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Windows 7: unable to install Windows 7 premium OEM on inspiron n5110

12 Feb 2013   #1

Windows 7 premium
 
 
unable to install Windows 7 premium OEM on inspiron n5110

Friends, I am having a problem in installing windows 7 premium OEM in dell n5110. Windows 8 installs well. I have also tried windows 7 ultimate but it is not working. When I boot from usb it boots successfully, it works fine till selection of language. But after that when It goes to that point where I have to select c drive, it gives an error. The message in the error is "A required CD/DVD driver is missing"




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12 Feb 2013   #2

Windows 7 premium
 
 

I have Tried Many ISO format windows including The OEM edition that is given in this forum in tutorial section.
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12 Feb 2013   #3

Windows 7 premium
 
 

Please reply quickly, I have also deleted all my partitions. I am really hating this Windows 8. Plz help me to get back to windows 7.
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12 Feb 2013   #4

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I take that the dell n5110 came Pre-installed with Windows 8.

To Downgrade to Windows 7.
Downgrade Windows 8 to Windows 7
Warning you must have the uEFI/BIOS firmware setting in Step Three set.
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12 Feb 2013   #5

Windows 7 premium
 
 

No. preinstalled version was windows 7 home premium. Before this many time I have used CLEAN Install Windows 7 oem edition. But now after install win 8 it is behaving strange. one more thing that i just noticed, I had an old Windows 7 dvd it successfully formats partition and goes to next step. It is very old Copy so gave error.
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12 Feb 2013   #6
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Unplug all other HD's and peripherals,

Boot into BIOS setup, reset to defaults, save changes. If an EFI BIOS, enable Legacy BIOS or Compatibility Support Module, set DVD drive first to boot, HD second. Then set SATA controller to AHCI. Save changes and Exit.

Then boot into installer DVD or flash stick burned or written using tool and latest ISO for your licensed OS version here. You likely have a bad installer judging from the error.

At first installer screen Press Shift + F10 to open a Command Box, type:

DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK 0 (after confirming Windows 7 target HD #)
CLEAN
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY SIZE=102400 (for 100gb partition, adjust as desired)
FORMAT FS=NTFS LABEL="WINDOWS 7"
ACTIVE
EXIT
EXIT

Next click Install Now, then Custom install to Clean Install Windows 7 to the partition you created. If it fails then report back at which step and the verbatim error message.

In addition read over these steps to understand the tools and methods which work best to get and maintain a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.


After install you can adjust partition size or Create new partitions for data, etc. in Disk Mgmt.You are creating the partition here for the purpose of marking it Active which overcomes certain install failures.
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12 Feb 2013   #7

Windows 7 premium
 
 

I have checked It is no uEFI bios. I will try it. I have just downloaded the installer.
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12 Feb 2013   #8

Windows 7 premium
 
 

I followed your steps successfully. But could not install windows. When I click install now the same message appear. On other computer the same setup is working fine.
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12 Feb 2013   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Hi Waqar

On your Dell laptop go inside the BIOS by pressing F2 on the Dell splash screen and make sure your boot order is 1) DVD drive ( optical disc ) and 2) is the SSD or HDD . Also make sure the SATA configuration is AHCI . Also if your settings are set to AHCI change it to SATA. Press F10 to save and restart . Try to install once again .
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12 Feb 2013   #10

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

Obviously he`s booting from the disc.

If the disc works fine, then there is just some setting you are missing in the bios, on the other hand you`ve said you have installed on this machine before with the same settings, correct ?

That message is usually always the result of a bad burn done to fast.
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