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Windows 7: Install Windows 7 on Dell XPS 8910 and Aurora Alienware

27 Jan 2017   #1
giobaxx

Windows 7 PRO 64 Bit
 
 
Install Windows 7 on Dell XPS 8910 and Aurora Alienware

Hello guys

I desperatly need your help. I'm tryng to downgrade some workstation XPS 8910 and Aurora R5 from Windows 10 to Windows 7.

Unfortunaly we can't use yet Windows 10 and i have a lot of problem installing both system. i tried to install with usb stick.

The First problem i met was that after installation start i don't have the use of mouse and keybords so basically i was not able to start the installation. i fix this problem serching on google and i have added the usb 3.0 driver with some utility downloaded from intel into WIM files of windows. So now i'm able to start the installation, i'm not able to finish

In both workstation i have disabled secure boot and i enable legacy boot

Into the Alienware Aurora R5

After the installation has finished during the first access where i have to create an username and assign the name of the workstation l'm not able again to use mouse and Keyboard....so i can not do anything again. I thought that when i had inject usb 3.0 driver with the intel utility i had solve the problem....what i can do? maybe the utility i used have added the usb 3.0 driver into the boot.wim file only and not into the install.wim file?

Into the XPS 8910

I have the use of the mouse and the keyboards at the start of the installation, but is impossible to start the installion because of the error " Setup was unable to create a new system partition or locate an existing system partition"

I tried to delete all the partition during the installation of windows, i tried to clean the disk with the diskpart utility, i tried also some tricks found on google..... but nothing....

I don't know what i can do......in both systems....

:-(

Please Help


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27 Jan 2017   #2
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Hi Gio,
have a read of this, tutorial written by a member

Create a Windows 7 USB flash installation with new drives for new MB's

Roy
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27 Jan 2017   #3
giobaxx

Windows 7 PRO 64 Bit
 
 

i will read the link you gave me....i tried something like that i have added the usb3 driver to the boot wim file using Installer_Creator.exe downloaded from Intel.

Related to the aurora r5 :

After that i'm able to have mouse and keyboards to start the installation, but after the installation when i have to assign a name to the workstation and create the user account i'm not able again to have mouse and keyboard...and i don't undestand why

For the XPS i think i have to clean the disk from the previous installation of Windows 10...but nothing seems to work......and i'm able to clean the disk...
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27 Jan 2017   #4
giobaxx

Windows 7 PRO 64 Bit
 
 

@uchuk

i will try this solution....

Just to understand this problem is due to the Windows 10 previously installed?
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27 Jan 2017   #5
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Win 7 installation doesn't have some drivers needed to install win 7 on MB with new chip sets (USB, SATA, MVMe etc).

The installation disk has 3 main parts.
- The installation wizard
- The maintenance Wiward
- The four Win 7 brands (Home, HP, Pro, Ultimate)

You don't have mouse and keyboard because you've added the USB drivers only to the installation wizard.

Read my tutorial. Create a Windows 7 USB flash installation with new drives for new MB's
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