I currently have a computer running Vista 32bit Ultimate
and purchased the Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade.
When I used both the 64bit or the 32bit DVD to boot, I would get stuck at the STARTING WINDOWS screen
for around 30min. After I will then be able to get to the install windows screen. Since I want to Upgrade from 32bit to 64bit, my option is only the CUSTOME/Clean install.
HOWEVER, when it ask me where I want to install the windows to, windows7 installtion could not detect any hdd. I am guessing this is why the STARTING WINDOWS screen took 30min load, as it was looking for a hdd.
In the same screen, it does have an option to load a driver
So, I went to Asus to d/l the vista 64bit sata driver and also tryed the WD sata driver for the Raptor hdd.
The WD driver would not even show up on the floppy, and the Asus did.
Loaded the Asus sata driver, and still no hdd detected.
The computrer is currently running with this HDD in Vista32bit and is seen on the bios. This is the only hdd in this computer, I really don't want to waste money to buy a slower hdd for my computer as the Raptor is 10k rpm.]
Note: I do not care about any data or problem in this hdd, I just formated teh hdd and did a clean
P.S. Windows7 Upgrade Advisor tested and all hardware are ok.
What can I do, please help me.
MB: Asus Striker Extreme
Hdd: WD Raptors 150gb