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Windows 7: win7 disk won't boot

22 Dec 2009   #1
prc292

windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
win7 disk won't boot

hey guys i got a question for you.

i dug out an older desktop i had and decided to see if i could get windows 7 to run on it. it's a 2ghz dell, 512 mb ram, nvidia fx5500 graphics. for some reason none of my win7 disks will boot. xp disk boots fine. i thought it possible that it was because the ram was to low. but i just get a black screen for a second then regular boot to xp. i did double check the boot order.

let me know what you think.

thx


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22 Dec 2009   #2
gregrocker

 

Try running the installer Setup file from XP.

You may need to put IDE controllers into installer at Custom drive screen link.

Check your BIOS settings for what drive controllers are available.
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22 Dec 2009   #3
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by prc292 View Post
hey guys i got a question for you.

i dug out an older desktop i had and decided to see if i could get windows 7 to run on it. it's a 2ghz dell, 512 mb ram, nvidia fx5500 graphics. for some reason none of my win7 disks will boot. xp disk boots fine. i thought it possible that it was because the ram was to low. but i just get a black screen for a second then regular boot to xp. i did double check the boot order.

let me know what you think.

thx

Most XP install discs were CD's, Win7 install discs are DVD's.

Does this older machine have a DVD drive or just a CD drive ?

The specs sound ok, I have installed win7 on less


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23 Dec 2009   #4
prc292

windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

that's exactly what it is. not a dvd drive.

should have saw that.

thanks
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