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Windows 7: Installing Windows 7 problem

27 Sep 2009   #11
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Alejos,

Try disconnecting the IDE drive. Then install.


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27 Sep 2009   #12
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Not sure what you are saying - can you boot into XP fine?


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Oh yeah, I also forgot to mention that I tried to upgrade from xp to windows 7 (86) and something bad happened to the installation. So now I have 2 version of windows(lets me chose in the load screen) one of them is XP, the other is... well it says ''load this to do a backup install'', whatever that means... chose W7 then it freezes at the load screen(that new load screen with a new moving window icon) and does nothing, I waited for 2 hours at that screen and nothing changed.
Do I need to get rid of it somehow before making a fresh install?
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27 Sep 2009   #13
Alejolas

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Alejos,

Try disconnecting the IDE drive. Then install.

Will try right now! brb
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27 Sep 2009   #14
Alejolas

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Alejos,

Try disconnecting the IDE drive. Then install.
Ok it worked and I'm installing it right now. Will my IDE drive be recognized by Windows 7 later?

Thanks!
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27 Sep 2009   #15
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Should be - if not , go to Disk Management - Click Action and then click Rescan Disks. Right-click any disk marked Foreign, click Import Foreign Disks, and then follow the instructions on your screen.

You may need to check there are no Active partitions on the IDE drive. Use a third party partition manager to rt click the Active partition on that HD and mark inactive.

There's a great free one here:

Partition Wizard is a Windows based FREE Partition Manager. It works as partition magic and supports Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/2008 server and Windows 7. FREE for Home and Business user.
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27 Sep 2009   #16
SofTones

Windows 7 7600 OEM
 
 

Ah, well maybe your prob is the failed upgrade... what you need to do ( as MS said !!!), backup any stuff ya wanna keep, then FDisk ya harddrive, (or use a format utility from DOS), this will clear the crap, make the HDD shiny new again, and the boot of the DVD will see NO Windows, so will sail along like a turbl-charged turd....
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28 Sep 2009   #17
Alejolas

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Should be
Thanks a lot man ! everything worked perfect! I'm on Win7 now.
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28 Sep 2009   #18
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

You're welcome . Glad it worked for you.
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28 Sep 2009   #19
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Nice, SIW2!
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29 Sep 2009   #20
UnSaFE

Windows XP 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Not sure what you are saying - can you boot into XP fine?


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UnSaFE View Post
Oh yeah, I also forgot to mention that I tried to upgrade from xp to windows 7 (86) and something bad happened to the installation. So now I have 2 version of windows(lets me chose in the load screen) one of them is XP, the other is... well it says ''load this to do a backup install'', whatever that means... chose W7 then it freezes at the load screen(that new load screen with a new moving window icon) and does nothing, I waited for 2 hours at that screen and nothing changed.
Do I need to get rid of it somehow before making a fresh install?
Yeah I can load XP fine, it just doesn't respond to my failed install of Windows 7 version.
Also, what's an IDE drive and how to disable it?(I see people here that say it helped).
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