:

1) When I was installing Win 7, it asked me to create a new hard drive because the 10GB partition could not fit Win 7 ultimate 64-bit I wanted to install. I therefore created a 20GB hard drive and completed win 7 installation through USB. However, when I finished I could only see the 20GB hard drive and not the remaining 450GB!

2) I installed win 7 and MS Office 2010 properly. However, the system is missing HP tools, such as network, ethernet, PCI etc. As a result, I do not have internet. I tried a number of drivers from the HP site, with no success.

How do I correct the problems above?


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05 May 2012   #2
boyans

Win 8 RP, Win 7, XP
 
 

You cannot see the 450GB because Windows does not see ext2/3/4(Linux) partitions.
Linux is still there.
Later you can either make Linux boot over Windows boot manager or reinstall GRUB (which can boot Linux and Windows).

There are good system information tools like Speccy which will tell you exactly which devices you have in your system. After you know the exact specification of devices you can download the correct drivers.
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05 May 2012   #3
kdermanis

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Ok i see. I found a way to activate my other hard drives, through "computer management".

- Is there a way to remove linux completely?
- I installed the speccy application you suggested. In the network tab, I cannot see any information about the network or drivers. In the WinInet Info it says: "An internal error occurred" (in case this helps). Also, how do I fix the remaining issues I see in the device manager, like ethernet controller?
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05 May 2012   #4
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Best to start over and Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 this time deleting all partitions during install.

Put your wireless driver on a stick or CD so if needed you can install it first to get online and get newer drivers from optional Windows Updates. Then only import drivers which are missing in Device Manager.

If you don't want to reinstall correctly then post back a screenshot of your maximized Disk Mgmt drive map and listings using the Snipping Tool in Start Menu. We'll help you delete Linux safely.
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05 May 2012   #5
boyans

Win 8 RP, Win 7, XP
 
 

If Speccy does not recognize all devices you can try SIW.

Partitions where Linux is installed can be deleted using DiskManagement.
Windows partition is small try to extend later after you have deleted Linux.

If you don't now device specification for fixed or wireless (and Windows does not recognize them) it will be hard to guess try looking for info about HP630 - there must be specs on the net.
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05 May 2012   #6
boyans

Win 8 RP, Win 7, XP
 
 

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05 May 2012   #7
kdermanis

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

i uploaded the screenshot from disk management.

I will try to install the drivers I found from the specifications and I will post back shortly.
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05 May 2012   #8
kdermanis

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

i found the wireless driver using boyan's suggestion. now i am trying to solve the rest with hp support assistant.

Any solution for increasing the hard-disk space from 20GB to 40GB?
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05 May 2012   #9
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Post back a screenshot of your maximized Disk Management drive map and listings using Snipping Tool in Start menu. We'll advise you how to enlarge the partition if possible.

I would only import any drivers missing in Device manager after running all Windows Updates, since any drivers not in the installer may be delivered or installer drivers updated via optional Updates.
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06 May 2012   #10
kdermanis

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

i thought i had uploaded in my earlier post, but it was not one of the supported file extensions.

i also used the hp support and I have solved all the exclamation marks in the device manager except:

- ethernet controller
- pci device
- sm bus controller

Also, I need to solve the partition disk problem as now the 20GB is almost full!


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