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Windows 7: Installing win7 from external Samsung DVD SE-208

28 May 2012   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit

^ that is absolutely correct. While I came to the conclusion that it is Power/USB ports related, USB3 never came to my mind. :)

My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 May 2014   #12

Windows Professional 64

I need to share this. I almost had given up when I found a way to install Windows 7 on Vostro V131. My experience was a bit more difficult than posted by others.

1. As posted on may forums you need to do a bootable copy of the installation CD of Windows 7 on a USB stick on an other computer.

2. Boot from it and install. You can ONLY use the USB2 connection on the left side as USB3 is not supported natively at istallation time.In all post I have seen this has been successful...but not for me!

3. It said "installation program could not create new system partition". I tried many ways but no success. Totally impossible. I read on internet that there is a way to come pass it by boot up from USB but after you have selected language and get the screen to hit the button "Installation", take out the USB and put it in again. It seems that this works on some PCs BUT NOT FOR ME! Other posts said that if you get this message with other computers you should remove all USB devices completely...but that is not possible as installation is on that USB and there is not build in CD drive...Hmmm

4. I got the idea that if I made a second partition on the HD and made it bootable I could transfer the installation files to that and boot and install from the second partition and remove the USB connection during the installation. This worked fine!

How to create a bootable partition on the HDD and transfer the installation files, check this out
How to create a Windows 7 installation partition - YouTube

Now my computer work but I almost gave up. Thansk all people knowledge sharing. My problem seems more difficult than what other has experienced on a Vostro V131 but by combining info it all got resolved!

Good luck
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 May 2014   #13
Microsoft MVP


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