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Windows 7: windows cannot be installed to this disk this computer's hardware may

20 Jun 2013   #1
honzi97

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
windows cannot be installed to this disk this computer's hardware may

Hi everybody,
I know, there are several other threads on this topic, but I couldn't find a working solution. I currently have no OS on my DELL XPS 17 L702X. When I try to install Windows 7 Home Premium x64 from a bootable USB-Stick I get this error message: windows cannot be installed to this disk this computer's hardware may not support booting this disk ensure the disk's controller is enabled in the computer's bios menu.
I already tried wiping the HDD and reformatting it with GParted. I really don't know what else I could do.
I'd be very thankful if you could help me


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20 Jun 2013   #2
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Is this your PC?

DELL XPS 17 L702X

Inspiron 17R Special Edition details | Dell UK

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dell
•3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i5-3230M processor (3M Cache, up to 3.20 GHz)
•Windows 8 64bit, English
•17.3in Full High Definition (1080p) LED Display with Anti-Glare
•8GB1 DDR3 SDRAM at 1600MHz
•1TB Serial ATA (5400RPM)
•Optical Drive : 8x DVD+/-RW Optical Drive
•2GB Nvidia GeForce GT 650M 90W
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20 Jun 2013   #3
honzi97

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

No, it's this one: Dell XPS 17 Laptop specs
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20 Jun 2013   #4
theog

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Is the processor 3rd Generation Intel® Core?
If yes
How to install Windows 64 bit on a uEFI/BIOS firmware:
UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with
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20 Jun 2013   #5
honzi97

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

It's 2nd generation
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20 Jun 2013   #6
theog

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Try Cleaning the HD Drive first, using Step one in this tutorial:
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
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20 Jun 2013   #7
honzi97

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I've already done this. No success
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20 Jun 2013   #8
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

I would Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
Hard Drive Diagnostic Procedure
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20 Jun 2013   #9
Yax1

Windows 7 professional x64
 
 

i had the same problem .. i did an hdd low level format and nothing.. so i replaced my HDD - and it did work !
try the same removable device on another pc ..
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21 Jun 2013   #10
honzi97

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I already checked the hdd. No problems found.
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