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Windows 7: Cant install

25 Sep 2009   #1
dinosaurus

 
 
Cant install

I am trying to install w7 ultimate on my buds pc. It is a Compaq EVO P4 2.68 g, 512 ram. I ran the compatibility test and it said that i could install it,a clean install only. So that is what i did but it got to Updating registry just before it gets to completing install and fails. It just says set up could not be completed and undoes the install back to XP. Do you think that this pc just cant handle it or maybe a physical problem with the mobo or something?


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25 Sep 2009   #2
Antman

 

How much free space on the machine?
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25 Sep 2009   #3
dinosaurus

 
 

It is an 80g HD with about 70% free space
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25 Sep 2009   #4
Antman

 

Can you find the setuplog.txt?

GURUS - Is that the correct filename?
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25 Sep 2009   #5
Antman

 

How did I mis that?


edit: It could be a memory error, as in lack of RAM.
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25 Sep 2009   #6
dinosaurus

 
 

Thankyou i will check that out. Not there right now
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26 Sep 2009   #7
ACheeseDanish

Windows XP x64/7 Pro x64||Windows 7 Pro x64/Linux Mint
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
edit: It could be a memory error, as in lack of RAM.
Antman is correct. Win 7 requires atleast 1GB ram for 32-bit. And 2GB
for 64-bit.
Upgrade the ram and you should be good to go!
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26 Sep 2009   #8
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

As you said that the setup fails and it undoes the installation back to Xp. Are you doing a clean install by formatting the partition and then freshly installing Windows 7?
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26 Sep 2009   #9
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
As you said that the setup fails and it undoes the installation back to Xp. Are you doing a clean install by formatting the partition and then freshly installing Windows 7?
Good catch Dinesh. If the partition was formatted the failed Win7 install could not go back to XP.

First, get at least 1GB RAM if 32bit and 2GB if 64bit, as mentioned.

Backup your functioning XP partition, then format the partition and try installing Win7 again.
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26 Sep 2009   #10
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
As you said that the setup fails and it undoes the installation back to Xp. Are you doing a clean install by formatting the partition and then freshly installing Windows 7?
Good catch Dinesh. If the partition was formatted the failed Win7 install could not go back to XP.

First, get at least 1GB RAM if 32bit and 2GB if 64bit, as mentioned.

Backup your functioning XP partition, then format the partition and try installing Win7 again.
I guess the OP is doing an upgrade install which is impossible.

Edit: Win7 can be installed on 512MB RAM. The fact is, that it will run slow. but yes, it will run.
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