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Windows 7: Problem while fresh install of W7 home

02 Jun 2016   #1
boyboyds

Windows 7 Home 64bit
 
 
Problem while fresh install of W7 home

I have been researching this forum, but cannot find an answer for my issue.

The full story:

I erased W7 Home from older DELL Inspiron 1545 laptop 64-bit, I was trying to Install Chrome OS, but failed. While trying to install Chrome I was able to boot into Chrome from USB flash, but was not able to install it on the HDD, so I gave up.

Now I am using fresh install W7, I already used it on my other PC successfully.
It is not loading from USB flash (USB is set first), just blank dark screen after BIOS.

Any advice for me.....?


Thanks,
BBDS


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02 Jun 2016   #2
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

What application did you use to make the USB Windows installer?

Can you even bring up a menu that allows you to choose your boot source? That's usually done with an F key.

Have you considered wiping the drive completely with something like Diskpart before you begin? That shouldn't be necessary, but couldn't hurt.
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02 Jun 2016   #3
boyboyds

Windows 7 Home 64bit
 
 

Thank you ignatzatsonic for replying.

Problem got solved after many attempts.......!!!!!!!

I used Rufus-2.9 to create W7 installer and the File System was set to FAT32 by default.
I recreated the installer by setting File System to NTFS.

My DELL Inspiron 1545 laptop 64-bit booted into W7 without any issues.

My original attempt was to load Chrome OS, but it failed to install, only booted from the USB flash.
Too bad
But now I want to try to install W10 instead, will it boost the performance......?


-BBDS
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02 Jun 2016   #4
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boyboyds View Post
But now I want to try to install W10 instead, will it boost the performance......?
Like you, I am thinking about trying Win 10--if only to evaluate it.

I haven't heard anyone say it offers any significant boost in performance.

For most people, the reason to go with it would be:

1: they actually need the new features.
2: they like to be able to say they have the latest and greatest
3: rank curiosity.
4: concern with the fact that Windows 7 support will end in 2020, so you gotta move sooner or later.
5: they bought a new PC which came with Windows 10 and so have no choice.

There's a sister Windows 10 forum you can graze to try to pick up the truth, but there's a lot of "fan boy" talk there, rather than objectivity.

Win 10 has a "rollback" feature that allows you to go back to your original Windows 7 installation within 30 days.

Problems with that are:

1: it doesn't always work.
2: it works for no more than 30 days regardless.
3: it's not available at all if you do a "clean install", which seems to be the least problematic way to install 10.

So--if you do want to try Win 10, be sure to make an image of your current Windows 7 installation beforehand so you can restore that image if necessary, rather than rely on the rollback feature. Image restoration isn't problem-free either, so get familiar with it and cross all fingers.

Or just be ready, willing, and able to do a complete clean reinstall of Windows 7 if you don't like Windows 10.

Or just ignore 10 for now and re-evaluate in 2018 or 2019. All you give up is the right to the "free upgrade", which supposedly ends on July 29 of this year. You could then buy Windows 10 for $120 or whatever when push comes to shove.
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02 Jun 2016   #5
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Probably because it will only install on a Chrome Book ???????
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02 Jun 2016   #6
boyboyds

Windows 7 Home 64bit
 
 

If I decide to load W10 I will use a fresh install, not an upgrade, and will be using W7 key.
I think MS allows to do that.

-BBDS
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02 Jun 2016   #7
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

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02 Jun 2016   #8
boyboyds

Windows 7 Home 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Probably because it will only install on a Chrome Book ???????
It can be installed on a PC, but requires a UEFI boot, my old laptop does not have this option.

Turning a crappy old Windows PC into a full-fledged Chromebook with CloudReady | Ars Technica

But the concept of turning old laggy Windows laptops into Chromebooks is very cool,
Chrome OS can be very fast.


-BBDS
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