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Windows 7: After booting Windows 7 Ultimate - the whole screen turns into red

3 Weeks Ago   #1
harant

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 
After booting Windows 7 Ultimate - the whole screen turns into red

Hey there,

I would like to ask for your support!

I’m trying to install the Windows 7 Ultimate operation system on my Dell N5040 laptop and after choosing in the BIOS to boot from a USB it says “ windows is loading files...” and right after this red screen appears and my laptop shuts down.

I upgraded my system from 3 GB to 8 GB memory two weeks ago.

Currently, I have the Windows 7 Professional 32-bit version running on my laptop and due to this reason, it says that out of the 8 GB memory only 3 GB is usable. So I decided to use a better version of Windows 7 and also to set it to 64 bit not 32 bit to be able to use all the 8 GB memory.

I would really appreciate if you could support me with this issue!


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3 Weeks Ago   #2
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Welcome to the Forum

It seams that something is corrupted on your USB flash drive or can be a memory issue.
Where did you get the Win 7 64 installation files?
How did you made the USB flash disk boot able? Is it formatted as Fat32 or NTFS?
After installing the new 4+4 G memory sticks did you do a memory test?


Did the laptop came with Win 7 pro 32bits or did you installed?
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3 Weeks Ago   #3
harant

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

Thank you!

I purchased the product key from http://buy-keys.com/ and they included a link to download the ISO file.

After downloading the ISO file I tried to use the Windows USB/DVD Download Tool to create a bootable USB, but it said: "Unable to run bootsect to make the USB device bootable" - so I checked a video on youtube and they suggested that I should download a file called "bootsect.exe" and copy it to the file where the Windows USB/DVD Download Tool folder is.

It worked perfectly in the end.

The USB stick was properly formatted as NTFS.

I haven't run a memory test yet on the 2 x 4 GB memory. Not sure how to do it tho.
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3 Weeks Ago   #4
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Big chances are that your license is pirate. There are no more Win 7 legit keys for sale in recent years.

Why you need Ultimate?

Did the laptop came with Win 7 pro 32bits or did you installed?
If the laptop came with Win 7 pro 32, you can use the license to install Win 7 pro 64.
I can guide you on this legit install.
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3 Weeks Ago   #5
flavallee

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

What's the exact 7-character service tag number on that "Dell N5040" laptop?

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3 Weeks Ago   #6
harant

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

Megahertz07 - Thank you! I might do that.

flavallee - the service tag is 5HZQDR1
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3 Weeks Ago   #7
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

I can send you a link to download Win 7 Pro SP1 64bits from MS servers.
What language do you want?
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3 Weeks Ago   #8
harant

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

Megahertz07 - Dell pre-installed a Windows 7 home premium, not Pro. I would like to have it in English. Do you think the product key on the bottom of my laptop should be usable for reinstalling the home premium version?

Two years ago I installed the 7 Pro - 32 bits.
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3 Weeks Ago   #9
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by harant View Post
Megahertz07 - Dell pre-installed a Windows 7 home premium, not Pro. I would like to have it in English. Do you think the product key on the bottom of my laptop should be usable for reinstalling the home premium version? Yes, you can use the product key on the bottom of your laptop to install Win 7 HP SP1 64bits.

Two years ago I installed the 7 Pro - 32 bits.
If the 7 Pro - 32 bits is legit, you can also install Win 7 HP Pro 64bits.
Do you have any version of win 7 SP1 64bits legit installation disk?
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3 Weeks Ago   #10
harant

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

No, I don't. Would you mind sending me a link to download?
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