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Windows 7: Windows setup could not configure windows to run on this Hardware

13 Nov 2012   #1

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Windows setup could not configure windows to run on this Hardware

I recently preformed a clean install on my Inspiron 5423. It seemed fine until I got aan error message -"Windows setup could not configure windows to run on this computer's hardware" Does anyone have any suggestions?

-using (Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit) off a usb stick


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13 Nov 2012   #2

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Try running the Dell manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
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13 Nov 2012   #3

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I don't seem to find any Diagnostic tools ....
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13 Nov 2012   #4

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One of the F keys, may be F10 or F12.
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13 Nov 2012   #5

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is there any way i might have deleted it when i formatted the HD? I cant find anything .
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