Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Can't install clean windows 7 on xp os

30 Oct 2009   #11

Win 8 Release candidate 8400

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bayareageek View Post
I am getting an error when ask "where do you want to install windows?"

Message reads Windows cannot be installed on Disc 0 Partition 1

When I click show detail, it says windows needs the driver for device [ULi SATA/RAID Controller(M1573)

Does anyone have a clue? right now I have xp Pro Service pack 3 installed

I did indeed select custom install.
Its asking for a driver for the raid controller. google it .


My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Oct 2009   #12

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient


My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Oct 2009   #13
Microsoft MVP


Try booting from the Installer to see if it will install.

Sometimes this works when starting the Install from the desktop won't. But you will not get a Windows.old folder with all your files stuffed in it.

If it doesn't, then you need to load your ULi SATA/RAID Controller(M1573 driver at the link on the screen you snapped. Go to Device Manager, click on that controller, look at Details on the Driver tab, and it will tell you where to find the driver, then load it to a stick or disk to install when prompted again by the INstaller.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

30 Oct 2009   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit

thanks guys your the best
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Oct 2009   #15
Microsoft MVP


Let us know how it goes
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Can't install clean windows 7 on xp os

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
How do I repair or do a clean install with no Windows 7 install disc?
I have the Windows 7 key for the netbook but I was not given an install disc when I bought it from the store. I believe it originally had Windows 7 Premium home edition on it and I updated it to Windows 7 SP1 Premium Home Edition. I am having many issues with the OS and wish to either do a...
Installation & Setup
Clean install error Windows cannot install required files.
This is what is happening. A friend gave me his DELL Inspririon 531 2007 Desktop. It has a pirated copy of 7 ultimate x64 (which I am not sure if this supports 64 bit). Prior to looking into how old the machine was, I was able to install 8.1 64 bit. But it wouldn't allow me to install any drivers...
Installation & Setup
How can I do a clean erase of my SSD to clean install Windows 7?
I think I have a virus or malware and have been unable to get rid of it after many tries, and I am having multiple problems with this home built computer running Windows 7Pro 64bit. I installed a retail version of Windows 7Pro 64bit and I have my original installation disk. I want to do a clean...
Installation & Setup
Boot config not working, tried clean install, can't install windows 7
My spouses pc all of a sudden wouldn't boot, not into safe mode or anything (vista), and so we were going to upgrade anyways to windows 7, so i bought the upgrade windows 7 and attempted to do a clean install and reformatted the c: drive which has 250gb, and each time i start the install it bogs...
Installation & Setup
Clean install to replace existing windows 7 install
I'm looking to buy a new laptop, seen a few models I like and they all come with windows 7 pre-installed. Problem is they all also come with a dozen or so pre-installed pieces of freeware/shareware/trial software that I have no use for and don't want and I would like to do a clean install of...
Installation & Setup

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 19:49.
Twitter Facebook Google+