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Windows 7: Help Installing Windows 7

08 Nov 2009   #1
TNFUTUREDR

X86-based pc
 
 
Help Installing Windows 7

I am trying to install windows 7. I am currently running windows XP on my laptop. It is the 32bit. I start downloading and it keeps asking for a driver but i cant find one. Does anybody know what i am doing wrong? I want to try and have it working before class on Wed.


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08 Nov 2009   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TNFUTUREDR View Post
I am trying to install windows 7. I am currently running windows XP on my laptop. It is the 32bit. I start downloading and it keeps asking for a driver but i cant find one. Does anybody know what i am doing wrong? I want to try and have it working before class on Wed.
We are going to need a lot more information before we can be of help to you.

Are you trying to download it now? where are you downloading it from?

What driver is it asking for (are you running a raid)?

How did you burn the dvd (with what app)?

Ken
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08 Nov 2009   #3
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You should also update your system specs. The link is in my signature.
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08 Nov 2009   #4
TNFUTUREDR

X86-based pc
 
 

i was given window 7 as a present. It was bought from the store. It says to install the device driver needed to access your hardrive, insert the installation media containing the driver files then click ok. I dont know what a raid is sorry.
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08 Nov 2009   #5
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kegobeer View Post
You should also update your system specs. The link is in my signature.
Please do this. If you have a store bought computer (Dell, HP, etc), at least fill in the model number so we can try to look up your hardware.
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08 Nov 2009   #6
TNFUTUREDR

X86-based pc
 
 

I tried to input as much info as I could. I dont know that much about computers.
Here is a link to the website and the actual laptop that they bought the computer from:
eCOST.com-Fujitsu LifeBook T4020 2.0GHz Intel Pentium M Tablet PC - T4020-PM2.0-1024-60GB - Fujitsu T4020-PM2.0-1024-60GB (Tablets) - eCOST.com - electronics, computers, laptops, mp3 players

Hope this helps..
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08 Nov 2009   #7
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I know it's possible to install Windows 7 on your tablet PC, as I've found a thread on this forum about it, and another on a different website. If you can explain how far you get during the installation, and post the exact error message, that would help.
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08 Nov 2009   #8
TNFUTUREDR

X86-based pc
 
 

ok. i put the disc in and start the process. I click install now. I click the updates and agree to the terms. I then select cutom (advanced). It always comes up saying choose driver to load mass storage to. I cant find any. I let it browse and it says none were found. I tried the upgrade part but it sayd you cant upgrade from XP to 7. I thought I had the wrong copy since it said upgrade for vista on the cover of the box. The guy at the store said it will work for either.
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08 Nov 2009   #9
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You can't do an in-place upgrade from XP to 7 - you can use the upgrade disc, but you have to do a clean install. If you haven't already done so, take a look at the sticky posts in this installation board (the posts that are always at the top). There are several good threads about installing Windows 7.

Tutorial quick reference list for Installing Windows 7

Doing a Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/?filter[3]=Installation%20and%20Setup

It appears Windows 7 is looking for drivers for the hard drive. You need to provide a SATA/RAID driver in order for Windows to find your hard drive. Download the following file, then extract all of the files to a usb flash drive.

Confirm Download

When you install Windows 7 and it asks for a driver, put in the usb flash drive and browse to the usb drive. Hopefully it will find the driver it needs and allow you to install 7.
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21 Dec 2010   #10
chun

Win 7
 
 

I've just created a guide to install Windows 7 on a Fujitsu T4020 here Fujitsu T4020 Running on Windows 7 - All buttons work!...Finally

hope it's what you've been looking for...
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