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Windows 7: Trying to install but XP boots

13 Jan 2011   #11
jonny2131

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

for some bioses like mine, i have to press f12 to activate a menu to select the drive i want to boot from


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14 Jan 2011   #12
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Where did you get your windows7 DVD from?
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14 Jan 2011   #13
Griffmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

eBay Windows 7 Home Premium OEM authentic copy from computer company.

Out of interest unplugged HDD and booted W7 and as started to load plugged HDD back in.

Probably misses some initial files but proves that DVD/CD is working.
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14 Jan 2011   #14
gregrocker

 

We see a lot of MSDN and Technet keys being illegally resold on eBay, as well as outright scams.

Can you post back a picture of the DVD you received?

Can you try booting it in another machine to see if it proceeds to copy files past 1%, then X out of install.

If so then work through the options posted earlier to try to get it installed.
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14 Jan 2011   #15
Griffmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

What I have now done is to disconnect the XP loaded HDD and to connect a brand new 1TB Western Digital HDD (was saving this for PC 1) and this proceeds without fault.

Still puzzled as to why I could not use the XP loaded HDD drive but at least now it proves no loading problem with DVD/CD drive, Windows 7 disk and the new WD 1TB HDD.

Thanks anyway.
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14 Jan 2011   #16
gregrocker

 

Griff it's likely boot sector corruption which would have been cleared by wiping the HD as often is required, but which you couldn't do with XP already installed.
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15 Jan 2011   #17
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Griffmaster View Post
What I have now done is to disconnect the XP loaded HDD and to connect a brand new 1TB Western Digital HDD (was saving this for PC 1) and this proceeds without fault.

Still puzzled as to why I could not use the XP loaded HDD drive but at least now it proves no loading problem with DVD/CD drive, Windows 7 disk and the new WD 1TB HDD.

Thanks anyway.
Windows 7 64bit will not overinstall XP 32bit, need to clean the HD first.

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
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