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Windows 7: Help installing Win7 on Dell T5400 server with Vista drivers

23 Dec 2016   #11
paulkruger

Wind7 64 x 3 | Win Vista 32 | Ubunto
 
 

Thanks...will give this as shot. May nap first. Got a cold and not much ambition now.


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23 Dec 2016   #12
SIW2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

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23 Dec 2016   #13
paulkruger

Wind7 64 x 3 | Win Vista 32 | Ubunto
 
 

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23 Dec 2016   #14
paulkruger

Wind7 64 x 3 | Win Vista 32 | Ubunto
 
 
bummer

Drivers appear ok. Most won't install.
Error: Windows cannot install on Disk0 partition 1 (or 2) because hardware may not support booting from this drive.

Don't understand??

Linux booted ok from that same drive and the hardware has not changed?

If I had hair I would tear it out already !
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23 Dec 2016   #15
paulkruger

Wind7 64 x 3 | Win Vista 32 | Ubunto
 
 

Wonder if there is a way clone drive from another windows 7 machine and put that in then sort out drivers later?
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23 Dec 2016   #16
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

You haven't been polite with Samuria when you wrote "It is always better to read the post prior to offering a reply" and you are doing the same.
Siw gave a link to a Dell site that gave a link to the SATA drivers you need and you didn't even read it.
Add the attached drivers to the usb flash drive and put it on a USB2.0 port
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23 Dec 2016   #17
paulkruger

Wind7 64 x 3 | Win Vista 32 | Ubunto
 
 

Thanks for help I'm not trying to be rude.

I did read posts and I also added to the USB drive. I am trying to reply to each as I test stuff but it takes time to follow up on these suggestions because I have to copy files, go to other machine, have reformatted twice etc.

I did point out that I did specify in the original post that I did look on Dell for drivers already so suggesting I do what I had specifically stated that I had already done is redundant.
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23 Dec 2016   #18
paulkruger

Wind7 64 x 3 | Win Vista 32 | Ubunto
 
 

I may have to rebuild a new iso to try this. I get error 0x80300001 which Microsoft site says happens on clean install of Win7 when you have to switch drives to install drivers. Since I have the DVD for install and the USB for drivers it appears it confused the install process.

I will create a new iso with those drivers on the same disk and see if that helps.
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23 Dec 2016   #19
SIW2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Here is the readme for the above RST:

readme.txt

You could try using dism to install them into boot.wim ( image 2) and whatever image you plan to use in the install.wim.


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23 Dec 2016   #20
paulkruger

Wind7 64 x 3 | Win Vista 32 | Ubunto
 
 

Read those. Problem is that assumes you already have an os running where you can determine certain info from Device Manager etc. Since I have no OS and am trying to make a workable installation disk I need to know that stuff before I can even start the machine. The read me says the "system must be running one of the following operating systems" and names Win7 but it is not running any os at all which is my catch 22.

Do you know of a bootable utility disk that can scan the box for all the hardware details? I'm just guessing because cannot get any specifics from Dell. The lump them all together and tell you to install a driver utility but you can't install that without the OS already installed.

I'm running in circles here.
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