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Windows 7: XP to Win 7 - Partitions Not Being Recognised!

11 Jul 2009   #11
NickW

Windows XP SP2
 
 

well, as per 1st post, i am a novice! Im running win xp and have been for 3 years on the pc. I wanted a fresh look and modernise the pc so downloaded win 7. wanted to create a fresh instal and this is the probs i'm getting. I think i have 2gb Ram, but not sure on what other stats! Sorry Ken, not much use! LOL


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11 Jul 2009   #12
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 
ram quwstion

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NickW View Post
well, as per 1st post, i am a novice! Im running win xp and have been for 3 years on the pc. I wanted a fresh look and modernise the pc so downloaded win 7. wanted to create a fresh instal and this is the probs i'm getting. I think i have 2gb Ram, but not sure on what other stats! Sorry Ken, not much use! LOL
first let me say welcome to sevenforums.

hey dont worry abt it we all start as new users sometime.

Ok am i right in saying you are trying to install a new win 7 image? where did you get the file and what version is it?

Ken
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11 Jul 2009   #13
NickW

Windows XP SP2
 
 

I believe its a win 7 image! File came direct from Microsoft via there download page. It was a 64bit version. So I'm currently downloading the 32bit version now to see if anything is different. Shall report when iso file downloads and is burnt to DVD
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11 Jul 2009   #14
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 
partiton problem

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NickW View Post
I believe its a win 7 image! File came direct from Microsoft via there download page. It was a 64bit version. So I'm currently downloading the 32bit version now to see if anything is different. Shall report when iso file downloads and is burnt to DVD
It shouldn't make any difference whether its 64, or 32 (if you hware can run 64) did you burn the image or did you copy the files to the dvd burner?

Ken
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11 Jul 2009   #15
NickW

Windows XP SP2
 
 

Still no joy. Given up hope now! Even formatting and creating a nre patition within the Win 7 install, it still does not recognise and install. Oh well
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11 Jul 2009   #16
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 
xppart

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NickW View Post
Still no joy. Given up hope now! Even formatting and creating a nre patition within the Win 7 install, it still does not recognise and install. Oh well
OK the file you downloaded was it a file that had an ISO extension. something like winmain7227.x86.xxxxxxxx.ISO?

you burned that iso to dvd right?

Ken
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11 Jul 2009   #17
NickW

Windows XP SP2
 
 

Thats correct Ken, file name was something like that and burned to DVD
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11 Jul 2009   #18
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 
install problem

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NickW View Post
Thats correct Ken, file name was something like that and burned to DVD
Im running out of ideas. win tries to install into disk 0 partition 0, now i can guess you dont want to install it there. there is obviously something wrong. it doesn't look like its the way its partitioned. I have gone thru all the snips and they look normal. If the ISO, are ok and they partitions are ok, and it does boot from the dvd. the only things that arer able to change the way something installs is the BIOS,, the dvd drive, the image, and the HD you are trying to install it to. this is a desktop right? so you coudl use a 3rd party disk management (like parigon disk utility suite 2009) and change the way the drives load so that the empty partitions is drive 0 part 0. that might make xp not able to boot.

The last option you have is to blow up the entire drive, and install win 7 first. I know thats a pain but it may come to that

Ken

Edit.. Im going to see if I can get a few ppl to look at this in case I forgot something.
K
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11 Jul 2009   #19
NickW

Windows XP SP2
 
 

Cheers Ken
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11 Jul 2009   #20
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 
xp in win

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Cheers Ken

Nick have you tried the tutorial section here at SF. Im lloking thru it now and there are a couple of suggestions I dident even think abt\

Ken
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