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Windows 7: Windows 7 will not install on HP

05 Aug 2010   #1

Vista Home Premium 32
Windows 7 will not install on HP


I tried to install Windows 7 Home Premium on a HP Pavilion Tower Pc. As soon as the installer started to install the drivers a error message appeared that said this: "Sorry can't configure Windows to work with this hardware". I click OK and the installation stops. No information was given on what hardware caused the error.
I tried both the 64 bit and the 32 bit version, same result. It was a clean install both times, no upgrade.
Ive tried to find answers on but I seem to get nowhere. The PC is only 2 years old and I never imagined that there would be problem installing W7 on in.
I have the latest BIOS upgrade.
Is there anyone out there that has any experience of this kind of problem?

best regards
Hans Lindkvist

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05 Aug 2010   #2
Carl Lawrence

Dual-boot: Windows 7 HP 32-bit SP1 & Windows XP Pro 32-bit SP2.

Can you try a upgrade?
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05 Aug 2010   #3

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05 Aug 2010   #4

Vista Home Premium 32

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Love Windows 7 View Post
Can you try a upgrade?
I tried a clean installation on a new harddrive not to mess up my original c-drive. Maybe I can make a copy of my original drive and try an upgrade on that one.
thanks for the suggestion
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05 Aug 2010   #5

Vista Home Premium 32

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05 Aug 2010   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709


Before you begin: Be sure to plug in and turn on any USB devices or other devices, such as printers, external hard disks, and scanners, that you regularly use with the PC you're checking.

The Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor scans your PC for potential compatibility issues and lets you know about your Windows 7 upgrade options. Within minutes, you'll get a report that tells you if your PC meets the system requirements, if any known compatibility issues with your hardware, devices, and installed programs are found, and gives guidance on what to do to before installing Windows 7 on your PC.
If you haven't done this already, I would go to M/S Windows site and check if your computers has the proper hardware to use Windows 7.

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