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19 Mar 2011   #1

windows 7 unlimited X32
Help with install windows 7

Hey all..
First i sorry for my english.. its not my language :)

I have a problem with my computer..
I try to format my computer with windows 7 and i cant..
i have a dell computer so what i do is this:
1. I put the disk to the computer..
2. i do a restart to the computer
3. when the first screen up, i press F12
4. then i need to choose from some option.. i choose "CD\DVD"
5. i have a message "Press any key to continue"
6. then i have a Loading screen like that:
7. i have a windows 7 logo like that:
and then the install should be start.. but it didnt start.. the computer just do restart..

i dont know what to problem.. the disk is OK i format with hem before.. i try another disk of windows 7 and its the same problem..

And windows XP installion works ok..
Right know i'm on windows xp but i want 7..
someone maybe know way i can install??

Another something..
When i insert the disk now to the computer the installation works..
I tried to do a upgrade from xp to 7 but i get a message that say that i cant upgrade my computer.. i dont know why..


My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Mar 2011   #2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86

So have you managed to install now?

And you cant upgrade install from xp to 7, you need to do a a clean install.

Clean Install Windows 7
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Mar 2011   #3

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1

Welcome Texture.
One thing that might help is for you to fill out your system specifications with the model number
of the Dell that you have, along with memory and such. Then an intelligent answer to your question
can be gotten.

My System SpecsSystem Spec

19 Mar 2011   #4

windows 7 unlimited X32

Thanks for the quick answer
my system specifications:
Intel CoreTM 2 Duo Processor E8200 (2.66GHz,1333MHz FSB, 6MB L2)
Chipset: Next Genaration Intel Q35 with ICH9DO
Support Intel x 64 bit technology
6.0GB 800MHz Non-ECC DDR2 SDRAM (2*1,2*2,024MB) Memory
Four Memory slots offering up to 8GB
asus geforce gt 9800 512MB
160 Gb SATA 3.0Gb/s 7200 RPM hard drive
SATA 3.0 provides 2X the bandwidth of SATA with a transfer rate of 3GBps
16X DVD+/-RW
Intel 82566DM Gigabit Ethernet LAN 10/100/1000
Internal speaker
USB Keyboard ; USB Mouse
MT Slots: 2 full height PCI ; 1 PCIe x16 full height graphics,1 PCIe x1 full height
Basic management ASF
DVI Adapter Card

My dell model is Optiplex 755 but as u can see i upgrade some of the parts

Bill i try the tutorial that u give me and i hope that it will work..

thanks again :)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Mar 2011   #6

windows 7 unlimited X32

Clean Install Windows 7
I can do this tutorial because like i said i can't get to step 3..
after step 2 the computer just restart..
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Mar 2011   #7
Microsoft MVP


The two most likely culprits at this point are:

1) Wipe your HD of all code from the Installation DVD first: SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

2) If that doesn't work, remove all but 2gb of RAM to try install.

Once you wipe the HD, if using Upgrade version you'll need to leave the Product Key blank during install then afterwards do the quick registry edit here to activate Upgrade version on cleaned HD: Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Mar 2011   #8

windows 7 unlimited X32

Thank u all so much for your help!!
the problem was with the memory..
but now i have another problem :)
i format my computer with only 2 giga ram..
and after the install i tried to insert the 2 stick of the 4 giga..
when i put them in place i connect the cabble of the power sofflay and then the computer is start from it self..
the computer is on but i cant see anything on the screen.. the light on the keyboard and the mouse is off.. but the computer is work.. if i click to turn off the computer it doesn't do anything..
when i take out the 2 sticks of the 4 giga so the computer works well..
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Mar 2011   #9
Microsoft MVP


Test your RAM using memtest86 CD for 5-6 passes to be certain it's good as you may have a bad stick: RAM - Test with Memtest86+

Try to add the RAM one stick at a time, try also swapping RAM slots.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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