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Windows 7: Need Help!!!

14 Apr 2011   #11
makism

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

Thankyou everyone for your comments. I'm sorry to say this but I cannot post anything from windows 7 because windows 7 will not install. The furthest I can get is to the screen that asks you where to put your install. dsperber I do like what you had to say about how the machine is not supported by Windows 7. Yes, the machine is 6-7 years old and I do believe that it came with Windows XP installed on it.


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14 Apr 2011   #12
makism

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

Another thing is that both drives show up in the bios but when I go to install Windows 7 its as if both of the drives disappear. Could it be that this machine doesn't support Windows 7 whatsoever or another issue? I am getting confused and am getting ready to throw this machine at the wall.
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14 Apr 2011   #13
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

How large is the hard drive BTW?

If it is over 2 gig for sure and possibly if it is 2 gig, it may be the new ATA format that older disk controllers can't read no matter WHAT driver you use... Though some drives have a jumper to use the old formatting, you may lose some or a lot of disk space using that mode...
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14 Apr 2011   #14
makism

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

BTW?
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14 Apr 2011   #15
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

"By The Way"
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14 Apr 2011   #16
makism

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

LOL....HAHAHA....Wow, I feel dumb...
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14 Apr 2011   #17
makism

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

The hard drive that I'm trying to install Windows 7 is a 250 gig.
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14 Apr 2011   #18
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

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14 Apr 2011   #19
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pebbly View Post
Hi makism , have a look at Dells website Dell Drivers and Downloads input your laptop model number and search the drivers there , if youwould be so kind and tell us the model number we may be able to find you a better driver
Download the drivers for Promise 378 controller (drivers are for XP) from pebbly link above.
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14 Apr 2011   #20
makism

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

I will try that. Thanks for the help.
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