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Windows 7: please help error loading operating system

31 Oct 2009   #21
Minotar

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mitch04 View Post
um no I Will try that next.
Ok i think its failed again its not giving me that error but It says hit any button to boot CD.....
and just staying like that
For how long?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mitch04 View Post
ok Should I enlarger the hard drive like what Minotar said using that link. I will put it to 20 gb this time ok?
If you dont,when you install xp not very much will fit on it.


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31 Oct 2009   #22
mitch04

windows 7
 
 

just hangs for its been like 5 mins still nothing so I will try the other idea.
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31 Oct 2009   #23
gregrocker

 

Are you sure you have used this disk before to successfully install?

Where did you get the download? Did you check its hash checksum to verify?
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31 Oct 2009   #24
mitch04

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Minotar View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mitch04 View Post
Thanks for the replies.
I did exactly on that tutorial told me too should i download a third party program like Partition Wizard is a Windows based FREE Partition Manager. It works as partition magic and supports Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/2008 server and Windows 7. FREE for Home and Business user.. how much more larger should I put it too? Its just xp?
thanks again
First install EasyBC as per tutorial.
Depends on what you want to use it for,but seeing as you have near 500GB id give it 30GB.

Thats the link,heres a closer one Free Download Partition Wizard
Download the bottom one,the boot disc.Burn it at a slow speed.
D


Hey Why dont You think I should Just go through disk management from windows instead of downloading a third party program? The Do I Have to burn it to a Disc?
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31 Oct 2009   #25
Minotar

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mitch04 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Minotar View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mitch04 View Post
Thanks for the replies.
I did exactly on that tutorial told me too should i download a third party program like Partition Wizard is a Windows based FREE Partition Manager. It works as partition magic and supports Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/2008 server and Windows 7. FREE for Home and Business user.. how much more larger should I put it too? Its just xp?
thanks again
First install EasyBC as per tutorial.
Depends on what you want to use it for,but seeing as you have near 500GB id give it 30GB.

Thats the link,heres a closer one Free Download Partition Wizard
Download the bottom one,the boot disc.Burn it at a slow speed.
D


Hey Why dont You think I should Just go through disk management from windows instead of downloading a third party program? The Do I Have to burn it to a Disc?
Its more efficent i think.

Yes,its a bootable disc version i linked you to,bottom one.
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31 Oct 2009   #26
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mitch04 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Minotar View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mitch04 View Post
Thanks for the replies.
I did exactly on that tutorial told me too should i download a third party program like Partition Wizard is a Windows based FREE Partition Manager. It works as partition magic and supports Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/2008 server and Windows 7. FREE for Home and Business user.. how much more larger should I put it too? Its just xp?
thanks again
First install EasyBC as per tutorial.
Depends on what you want to use it for,but seeing as you have near 500GB id give it 30GB.

Thats the link,heres a closer one Free Download Partition Wizard
Download the bottom one,the boot disc.Burn it at a slow speed.
D

Hey Why dont You think I should Just go through disk management from windows instead of downloading a third party program? The Do I Have to burn it to a Disc?
Partition Wizard is an excellent program and can do much more that Disk Management. The bootable CD will be very nice to have.

You can try Disk Management if you want, first shrink C to about 436GB, then delete D, make a new primary partition in the un-allocated space. Should be 30GB, you'll need this space to let XP run with a few programs, as Minotar mentioned.

If you have a 4GB usb stick you can put XP on it and install from it.
Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool

Or try Install Windows 7 Without Using Any External Device, this will work from a XP ISO file.
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31 Oct 2009   #27
gregrocker

 

Yeah you can use Disk Management fine
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31 Oct 2009   #28
mitch04

windows 7
 
 

Hi how much should I shrink My C:/ i cant put 436GB
I only want to put 20 GB on there All I want to do I just run a little program on there because I dont have 32 bit operating system thats all i want to do.


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31 Oct 2009   #29
Minotar

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mitch04 View Post
Hi how much should I shrink My C:/ i cant put 436GB
I only want to put 20 GB on there All I want to do I just run a little program on there because I dont have 32 bit operating system thats all i want to do.
Shrink by 15500 to get 30GB free Space
Shrink by 5000 to get 20gb free space

Remember,you have 16GB (16500 ish m/b ) already free
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31 Oct 2009   #30
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mitch04 View Post
Hi how much should I shrink My C:/ i cant put 436GB
I only want to put 20 GB on there All I want to do I just run a little program on there because I dont have 32 bit operating system thats all i want to do.
As much as you want.

Now that you say you only need XP on there to run 32 bit, how about just putting 32bit Win7 on there? You should have the disk in your package, and it should allow install and activation on the same computer.

Someone can please correct me if I am wrong, but I saw on this forum today that you can install Win7 dual boot on the same computer and keep activated with no problem?

Even if you only run it as a 30 day trial, you could compare the two side by side to decide which you like best. I have bailed out of 64 bit several times for buggyness.
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