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Windows 7: Help on an upgrade from XP

22 Oct 2009   #1

64-bit Win7, 32-bit Win7, 32-bit Win7
Help on an upgrade from XP

I'm trying to do a clean load on an XP machine (Asus EEE 1000He, 2GB RAM, 160 GB hard drive). I ran the compatibility test a few months ago, and it said it's fine. If I download and try to run the compatibility test now, it downloads fine, but when I double-click it, it seems to do nothing.

I started the install program, and selected Install. It gave me the "copying temporary files" for a few seconds, then went to the "Install Windows" screen. Inside the window, it shows the "compatibility Report (saved to desktop)" but there's nothing in it. There's no spinning cursor, and the Close button is the only thing that can be pressed. At the bottom of the screen, there's a status indicator with 1 Collecting information 2 Installing Windows. The little green progress bar is about a quarter inch long, and stays there. This is after about 15 minutes with no apparent activity (if I open task manager, it shows no applications running). If I close the install window and look at the deskptop, the compatibility report icon is there, but there's no data in it if I double-click it.

I'm trying to do a clean load, and to repartition the drive into one 160GB drive (it's two 80 GB drives now). But I'm getting nowhere. Any suggestions?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Oct 2009   #2

64-bit Win7, 32-bit Win7, 32-bit Win7

It appears tht I've found the answer. I used the "boot from DVD" option, and repartitioned/formatted the drive. It's loading the Windows files now...Yippie!

My System SpecsSystem Spec

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