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Windows 7: can't install windows xp fundemetal for legacy system

28 Mar 2012   #1

Windows 7 x64 ultimate
can't install windows xp fundemetal for legacy system

I get "setup cannot copy the operating system to the selected partition"

No idea why it's doing this to me, inspiron 8100, any help?

EDIT: fixed, nothing was working, failing cd drive, I just used plpbt to boot off a usb and install

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29 Mar 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP


Use Universal USB Installer to write to stick with WIn7 in dropdown menu.

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
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29 Mar 2012   #3

Windows 7 x64 ultimate

using a PE based system would selecting windows 7 work for it? I was using wintoflash even install with usb, but it installed once and I am so perplexed as to why it did that, now it says no CD, very confused.

COMPHELL Install Windows Fundamentals for Legacy PC from hdd to PC with no FDD or CDROM

I am going to try this, the cd drive is faulty in this laptop
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 can't install windows xp fundemetal for legacy system

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