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Windows 7: xp to 7 problems

25 Jan 2010   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

if you have an oem recovery partition there will be a hotkey to press during boot to activate it, (youll probably have to check that stupid flimsy little troubleshooting guide they give you with it) on my pc it's F10, but i have no idea if thats the norm, please can you post the screenshot gregrocker requested so we can help you further on this

My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Jan 2010   #12


I do have a product key that came with the DVD.
heres a screen shot of the files, and the message that comes up when i try to open the dvd.

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xp to 7 problems-untitled2.jpg   xp to 7 problems-untitled.jpg  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Jan 2010   #13


I recognize the DVD contents from a guy who was here just a few days ago who I believe extracted the ISO in the file and ran from his Vista desktop.

What is ISO size? Should be around 2.44 gb if Win7 ISO.

If so, you can burn that ISO to DVD using ImgBurn at 4x speed with Verify. Copy it to desktop and then browse from ImgBurn file icon after selecting "Burn Image to Disk"

or, Use PowerISO trial version to extract the ISO then run Setup.

The key is what really matters.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

25 Jan 2010   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

god save us from OEM's... whats wrong with shipping a standard windows 7 upgrade disk?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Jan 2010   #15


thanks gregrocker, it worked but should i do custom installation or upgrade?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Jan 2010   #16


You can only do Custom Clean Install from XP. Back up your files.

Clean Install Windows 7

I strongly suggest you make the DVD from the ISO now using ImgBurn since it will be needed for repairs or reinstalls.

It is very valuable to have a clean-copy DVD of Win7 which ISO Sony tried to bury in their unbootable Crapware DVD.

Let us know how it goes.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Jan 2010   #17


kind of stumped again. when i click on custom installation, it says no device drivers were found.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Jan 2010   #18


Are you booting DVD or flash stick installer, or running Setup from XP?

What is the exact size of the ISO?

When you load it into ImgBurn to burn to DVD, check the text at left to see that it says bootable.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Jan 2010   #19


i was running it from xp. where is the iso file located? i can't find any .iso's using powerISO, i just clicked on setup in the windows32 bit folder
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Jan 2010   #20


I was referring to the ISO file in the screenshot you posted above.

Right click on it to see its exact size. If it is 2.44 gb then it is a clean copy of Win7. Copy it to XP desktop, browse to it from ImgBurn folder icon after selecting "Burn Image file to disk".

If it is not Win7 ISO, Can you post a screenshot of the contents of the 32 bit Win7 folder?
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