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: Oem install fresh sata drive

26 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium OEM
Oem install fresh sata drive

I am attempting to install a Windows 7 OEM x64 onto an older machine I have. MB is a Foxconn NF4UK8AA-8EKRS, CPU is AMD Athlon 64 x2, 4200+ 2.25 GHz, RAM 1GB. I installed a new OEM 500GB SATA hard drive unformatted.

Current OS is Windows XP Home SP2, I deleted SP3 since it was giving me some problems with auto login.

My DVD drive will not read the Windows 7 installation disk, similar to another post the drive just flashes, never spools up. It will read other CDs and DVDs.

I initialized the hard drive but have not partitioned or formatted the new SATA hard drive which is where I want to install the new OS. While the BIOS recognizes the drive, its not listed on Computer tree.

I have copied the Windows 7 OEM DVD contents onto a Folder that I created on a Toshiba External USB drive. Only had a 2GB USB Flash Drive so thought I would use the external drive and select the setup.exe in the Windows 7 files I copied into a folder without formatting a complete 250GB ext USB drive.

Question, can I partition and format the new SATA drive using the Windows XP Home Edition with an NTSF format and will this be recognized by Windows 7?

Question, can I install Windows 7 from the Toshiba Ext USB drive's folder onto the newly formatted SATA drive? Or does Windows 7 require a different formatting setup?

The BIOS and MB won't recognize a DVD drive it only allows a boot from CD. I removed the CD and DVD master/slave parallel cable and only installed the DVD as the master, but Windows 7 DVD just blinks and never spins the drive.

If I can get the new OS installed I'll remove my two older 40GB PATA hard drives and add more RAM. This machine is for my wife's use since it was in the garage gathering dust. Thought I would revive it and set up a wireless home group between my machine and her's. I added an all in one printer/copier/scanner in addition to the HP Photosmart D7460 I have so we can share files, printers and internet connection.

I have been building my own machines since about 1990. Building a machine is fun (takes maybe 2hrs) but all the software kicks my butt. Also I went to the OEM System Builder License at Microsoft OEM Partner Center that is the most confusing arrangement I have ever seen. I'm just a home builder having fun, not a business.........must I buy the full version to get this installed?

Thanks for the help,


My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Nov 2009   #2
Microsoft MVP


You can actually buy a cheaper Upgrade and install it to bare metal, if you have any old XP or Vista laying around to qualify you. You're on the honor system here.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Oem install fresh sata drive

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
can't make a clean win 7 install on my new sata drive :(
Ok, after having given up on my old disk I'm getting pretty sick of not getting my new computer up and running, so I've just decided to install my OS on my new drive that I initially planned to use just for storage, but, that's how it goes. But do you guys think it let me do that? Of course not, it...
Installation & Setup
SATA DVD CD Drive - How to Install
How to Install and Setup a SATA DVD CD Drive Today i'm going to show you how to install and setup a SATA Disc Drive on a desktop PC. (Parts needed is in picture above) Always remember to discharge yourself before touching the components inside the case. This is done by touching the...
Install Windows 7 with Sata Hard Drive and IDE DVD ROM Drive
Hi, Is this possible? I have tried numerous times on my PC to install Windows 7 onto my Sata Drive to no avail. Yet as soon as I plug in my IDE HD it installs fine. I have unplugged all external peripherals USB and internal Card Reader. Set my Bios ok as it sees both the Hard Drive and DVD fine...
Installation & Setup
Cannot install on SATA Drive
This seems to be such a frequent issue that it could/should be a FAQ but I haven't found my answer yet. I am (currently) running Win7 64 ULT on my home PC. I purchased an Intel X25M 80GB SATA drive and connected it in order to benefit from the speed. The issue is that setup hangs during the...
Installation & Setup
Fresh installation of Win7 onto new SATA drive
Hi! Hope somebody here can help... I recently bought a mobo and gfx card from a friend therefore decided to treat myself and bought a 1TB Hitachi SATA HDD. As i had a dodgy DVD RW before i installed win7 from my current PATA HD as a custom Installation onto the new Drive after assigning it...
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 22:49.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App