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Windows 7: Install win 7 clean upgrade

03 Sep 2013   #1

32bit now xp pro-want to install MS7 pro
 
 
Install win 7 clean upgrade

I picked custom,clean,upgrade and tried to load into new h/d,that was formatted and partitioned.The window comes up asking--where do you want to install win.It would not let me pick a partition unless I formatted it again.But still looking for device drivers after that.I had backup up drivers from xp pro and installed on another partition . Can not run program to let win 7 install disk see drivers.Not sure how to get drivers installed.So the question is what to do

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03 Sep 2013   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Bill,

Is this an upgrade or full copy of Windows?

If full, see if using the method in the tutorial below to do a clean install may work better for you. At step 8 (top link below), delete all partitions until the disk is unallocated, then select the unallocated disk to install Windows 7 on.

Clean Install Windows 7

OR

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

After Windows has finished installing, you could then setup the partitions how you like.
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03 Sep 2013   #3

32bit now xp pro-want to install MS7 pro
 
 

This is retail upgrade 32/64.Just trying to install win 7,32bit.Was just trying to -- tutorials/31402-clean-install-upgrade-windows-7-version.html . Trying to do 4th option,can not get pass this part.Will try and allocate partitions and do just one partition until win installed. Are they asking for the mother board drivers, and how to install them if they are asking.I have d/l drivers for mother board but how do you install on a dvd or usb.Only wants to install to computer
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03 Sep 2013   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

No need for Sata controller drivers as HDD is showing, but Windows can not boot from a Logical partition, partition needs to be Primary.
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03 Sep 2013   #5

32bit now xp pro-want to install MS7 pro
 
 

I deleted all partitions. When I finally got to the window asking--Where to install win 7,can not go any farther.I can only choose new,refresh,load drivers. When I pick new and chose 1907718mb (whole drive) I get error message ---failed to create a new partition on the selected unused space (error -0X8004240F). No matter what size I wanted to make the partition the same error message came up.
Does it make any difference if the type of partition is extended.
Wouldn't the windows cd make the partition and make it primary.Or should I make it primary and then try and install win cd.
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03 Sep 2013   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Bill,

Please go ahead and post a screenshot showing what you have now to see what the issue may be.
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03 Sep 2013   #7

32bit now xp pro-want to install MS7 pro
 
 

I have win 7 up and running,now it updating.Tomorrow I will try and register.My problem was that I had read that I should partition the new h/d,which I did.From other reading I guess I got confused and throught that win 7 cd would then make the partition that was picked to install win, the primary. Once I made the partition primary the install went OK. I did the two install and will find out if the registration works tomorrow.
Tomorrow I try and get the Windows 7 drive and xp pro drive to dual boot.
MY problem is I know just enough to get my self into trouble. Thanks for your tutorials and all the help.
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03 Sep 2013   #8
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're welcome Bill. I'm glad we were able to help.

Hopefully it will all go smoothly for you.
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