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Windows 7: Windows 7 RC Freezes during startup.

07 May 2009   #11
dabooga

XP SP3
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnwillyums View Post
Hang on. I'm not sure I understand. You have XP installed right?
I don't think you can upgrade from XP to Windows 7.
I think your only good choice is to dual boot. You would have to use something like gparted to shrink your XP install and then install W7 on a small partition ( at least 20GB )
Then you would get a choice at boot and choose which os you wanted to go into.
Also this is still only the release candidate so I'd definitely want to keep my XP install as well if I were you.
If you look in tutorials on the home page you'll find tutorials about dual booting. I've found them really useful

cheers, John
Thanks for the help but i checked Brink's tutorial and it requires booting from the Windows 7 disk in order to install on a partition, whereas i cant even get the installation started!


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07 May 2009   #12
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

No problem. I'm sorry I can't be more help. I notice that Brink and various other heavyweights are not online at the moment.
I'm sure you'll get some good advice soon, john
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07 May 2009   #13
dabooga

XP SP3
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnwillyums View Post
No problem. I'm sorry I can't be more help. I notice that Brink and various other heavyweights are not online at the moment.
I'm sure you'll get some good advice soon, john
I appreciate your effort, Thanks.
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07 May 2009   #14
myzr7

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

Hello Welcome to SevenForums,Dabooga

Hope that you have a good stay here on SF.
Try reburning your dvd at a slower speed like 1x or 2x
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07 May 2009   #15
limneos

Windows 7 RC 7100 32bit/64bit
 
 

Hello Dabooga.

Since I've made over 30 installs so far to different PCs, I can tell you this:

Some particular PCs with their particular hardware (I believe it's either the memory, the ide controllers or the chipset in general,or a BIOS setting) take really long time at that screen where you're stuck...but then eventually the Select your language page appears...In some PCs I had to wait for over 10 minutes ...

So my guess is that after 3-4 minutes you got tired of waiting and kept restarting.. Let it for about 10-15 minutes do its searching and see if you will get the install screen eventually. It has happened to me for booting both from DVD and/or USB, so I don't think its the medium.Just wait for 10-15 minutes at that screen.

Note: after you choose your initial settings, there will be another long delay at the "setup is starting" screen... Don't get dissapointed there either . Just wait again. It is a problem that happens only during those setup steps, you wont have delays ever again using W7.

Hope this is your case . Hope it works.

Cheers
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