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Windows 7: Problem when installing windows 7 from xp

28 Dec 2010   #1
JanTore

Windows 7
 
 
Problem when installing windows 7 from xp

Hello everyone

I hope somebody can help me with my problem....
I have just change from XP to Windows 7 32 bit ( or i am trying to....), but in the middle of the installation the computer freezes. So i have to start over again and the same happens everytime.
I was reading in another forum about someone who had the same problem, and he had to buy a new harddrive because that was the problem.
I have done the same, but its not working with me.

Do i need to install some drives before i install Windows 7?
Here is a little about my computer:

Abit AB9 Pro, Ati Radeon HD4890, Samsung 500 gb harddrive, Dualcore 3,2

Please please help me.


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28 Dec 2010   #2
bmcdevitt

Windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 

what do you have memory wise? i dont see how it could be a hard drive problem, im guessing its spinning 5200 +
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28 Dec 2010   #3
jessejw

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

In the installation it should ask you what drive or "Partition" you want to install it on click the one and Format it, then try to install it. Make sure you have all the files you want to keep backed up!
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28 Dec 2010   #4
bmcdevitt

Windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jessejw View Post
In the installation it should ask you what drive or "Partition" you want to install it on click the one and Format it, then try to install it. Make sure you have all the files you want to keep backed up!
thats a good question, did you choose upgrade? or are you doing a clean installation ^? you most likely wont get any problems doing the clean installation compaired to upgrading..... Id just save all your documents music movies etc onto an external hard drive than move it over once you have win7 running.
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28 Dec 2010   #5
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JanTore View Post
Hello everyone

I hope somebody can help me with my problem....
I have just change from XP to Windows 7 32 bit ( or i am trying to....), but in the middle of the installation the computer freezes. So i have to start over again and the same happens everytime.
I was reading in another forum about someone who had the same problem, and he had to buy a new harddrive because that was the problem.
I have done the same, but its not working with me.

Do i need to install some drives before i install Windows 7?
Here is a little about my computer:

Abit AB9 Pro, Ati Radeon HD4890, Samsung 500 gb harddrive, Dualcore 3,2

Please please help me.
First off, you can not do an Upgrade from XP. If that is what you are trying to do, that is the problem. You must do a Clean (Custom) Install. You can use a Win 7 Upgrade Disk to do a clean install. See here. Clean Install Windows 7
Insert your Win 7 Disk, shut down your PC and boot from the Win 7 disk. This will start your installation. Just remember that a Clean Install erases everything so make sure you have your files you want to keep backed up. Let us know how things go.
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28 Dec 2010   #6
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello JanTore, welcome to Seven Forums!



If the Windows 7 install disk is one you burned yourself it may be a bad burn and needs to be done again, if so this would be the first thing to try.

Use the free ISO burner at the link below to burn another at a speed of now more than 4x and select to let the program to verify the disk before it finishes and
be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.




ImgBurn Free ISO Burner
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28 Dec 2010   #7
JanTore

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bmcdevitt View Post
what do you have memory wise? i dont see how it could be a hard drive problem, im guessing its spinning 5200 +
I have 3 gb memory, and the harddisk is spinning 7200. I Hope.. Thats what i bought
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28 Dec 2010   #8
JanTore

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jessejw View Post
In the installation it should ask you what drive or "Partition" you want to install it on click the one and Format it, then try to install it. Make sure you have all the files you want to keep backed up!
I have done this
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28 Dec 2010   #9
JanTore

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bmcdevitt View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jessejw View Post
In the installation it should ask you what drive or "Partition" you want to install it on click the one and Format it, then try to install it. Make sure you have all the files you want to keep backed up!
thats a good question, did you choose upgrade? or are you doing a clean installation ^? you most likely wont get any problems doing the clean installation compaired to upgrading..... Id just save all your documents music movies etc onto an external hard drive than move it over once you have win7 running.
I choosed clean installation and i have saved everything i need
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28 Dec 2010   #10
DocBrown

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

What 32 bit version are you trying to install, Home Prem, Prof, Ultimate ?
Where did you get your DVD ? Retail, Upgrade, or OEM ?
How many HD's in your computer ?

Have you read our Questions List for installations ?

Questions to use for help with Installation Issues
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