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Windows 7: Windows XP Unmountable_Boot_Volume possible to fix and upgrade?

27 Sep 2013   #31
Kesha

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

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Sounds good.

Now set up your install the rest of the way using the other suggestions in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 for what works best.

An older lower resource install can also benefit by suggestions in Optimize Windows 7 including editing Visual Effects of fading, sliding, dragging intact, selection rectangle.

Enjoy Win7!
It's me again! Don't run! Lol. Eventually I was able to get an update for my driver which works great, searching the internet & waiting for each website page loads didn't take that long. The main reason for me using this PC again was for The Sims 2 which actually run pretty good w/ W7 but had some issues to getting the game to recognize the video card to allow me to change to the monitor's setting (1366x768). The Sims 2 only had one setting 800x600. After altering a few .SGR files for the game and getting DirectX drivers in Compatibility Mode I was able to have the correct monitor settings. But...........

The game would lag & freeze or crash. Having Windows XP I didn't experience any unusual issues, but w/ W7 on the PC The Sims 2 does not load well since it's mainly for Windows Vista, XP, Me, 2000 and 98.

I don't have a Windows XP disk to reinstall it back on the PC but I do still have the product key on the tower. What can I do?

I don't know any trusted/safe website to get Windows XP from.
Hi Kesha,

Greg suggested me to check on this post. Dimension 3000 system is an old one and it stopped shipping I believe somewhere in 2006-2007 so I am sure it must have a XP COA only.

You can request the backup disks from the link below:

http://dell.to/Zj7oHA

If you are not in US let me know your Country so that I can check if it can be arranged. Also, please remove the information stating service tag as it is a unique information associated to the system and owner details and should not be posted on open forum.

If it is required we would ask you the same on private mssage onlly. If you have any further queries, please feel free to contact us.

Thanks for helping! I removed my service tag on it from the posts I made. Sure, I won't post it on an open forum & in private messages.

I will request the back up disk using the link you provided.

Thanks again!


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27 Sep 2013   #32
SandeepP

Winndows 7 32 bit
 
 

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hanks for helping! I removed my service tag on it from the posts I made. Sure, I won't post it on an open forum & in private messages.

I will request the back up disk using the link you provided.

Thanks again!
Hi Kesha,

Please use the link to request the same and if you face any issues feel free to reach out to us. You can share the service tag on private message with us if required.

However, it is advisable to not share it on open forums as someone with your service tag and name and address of the original owner is authorized to make changes in our records.

If you have any further queries, please feel free to contact us.
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27 Sep 2013   #33
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Guess we'll need to stop asking for tag number in open forums, tho there's still no access to the owner name and address.

It helps to have the Dell Dude here.
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30 Sep 2013   #34
SandeepP

Winndows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Guess we'll need to stop asking for tag number in open forums, tho there's still no access to the owner name and address.

It helps to have the Dell Dude here.
Hi Greg,

I believe that is we should follow. Because anyone with the service tag and name and address of the owner of the system can make any changes on the account.

They can transfer the ownership of the system as well. That is the reason we always refrain our customers for providing service tag and any other details on public forum.
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03 Oct 2013   #35
Kesha

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

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Guess we'll need to stop asking for tag number in open forums, tho there's still no access to the owner name and address.

It helps to have the Dell Dude here.

I'm back! :)

I have my Windows XP CD and try to install Windows XP, but the option to install it is not selected. I even choose to boot from the hard drive that didn't work W7 still loaded. Next I changed the bios to boot from the hard drive, but still end up loading Window 7 desktop. Then I tried to see if I can install using the disk, and it gives the option to install but getting an error message about compatibility.


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03 Oct 2013   #36
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

You actually need to set the BIOS to boot the XP CD, as it can't run from Win7. Any OS install should be done from the booted installer, not another OS, for many reasons.

How to Boot A Computer from CD or DVD - YouTube
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03 Oct 2013   #37
Kesha

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
You actually need to set the BIOS to boot the XP CD, as it can't run from Win7. Any OS install should be done from the booted installer, not another OS, for many reasons.

How to Boot A Computer from CD or DVD - YouTube
Thanks! That work! I was able to install Windows XP, but now I'm unable to connect to the internet. I have an Ethernet cable already connected from my router, even tried unplug it and plug it back in. Didn't have any problems w/ W7 recognizing it.
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03 Oct 2013   #38
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Import the driver from the Support Downloads webpage for the PC or ethernet adapter. If there' no XP driver, try the oldest one available installing it if necessary in XP Compatibility Mode.

If that fails google the device model for an XP driver, or ask back here for our help to find it.
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03 Oct 2013   #39
Kesha

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Import the driver from the Support Downloads webpage for the PC or ethernet adapter. If there' no XP driver, try the oldest one available installing it if necessary in XP Compatibility Mode.

If that fails google the device model for an XP driver, or ask back here for our help to find it.

I tried to update the driver but end up getting an error message about the driver not being on the PC. If I did this wrong let me know. I took the pictures using my cell phone..


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03 Oct 2013   #40
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

You're not connected to the internet so it's not going to connect to Windows Update to look for a driver.

What's required is to import the driver from the Dell Support Downloads webpage.

Two weeks ago earlier in this thread we went through the most extensive explanation of how to do this as I have ever seen online. Absolutely everything possible to find a driver was given, in order. Did you learn anything?

Going to the Dell Support Downloads webpage for your tag number which we used then, we find the XP driver for your model here to download and install: Intel (R) PRO/100 VE Network Connection, v.8.4.0.0_98754, A01

Once online and connected run all rounds of Important and Optional WIndows Updates until exhausted, with reboots. Then import any drivers still missing in Device Manager from the Dell page here: Drivers & Downloads | Dell US
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