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10 May 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Windows 7 ultimate not installing

Hello, people. I have an hp pavillion a1130n with 1.5 GB of ram. I am trying to install windows 7 ultimate x64. I am positive my PC can handle this. Despite its lack of .5 GB of ram. I have tried to install windows 7 ultimate 5 times. Two of them sent me directly to my windows XP SP3. The first gave me BOOTMGR is compressed. Press ctrl+alt+del to restart, followed by an endless loop. The other two times went like this: windows let me use the wireless on the pc to connect to my router, set a system time and user. When it finalizes its settings, it gives me 4 error windows. They each say I am missing a disc. I pressed "cancel" the first time and "retry" the 2nd time. This does not change the outcome, which is windows says "Welcome", followed by "shutting down". When I turn it back on it gives me the "black screen with the cursor" error. This is the error I am having. However, I can boot my windows XP again. I can also reinstall windows, if there is a point in trying. Things I should mention: I am using a usb to install do to my lack of a physical disc. I am not certain the ISO I have put on my flash drive is valid. What I do NOT want people to tell me: 1 install x32. THAT WILL PISS ME OFF. 2 Get a disc. I CAN'T. 3 Install more ram. I can't order any and I lost my 2GB ram card. And, plus, I am using my flash drive as ram once I am done with this. 4 use a different windows version (proffesional, home, basic, etc.) So, I would like a solution to this, because my windows xp is slow.

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10 May 2012   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ericb982 View Post
I am not certain the ISO I have put on my flash drive is valid.
Why aren't you certain?

How do you plan to activate Windows 7 after you get it installed?
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10 May 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

First off, Windows 7 64 bit requires 2GB of RAM.

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If you want to run Windows 7 on your PC, here's what it takes:

1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor

1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)

16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)

DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver
So, right there your system doesn't meet the minimums to install a Windows 7 64 bit operating system. If you want 7, you must use a 32 bit version. You can go ahead and be pissed off now.

I don't see any Windows 7 (or Vista) drivers available from HP for your computer. That would indicate that Windows 7 may not work, or if it does work it may take a lot of work from you getting it to work. There won't be any support from HP, so you'll have to do a lot of research on the particular hardware you have to find Windows 7 drivers.

Are you trying to dual boot XP and 7?

Why can't you get another disc? You can download Windows 7 from Digital River and other sources - completely legit copies of Windows 7 x64 and x86, both with and without SP1. You can use your existing Windows 7 Ultimate key and it will work just fine.
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18 Nov 2013   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Okay, so I did end up installing it. I just forgot to post. Whoops.

I installed a new Graphics card and 512 MB of RAM into it, and it does run Windows 7 x64 now. The reason it wouldn't install was due to a bootleg ISO... so if you have this problem, bump up your system and get the 1st party disc.
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