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Windows 7: Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM install trouble

08 Sep 2009   #1

Windows XP Professional
 
 
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM install trouble

Greetings, folks!

I downloaded the Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM from the MSDN, and after installing it on a second partition on my 250gb drive(sharing with XP Pro), I finish 'installing' and it restarts.

After the restart, it gives me the boot option of 7 or "Previous Version of Windows"(again, the XP Pro installation), of which I choose Windows 7.

It gets to a screen telling me it is configuring, then the screen eventually goes black, and the machine reboots once more.

After selecting 7 again from the boot loader, it just black screens and I get nothing for a good long while before I manually have to shut the PC down.

I had a similar issue with attempting this install yesterday, "upgrading" XP Media Center 2005, except it didn't do anything whatsoever after the initial restart.

I can see the windows files installed on the secondary partition from within XP Pro.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance.

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08 Sep 2009   #2

Windows 7 Enterprise
 
 

You could try a start up repair:

Startup Repair

or, if that doesn't work, a repair install:

Repair Install
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08 Sep 2009   #3

Windows XP Professional
 
 

I'll give that a try. It'll have to be the 'Repair Install', since I haven't even gotten to the GUI.

I've also located this article while looking for answers:
Blank Screen After Installing Windows 7: Fix | WindowsFixUp

It directs me to place the batch file in a directory that doesn't exist.
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