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Windows 7: Problem with Upgrading to Win 7 Ultimate (64 bit)

21 Jun 2011   #21
Joe Brick

Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit, SP1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Have a look at this tutorial at the link below, it's not the same as Greg suggested but it works very well.


USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create


Many thanks Bare Foot Kid,

will give this a try and return with the results.


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21 Jun 2011   #22
1994F7PT

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

you are at university and know absolutely no-one with a screen they would be willing to lend you, or even to take your pc round to to check to see if the TV issue is the problem????

i know it sounds like a cop out but it would be far and a way be the simplest method to get you up and running quickly is all i was thinking, surely somebody with a kind heart would help you out?? uni's typically have thousands of students!!!
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21 Jun 2011   #23
Joe Brick

Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit, SP1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
Since you don't have a video card, what is the type of video connection is on you MB ? VGA, DVI, HDMI ? Try connecting a standard VGA computer monitor for the Clean Install

I've got all three connections on the mobo (VGA, HDMI and DVI).

It is currently connected to the TV with the VGA, and has been connected like this all along the installation attempts (HDMI and DVI are disconnected at the moment).

Like I said, I don't have a pc monitor (and can't afford buying one) and can't borrow one cause all my friends use laptops.
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21 Jun 2011   #24
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Are there any second hand Thrift shops in the area? I find old VGA monitors there for $ 6.99 to 14.99. I am 99% sure this will solve you blank screen install problem of x64.
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21 Jun 2011   #25
Joe Brick

Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit, SP1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
Are there any second hand Thrift shops in the area? I find old VGA monitors there for $ 6.99 to 14.99. I am 99% sure this will solve you blank screen install problem of x64.

Weíve got charity shops around here but they donít do computer parts.


I think you make a valid point about using a monitor, and trust me, Iím doing my best to get one, but for now thatís what Iíve got and I thought I might be able get it sorted out without one.
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21 Jun 2011   #26
gregrocker

 

Those are shorthand instructions to use UltraISO trial version to write the install ISO to flash stick:

On File tab, Open ISO.

On BOotable tab, Write DIsk Image.

Format stick with format button,

Click write button.

Your DVD is likely not bootable because the ISO or DVD burn are bad. Confirm the ISO is intact and burn another DVD at 4x Speed using ImgBurn.

Then set your BIOS to boot DVD correctly: How to Boot your Computer from a Bootable CD or DVD
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22 Jun 2011   #27
Joe Brick

Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit, SP1)
 
 

Hi everyone,

Sorry about the slight delay. Preparing the bootable disk-on-key and testing it took some time as I've never done it before. Also, my thanks again to all who responded and made suggestion on how the situation may be resolved.

Unfortunately, the bootable disk-on-key did not yield any results either. The system acts as it always does (which rules-out the possibility that the DVD is causing the problem). When I boot from the disk-on-key, the system goes through bios without a hitch, delays for a little bit as it tries to engage with the bootable device and then moves on to upload the existing OS from the hdd. If I disconnect the existing hdd and connect another blank hdd instead, the system just hangs after the bios stage without giving any beeps or showing anything on screen.

I guess I have no choice but find a pc monitor to test the system with.

Regardless, the fact that the mobo does not beep or gives any other indication when booted with an empty hdd seems to me to indicate that this mobo is faulty in a fundamental way. Am I right? Can anybody tell me more about this kind of situation and what may be causing it?
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22 Jun 2011   #28
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

The BIOS only boots the MOBO.
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22 Jun 2011   #29
gregrocker

 

Can you try booting both the DVD and the flash stick on another machine? That's the only way both can be ruled out as problematic: if the same behavior happens on another machine.

If either will boot on the other machine, move your HD to this machine and with all other HD's unplugged, install Win7 64 bit. Then SysPrep the HD before moving it back to the problem machine to remove all drivers, hardware ID, etc. so it will start on other hardware: SysPrep to move HD to another computer

This is what I do when I run up against a wall with a problem install. The only hurdle might still be the TV, or if not slipstreamed into installer using Vlite. Much easier to borrow a VGA monitor.

Does the TV have a installed driver? If so, it could possibly be added to isntaller if you can get to drives selection screen.
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22 Jun 2011   #30
Joe Brick

Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit, SP1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
The BIOS only boots the MOBO.
Hi there Theog,

what does it mean "The BIOS only boots the MOBO"? shouldn't the mobo (or BIOS, or whoever) look for an operating system after POST and if it doesn't find one ask for it or beep that the process has halted?
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