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Windows 7: Windows 7 won't install

06 Dec 2012   #31
AC

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
The question of the legal COA was never answered. I don't think a drive really "cares" what OS in has on it, they are dumb that way.
I doubt we'll ever hear from the OP again.


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06 Dec 2012   #32
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709
 
 

Hard drives don't know anything about operating systems but operating systems know a lot about COA.
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06 Dec 2012   #33
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

(S)he thought we'd buy the old HDD story.
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06 Dec 2012   #34
shadowboy1795

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

The hard drive wasn't old, in fact, I don't know how old it was anyway. All I know is that "system requirements" only went up to Windows Vista and didn't have support for Windows 7.
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06 Dec 2012   #35
AC

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

So, um, what was the hard drive?
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06 Dec 2012   #36
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by shadowboy1795 View Post
The hard drive wasn't old, in fact, I don't know how old it was anyway. All I know is that "system requirements" only went up to Windows Vista and didn't have support for Windows 7.
That's because it was made before w7 was relaesed. I have w7 on a HDD that had XP on it, from 2004. You assertion your drive wasn't compatible makes no sense. It however, may have been bad.
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07 Dec 2012   #37
shadowboy1795

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

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You assertion your drive wasn't compatible makes no sense. It however, may have been bad.
The bad hard drive thing may be true. I don't know if it is though... but how does that not make sense? Well... I think it does... I mean- if that doesn't make sense, then what does?
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13 Dec 2012   #38
F5ing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by shadowboy1795 View Post
... but how does that not make sense? Well... I think it does... I mean- if that doesn't make sense, then what does?
Take those "System Requirements" you see associated with products with a grain of salt. A rather big grain when it comes to computer hardware.

The "System Requirements" listed for hard drives might be better stated as something like: "Requires installation into a device equipped with SATA data and SATA power connectors". Might need a bit more info as I imagine there are some devices out there that use hard drives yet have no facility to initialize, partition, etc. w7 can deal with hard drives, whether they are bare or not.

Now if it said something like "Requires 2 AA alkaline batteries (not included)"....
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