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Windows 7: Windows 7 Re-install issues

30 Mar 2011   #11

Windows 7 64 Bit

I have been following the Windows 7 steps to no avail, each time I try to install it will just said something about "Windows is unable to configure the system" I cannot find out exactly what it said but each time I would install the OS for a second then it would shut down so not enough time to catch the entire term.

So I tried vista, and figured if I could install Vista update and then try and update to windows 7? To see if that works.

That's the only reason I am discussing Vista, because I was going to use it to help upgrade to 7.

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30 Mar 2011   #12
Microsoft MVP


If you've updated the BIOS, try Win7 install again - even if to a separate partition you create to test if it will install now. This is often one of the causes of install failure.

You can also try running the Win7 installer from Vista desktop, but first try a Custom Install to overwrite Vista instead of an inferior Upgrade install.

As a last resort you can do the in-place Upgrade from Vista to see if it enables Win7 install.

As I said, we really didn't get far enough into troubleshooting Win7 clean install to know whether it would work on its own. It is an interactive process which means we give you steps, then you reply with the results, then we give you more steps until it installs.
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31 Mar 2011   #13

Windows 7 64 Bit

Ok, I really don't understand why my computer is working fine now. I have installed most of the updates, its on service pack 1, should I run the microsoft compatability program to see if I can install windows 7? Or should I install the Service pack 2?
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31 Mar 2011   #14
Microsoft MVP


It's up to you. Running Upgrade Advisor is a good idea as it will flag anything obvious.

Again, I would first try a Custom Install to overwrite Vista. Let us know how that works.
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