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Windows 7: Cannot install Windows 7

22 Oct 2009   #1
brad1377

Vista going to 7
 
 
Cannot install Windows 7

Hey guys, I did some searching around the internet for some smart folks and landed here. I decided to go with the downloadable upgrade of Windows 7, and I've been having nothing but problems. I've been reading all over here and other sites and frankly my head hurts. First, the ever so important specs:

Dell Vostro 1500 laptop
Current OS: Windows Vista Home Premium
Upgrading to: Windows 7 Home Premium
Intel Core2 Duo CPU T7250 @ 2.00 GHz
2.00 GB RAM
Mobile Intel 965 Express Chipset Family



Basically, it won't allow me to do a clean install. It gives me Error Code 0xE0000100. So I gave up on that route and decided to go with the upgrade. Well, it goes through the first 2 steps fine, but it messes up on the expanding files part. Basically it gets to 21%, the computer restarts back into the setup and after a few minutes of "Gathering Files", a popup comes up and tells me that it can't be installed and that I have to go back to my recovered version of Vista and try again.

Does anyone have any clues as to how I can get around this and install 7?


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22 Oct 2009   #2
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Am I right in assuming you are trying to install it on your c: drive?
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22 Oct 2009   #3
brad1377

Vista going to 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tw33k View Post
Am I right in assuming you are trying to install it on your c: drive?
Correct (Knew I'd forget to mention something )
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22 Oct 2009   #4
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

I do not think that you have the minimum required space on your c drive.
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22 Oct 2009   #5
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Try running setup again, choose custom advanced and let 7 wipe and reformat the partition. You have all your data backed up I hope...
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22 Oct 2009   #6
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
I do not think that you have the minimum required space on your c drive.
67Gb is more than enough. That error code is a partition error.
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22 Oct 2009   #7
brad1377

Vista going to 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tw33k View Post
Try running setup again, choose custom advanced and let 7 wipe and reformat the partition. You have all your data backed up I hope...
Yeah I have all the important stuff backed up on my external HD. Going to give this a go again.
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22 Oct 2009   #8
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brad1377 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tw33k View Post
Try running setup again, choose custom advanced and let 7 wipe and reformat the partition. You have all your data backed up I hope...
Yeah I have all the important stuff backed up on my external HD. Going to give this a go again.
Glad you found us by the way. Give it a go. If you have no luck there's plenty of help here available
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22 Oct 2009   #9
brad1377

Vista going to 7
 
 

No luck again. It gives me the partition error again. I'd have no problem reformatting my partition and trying again, but in the Disk Management window, it won't even give me that option for the C: drive.
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22 Oct 2009   #10
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tw33k View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
I do not think that you have the minimum required space on your c drive.
67Gb is more than enough. That error code is a partition error.
He needs to wipe it cause it says he only has 13.30 gb free space on his C:\ drive http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...m-requirements
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