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Windows 7: upgrade from xp 32 to win7 64 with dvd

05 Feb 2011   #31
Zardoc

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

How many drives do you have? And how many partitions?

Unplug drives that you are not using.

Try install again.

If you've downloaded Windows 7 installation files onto a USB flash drive, insert the drive into your computer. Setup should start automatically. If it doesn't, click the Start button, click Computer, double-click the drive, and then double-click setup.exe

On the Install Windows page, click Install now.

On the Get important updates for installation page, we recommend getting the latest updates to help ensure a successful installation, and to help protect your computer against security threats. Your computer will need to be connected to the Internet during Windows 7 installation to get these updates.

On the Please read the license terms page, if you accept the license terms, click I accept the license terms, and then click Next.

On the Which type of installation do you want? page, click Custom.

Choose the partition containing Windows XP (this is often the computer's C: drive),

Use the advanced options and format the partition or the drive you want to install windows on.


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06 Feb 2011   #32
BrutalLogiC

Windows XP 32 bit
 
 

Everything I do ends in a black screen although I see the mouse cursor... ??

I have wiped the HD of all the code using the SSD/HDD method posted. Earlier versions of windows (xp32) are gone

I have reset the BIOS to default. I have to do this all the time since everytime I try and install win7 the pc auto reboots as part of that install and I need to be ready to enter BIOS and reset to default otherwise pc will boot up USB device first and then put me back to the start of the win7 install where I'm selecting language.

There is only one main hard drive, a maxtor 300gb, other than that there is only my usb flash drive with the win7 setup.exe documents on it I got from the ISO download. Only one partition after wiping the code using the SDD/HDD method. The win7 DVD I've got has never worked.

The situation right now:-

I've started the win7 install and ended up with a black screen after 2 automatic reboots presumably as part of that install. Ended up having to force a reboot and I get the message 'windows did not shut down successfully.....' with options

1.Safe mode (when I try this it says loading windows files, then comes up setup is preparing your computer for first use, then get error message saying 'windows cannot complete installation in safe mode. To continue installing windows, restart the computer.' - so i click ok and it says 'setup will continue after restarting your computer' then reboots, says starting windows (i.e. skips option of running safe mode) with windows logo in centre of screen but then I just get a black screen with mouse cursor so end up having to force reboot)

2.Safe mode with networking (when I try this the same happens as with running normal safe mode)

3.Safe mode with command prompt (when I try this the same happens as with running normal safe mode)

4.Start windows normally (when I try this it says starting windows with logo loading in centre then just black screen with mouse cursor so I end up having to force reboot)

I have never managed to get as far as this screen. I guess I could be getting this screen but can't actually see it since screen is black
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06 Feb 2011   #33
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

If you have onboard Graphic's, remove Graphic card, & reboot.
How far will install go now?
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06 Feb 2011   #34
BrutalLogiC

Windows XP 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
If you have onboard Graphic's, remove Graphic card, & reboot.
How far will install go now?
sorry but how do I remove graphic card, what am I looking for exactly? some sort of card slotted into the motherboard? pc came with geforce 7300 gs, I'm not sure where it is!
here is a picture of the motherboard


I've tried loading win7 install from boot then going into repair windows instead of install and found no problems, tried the memory option (full search option) which took like 2 or 3 hours but found no problems at 95%, next i noticed it was back to black screen so presumably it rebooted again
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06 Feb 2011   #35
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BrutalLogiC View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
If you have onboard Graphic's, remove Graphic card, & reboot.
How far will install go now?
sorry but how do I remove graphic card, what am I looking for exactly? some sort of card slotted into the motherboard? pc came with geforce 7300 gs, I'm not sure where it is!
here is a picture of the motherboard


I've tried loading win7 install from boot then going into repair windows instead of install and found no problems, tried the memory option (full search option) which took like 2 or 3 hours but found no problems at 95%, next i noticed it was back to black screen so presumably it rebooted again
The 7300GS is located in the PCI slot

upgrade from xp 32 to win7 64 with dvd-test__p5nsli-1.jpg


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06 Feb 2011   #36
BrutalLogiC

Windows XP 32 bit
 
 

I just pull it out them slot then?
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06 Feb 2011   #37
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 

Yes just remove it and revert back to the onboard card
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06 Feb 2011   #38
gregrocker

 

Make sure to set onboard graphics to default in BIOS if you remove the card or you'll have no video at all.

Another method is to access the Device Manager during install to uninstall the Display adapter which may be hanging the install, forcing installer to default to Standard VGA adapter updated later when it starts.

Device Manager - Access During Windows 7 Installation

What is the SATA controller setting in BIOS? Did you reset the CMOS as suggested?

Have you tested the HD and RAM as suggested, and removed all but 2gb of RAM to try install?

Try unplugging the DVD drive as well as all other HD's and peripherals. Make sure HD is plugged into DISK0.
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06 Feb 2011   #39
BrutalLogiC

Windows XP 32 bit
 
 

Fixed! Thanks for help all

I tried pulling out the geforce graphics card but it was a bit stiff so I just pulled out the cable that was connecting it to my monitor. Booted up pc and no more black screen Was able to setup login name and load up win7 for first time. Not sure what that cable was actually doing??

thanks again!
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06 Feb 2011   #40
gregrocker

 

Use the Vista audio driver for your mobo from here: ASUSTeK Computer Inc.-Support-

Have you checked optional Windows Updates for newer drivers which may already be delivered? Enable hardware auto-updating then check again: Automatically get recommended drivers and updates for your hardware
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