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Windows 7: Problem when installing windows 7 from xp

29 Dec 2010   #31
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Sorry for coming in late. I when back through the older posts and saw that you might be using a USB DVD writer? Or did I just misunderstand that?

Other than that, if you have SATA HDDs make sure you set the SATA controller to AHCI in the BIOS before you install W7. It's a chore to change it afterward.

And if you have more than one hard drive, be sure to disconnect all but the one you are loading Windows onto.

Good Luck!


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29 Dec 2010   #32
JanTore

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks for all the help guys!!!
I finally managed to install windows 7
I needed to update the BIOS.
But i dident set the SATA controller to AHCI.. I forgot that after booting again, but it worked anyway.
So i am a very happy man

Thank you, thank you, thank you all!!!
Have a nice life
Greetings from Norway
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29 Dec 2010   #33
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Glad it helped.
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30 Dec 2010   #34
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello again JanTore.



Good to see you got it running and thanks for the update.



If you want explore setting it to AHCI now have a look at this tutorial at the link below.

AHCI : Enable in Windows 7 / Vista
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