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Windows 7: Clean Install of Win7 doesnt find HD Drivers

10 Jan 2010   #51
Saltgrass

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Sorry if this is no longer relevant, but it is hard trying to scan so many posts. If you still cannot get the drive to work,

Your board has 6 Sata Connectors and 2 GSata connectors.

You have your Hard drive plugged into Sata 0? Yellow Connector?

OnChip Sata Controller is enabled?

Bios is setup to use "Native IDE" on Integrated Peripherals?

The hard drive shows in the drive priority in the bios, Advanced Bios Features?

Are you trying to do RAID?

Manual says L shaped connector should be in drive, but might not matter.


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11 Jan 2010   #52
thanotosq

windows7 64-bit
 
 

okay, so i installed Vista 64 Ultimate... and i didnt realize that i couldnt install Windows 7 64bit Home Premium over the top of Vista Ultimate... crap...

Any thoughts? Could i make vLite create a Vista Home Premium 64bit ISO from my Vista Ultimate 64bit disk?
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11 Jan 2010   #53
gregrocker

 

Reading back over your thread, I see you put Vista on there to try an In Place Upgrade because you can't get Win7 to clean install from boot.

First, try running the WIn7 installer from Vista desktop to see if it will now Custom Clean install over Vista.

If not, I understand you have the wrong version of Vista to in-place upgrade to Win7 as you had intended. I believe there are several workarounds for this problem.

First, you can unlock all versions in the Vista installer to reinstall Premium: by copying installer files to desktop, removing ei.cfg from Sources, then running the files from desktop to overwrite Ultimate.

However there is a workaround which enabled many to downgrade from the RC (Ultimate) to Premium in Win7, and I believe it has been adapted to work between Vista and Win7:
http://tech.icrontic.com/articles/up...7-rc-to-retail

Open the registry key given in Step 3 in the workaround above and change it to read exactly as the keys read now except change the word ULTIMATE to HOMEPREMIUM - one word and the same case as it appears in the Vista registry.

Now try running Win7 Home Premium upgrade to see if you succeeded in fooling the installer to think it is upgrading Vista Premium to Win7 Premium

If not, you'll need to unlock all versions as given and reinstall Vista Home Premium without activating it. Then try your in-place Upgrade.
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12 Jan 2010   #54
thanotosq

windows7 64-bit
 
 

SUCCESS!!

Okay, i installed Vista Ultimate 64bit and fully updated it. Then i did a clean install of Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit and it worked....

There are 2 things that i really hated above all in this process...
1) I think that it is stupid that despite all of my efforts...i had to purchase a 64bit version of a previous generation of Windows to get the install to work...
2) I think that it criminal that you have to do a clean install of Windows 7 Home Premium over Vista Ultimate... really?! this was the worst of all things that i went through.

Finally, THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO PERSEVERED WITH ME THROUGH THIS!!! You all helped so much in this long process. Feel free to ask questions and i will answer them to the best of my ability.
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12 Jan 2010   #55
gregrocker

 

You're welcome - glad you have this behind you. It was a long slog. Only hoped you learned enough to make it worth it all.

You really didn't need to buy Vista 64 bit to put it on there long enough to launch the Upgrade. You could have borrowed one.

Be sure to save a Win7 backup image externally so you never have to go through this again, just reimage the HD or a replacement using the Win7 DVD. To make the backup imaging failsafe, make a second one using Paragon free edition: http://www.paragon-software.com/home.../download.html
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12 Jan 2010   #56
TimStitt

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 



I'm also glad you got there, talk about perseverance! Well done.

Please take Greg's advice and Image your drive, lets not do this again *grin*
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12 Jan 2010   #57
Coolness

Win 7 pro 64-bit, Ubuntu 9.10 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
You're welcome - glad you have this behind you. It was a long slog. Only hoped you learned enough to make it worth it all.

You really didn't need to buy Vista 64 bit to put it on there long enough to launch the Upgrade. You could have borrowed one.

Be sure to save a Win7 backup image externally so you never have to go through this again, just reimage the HD or a replacement using the Win7 DVD. To make the backup imaging failsafe, make a second one using Paragon free edition: Paragon Backup & Recovery 10 Free Edition - Free Download
Yeah, or pirate it, just for a while. You still bought the OS
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12 Jan 2010   #58
thanotosq

windows7 64-bit
 
 

Are you kidding?!?! Backups fo sho!

...And yes Greg, i did learn a lot... I think that it was worth the work.
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