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Windows 7: Installing Windows 7 problem

25 Sep 2009   #1
UnSaFE

Windows XP 32 bit
 
 
Installing Windows 7 problem

Hi. I would love it if someone help me.
I am currently running Windows xp 32 bit, and I have Windows 7 professional(the newest release) 64 bit DVD. The problem is that I can't install it with autorun, nor with restart+boot.
I can't install it with booting from DVD because, after I press any key, it only loads the Windows 7 wallpaper screen and my mouse cursor, nothing else. I don't care if I have to delete all my Hard drives, just tell me how to install Windows 7.
Please help


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25 Sep 2009   #2
QuackPot

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Not too sure about this but I think you have to change some settings in the BIOS to make the PC boot from the DVD when you restart it.
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25 Sep 2009   #3
UnSaFE

Windows XP 32 bit
 
 

But it does boot! While loading windows it says "press any key to boot from cd/dvd", and, obviously that's where my problem starts
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25 Sep 2009   #4
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UnSaFE View Post
But it does boot! While loading windows it says "press any key to boot from cd/dvd", and, obviously that's where my problem starts
what do you do when it says press any key to boot from dvd/cd?

BTW you have to do a clean install when going from 32bit to 64bit.

Ken
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25 Sep 2009   #5
UnSaFE

Windows XP 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UnSaFE View Post
But it does boot! While loading windows it says "press any key to boot from cd/dvd", and, obviously that's where my problem starts
what do you do when it says press any key to boot from dvd/cd?

BTW you have to do a clean install when going from 32bit to 64bit.

Ken
Well, obviously I press enter/space/any letter on keyboard/whichever.
And I have no Idea what a clean install is and how to perform it, I originally thought that booting from DVD is considered a clean install?
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26 Sep 2009   #6
UnSaFE

Windows XP 32 bit
 
 

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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26 Sep 2009   #7
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Hi UnSaFE

This may be of help:

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/win...tructions.aspx

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j59T09UQ9uc"]YouTube - Installing Windows 7[/ame]
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26 Sep 2009   #8
UnSaFE

Windows XP 32 bit
 
 

I'm afraid that didn't help at all. The video showed me 2 things, how to save your files, before installing, which I don't need! And how to make a working Install DVD which I already have as well...
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27 Sep 2009   #9
UnSaFE

Windows XP 32 bit
 
 

bump
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27 Sep 2009   #10
Alejolas

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UnSaFE View Post
after I press any key, it only loads the Windows 7 wallpaper screen and my mouse cursor, nothing else.
DANG! Exactly the SAME thing is happening to me... I press a key to boot from the dvd and it starts loading files .. then some graphic appears and says: Starting Windows... Then I got to see the cursor i can move it and there is a blueish background wallpapaer with a bird and that's all .. nothing else to do! I can move the mouse I press ctr + alt+ del nothing happens... I hit the start key nothing happens ... and I can tell the pc isnt frozen cuz I can move the cursor like I said b4.
Any Ideas??
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