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Windows 7: windows 7 will not install on this computer

22 Oct 2010   #1
slecks

windows 7
 
 
windows 7 will not install on this computer

I bought a hp 2 yrs ago or so came with vista 64 bit. always had problems when windows 7 came out i put that on still problems did a clean install still problems finally bought a full version of 7 and a new wd hard drive. when i try to install 7 i get the big red x and the message" windows will not install on this computer" during final configuation


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22 Oct 2010   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709
 
 

Have you checked this site to see if your hardware will work with Windows 7.
Windows 7 Compatibility: Software Programs & Hardware Devices: Find Updates, Drivers, & Downloads
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22 Oct 2010   #3
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by slecks View Post
I bought a hp 2 yrs ago or so came with vista 64 bit. always had problems when windows 7 came out i put that on still problems did a clean install still problems finally bought a full version of 7 and a new wd hard drive. when i try to install 7 i get the big red x and the message windows will not install on this computer during final configuation
Your computer will run win 7 are you trying to install win 7 32bit, or 64?

Are you booting from the dvd?
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23 Oct 2010   #4
slecks

windows 7
 
 

im installing 64 bit and booting from dvd because the hard drive is new
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23 Oct 2010   #5
slecks

windows 7
 
 

yes my computer is 7 compatible
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23 Oct 2010   #6
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by slecks View Post
yes my computer is 7 compatible

Hello slecks


If you can still boot the PC, will you please post a snip/screen-shot of the entire disk management drive map with a full description as to which drive/partition is which, so we can see what you have going on as there may be a fairly simple way to resolve the situation.

In the Windows start menu right click computer and click manage, in the left pane of the "Computer Management" window that opens click disk management and post a snip of that.

How to Upload and Post a Screenshot and File in Seven Forums


Be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.
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24 Oct 2010   #7
slecks

windows 7
 
 
Windows setup could not configure windows to run on this computers har

can't get to a screen shot because of the message i get during final config. tech support told me to remove video card and all but one slot of ram and then try to load no help. I'm using the other hardrive right now.the hard drive i'm trying to load is a 1 t wd hd
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24 Oct 2010   #8
slecks

windows 7
 
 

The exact message i get is Windows setup could not configure windows to run on this computer hardware
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24 Oct 2010   #9
OldMX

Microsoft Windows 10 Professional / Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Flash to latest bios, that should fix it.
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24 Oct 2010   #10
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Slecks,

To determine if a computer is Win 7 compatible:
Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor

To determine if a computer is 64 bit capable:
GRC | SecurAble: Determine Processor Security Features |
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