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Windows 7: please don't laugh...

20 Oct 2010   #41
gregrocker

 

Finally got the screenshot to open so I could see there is no OS on Part2.

It's an Acer Upgrade DVD which should have it's own Product Key. If key is rejected up front because no OS is seen at boot on HD then wait until after install to use one of the workarounds here: Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

Doc: you don't think it's necessary to wipe the HD to overwrite factory code?


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20 Oct 2010   #42
mypcbroke

Windows Home Premium 32bit
 
 

I really appreciate all the help and hopefully I don't run into any more problems while following your instructions, but it's 3am eastern and I'm barely staying awake (an old James Bond movie in the background is kinda helping...). The partition wizard and going s~l~o~w~l~y so I'll let it run and do the Windows install tomorrow morning before work.

I'll check back in tomorrow to tell you my results (or ask more questions...whichever).

Thanks again everyone!
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20 Oct 2010   #43
gregrocker

 

OK Sleep well We'll be here to help as needed.

And nobody's laughing. You're doing fine.
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20 Oct 2010   #44
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Just read the whole thread and well done for helping her the way you all did. I agree with Doc. Clean install onto the unallocated partition then look at making her 1 more partition for her data..
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20 Oct 2010   #45
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello mypcbroke, welcome to Seven Forums; I've just read this whole thread and you're doing good.


I just want to make sure it is clear that since you have an upgrade version of Windows 7 this is the guide that you will have to use as has been posted earlier.

Do a Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pusspa View Post
have you guys noticed the win7 dvd the OP has is an upgrade version?
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20 Oct 2010   #46
mypcbroke

Windows Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Good morning everyone! Ok, I tried the installation after partition wizard wiped my disk.
I went to the "where do you want to install windows?" and selected the disk and then New.
I let it decide for itself the size, then hit Apply.
It made 2 partitions. 1. 100MB, and 2. 298GB.
I selected the 298GB disk and hit next. It was going pretty well -it got passed 3 check marks. Then it suddenly stopped I received the error code:
Windows could not set the offline locale information. Error Code: 0x80FE0000

?What did I do wrong?
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20 Oct 2010   #47
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Please follow these suggestions...

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The error you are encountering that "could not set the offline locale infomation (error 0x80fe000), you may
be trying to install onto a logical drive instead of the primary drive. If you have two hard drives on your computer, look and see which one is set as the primary and make sure you start the install there.

You need to install Windows 7 on a primary partition not a logical partition. Make sure that the partition is created as primary one.

I would also run some diagnostics on your hard drive and make sure you aren't having any problems before starting the install.

1. Date and time is set correctly on the BIOS.
2. You also need to set the bios to boot disk 1, instead of the required disk 0. You may contact your computer manufactuerer for making any changes to the BIOS.
3. You need to disconnect any external devices from your computer, except Keyboard and Mouse and start the installation.

BIOS Disclaimer:
Modifying BIOS/ complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) settings incorrectly can causeserious problems that may prevent your computer from booting properly. Microsoft cannot guarantee that any problems resulting from the configuring of BIOS/CMOS settings can be solved.
Modifications of the settings are at your own risk.

Follow the below link to install Windows 7 on your computer.
Installing Windows 7: frequently asked questions

Also if you find any issues while installing the Operating system then you may follow the below link.
Windows 7 installation problems: frequently asked questions
source
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20 Oct 2010   #48
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

I found info like TEWS did. Did you have the computer connected to the internet during the Install? When you used Partition Wizard, did you just use it to clean & make a new partition that is unallowcated without formatting it ?
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20 Oct 2010   #49
mypcbroke

Windows Home Premium 32bit
 
 

I was not connected to the internet when I installed (it's on a wireless connection) and there is nothing pluggged into my laptop aside from my AC adapter.)
I am currently re-wiping through partition wizard (because I assumed I did that wrong).
Last time, I did nothing else aside from wiping in partition wizard. Then I hit New in Windows install and formatted it there. Should I do that in partition wizard instead?

1. Date and time is set correctly on the BIOS.
yes
2. You also need to set the bios to boot disk 1, instead of the required disk 0. You may contact your computer manufactuerer for making any changes to the BIOS.
Only IDE0 is populated, IDE1 isn't...
3. You need to disconnect any external devices from your computer, except Keyboard and Mouse and start the installation.
nothing connected
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20 Oct 2010   #50
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

I have not done that many laptop installs, just a few. But on desktops I have the best luck on installs with a pre-formatted HD in NTFS format & being connected to the internet with a Cat5 ethernet cable. That way the Windows 7 installation can check for any needed updates or drivers. So you may try this combo with the link to the install using the Clean Install with the Upgrade DVD. I just love Trial & Error experiments
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