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Solved: Win7 install on Samsung EVO 250Gb will not install on the drive?

Question: Solved: Win7 install on Samsung EVO 250Gb will not install on the drive?

ive never had this issue before and installed a few SSD drives before including an 840 and 2x 840 EVO's (RAID) - when i get to setup it says it "was unable to create a new system partition"

anyone know why this is>?

its replacing an OCZ 60Gb which never had this issue?
its going in core=i5 p67 system

there is a HDD on SATA3_0 and EVO SSD on SATA3_1 and DVD on SATA2_0 and USB mouse, keyboard & printer

help

thanks

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Answer: Solved: Win7 install on Samsung EVO 250Gb will not install on the drive?

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This is just what is says. A fresh win 10 install on a new SSD. Do not explain to me about cloning.

To date I've upgraded the BIOS (UEFI) on a ASUS P67 Performance Gen3 motherboard. I've changed the SATA Mode to AHCI. I can see the drive in the BIOS.

The Windows installer the page where it lists the drive partitions. I only see one drive partio

Drive 0 Partition 1 239.9GB 232.8 GB Primary

I get the error
Windows can't be installed on drive 0 particion 1. (Show Detailes)

The New button is greyed out and when I select next I get

We couldn't create a new partition or locate an existing one. For more information, see the Setup log files.

Thoughts?

Answer:New WIN 10 Install on new SAMSUNG EVO 250GB SSD

Hello hiltonr92 and welcome to the forums. See if this will help https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1...n-install.html

Are you installed in UEFI Mode? If so, when you boot from the USB drive use the entry that says UEFI and the name of your USB. If not in UEFI, boot from the name of your USB without UEFI in front of it. Delete all partitions on the drive until it says unallocated and then click the 'NEW" button. The installer will create all the necessary partitions. I hope that helps.

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This is just what is says. A fresh win 10 install on a new SSD. Do not explain to me about cloning.

To date I've upgraded the BIOS (UEFI) on a ASUS P67 Performance Gen3 motherboard. I've changed the SATA Mode to AHCI. I can see the drive in the BIOS.

The Windows installer the page where it lists the drive partitions. I only see one drive partio

Drive 0 Partition 1 239.9GB 232.8 GB Primary

I get the error
Windows can't be installed on drive 0 particion 1. (Show Detailes)

The New button is greyed out and when I select next I get

We couldn't create a new partition or locate an existing one. For more information, see the Setup log files.

Thoughts?

Answer:New WIN 10 Install on new SAMSUNG EVO 250GB SSD

Hello hiltonr92 and welcome to the forums. See if this will help Windows 10 - Clean Install

Are you installed in UEFI Mode? If so, when you boot from the USB drive use the entry that says UEFI and the name of your USB. If not in UEFI, boot from the name of your USB without UEFI in front of it. Delete all partitions on the drive until it says unallocated and then click the 'NEW" button. The installer will create all the necessary partitions. I hope that helps.

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has anyone installed a Samsung 850 EVO in a dell 3542. ive seen older posts on net where people were unsuccessful. going crazy researching this drive. and if u did get it installed. was it WOW thats so much faster? 

Answer:anyone install samsung 850 evo 250gb in 3542 laptop?

Whether you can use one depends on which version of the system you have.
One version has a Celeron CPU (N30xx) and an embedded 32G eMMC drive - this one CANNOT  be upgraded to a 2.5" EVO SSD.
The higher line model has an i3 CPU and comes with a 500 G hard drive.  That model CAN be upgraded to a 2.5" EVO SSD.
Yes, the EVO will be immensely faster than a conventional hard drive.

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I previously used windows xp and just went and bought a new hard drive and windows 10 usb. Im confused. I installed the hard drive along with my old master drive, using it as slave i presume. Will it auto partition the new hard drive

Answer:Clean install on a new 250gb hard drive/

no instructions came with the hard drive

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I previously used windows xp and just went and bought a new hard drive and windows 10 usb. Im confused. I installed the hard drive along with my old master drive, using it as slave i presume. Will it auto partition the new hard drive

Answer:Clean install on a new 250gb hard drive/

no instructions came with the hard drive

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I'm having a hard time trying to install Win 7 Ent on a Samsung NP900X3A with an SSD. I tried the flash drive method, DVD's and also the factory recovery disc without any luck.

I can get it to boot and pass the Install window, but once it's there, I'm stuck at the part where it ask what disk and partition to install. I've used GregRocker's suggestions to prep the SSD but, still no luck. Any other help will be highly appreciated. TIA

Answer:Can't install Win7 Ent on Samsung NP900X3A with 128 SSD

Check to see if you have a UEFI BIOS as you'll need to take special steps to Install Win7 64 bit if so: UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with - Windows 7 Forums

If this doesn't apply then reset your BIOS to defaults. While in BIOS setup set the SATA controller to AHCI first to try install, then IDE if that fails.

Remove all but 2gb of RAM to try install.

Where did you get Win7? DId you burn the DVD yourself?

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:hyper

My sons got me a Samsung 840 EVO SSD for my birthday . . . and it ROCKS! (That's right . . . I be the Dad . . . :major). Never used an SSD before and been wanting to try one out but I couldn't justify the expense at this time.

I was able to clone my existing HDD to the SSD with no trouble. The speed of this thing is amazing all by itself, but Samsung has a RAPID (Real-time Accelerated Processing of I/O Data) setting in its provided software that allows the use of up to one gigabyte of system RAM to use as a high-speed cache. This seems to more than double the sequential read and write of the SSD. I'm astonished! So far, so good.

On to my question . . . I've been putting various OS folders on my old HDD (all the Library files; Documents, Videos, Pictures, Downloads, etc.) but I was wondering if anyone could suggest any other files that would be wise to move from the SSD to my regular platter drive? I've researched this issue, and there is so much contradictory information out there I'm not sure how to proceed . . . so I came home to MG to ask

Thanks
 

Answer:Samsung 840 EVO 250GB Solid State Drive

I think I answered at least one of my own questions - It's apparently not wise to move the AppData folder to another drive besides the OS drive. I can't really think of any other caches or folders that would make sense to move.

I've moved I.E. temp files, all my document Libraries, and put a good few of my most used utility programs on my HDD. This seems to be taking some of the pressure off the SDD. I've had it installed and running since May 27th and have only written .17 TB to it. I intend to keep the games I am currently playing on the SSD. Though, from the testing I've seen done on this drive, longevity doesn't seem to be an issue with this model.

Ran another performance test on the drive after a reboot, and the Random Write (IOPS) results are insane! Top is the SSD of course, and I ran a comparison test on the 500GB Seagate Barracuda drive that had been my OS drive. SSD FTW!
 

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Hi guys,I am really hoping someone can help me. I have looked everywhere for answers and have been trying to fix this problem for a few months.Adobe Flash player has stopped working on my Samsung n150 (win7 starter 32bit). Anytime I try to watch a video in Internet Explorer I am prompted to install Flash player. When I try to do this I am told I have insufficient priviledges when attempting to install.I have tried downloading the program and running as admin, and I have disable anti virus, but still I cannot install flash player. I am unable to create a new User control account, as it says I cannot do that with my Windows 7 starter.Flash player works in Google Chrome. Which I downloaded along with Flash player. Chrome installed, but flash player would not.Please help!

Answer:Cant install AdobeFlash on Samsung n150 Win7 Starter due to insuffic priviledges

IE uses a different version of Flash from Chrome, FF, etc.

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Back in May, I took the hand-me-down Dell Dimension 2300 I'd given my sister, replaced the mobo, cpu, heatsink, ram, and installed Win 7 Pro x64. All necessary drivers installed fine. The floppy drive, partitioned hard drive, DVD drive, and CD-R/RW drive installed & appeared fine, and even Magic ISO.

Now, we need to install a new version of Norton, so pop the CD in and-- The DVD, CDRW, and Magic Iso drivers are all "corrupted or missing." I can hear them spinning & reading the discs. They don't show up in Explorer, or Disk Management. In Device Manager, they are correctly identified, but have yellow exclamation points next to them. I tried installing the drivers again downloaded from the Dell website, but to no avail.

Help? Need these disc drives back online. =/

The devices themselves are:
LITEON DVD-ROM LTD163 ATA Device
MagicISO Virtual DVD-ROM0000
SAMSUNG CD-R/RW SW-240B ATA Device

Answer:LiteOn DVDROM & Samsung CDRW driver probs- Win7 install on old Dell

Can you please find out in the Device Manager and let us know what error code these optical drives put out.

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hello,

for couple of days, breaking my head tring to figure out what im doing wrong, or what else i can do .

i used to have as my C:\ drive a kingstone 120gb SSD drive . due to lack of space, i bought 250GB SSD samsung evo-850 drive.
i execute fresh new windows 10 pro X64 installation on the Samsung but after installation finished with no error, and setup is rebooting the pc, the screen is stuck on the "loading operation system" and nothing is happening.

i thought that the cause for that is because i still have the kingstone drive plugged in, and there is conflict between those, but even when i unplugged the kingstone drive and execute windows installation, same thing is happen.

i tried to change order of booting from the pc setup and again nothing is chagne (samsung drive is shown in the pc setup and also when i load windows from the kingstone drive)
i also tried to version of windows setup iso which are used from Disk on Key "burned" with rufus latest version.

what else can i do ?

thanx.

Answer:Cant install windows 10 on my new samsung ssd drive.

Try cloning existing ssd to new ssd using Macrium Reflect Free.

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hello,

for couple of days, breaking my head tring to figure out what im doing wrong, or what else i can do .

i used to have as my C:\ drive a kingstone 120gb SSD drive . due to lack of space, i bought 250GB SSD samsung evo-850 drive.
i execute fresh new windows 10 pro X64 installation on the Samsung but after installation finished with no error, and setup is rebooting the pc, the screen is stuck on the "loading operation system" and nothing is happening.

i thought that the cause for that is because i still have the kingstone drive plugged in, and there is conflict between those, but even when i unplugged the kingstone drive and execute windows installation, same thing is happen.

i tried to change order of booting from the pc setup and again nothing is chagne (samsung drive is shown in the pc setup and also when i load windows from the kingstone drive)
i also tried to version of windows setup iso which are used from Disk on Key "burned" with rufus latest version.

what else can i do ?

thanx.

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Just finished building my first computer and am at the point where it's time to load windows. i pop in the DVD, select the language, hit start install and I get a message saying

"a required cd/dvd drive device is missing. if you have a driver floppy disk, cd, dvd, or usb flash drive, please insert it now." then some line about how its ok to remove the install disk.

all connections are good, obviously since it started to do the first couple of steps. Now i'm stuck at this point and not sure how to resolve it.

Here is the drive that I have installed: Newegg.com - SAMSUNG DVD Burner 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 24X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM SATA Model SH-224BB - CD / DVD Burners.

thanks in advance

Answer:Samsung DVD Drive won't install windows 7.

Please fill in your system specs to help us help you

Have a look at this
Clean Install Windows 7

If i were you may be easier to install from flash drive (assuming you have one)
Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool
Download tool, install, burn windows iso to drive, reboot from usb away you go

As soon as windows is installed it will install any required drivers for your cd drive so wont be an issue

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Existing Setup
Abit IN9 32-Max, 2gig OCZ, E6300, WD 250g, Win7 v7264 x32
NO issues, everything runs fine.

Removed WD 250g and switched to Samsung F1 Spinpoint 750g drive (which is essentially my old gamming system running on xp).

Cannot install Win7, regardless of version, locks halfway through install. Hard reset and Drive is no longer detected.

I experienced this same issue back when I had the gaming system and the only way to fix it was to disable Command Qeueing ( which was recommended by users with same issue ). The problem seems to be with the nvidia chipset ( in this case 6) not playing nice with some Samsung drives. However, I was able to install XP and of course disable this option. PC then ran fine for a year, no lockups.

Basically same system, but will not allow Win7 to install. Ive tried different sata ports, different partitions, different win7 versions, different bios settings... Always locks halfway through.

I would appreciate any suggestions, thanks in advance.

Answer:Samsung F1 Drive Install Issue

Hi thetesterman, see this: Solved Hard Drive - Unable to Select or Delete during Installation - Vista Forums.
just replace vista with 7.

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I want to install windows 7 ultimate 64bit on a other parition as dual dual boot or reinstall. I have a very important file about 237gb in my 2 tb hard disk. I dont have a another pc or hard disk. I have backed up my files in the created partion in my pc. I want to go from win 7 32 bit to work with 64 bit apps. Pls help. I dont want to delete data. I have 5 part in hard disk.Local Disk, Data Volume(Precious), Songs Volume, Backup volume. Unused New volume(100gb). How to install win 7 64bit volume. Help. Pls

Answer:How to Install Win7 64bit on Win7 32bit using Custom install,No Format

Install the 64 bit to your new volume 100 gb . You need to be careful to point the instakller at the new volume 100gb.

Instructions are here: Clean Install Windows 7

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Hi, I bough a 250 GB Samsung SSD EVO 850.I got a Lenovo X201 computer.My SSD is not recognized by the MAGICIAN Samsung programso i cannot clone my HDD to my Samsung SSD. Please HELP me !!!

Answer:Samsung SSD 850 250GB not recognized by Lenovo X201 Samsung Magician Program

Hi, nocoin, and welcomeIs the SSD installed into the main bay of laptop or external USB box?Samsung Magician application is a tool not for cloning operation. Use Samsung Data Migration Software intead. It's a simple, free of charge, reduction of the Acronis True Image Home application.Then, after installing SSD into the laptop, use Magician app for disk management.Also, you might use another software for the cloning:Clonezilla, Macrium. As well Acronis ATIH full version (I'm not sure whether trial version supports entire drive cloning).

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Just purchase a ATC-705-EB53 like the spec but wanted to install a Samsug 500gb SSD as a boot drive to improve the preformance. Can't seem to get it to read the internal cd or an external cd as bootable windows. Keeps asking to install bootable media













Solved!

Go to Solution.

Answer:ATC-705-EB53 Install Samsung SSD as a boot drive

windows 7??? if you have an old windows 7 CD version, probably is not UEFI compatible, you need to set Legacy or LaunchCSM to be able to boot from this CD/DVD. honestly?why don't you install windows 10 instead?UEFI is way more secure and windows 10 is snappy and even more stable than windows 7. 

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HI, My Laptop is a Samsung NP300E5C its model code is NP300E5C-A02CA it is also windows 7 64 bit home premium these are the drivers that I need to install

Atheros AR9485WB-EG Wireless Network Adapter
Bluetooth Device ( Personal Area Network )
Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
WAN Miniport (IKEv2)
WAN Miniport (IP)
WAN Miniport (IPv6)
WAN Miniport (L2TP)
WAN Miniport (Network Monitor)
WAN Miniport (PPPOE)
WAN Miniport (PPTP)
WAN Miniport (SSTP)
I don't know which Drivers to install from the website can u plz tell me

The Website http://www.samsung.com/ca/support/model/NP300E5C-A02CA-downloads
 

Answer:Solved: Samsung Drivers install Help

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 The good news, SUCCESSFUL mSSD INSTALL: I just installed a Samsung SSD 840 EVO 500GB in the mSSD slot. I used Samsung?s Data Migration and transferred about 300GB to the drive from the HDD (HGST 7K1000-1000, HTS721010A9E630) 1TB). I removed the HDD from the lower bay, and booted on the SSD successfully. Used Samsung Magician to fine tune performance. It dropped boot time from 2 minutes 40 seconds to 50 seconds. It loads Photoshop 6 in 5 seconds. For me, it's a screamer. I'm ready to get back to serious large format panoramas again, except for one problem:  I need the hard drive to store about 300GB of images. It's pretty new, 1TB, should do the job just fine. But I have missed a step somewhere.  The PROBLEM, the hard drive locks everything up when installed: I want to put the HDD back in its slot and use it to store photographs that are in post process (in Photoshop). I removed the hard drive, and put it in an Apricorn EZ-UPGRADE case that I've had around for a while, turned on the computer, plugged in the USB cable, used Disk Management to remove the previous application volume, cleared the old data, then did a simple format. The computer suggested calling it drive E:, and I used that drive name. But when I install it in the drive bay beneath, the computer locks up during boot, leaving a black screen and a faint, blinking cursor at upper left. If I remove the drive, boot is okay and blazingly fast again. If I put the ... Read more

Answer:W520 mSSD easy Samsung 840 EVO install, then hard drive lockup

CardCage wrote:
 
The good news, SUCCESSFUL mSSD INSTALL:
 
I just installed a Samsung SSD 840 EVO 500GB in the mSSD slot. I used Samsung?s Data Migration and transferred about 300GB to the drive from the HDD (HGST 7K1000-1000, HTS721010A9E630) 1TB). I removed the HDD from the lower bay, and booted on the SSD successfully. Used Samsung Magician to fine tune performance. It dropped boot time from 2 minutes 40 seconds to 50 seconds. It loads Photoshop 6 in 5 seconds. For me, it's a screamer. I'm ready to get back to serious large format panoramas again, except for one problem:  I need the hard drive to store about 300GB of images. It's pretty new, 1TB, should do the job just fine. But I have missed a step somewhere.
 
 
The PROBLEM, the hard drive locks everything up when installed:
 
I want to put the HDD back in its slot and use it to store photographs that are in post process (in Photoshop). I removed the hard drive, and put it in an Apricorn EZ-UPGRADE case that I've had around for a while, turned on the computer, plugged in the USB cable, used Disk Management to remove the previous application volume, cleared the old data, then did a simple format. The computer suggested calling it drive E:, and I used that drive name. But when I install it in the drive bay beneath, the computer locks up during boot, leaving a black screen and a faint, blinking cursor at upper left. If I remove the drive, boot is okay and blazingly f... Read more

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I am getting a Security Warning window when I try to install Samsung Allshare software that allows me to share video files with my Tv. I am running Windows 10 Insider Preview build 10162. The window that appears tells me This publisher has been blocked from running software on your machine, the name of the software (AllsharePCSW.exe), the publisher (Samsung Electronics), The type (Application), and From (The path of the file). At the bottom of the window it says You must unblock this publisher to run this software. Then a link to a Windows support page which is of no help at all. This software was installed on Windows 8 and 8.1 and also worked on earlier builds of Windows 10 Insider Preview. I have downloaded the latest version of the Samsung Software but still the problem persists. I thank anybody in advance for any advice on how to solve this problem.

harrycat310.
 

Answer:Solved: Security warning when trying to install Samsung Allshare.

Try this - if you are attempting the install on a link from IE
tools tab
internet options
content tab
publishers button
untrusted publishers and if that is listed
remove button
 

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This is my first post on this web site. I certainly not a guru and could use some help of this is the way you ask for it. At 78 I am kind of slow and methodical but am willing to follow detailed instructions as to how to keep my old pc going.

The Windows community has convinced me to do a clean install of Windows 7 on a new 250GB SSD that is replacing my HDD. The C: HDD is getting errors when I use Seagate's SeaTools programs and my PC has really slowed down to a crawl. in trying to repair my C: HDD I have run System File Checker multiple times (no Problems). Checkdisk multiple times /f/r options. it only shows errors on stage 5 of 5 free space verification and correcting errors in the volume bitmap.
My latest Windows Backup on a flash drive and a Windows System image on the External HDD are considered not reliable by the community and they strongly recommend a clean install of Windows 7
I have the WIN 7 DVD with product key that I purchased when I went from XP to Win 7. I have the other SW apps product DVDs. Although I have a Windows Backup and a Windows 7 System Image I have been told, and I believe, that this would be dangerous to use vs doing a clean install. Now that I am convinced to do just that I want to be pro-active in making sure that I do it right.
Is there a step by step process documented anywhere that will take me through this install. I need to save years of data from all of my pc applications, e.g., Quicken, Word, Excel, Adobe, email, etc.
My P... Read more

Answer:clean install of Windows 7 on new 250GB SSD

  
Quote: Originally Posted by RogerAttila


This is my first post on this web site. I certainly not a guru and could use some help of this is the way you ask for it. At 78 I am kind of slow and methodical but am willing to follow detailed instructions as to how to keep my old pc going.


Hi Roger, welcome to the Seven Forums.

The process of clean installing and restoring your data is quite straight forward. You can use Windows Easy Transfer (WET) to backup your personal data, all your documents, images and such, then clean install and finally retrieve the backed up data again using WET.Step 1: Use WET to transfer your settings and data to an external hard disk or USB drive
Step 2: Clean install Windows 7 on your new SSD
Step 3: Use WET to restore your settings and data
Tutorials:Windows Easy Transfer - Transfer To & From Computers
Clean Install Windows 7
If you have any questions or issues either with WET or clean install, please post your questions in respective tutorial thread. Any other concerns, please post here or start a new thread in an appropriate section of our forums.

Kari

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Hi,

I have sony vaio VGN-NW15G with 250GB HDD Vista Home premium 32bit
Recently my HDD crashed to respond so I bought new 750GB HDD.
Once I replaced with new One I try to run Recovery disk to install everything but I am fail to install error:333.
I have no Idea how can i install vista again.

If any one can help I appriciate for help.

Chetan

Answer:How to install Everything in new upgraded 750gb hdd from 250gb

The recovery discs that come with preloaded systems usually require the HD currently in the machine to be exactly the same as the one that was in the unit when sold. I would contact the maker or check their online support. Perhaps you can get a discounted upgrade to Windows 7. Or you may be able to install Windows 7 for evaluation purposes using an install image. You may want to check out Windows 7 Help Forums for guidance. The evaluation period is plenty of time to determine everything works.

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Laptop is HP pavillon 6d with pentium dual core T4200, ram is 4 GB, Bios F.12. Old HDD failed and we got a new one, 500 GB sata, as the old one. I put it in a win7 desktop and formatted it to NTFS as a single partition for the whole voleume. Probably it then automatically was formatted as a secondary HDD. I then put the formatted HDD into the laptop.

When I try to make a clean install of windows 7 home premium, the installation process reports that windows can't be installed on neither the small nor the large partition (funny, I didn't intend to make two partitions...). There is lots of info on GPT and windows 7 but none that in a straightforward way explains what to do in this trivial situation. How could I proceed?

Answer:can't install win7 - GPT drive

I would delete the volumes from that new drive and put it in the laptop and then install Windows 7.
The install works fine with an unallocated, new hardrive and you can also partition it during the install if you desire.

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My system is Vista64 installed on a 500GB hard drive. I want to upgrade to Win7 and install it on a 64GB SSD drive. After installing Win7 I'll use my current C: drive as a data drive. I need to preserve my C: drive as bootable Vista64 in case I encounter some sort of compatibility problem with Win7.

I have the SSD drive operational now under Vista64 as drive E:. I have Win7 Upgrade on order & will receive it in a few days. The SSD is empty and formatted as NTFS with a single partition.

Problem: how to install Win7-64 on the SSD? I've come up with the following scenarios all of which seem to have problems.

1. Run Win7 Setup from Vista with Custom Install pointing to the SSD drive. There seem to be several problems with this:

1a: Win7 install may rewrite the MBR on my current C: drive, thus making it non-bootable as a Vista64 drive
1b: Win7 may create a multi-boot option on the C: drive making it impossible to boot directly from the SSD (which is what I want to do)
1c: Since my system boots off the C: drive, Win7 install may fail when it tries to reboot the system during the install process

2. Boot from Win7 DVD and install to SSD and with current C: drive powered on and enabled. I can do this by changing the BIOS Boot sequence to DVD, SSD, hard drive. But it seems there are still problems:

2a: Win7 will not register because it can't see my Vista install
2b: Win7 setup procedure might write something to my current C: drive and foul it up

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Answer:How to install Win7 to new SSD drive

When installing Win 7 remove your Vista HD.

I take at this your setup is:

SATA1=disk0=Vista
SATA2=disk1=HD for Win 7

When installing Win 7:

SATA1=disk0=Win 7

after installing Win 7, install HD2:

SATA1=disk0=Win 7
SATA2=disk1=Vista & DATA

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I have just purchased a new Dell XPS 8920 that comes configured with a 250GB NVMe M2 drive as the boot drive and I?d like to replace this with a Samsung 1TB 960 Pro MVMe M2 drive however I can find no way to load the Dell OS Recovery in a way that it can see the new disk and load Windows 10.   BIOS sees the drive, but not the recovery tool.   Has anyone got any suggestions or tried to do this?

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If this question has been addressed elsewhere, please direct me there.

I have a duel hard drive, dual boot system. Before upgrading to Win10, I purchased a Samsung 850 EVO SSD drive. I cloned my Win7 HHD drive to the SSD. I then deleted different items on each of the drives based on what I was going to use the drive for. (Games and General Purpose computing) Next, I updated the general purpose HHD to Win10, intending to dual boot Win7 SSD for games.

After upgrading the HHD drive to Win10, I discovered that the Windows 7 OS installed on my SSD was declared invalid by Microsoft and would not boot. I called Microsoft and was told I needed my win7 install key. I recently moved and cannot find my win7 installation disk.

I have Belarc installed on both drives. Is there any way to recover the CD key from the windows 7 drive even though it will not boot?

Answer:recover win7 drive use after install Win10 on 2 drive dual boot sys?

Showkey plus from this forum:
Showkey - Windows 10 Forums

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If this question has been addressed elsewhere, please direct me there.

I have a duel hard drive, dual boot system. Before upgrading to Win10, I purchased a Samsung 850 EVO SSD drive. I cloned my Win7 HHD drive to the SSD. I then deleted different items on each of the drives based on what I was going to use the drive for. (Games and General Purpose computing) Next, I updated the general purpose HHD to Win10, intending to dual boot Win7 SSD for games.

After upgrading the HHD drive to Win10, I discovered that the Windows 7 OS installed on my SSD was declared invalid by Microsoft and would not boot. I called Microsoft and was told I needed my win7 install key. I recently moved and cannot find my win7 installation disk.

I have Belarc installed on both drives. Is there any way to recover the CD key from the windows 7 drive even though it will not boot?

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I have a Gateway NX860X laptop here and the HD crashed. So I grabbed a brand new 250gb SATA drive, formatted it NTFS thru the USB port on a different PC, and popped it in the laptop. XP setup didn't see the drive (BIOS does) so I hooked up a USB floppy drive, created an 'F6' SATA driver disk for the Intel ICH7 Mobile chipset, and restarted the XP setup. This time I pressed F6 at the appropriate moment, loaded the drivers from the floppy as I've done dozens of times on other PCs, and XP setup saw the drive and let me format it again. But right after the format, when setup says "Checking Drive C:...." and then says "Creating list of files to be copied" it stops, and goes to a screen that says "Insert Intel Storage Matrix Manager in Drive A: - Press Enter When Ready". But the thing is, the disk is in the drive already, and pressing Enter does nothing - the floppy drive doesn't spin up, removing the disk does nothing, different disks do nothing. It's like the floppy drive itself disappears at this point, and the XP install is basically impossible.
HELP!!!!

(Just for kicks, I installed Windows 7 w/o a hitch; I then reformatted the drive and installed Vista just to see what would happen; both Vista and W7 install fine like I figured they would, but XP craps out right before the file copy part of setup is supposed to start)
 

Answer:250gb SATA HD + clean XP install = NIGHTMARE!!

You need to use XP SP1 or later to overcome the 137Gb limit.
 

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Hi folks, I bought ThinkPad R61 3 years ago and it has been working perfectly. Last week however I dropped it down and as a result the original HDD is damaged. So I have bought new hard drive - SEAGATE 250GB SATA2/8MB 9.5mm and it turned out that I cannot install Windows XP (neither SP2 nor SP3) on it.The message from the Windows setup is: ?Setup did not find any hard disk drive installed in your computer.? Well, of course before the installation I have partitioned the hard drive (with Partition Magic) ? I have created primary drive, activated it, then I have formatted it.I tried everything I could think of but the result is the same ? Windows XP setup does not recognize the hard drive :-(Unfortunately I do not have recovery disks. Can anybody help me with advice how to get rid of this situation and install the Windows XP on the new SEAGATE drive? Thanks and best regards,Lyubomir













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Answer:Please help, I cannot install Windows XP on a new HDD (SEAGATE 250GB SATA2)

Hello Ipashov, welcome to Lenovo forum!
 
Please check this thread out and follow the give instructions carefully.
 
 

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Hello
My laptop has two regular harddrives, one of which I rarely use. So I am thinking to transfer the files and documents that I don't regularly access to the unused harddrive and transfer the OS and programs to a 250 gb SSD that can be installed internally.

I have been looking online, but it seems that the cost of a 250gb ssd may not be low enough for my tastes. I am wondering if anyone knows what brands or models I should be focusing on and whether anyone is aware of very good deals.

Answer:What is the cheapest price on a 250gb SSD to install into laptop

Can you not use a 120/128GB SSD for your OS and Programs, and sit your User Data on the mechanical hard drive?

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I have a old emachine 250-1162 with Windows 7 Starter and the HDD is failing in it and I don't have a extra one laying around at the moment. I was just curious if I could use a usb thumb drive to install windows on for the time being?

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Hello, I just purchased a HTPC that has no DVD drive and came installed with Ubuntu OS and I want to install Windows 7 as the OS. I purchased Windows 7 but its DVD's so I need to somehow make a ISO from the DVD and then make a bootable USB Drive. Anyone have any experience doing this? Thanks!

Answer:Create And Install Win7 From USB Drive

Check this tutorial

USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

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I'm thinking of buying a Lenovo X230 laptop. Their SSDs max out at 256GB and I need more total storage than that, so I was thinking of buying a unit with a 500GB HDD and installing a 256GB mSATA SSD in the WWAN slot myself, using that as my primary (s/w) drive. Since the system will come from the factory with Win7 already installed on the HDD, I was wondering what the procedure would be for reinstalling it on the SSD and making the system boot from there. It was a tossup between posting here or the Lenovo forum, but I've had great responses here in the past and haven't used the latter, so I thought I'd start here. Thanks for your help.

Answer:How to install Win7 on a laptop SSD (2nd drive)

These procedures have worked very well for many: SSD - Install and transfer the Operating System

Follow the Best Practices in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 to achieve and maintain a perfect reinstall if you choose to go that route.

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My master drive C: is running Win XP Pro. I wonder can I install Win 7 on my slave drive D: both sharing the same cable. While installation of Win 7 on drive D: will it corrupt my drive C: After installation will I get dual boot? Any advise. Thks

Answer:I have XP. Can I install Win7 on slave drive?

Yes that is OK and you will have a Dual Boot, but is Windows 7 compatible with you hardware ? run the Upgrade Advisor:http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/...

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So I was not sure about Win7 and I have a PC with 2 physically separate internal hard drives. So I retained my vista OS on my C:/ drive (named OS) and did a clean install of windows 7 (using an upgrade disc student edition) on my D:/ drive (DATA).

After setting up, using and liking windows 7, I want to eliminate my vista system, which is boated now, completely. However, apparently with an intel chipset, I can't simply format the OS drive using the disc management utility, even though when I boot windows 7, it is renamed the D:/ drive because the bootloader is on the OS drive. I have tried changing the DATA drive to an active, bootable drive in disc manager. Unfortunately, I can't seem to make it the primary partition.

Originally found this forum on google with a hit on help: cannot reformat c drive
useful information, but I am not completely sure what it means.

After spending about a week customizing my Win7 install, I am not too happy about the possibility having to reinstall on the OS drive and go from there. What method should I use to format my OS drive, and still be able to boot the DATA drive. I would then like to use my OS drive for storing music, and pictures, etc.

I have an external HD to work with. I suppose I could image the DATA drive with the Win7 install, format the OS drive, and then restore the image to the C drive, but that still leaves the problem of how to format the OS drive in the first place. Also, I've never done a recovery from image befor... Read more

Answer:Win7 Install on 2nd drive now need to format 1st

Hello win7zunewinmo Welcome to the Se7en Forums!

Since the boot files and mbr entries are located on the Vista C drive one option would be to unplug that and boot from the upgrade disk in order to use the repair tools. Once you get the language selection screen upon that loading up and see the Install Now button look below that for the "repair your computer" link there.

This will proceed to scan your drive to locate any 7 installations to be listed before proceedint to the next where the automatic "startup repair" option is seen on the top of the list. By using the tool there hopefully that will write a new ser of boot information as well as create new entires in the mbr on the D drive making it bootable on it's own.

The other option without the C drive plugged in is to actually run an inplace upgrade repair of the present installation when you start up the Windows installer still without the C drive plugged in. This will again require activation once completed but would preserve the present installation as well as make that drive bootable.

Once the C drive Vista is on is reformatted you won't be able to boot into 7 until the D drive is made bootable on it's own. Without the Vista drive plugged for an upgrade repair you may still end up having 7 see itself as D however.

With the number of dual boot and even multiboots across different drives here I have yet to see 7 named D however! With two 64bit installs and another 32bit install on 3 separa... Read more

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First off, thanks to anyone who replied to my other Win7 MSDNAA thread.

So i was able to install Win7 by my flash drive to one PC successfully which had a Gigabyte G33 chipset i believe coupled with an e2180.

I am currently trying to install it to my second PC (I have 4 available keys through MSDNAA) which has a P45 chipset...Asus board. When i try to boot from the flash drive...all i get is "Missing operating system" message...and nothing else. Anyone get this? Is there a fix?
 

Answer:Win7 USB drive install problem

I have a Lenovo flash drive that only has the center part of the USB connector that comes out which allows it to be put in upside down. I had it upside down when I was installing on my netbook and that error came up.
 

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I see all kinds of websites that tell you how to install Win7 from a USB stick, or how to make an install DVD with the latest security updates slipstreamed in. But it seems to me that what would REALLY make installing faster is to install from a second hard drive, instead of a DVD or USB stick.

I've tried looking for instructions on how to set up a hard drive so that I can install Windows FROM it, rather than TO it, but I haven't been able to find anything useful. It seem like it should be easy --- hard drives are bootable (duh), and I have a bunch of old drives that are too small to be useful now -- 40 GB or so, while my main drive is now 2TB. But a 40GB drive would easily hold the Windows install files and any extra utilities I might need, and it would be a lot faster than a DVD or USB stick.

I tried just copying my install DVD to an empty drive and booting from it, but as I expected, it didn't work. I would bet that all I need is a 4K bootstrapping program of some kind, but danged if I know where to find it.

Can anyone tell me how to do it, or direct me to a website that tells how? Thanks for any help.

Answer:How to install Win7 FROM a hard drive???

Tip: make your PDC 2008 (or any) USB hard drive a bootable Windows 7 install disk – istartedsomething

If you are having trouble getting it to start installing , use

bootsect /nt60 <targetdriveletter:> [/mbr]

bootsect is in the installation media - in the Boot folder.

You can run it from cmd prompt off the dvd :

>dvdriveletter:\boot\bootsect /nt60 <targetdriveletter:>[/mbr]

Or you can copy it into Windows\System32 on your existing Vista/7 install and run command prompt.

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I have a Lenovo Thinkpad T410. Win7 came pre-installed on hard drive without DVD copies. I want to put in a new solid state hard drive. Is there a way to create a Windows installation disc so I can format and install Win7 on the new hard drive? I know there's a copy of Win7 on a partition on the hard drive but I don't know what to do to make a DVD. Thanks.
 

Answer:how to install Win7 on new hard drive

Normally, manufacturers that put a recovery partition on the hard drive will give you instructions in your manual of how to make a set of recovery discs for the machine. Have you read your machine's manual?
 

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Hello everyone,

I made a post about this over on the Tom's Hardware forum also, but I think this might be a better place to ask.

I'm trying to install Windows 7 from a USB stick onto a small partition (100GB) of a 4TB HDD for an HTPC. When I first tried to create a partition during the windows install, it made the 100GB partition I wanted, but it also split the remaining HDD space into 2 different drives. After some reading, It seemed like the problem was that the drive needed to be formatted/partitioned in the GPT style rather than MBR (in order for windows to accurately see the full 4TB drive).

So, I created a boot disk with the program Parted Magic, formatted the whole drive with the GPT format, and created my 100GB partition in NTFS. Now when I try to install Windows 7 on the partition, it says, "Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The selected disk is of the GPT partition style." And this is essentially where I'm stuck...

I've tried updating my UEFI firmware, and playing with various settings (turning safe boot off/on, changing legacy support options, etc...) but nothing seems to work and/or I just create new issues.

At this point, I'm in way over my head. Does anyone have any idea how I can fix my issue? Any help will be greatly appreciated!

*****EDIT*****

After a lot of hair pulling, I figured out what the problem was. The issue I was having is that the USB Windows 7 boot drive I made using the Windows 7 to USB/DVD download tool was not correct... Read more

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Hi folks,

I recently bought a new Hitachi 250GB SATA hard drive and created one primary partition of full size using Partition Magic on a boot disk. I then installed windows xp on it (no service packs). Straight after install I noticed it showed as a 232GB drive (fair enough) but also said around 113GB of space had been used.

I have now installed some more applications and the total file size of everything on the drive totals 24.1GB. My C drive shows 134GB used with 98.3GB free.

I guess it's something to do with partitioning larger HD's but I'm new to all that so any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.
UK Jester
 

Answer:250GB HD showing half full after clean XP install

You need to download the latest BIOS and chipset from the manufacturer of the computer or the manufacturer of the motherboard.
 

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I must be missing a step someplace here. Formatted a WD 800 IDE NTFS. Went to install Win7. Got an error..."Cannot be installed to this disk". See pics attached: of Error and Settings screens:


Dell Optiplex GX240. Bios version A03.

Been a while since I used IDE, so I set the jumper to Cable Select. Checked in Settings, it shows the HD. I do not get a lot of choices in the Settings menu.

"Windows cannot be installed to this Disk. This computer's hardware may not support booting to this disk. Ensure that the disk's controller is enabled in the computer's BIOS menu."

the HD works fine. i had on problems copying the files off of it, low-level format, regular format in NTFS. I can't imagine that I need to use FAT32.

Suggestions welcome....
 

Answer:Oldie--Cannot install Win7 to IDE Hard Drive

Sounds like a jumper problem to me, but it could also be the IDE cable. I would try with another cable and with the HDD jumpers set to Master. Also, make sure that the disk is properly set to IDE mode in BIOS, and not some crazy RAID configuration (you'll find the settings under Storage Configuration or something like that).
 

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I have tried MANY things and now I am resorting to this forum to help find a solution to my problem.
I am trying to load win7 onto a hard drive - why is that so difficult?

The computer is an older Server which runs 2003 server OS. It has a SCSI card and 3 SCSI hard drives attached:
1 the boot drive
2 slave drive 130 GB
3 slave drive 130 GB with data like backed up digital photos and videos

That brands are Seagate Cheetah but I don't think that matters. I could be wrong.

The boot drive is only a 10GB partition where win 2003 server is installed. It is overfilled and old and my plan was to clear off and format one of the 130GB drives and load win7 on it.

I inserted my win7 dvd and chose to boot from dvd drive and after following install instructions, I get stopped every time at the screen to choose which drive to load the operating system on. Nothing is listed and it offers a message to load drivers for the drive so that windows can recognize it.

After several attempts to fix, I decided to put my WinVista dvd in and try to load Vista on the drive. That worked without a problem - went right past the screen I have been hung up on, it had my 130GB drive listed, I selected it and loaded Vista on the drive from start to finish. (That's why I said above that I don't think it matters what hdd I am using) However, my problem remains - I want to install Win7 on this drive and it is not being detected at initial install. Hardware requirements meet or exceed the recommendatio... Read more

Answer:Win7 does not detect hard drive on install

It's possible the SCSI drivers are in Vista installer but too old to be included in Win7 installer.

Have you tried an in-place Upgrade of Vista? If it's new without accumulated corruption it could be nearly perfect install and supply the drivers needed.

If not, make sure you have the latest BIOS update. If so, reset the CMOS: Clear CMOS - 3 Ways to Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS

Then wipe the target HD with zeroes, partition as given in Step 2.2 here to mark the partiiton Active to give the HD every advantage to be discovered.

Google the exact SCSI model to try to find Vista or Win7 driver to unzip to stick or CD, browse from Load Drivers link until it picks it up.

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Hi,

Probably a stupid question for all you tech heads out there but its something I don't know how to do. I've tried looking at previous threads but they all got a bit too confusing and not exactly what I'm looking for. Anyway, my question is...

I already have Windows 7 Ultimate installed on one partition as C drive. I want to install Windows 7 Ultimate again on a different partition and make the new installation the C drive. I have tried to do this before but it just kept the drive letter as G.

So, how can I make the new installation C and the old one a different letter?

Thanks.

Answer:New install of Win7 and change drive letters

Follow this tutorial & both windows 7 's will Drive C:
Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and Vista
But you will need two licence keys.


Install one:

Install two:

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I intend to install Windows 7 on a desktop thro external DVD Drive connected thro USB port.I am not able to boot thro this external drive as there is no BIOS Support option for selecting Boot thro USB . How to proceed ?Thanksfromk s manjunatha

Answer:Boot to external DVD drive to install Win7

watch the bios messages as it boots it should give the option to hit an F key to choose boot, although if there is no option in the bios to set boot order then your machine may just be too old. a bios update may help..i hate computers!but cant help myself....

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Simply

I have a fresh install of Windows 7...all updates applied both software and firmware, and even though this dvd player/burner was used to install Win7, it does not work after the full install to both read and write to. It is not shown on My Computer and it doesn't list but it does list on the Bios on computer start and is enabled on the motherboard. It is an older IDE dvd burner 16x I believe, and it last operated just fine, (it did, after all, install Win7 from a DVD on fresh install.)

Any ideas?

Much appreciated.
 

Answer:Fresh install of Win7..all updates...no dvd drive?

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I have a Dell workstation (xeon mpu) with dual 1 TB HDDs... Win 7 pro is installed on one drive, and the other is blank, newly formated...
I want to be able to boot off either drive... the win 7 HDD, or off the Win 10 HDD. I realize I may have to deal with BIOS boot sequence for now, and later change both drives to Win 10 pro...

When I boot from DVD with Win 10 Pro OEM version, It cannot find either drive... the box is blank... it will see external USB HDDs, but not my SAS drives...

What am I missing?

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Let me explain my situation. I have decided to upgrade to Win7 64-bit as Im currently on Win7 33-bit.
The problem I have is that i have a large 110GB folder of my backups. I don't have a portable Harddrive to put it on there so I need to be able to keep this folder onto my newly installed widnows.

I was thinking there should be a way to split my only C drive into two parts.. One which will remain the C drive and have the new windows installed on it. And the other part which would only be like 150GB big to put my backup folder on.

Just to clarify I would not want any new windows or any OS to be on that smaller part. Just my backup. Im worried I will loose the backup thats why im asking for assistance.

Thanks

Answer:How can I install Win7 over my C drive but still keep my 100GB backup?

Yes you can make another partition and move your backups onto it.

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Cheers guys,

One short question, related to my Asus S400CA laptop. It has a hybrid drive with 2 parts, a 24 GB SSD and a bigger HDD. As far as I read, the SSD is used for caching. As SO, it was provided with Win8 preinstalled, however I wanted to switch to Win7.

Now, the question is: can I perform a clean win 7 install on the SSD? Or should I use the normal HDD for this.

Actually it is a postfactum question, since I tried this already.
It did it via external dvd drive, but after install finishes, at first reboot it does not boot into windows. It just stays in a loop between the ASUS splashscreen and a black screen with a cursor blinking in upper left corner.
(secure boot disabled of course). Looks like it cannot find the SO from the SSD, even if in BIOS I selected the SSD as boot option #1.

Thanks for help.

Answer:win7 install on the SSD within a hybrid drive (ASUS)

We have helped users install on the 24gb SSD which is normally used by a paging file. This requires booting the Win7 installation media using DVD or flash stick, deleting all partitions shown, then formatting new ones to choose the 24gb for install.

You'll then want to install only the OS and your most important programs on the SSD, minimize the paging file to 2gb, move the User folders to the HDD: User Folders - Change Default Location

If this is a Windows 8 PC then you'll first need to enter BIOS setup to turn off Secure boot, decide if you want UEFI BIOS vs. Legacy BIOS - YouTube. For UEFI boot the installer as a EFI device, follow UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with - Windows 7 Forums. For Legacy you'll Bypass UEFI to Install WIn7

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So, recently I've had all of my USB ports on my laptop stop working. An optical mouse connected to it will light up, however, I cannot control my pointer. No other devices work with the USB drives either. This has forced me to purchase a PCMCIA to USB adapter which has 2 ports. That is a problem but is not what my question is about.I'm trying to reformat and install Win7 to this laptop. I have a copy of Win7 contained on a 4gig USB flash drive.I cannot directly upgrade the operating system from WinXP to Win7 and my BIOS contains no setting to boot the PCMCIA device and I don't have a DVD burner to create a disc to install from.I'm wondering if it would be possible to install Win7 using a USB flash drive connected to my PCMCIA card on startup using a CDROM boot disc or something similar. Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:Install Win7 from flash drive - PCMCIA

Depends. I will say I have done this a long time ago and it wasn't easy then. On some IBM laptops and maybe a few others the bios was set to boot from some types of pcmcia media. Some flash cards and pcmcia cdroms and floppies could be bootable. I think to succeed, you'd need to create a bootable usb windows 7 instead of simply a copy of an iso. Now the question is two fold. One is how the bios sees the usb attached to the pcmcia adapter. If it shows up as something then you may have a chance. Might be hard drive or some removable device or some cdrom or such. Second is if windows 7 has support for it. I doubt it but you can always try. In the IBM you needed to add in some drivers.I think I'd look at some other way to install it. I'd think about some other way to boot Why did it take me over a year to phone in a problem to ATT?

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If any of you have a netbook and have needed to reload Win7, it isn't all that easy 'cuz there's no CD/DVD drive on most netbooks. You either need a USB CD/DVD drive, or you'd have to go through a bunch of troublesome and confusing steps to create a bootable flash drive with your Windows 7 DVD on it, or you'd take the netbook to a shop. Well, it turns out that our good friends at Microsoft have a free little tool released under the GPL that will create the USB drive for you! All you need is your Windows 7 install disc (or an ISO of it), a 4gb or larger USB flash drive, and (of course) The Windows 7 USB/DVD Tool. Here's what you do: if you don't have an ISO file of your Windows 7 install disc, you can create one easily using any number of apps, I like using ImgBurn. It's free and easy to use. Just install ImgBurn and use the "Create image file from disc" (see screenshot below). Obviously, your Windows7 disc must be in your DVD drive, and you should probably create a new empty folder called "win7-iso" or something to put your new Windows7 .ISO image file into. Then insert your flash drive in to a free USB port and format it by opening "Computer", right click the drive and select format. Easy. Note that everything on the flash drive will be permanently erased. Then install and run the Windows7 USB/DVD Tool. The first step requires you to point to your ISO file (see screen shot below). From there, it's sel... Read more

Answer:Easy way to install Win7 from a USB Flash drive

Yeah the Microsoft USB/DVD Tool for Win7 is very usefull, I did it old school as at the time the tool was nto available but would use the tool in future, not tried it as yet but dont see why the toll "could not" work for creating Vista or XP bootable USB Pens (task for weekend to see if it does work)
 

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Hi

My laptop has two particitions, C and D. C seems to have quite some bad sectors. Ran chkdsk yesterday for whole day and it marked out some bad sectors.

Now when I do fresh install to drive C, installation cannot complete. Once copying from DVD is over, I can pass the "starting windows" screen but then it loads the blue desktop and an error pop up saying windows was not installed successfully and try to restart. But this just keeps going in circles and never finishes.

I also tried to install OS on D, without formatting D, but ended up with the same situation.

What I am trying now is to back up everything on D and redo the disk partitioning and try again.

But because 1) i do not have an OS now and 2) i cannot install windows on C, the only option I have for backing up is using the command line window during the installation to copy files from D to an external usb disk.

I am using "xcopy /S" and that is extremely slow, driver D has 180G of data...

All the other threads about using robocopy etc tools does not apply here because i do not even have an OS.

So my question is if there is any way I can do the copying/backup faster?

Thanks

Answer:Win7 install - fast copy/backup during install (harddisk failure)

Get Macrium reflect free on the pc your typing this from and have it make a usb recovery disk when it asks you too then boot to it on the laptop with your external drive also plugged in and then have it make an image of the d partition to your external. You can then erase both partitions in the windows installer and make a fresh one. When it is done you can install Reflect on the laptop and then you can mount that image with it for file transfer back. But if your install is failing it might be your disk is just to far gone at this point in which case you should image your data so you have it anyways.

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I had a run-in with MS Office 2007 that ended up (my bad I'm sure) necessitating a repair install of Windows 7 (64 bit) after a complete uninstall of Office. The Windows repair went well with the exception of a couple of drivers; easily adjusted.

Then I did a clean install of Office 2007. It sort of went well. Except that every time I try to do something with it (like accessing Visual Basic to put my macros back in), it's telling me - incessantly - that files don't have sufficient permission blah, blah. Well, I'm setting the permissions but it's over and over and feels like every file in "Program Files (x86)/Common Files/Microsoft Shared/..." needs permission attention.

Is there ANY way to avoid doing this over and over and over and...? And could I have avoided this by setting something different in one of the installs?

Sigh.

Thanks as always for the help.

-G.

Answer:After Win7 Repair Install & Office 2007 fresh install; no permissions!

Do you get asked for the same file or do they change? Try setting the permission at the folder level?

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First of all, i'd like to tell something that happened to this PC of mine. See, it's a 4-year-old PC, i'd still want to use it as an extra pc, and it was having problems and blue screens and random crashes, and then I tried to fix it up and came up with the idea that my hard disk was broken. So, I replaced my hard disk with a new one (Hitachi 500GB SATA HDD).

But then, when I try to install Windows XP SP3 on it, it crashes. Yes, it installs fine and all up to the GUI mode setup, but when it finishes and all and after the Windows XP logo loading finishes, there would be a super fast mini blue screen then my pc will restart. Then i'll try to press Start windows normally, same story. Mini blue screen then restart. Then, I tried to install Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 on it, at the Expanding windows files (around 20%), it says that it is missing a dll file something and I forgot what the whole thing says. I'd like to get some help if my PC's problem was not just the hard disk, but is it also possible that other parts of my pc is broken? Or that maybe my installer is just broken?

(Btw, I install my OS using a 8GB flash drive, because my other pc doesn't have a dvd-rom, I just use an iso OS then use WinToFlash, used this procedure a couple of times on other pc's and laptops, works fine)

* Also before replacing my old hard disk, I formatted my pc for like 3 times hoping to fix it, still nothing, but now i'm surprised I can't install... Read more

Answer:Solved: Can't install Win7 / XP on PC with new HDD

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Hello, this is my first post on the forum, and I hope you can help me.
I have recently been given an HP 6465b probook. It had been dropped and the hard drive had failed. I installed a new hdd and got a copy of Windows 7 ultimate x64. The install went well until I discovered I couldn't connect to the Internet. There are at least 5 drivers missing.
They are for the SM Bus controller, Broadcom netxtreme gigabit ethernet controller, Broadcom netxtreme II network controller, two unknown devices. Now I think about there may be others as well.
I checked the system 32 / drivers folder and they are all there I think.
I tried to install the drivers in the usual way but windows says it cannot find them. I tried to install them from the windows disc. Again windows couldn't find them. I connected to my router via cable to try get cconnected that way but no luck. I have downloaded drivers to cd and installed from there, but I got an error code 10 device cannot start. In sysinfo it says driver not installed properly.
So I am at a loss as to what to try next. I hope the forum can assist with this.

Kind regards,....... Amazingmin (Dean)

Answer:Cannot install driver / drivers missing on new install win7 ultimate

Hello and welcome Amazing I am not a fan of the Windows feature mate and always go for the manufacturers site for drivers
These are what you need I think http://h20565.www2.hp.com/portal/sit...tte.cachetoken

Now if you cannot connect to the net you might need to get them onto stick on another machine and install from the stick.

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Hi,

I just reinstalled win7 on a new hard drive and during the installation process, I split the disk into two equal partitions of 500gb. In 'My Computer' I can only see one partition which is the C drive but not the other partition. Looking in Disk Management, the other partition seems to be labelled as 'Unallocated'. How can I allocate this into a usable D drive? I would have expected this to happen automatically during the installation process.

Thanks you for your help.

Answer:Cannot see partition after fresh install on win7 on new hard drive

No it doesn't happen auto. In disk management right click on that un-allocated space and select create partition. follow the steps as they come up.Partition or Volume - Create New
Once that is done that new partition will probably have the drive letter E. You need to change the CD/DVD drive letter from D to F then change the HDD partition drive letter from E to D. Then you can go back and change the CD/DVD drive letter to E.

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Please tell me someone else has this issue! Cause its confusing the hell out of me, and after changing a million things in the BIOS and other things nothing works!

When i first went to install windows 7, it would remain on the first blue blank screen. (the one before all the installation options come up.) permanently. the mouse would move around so it wasnt a pc jam, and this would happen EACH time i tried to install it from boot.
It was a complete fluke of an idea that i should plug my old 3.5 floppy drive in, just to see what happened. And walla! it hits the first blue screen, then the floppy drive accessed and made that crunching sound they always make, and it moved to the 'do you accept these terms' screen!
I tried turning off the floppy drive as a boot device in the BIOS, i tried pretty much disabling it completely, and each time... sit on blue screen forever with no going forward in the installation process. I have to keep the floppy drive permanently hooked up now since i reboot my pc reasonably regularly.

Is this the deal with all ppl wanting to install windows 7???? what if you dont have a floppy drive, since its dead technology? Or is there something here that ive overlooked??

Answer:Why wont Win7 install if there isnt a floppy drive??

Post you system specs...

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here goes: i got a pc off my uncle for christmas and he's all about the dodgy's so i decided whatever he'd filled the computer with, i was going to erase the whole lot and start fresh with win7.

Unfortunately there appears to be an awful combination of both vista and 7 already installed. There is no validation key and i do not have any disks. The hard drive appears to be fubar'd as no matter how much i delete off it, it still keeps telling me i have 6gb remaining and 12gb used.

When i go to install windows 7 from an official disk that i have purchased myself, it refuses to install on drive c because of there being no space. It refuses to install over everything and the drive itself refuses to be formatted.

Please help!

PS: ignore that my OS is Vista in my profile. OS stated on this pc is XP ?_? dont ask.

Answer:my hard drive wont format cant install win7

hello


Quote:





Originally Posted by ?jon?


it still keeps telling me i have 6gb remaining and 12gb used.




how big is hdd? (18gb)

have you tried wiping hdd with Dban? http://www.dban.org/download

make sure cd/dvd is 1st to boot!! http://www.simplyguides.net/guides/b..._from_cd.shtml

what is make and model of pc and what os was original?

good luck

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I upgraded from XP to Win 7 64 bit. I did what I thought was a clean install with the C drive reformatted. But alas no. The C drive was originally partitioned into 2 (C & E) with one holding the operating system and the other for general use. Now I find that the original partitions are still there. Win7 has installed onto the C partition and operates normally (however, when I boot up, I get the option for Win7 or original system - haven't clicked the other option for fear of screwing things up).

Big issue is the C (logical) drive is now full causing all sorts of dramas. The other partition E (Primary) is about 120 GB and I cannot expand the C partition into it. I tried simply deleting E with MiniTool Partition Wizard, but it screwed up the PC (from which it automatically recovered itself). In MiniTool, the C drive is listed as 'System' and the E drive as 'Active & Boot' which I assume is the issue.

So, how can I delete the E drive partition and expand the C drive? Thought simply deleting all in the E partition would allow me to expand C, but obviously as it is 'Boot', no can do. Can C become the 'Boot' too easily?
Also, in Explorer, E is unseen.

Any advice would be appreciated. Hopefully there is a solution that doesn't require a complete reinstall.

NB: After a bit more reading her, worked out it is the Boot drive being installed on the E partition and not the C. Can this be moved - or installed onto C and point the start-up to C? Then, how does the E become visi... Read more

Answer:Fresh Win7 install now cannot access partition on C drive

Try cleaning the HD Drive & reinstalling.

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

Clean Install Windows 7

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Dear friends,

Recently i bought a windows7 Ultimate, and i want to install it on my laptop. currently, my laptop working with vista.

My hard disk drive has two partitions. one is OS(C: ) and another is called Recovery(D: ).

my question is:

How can i remove Recovery driver (which is related to vista) and install a completely new win7 on my laptop?

Thanks in advance

Answer:remove recovery drive of vista and install win7

1) The presence of the Vista recovery partition will not impact win7 in any way, OTOH you will retain the ability to restore Vista should you ever want to do that. I suggest you leave it alone unless you are constrained of hdd space.

2) If you really want to remove the recovery partition, do 2 things first:

Make recovery disks, there would be some kind of recovery software pre-installed on your computer (like HP recovery manager or Dell datasafe). Keep those disks safely.

Image your current vista installation using free Macrium, make a rescue disk and keep the image and the disk safely.

You paid for the Vista, these 2 steps will let you revert to it, should you want to.

Now, back up all user created data to external media and boot from the win7 dvd. I suggest you do a clean install, that'll wipe everything and install win7. Heres a tut.

Clean Install Windows 7

Make sure you format the hard drive completely, then create fresh partitions and install win7.

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As of about a year ago, my Hard Drive crashed. Yesterday I bought a new 600 Watt Power Supply and a new 1TB hard drive. The windows 7 install took over 6-8 hours to complete and the mouse was extremely laggy when doing so. Once the installation completed I could barely do anything and I checked task manager and my CPU was maxed out at 100% when I wasn't running anything and there were no applications open. What could be the cause of this?

Here is the originial specs of my computer. I had an upgraded Video Card as well that I tried unplugging for the process of the installation. Here

Answer:Installing Win7 to New Hard Drive Slow Run/install

Hi and welcome to TSF what power supply did you install have you checked all the cables and connections are firmly in place,what harddrive did you install and have you run any diagnostic on it

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I'm going to be rebuilding my wife's Dell Inspiron's Win7 installation because it is just dragging hopelessly (cursor can spin for 5 seconds upon right click of item in Windows Explorer). It will also be an opportunity to blow away all the cruft from the original Dell-supplied software that we never use!

This will take a while, and I'd like to minimize the down time for her.

Can I do the install (including drivers, etc.) on an external drive connected to my Win7 machine and then just image the result over to her boot drive (after suitable backups, of course!)?

A second question: I'm thinking of installing an SSD to speed things up for her, using a hard drive as the backup drive. What kind of capacity do I need to fit all of Win7 easily? Is 64GB enough, or do I need a 128GB to make sure there's enough room for apps on the SSD?

Thanks in advance for the help.

Answer:Clean install Win7 on external drive on different machine?

1. Installing on another system is possible but iffy. I would not do it. The little time you gain you may lose 10 times in trouble shooting.

2. I run all 3 of my desktops with 64GB SSDs (one since 4 years). But I would recommend 128GB. The price difference is not big. It gives you a bit more room - e.g. if you also want to run a virtual system. I am now upgrading this system to 240GB for that reason. I run Windows 8, Mint and Zorin in virtual on a Windows 7 host.

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I'm in IT (surprise surprise) and I have extra hard drives coming out my ears. I want to move my Win RC x64 install to a larger hard drive.

Whats the easiest way to do this? I know its possible, I used to ghost XP machines at the local highschool (dont fret, they were all licensed).

I'm toying with the concept of making a fresh install, and doing something to the effect of a system restore to it, or something like that.

On a slightly less related note, my system is more powerful a machine than i ever expected to own two years ago. Its a core i7 machine with 12gb of ram and win7 installed on a raptor. Why doesn't a fresh install of win7 simply fly? Sure, multitasking can be done almost infinitely (lol), but there's literally no speed increase in app startup times, opening "my computer" or the device manager. None of it works as quickly or smoothly as i would have thought.

Also, again, where can i find a simple list of changes between RC and RTM?

Answer:Ghosting a win7 install to separate hard drive

Hello there! JustSuds and welcome to the Se7enforums!

You'll find out fast that a clean install on a new drive will be the route you will need to take there. Cloning back with XP was from drive to another identical drive seen often at larger corporations. The newer hardware profiling seen in Vista and now 7 will stall that for the most part especially to a different sized drive to start off with.

A "Clean Install" and then using the tutorial for creating a full system image is the recommendation from the start. Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup[2]=Backup Restore

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I have a new unformatted 500GB SATA Drive. How do I format it for Windows 7? Which format do I use and where do I find it? On Microsoft website maybe? I also have a new Windows 7 Ultimate install disk.It cannot find the SATA disk ince it is not formatted. I cannot find fdisk or format on the WIN 7 disk.

Answer:How do I format new 500GB SATA drive for a new Win7 Install?

You use the W7 CD, the bios must be set to boot from the CD first.

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I want to install Win7 Pro32. The laptop currently has Vista Basic 32. The machine is also massively infected with all kinds of nastiness at the moment. So, I want to format the hard drive and get it good and clean, prior to the new install. What is the best way to accomplish this? I tried using the format option during the setup of Win7, but it did not seem to do anything.

I am guessing a boot disk??? If so, what is the best way to create one. Free is always a good price. Can I create what I need using my desktop with Win7 Pro64? Is there a freeware program that would work better?

Links or instructions would be greatly appreciated. I did a google search, but I had not heard of any of the websites that came up in the search results. So, I was hesitant to try any of them. I know that no one here will steer me wrong.

Thanks!
 

Answer:Format hard drive for fresh install of Win7????

It's about this simple:

1) Make sure you've got all your stuff "saved" if necessary before you start this, to the best of your ability since you're about to wipe the drive(s)/partition(s) clean.
2) Insert the Windows 7 installation DVD (x86, x64, doesn't matter)
3) Boot the machine off that DVD.
4) When you get the first dialogue box, click Next.
5) When you get the next dialogue box, click Install Now.
6) The next dialogue box, put the check in the box (to accept the license terms, click Next.
7) Next dialogue box, select Custom install (just click in that area) - do NOT do an upgrade, period.
8) Next dialogue box, click the Drive options link, highlight the partition(s) one at a time - if you have more than one, you're primarily interested in the system partition, where Vista is currently installed, and Delete it - completely delete it totally. If it's the only partition (one big partition using the full capacity of your given hard drive), you'll end up with a completely unallocated drive at that point.
9) Once that's accomplished, highlight that drive/space by clicking on it, then either you a) choose to use a portion of it for the system partition or b) use it all.

- For a) click the New button, then punch in the amount of gigabytes to use for that partition (in thousands, so if you wanted a 50GB partition, that's 50000) then click Apply - it'll take a few seconds to create the partition which will be unformatt... Read more

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I'm going to do a complete format and clean install of Windows 7 Starter on my ASUS EEE PC 1015-PEM. It's now running 7 Ultimate. I did not back up the recovery partition when I put Ultimate on it (completely spaced.. smh,) have no external optical drive handy, USB not recognizing any flash drive I try, and refuse to pay ASUS $50 for a recovery DVD of drivers, programs, and OS I already paid them for.

Clean Install Windows 7

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

I was going to use these ^^ awesome tutorials with a bootable flash drive of the iso I've downloaded but as I mentioned above, USB is giving me problems. Do I have any options left to do the format and clean Win7 install? Can this be done from the HDD as opposed to a bootable CD/DVD or USB?

Answer:Format and clean Win7 install from hard drive?

Yes. You will need to extract the contents of the iso onto another partition.

Get your nic drivers from asus site also, just in case win7 built in ones don't work.Plonk them onto the same partition as above.
http://www.helpjet.net/files-Asus-Ee....html#ANetwork

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What happens if I clean install Win7 (OES) on a hard drive and then reinstall a hard drive with the stock Dell upgraded to Win10 from Win 8.1?
My systemell 3847, 16gb ram, Nvidia Graphics card

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Here is my problem. I replaced my motherboard and cpu. I cannot use my old IDE DVD drive anymore. I don't want to upgrade, I want to clean install Win7 64 bit over Vista 32 bit but I dont have a dvd drive or flash drive thats over 3gb to work with. Isn't there anyway to write the install files onto a partition and restart and boot from there?

Answer:[SOLVED] Install Win7 64 bit over Vista 32 bit without dvd/usb

You would be better off trying a adapter for the dvd drive https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=id...ient=firefox-a

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Hi all. I finally have my pc working well after a virus (and other disasters) using XP SP3.
Now, I would like to install Win7 as a second OS.
I currently have XP installed on a new 1TB drive and use my 2TB drive for data storage. I am thinking to install Win7 on the 2TB. Do I need to create a partition(100gb?) or should I just install it without one?
Another option is to buy a new 100gb HDD and install it on that.
I am looking to do the easiest, less-headaches-in-the-future method. I don't know if having 2 OS's will require me to hit delete upon startup and then select which OS I would prefer or how that whole scenario plays out.
Also, would Win7 have any problems accessing programs which were installed using XP?
I am thinking of using windows 7 home premium sp1 64 bit (oem) system builder dvd 1 pack. I don't see any reason to use professional. Is there one for home use? I don't need the languages and I feel 16gb of ram capability is enough.
Any problems using a 64 bit and a 32 bit OS on the same PC?
Sorry if these questions sound basic but this is a big step for me. Looking at past threads here and they mostly deal with problems or errors arising after doing this so this is why the basic question.
Much thanks to any and all
 

Answer:Solved: Want to install win7 on (separate HDD) with XP

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Hey,

I have 2 hdd's in my computer.
A 320gb Maxtor Diamondmax, broken into 2 partitions, C: and J:
And a 1000gb Samsung HD103UJ, which consists of only 1 partition, i:

I want to install Windows 7 on the Samsung drive. Windows XP is installed on partition C:, but I can't boot into Windows XP. I have ran several tests, tried a lot of things, and I am sure that the problem doesn't lie in the hardware, but in the OS itself.
There's about 600gb free on i:, so that should be enough, but I know that if I install Win7 on i:, the data currently stored there will be erased. So, I guess I will need to shrink i: and create a new partition (correct me if I'm wrong). How would I do that on boot? I can run Slax(a Linux Distro) from a live cd, and I have an Ultimate Boot CD, but I can't really work out how I can do this.

I hope you understand what I'm trying to say, and that you can help
 

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hey guys so i have a laptop im trying to fix, it has some viruses. im trying to do a clean install of win7. it currently has vista pro, or home, 32bit. i mount the iso with daemon tools and i run the installation. i get the following

windows installation encountered an unexpected error. verfy that the installation sources are accessible and restart the installation

eror code: 0xc0000005


this is with the iso in the desktop, i also tried it with the iso in my external and same problem.

any help?

Answer:[SOLVED] win7 install fail

anyone?

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Hi Guys
I have done a clean install of Win7 Home Premium due to a bad computer crash.

I had windows on it originially until it crashed and I was able to get my Thompson router to work no problems.

Now I cannot get on to the internet because it can.t find it, where do I go from here,obviously I have a driver missing but where do I get it from.

I have a Samsung RV510-02.

Norman

Answer:[SOLVED] Clean install of Win7

hi norman1,

try here for your drivers.
Samsung

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I have been fighting printing problems with IE9 for a few days. I cannot print web pages to either my printer or create a PDF using Acrobat Standard or using Cute PDF. Printing works fine with Word, Excel and other programs but the attempts to print web pages results in a blank page except for a header line & footer line.

I have learned how to remove IE9 but my system
( OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3000+, AMD64 Family 15 Model 47 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 2046 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI RADEON X800 XL (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM), 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 476937 MB, Free - 390303 MB; D: Total - 211300 MB, Free - 136668 MB; E: Total - 240480 MB, Free - 69430 MB;
Motherboard: http://www.abit.com.tw/, KN8 Series(NF-CK804)
Antivirus: Norton 360, Updated and Enabled)

has no version of IE after I remove IE9. I have tried a fresh install of IE9 direct from MS site but I still have the print problem. I tried installing a ver of IE8 I found by searching the internet but get the message it will not work under Win7

Only suggestion I have received is to format the Hard Drive and reinstall everything again. This is not an acceptable answer as it doesn't idnetify the cause of the problem so I am not willing to spend a few days trying a "fix" which may end up witht he same problem a day or week or month later.
Only option is to use Firefox since there is something wrong with IE... Read more

Answer:Solved: Cannot install IE8 after removal of IE9 under Win7

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OK, I've been at this latest project for something like 4 days now and am losing my (remaining) hair. I know just enough to be dangerous and at the outset, let me tell you I can't post any BSOD info, kernel dumps, systat uptime rebop kootchie koo, or any other terms I don't really understand and the point is moot 'cuz I'm writing this on my Mac (which thankfully still works).

Please bear with me, this is going to be a l-o-n-g saga, but I need help (and how)!

The story thus far:
I decided to upgrade my old homebuilt PC: Gigabyte GA-81848P mobo, 2.66 GB P4 CPU, old IBM 2GB HD (the former C: w/XP Media Center), Maxtor 100GB HD & 1MB RAM, & NVIDIA GeForce FX5900XT video card. Upgrade included two new 1MB RAM sticks (2MB is mobo's max), new Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB HD, and Win 7 Home Premium OEM.

The idea was to take the new clean SATA drive and load Windows 7 and eventually scrap the way-overcrowded 2GB IBM IDE drive (it's w-a-y past retirement). After a few minor BSOD episodes and a couple hours of yelling, I got everything working. Then fought various issues (sound card not supported, print server not initially recognized), BUT...

in order for things to work, I had to keep the old IBM HD in line. No prob for now 'cuz I could choose which OS I wanted on boot-up, but I really wanted to migrate away from the old HD. After a series of crashes, I finally decided to start afresh and pull out all the old drives and just reinstall with the new Wester... Read more

Answer:[SOLVED] Win7 New Install...DOESN'T!

first of all, your system is not eligible for oem win7. the only way your system would be eligible is if you replaced the motherboard.

as far as the oem is it the full retail version or one for a specific computer? sometimes you get oem from ebay or other sources that says something about only being used for specific computer models. if this the case then that could be your problems since there may not be proper drivers available for your system.

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Recently i had a windows error that prevented me from logging into my profile, so i ended up doing a restore and that fixed the problem. But now like half of my programs are working, all failing to load. So i was thinking of just doing a clean install of windows and starting over. But the deal is that i dual boot my machine with linux mint, so i was wondering if it would be possible to do a clean install of windows 7 without having to delete the mint partition. thanks for the help in advance.

Answer:clean install of win7 and keeping install of mint

Welcome to Seven Forums.
Shouldn't be a problem. You should be able to delete the partition that windows resides on, create a new partition, then load Windows 7 in the newly partitioned space.

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Just did a clean install of windows pro on new hdd. Told setup to only install important updates and auto updates in turned off. Searching this forum i found a few folks say "definitely let windows install all the drivers for MOB, devices, etc. they are the experts" while another post said "always use MOB site drivers, since they are often tweaked for exact MOB specs, no matter how old they are". So I'm at a crossroads wondering which to do. Asus software was a nightmare before. Granted, I did install almost all of it, and probably made it a mess (qfan, asusupdater, Volt something something allowing in OS O.C. tweaks, etc). Drivers from them didn't seem to be a problem though. I want to avoid any bloatware which comes along with driver packages sometimes.

I have 1 yellow exclamation in PC properties (USB controller), but that's because everything is running on minimal drivers or no drivers. I did install windows update version of Realtek network card, and ATI display driver, but thats all. I have 3 hdds in the machine, new hdd (ST2000) with win, another new hdd unformatted, and original C: drive (to allow for file transfering, then I will yank it and convert into external for backup). Also have 2 dvd burners. Everything is visible to BIOS and Windows except unformatted ST2000 (will use for applications and data/media). I'm hoping once I do install drivers, however, that this drive will become visible.

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Answer:Fresh win7 install need driver and HDD install advice

Quote:
"always use MOB site drivers,


Best to use the manufacturer's drivers.






Quote:
Windows except unformatted ST2000


Check in Disk management & format.

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I have been having so many problems with the Windows 10 installation I'm thinking about going back to Win7 until MS works out all the bugs in Win10.

My PC came with 8.1 and updated to Win 10. Win10 was fine until the last major update when everything went h--- in a hand-basket. Update reset everything to defaults, installed apps I'd uninstalled.

Question: Can I remove the HD with win10 and put it on the shelf until MS gets it running. I want to install a bare HD and install a valid genuine Windows 7 OS on the bare drive. Is there anything I need to know before I give this a try? I know I'll have to reinstall all programs and all missing win7 updates...

Will I be able to install the Win 10 HD at a later date, install updates and be back up and running under Window 10 user accounts?

Answer:Install Win7 to replace OEM win8.1 w/Win10 install

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
Since you're talking about a separate win-7 installation on the machine your plan is sound and exactly how you should do it

You might in your bios have to disable fast start and possibly secure boot but otherwise you shouldn't have any problems installing win-7 fresh
You might have to gather drivers if this is a laptop but a desktop would have no issues windows updates will provide most
If you review device manager and see if any unknown device listings are there just post about them same goes for installation of win-7 issues.

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Pretty damn amazed this even happened, I selected Defrag partition, it stated that it needed to restart to complete, since I was doing things I clicked cancel hoping to finish it later. The second I clicked cancel 100 error messages came up, the Paragon software showed 2 giant partitions and then the HDD spun down.

I'm now running Vista SP1 and intend to stay here. Farewell 7.

Answer:DO NOT INSTALL PARAGON PRODUCTS. destroyed win7 install

Well i havent had any of those problems!!!! Hasta la vista.. errr...vista baby!!!!!

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I have an old XP machine.

An Acer Aspire.

I put Win7 Ultimate on it but it hasn't taken. Always gives me an error message and asks for the install disk again - which was a USB stick - but when i provide it nothing changes.

So I need to get it off and start again.

I have 3 physical disks divided into 4 virtual disks.

Disk manager describes them like this:

Disk 0: 20G Fat32 System. That's C drive
Disk 1: 75G NTFS Active That's D drive
Disk 2: 98G NTFS Active That's E drive
135G NTFS Boot That's G drive.

WinXP is installed on the G: boot drive.

I had 20G free on the D drive and I just let Win7 find it and install itself there.

All the advice I find on the web says delete the partition of the Win7 OS you want to remove. Well I don't want to delete that partition because it has gigabytes of data already existing before Win7 installed itself there.

So how do I go about it?

Is it simply a matter of deleting the Windows Folder and editing the boot manager text file?

There was another old XP OS on that drive used before I installed this one on G: and win7 has renamed it windows.old. That's fine. There's also a Program.data folder that seems to have been made at the time of this win7 install. That should go too?

There's also a Program Files folder that doesn't seem to have been made by Win7, because of folder dates. I don't know about it. Is it part of that ancient XP install or is it part of the new Win7 install?

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Answer:How Remove Bad New Win7 Install from Dual install with XP machine?

Post a maximized/resized screen print of Disk Management so all info is displayed using these instructions:
Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image






Quote:
I had 20G free on the D drive and I just let Win7 find it and install itself there.


I'm not sure what that really means, or what would happen installing an OS that way.

I install Windows into a pre-defined empty partition, or into unallocated space.

I suggest using WizTree free so you can more easily see all files/folders on a partition.
It displays hidden and protected files without making any Explorer view changes.
They have a Portable Zip available, no installation needed.
Antibody Software - WizTree finds the files and folders using the most disk space on your hard drive

To me it sounds like your Disk Management is a mess and needs cleanup

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I have an old XP machine.

An Acer Aspire.

I put Win7 Ultimate on it but it hasn't taken. Always gives me an error message and asks for the install disk again - which was a USB stick - but when i provide it nothing changes.

So I need to get it off and start again.

I have 3 physical disks divided into 4 virtual disks.

Disk manager describes them like this:

Disk 0: 20G Fat32 System. That's C drive
Disk 1: 75G NTFS Active That's D drive
Disk 2: 98G NTFS Active That's E drive
135G NTFS Boot That's G drive.

WinXP is installed on the G: boot drive.

I had 20G free on the D drive and I just let Win7 find it and install itself there.

All the advice I find on the web says delete the partition of the Win7 OS you want to remove. Well I don't want to delete that partition because it has gigabytes of data already existing before Win7 installed itself there.

So how do I go about it?

Is it simply a matter of deleting the Windows Folder and editing the boot manager text file?

There was another old XP OS on that drive used before I installed this one on G: and win7 has renamed it windows.old. That's fine. There's also a Program.data folder that seems to have been made at the time of this win7 install. That should go too?

There's also a Program Files folder that doesn't seem to have been made by Win7, because of folder dates. I don't know about it. Is it part of that ancient XP install or is it part of the new Win7 install?

Either ... Read more

Answer:How Remove Bad New Win7 Install from Dual install with XP machine?

Post a maximized/resized screen print of Disk Management so all info is displayed using these instructions:
Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image






Quote:
I had 20G free on the D drive and I just let Win7 find it and install itself there.


I'm not sure what that really means, or what would happen installing an OS that way.

I install Windows into a pre-defined empty partition, or into unallocated space.

I suggest using WizTree free so you can more easily see all files/folders on a partition.
It displays hidden and protected files without making any Explorer view changes.
They have a Portable Zip available, no installation needed.
Antibody Software - WizTree finds the files and folders using the most disk space on your hard drive

To me it sounds like your Disk Management is a mess and needs cleanup

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As the title says. I have tried all the tools provided by windows which pass, no errors in the logs. I have also tried to manually install Sp1. The 2 things I have not tried yet are uninstalling all the updates ever installed or a fresh install of Win7 which seems ridiculous so I can then do a fresh install of Win10.
Any ways around the prerequisite of SP1? This is a legit copy of windows.

Answer:Wish i could install Win10 but unable to get Win7 Sp1 update to install.

No there isn't. Sounds like your current Windows installation isn't in a great state. Have you got plenty of free space?

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I did a fresh install of win7 a few months ago to my c: with all three of my hard drives in the system. But now when you go through computer management to disk management, the c: shows as boot, page, crash, primary, and the d: shows as system, primary. How do I make the c: include the system property so that the system will boot with only c: connected. Currently both the c: and d: must be connected to the system otherwise it will say there is no boot drive when powering up the computer.
 

Answer:win7 install made secondary drive 'system' how to reverse?

That sucks, try disconnecting the secondary drive and perform a repair install?
 

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Hi all,
I just finished installing Windows 7 Ultimate X64 on an Asus motherbord, i5 intel. I was checking the root folder my C:\ drive, and I realized that besdies the standard folders (Program Files (x86), etc.) there is a file called bootsect.exe

Why is this there, and can I delete it?

Thanks for your help.
 

Answer:Bootsec.exe on root of C:\ drive (Fresh Win7 Ultimate Install)

Its a tool needed by and included with windows. Do not delete it.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc749177(v=ws.10).aspx
 

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Hello this is my first time posting hear so please go easy on me. Me and my fiance just finished putting together her first real gaming computer and we wanted to use a Patriot 64g SSD to put win 7 on and use a 1TB Seagate drive for all the rest of the storage. The installation of Win 7 onto the SSD went nice and smooth but when we get into windows it is not detecting the 1TB HD at all. Funny thing is that when I go in to the SSD properties, I can see the Seagate under the sharing options. The only info I have found is how to clone off an existing hard drive with Win 7 on it not how to do a fresh install on 2 new drives. Any help would be great.

Answer:Fresh win7 install on SSD and will not detect new Seagate hard drive

Try this, right click on computer in the start menu, select manage, in the left column select disk management. Look for the seagate drive in the lower portion of the window. When you find it, right click and select 'change drive letter or path' in the next window, select add. Thake the drive letter windows offers or select another letter from the drop down window. You should be able to see it then, if that is your problem. If that does not work, please post a screenshot of the expanded disk management in your next post.

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Hello All

I'm trying to do a clean install of Win7 Pro 64-Bit, inc SP1, on a friends HP EliteBook 850 G3 via a bootable USB stick drive.

The installation started, then I got the missing device driver error message above.

I tried again with the OEM disc in an external USB optical drive and got the same message.

The EliteBook 850 G3 only has USB 3 ports... which I think may be the issue.

Does anyone know a way 'round this problem?

Thanks!
Paul

Answer:Win7 install: A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing...

Okay, problem solved; I used the Win7 USB 3 Creator Utility.

When you follow the link go to the "Search Downloads" field and start typing in USB 3, it should be the 4th result.

When you run the application follow the instructions carefully; it took about 20mins to add the USB 3 drivers to my bootable USB stick, and you'll know it's finished when you see "Update finished!" in the dialog box.

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Hi all,

I just finished installing Windows 7 Ultimate X64 on an Asus motherbord, i5 intel. I was checking the root folder my C:\ drive, and I realized that besides the standard folders (Program Files (x86), etc.) there is a file called bootsect.exe

Why is this there, and can I delete it?

1) I used Acronis 2014 to wipe my SSD drive (fast)

2) Installed Windows 7 by choosing the advance option (not the upgrade)

When I look at my hard drive structure via the Disk Management, I do see the proper (and hidden) 100MB NTFS System Reserved partition, *in addition to* my regular OS.

Is there anything wrong with this then?

Thanks for your help.

Answer:Bootsec.exe on root of C:\ drive (Fresh Win7 Ultimate Install)

Please post back a screenshot of Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

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Hi,

Im trying to install win7 to an external hard drive for troubleshooting my current system, and cant find a guide for this that works. Was looking here

How To Install Windows 7 On USB Flash Drive or External Hard Drive
WinToUSB - How to use WinToUSB?
Install Windows 7 without USB or DVD without upgrading! - All

but these guides are old and dont work, no matter what I do. Ive tried that, wintousb software, all kinds of elaborate hogwash. Since microsoft sucks massive ba11s and wont let you install to a USB in the standard way, Ive had to spend 6+ hours trying to figure out this annoying sh1t. Sorry but this is really making me mad, I swear you try to fix one thing it leads to down this convoluted never ending path of NOTHINGWORKINGNESS. Im trying to diagnose whether my gpu related crash is due to OS problems, so being able to isolate it on a new install of win7 would help.

I basically take my 1tb drive, erase, create a R partition 100 MB NTFS, called SysReserve, then the other 931 gb become K partition NTFS. I use the tools in the guides to install windows files and the boot files, then it says successful and everything should be hunky dory. But no, the hard drive will not boot, blue screen crashes every time, cannot run through the windows install process. No I DONT want multiboot unless its the last resort, as this drive is only temporary, Id like it totally separate from current windows I have. If you have a solution then I will be flabbergasted and I wont h... Read more

Answer:how!? install win7 x64 to external drive for testing, huge struggle

Try Rufus - works also with e.g. an external SSD

Rufus - Create bootable USB drives the easy way

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File downloaded form a secure place, burned at 1x speed. Downloaded the file 5-6 times burned 10 or so discs.

CRC errors possible hardware config, RAID?

SEE here: http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/806033-crc-all-exe-zip-rar.html
 

Answer:Solved: Win7 install error 0x80070570

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I purchased an HP Win7 64-bit Computer which came with a horrible version of the OS. I purchased a new Win7 64-bit disc (with key) online. Installed yesterday. Result: No internet. No Wi-fi. Dead USB ports, so no mouse. I did manage to find and run Windows FixIt. It gave me a list of missing drivers, which I cannot download and they cannot update because I have no internet connection. ....SCREAM. SCREAM.

I don't know if taking it to the computer hospital, or having a tech over would even help. Any suggestions?

Thank you.
 

Answer:Solved: Install of Win7 Put Computer Into Coma

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Howdy ... I have win 7 ultimate 32 bit and something is wrong with the start up files. I tried using mini tool to repair the MBR but that didn't help. If the install disk is not in the dvd player windows will go to the screen that states there is a problem due to new software or hardware which isn't the case and gives me the option of launching the repair option or starting windows normally ... if I try starting normally it gets as far as the logo, then reboots. When I ask it to do a repair I get an error message stating "failed to save startup options" ... I have to put in the install disk and do the repair that way, then I can get into windows ... remove the install disk ... get the error screen when I reboot ... leave in the install disk ... it is able to get the startup files it needs and goes into windows. The problem is getting those files to the hard drive and why isn't the install disk doing this during the repair?

Answer:[SOLVED] Win7 Won't Boot Without Install Disk

I forgot to mention that I did test the hard drive, memory, and cpu ... all checked out good. I tried to go to the command prompt and ask it to fix the MBR but I got a messages stating ... "'bootrec' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file".

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Hopefully someone can help me identify the cause of the BSOD on my machine. I've tried running the windows memtest for ~10 hours without any help, but since it's a clean install, I didn't think it'd be drivers.

I ran Windows Update and have almost all of the latest patches installed. The machine seems to crash intermittently, though when I turned on driver verifier it feels to do it more often. However, running PassMark burn-in test (evaluation copy) doesn't detect/trigger it consistently.

Attached is the information collected after the clean install today.

Details:

OS - Windows 7
x86 (32-bit)
- Clean install of Win7
? Age of system : ~ 3 years
? Age of OS installation - Fresh

? CPU : AMD Athlon 64x2 5000+
? Video Card : Nvidia Geforce 6150SE nForce 430 (onboard)
? MotherBoard: ECS Nettle 2
? Power Supply : Bestsc 250 W (Came with system)
Testing machine with just 1 HD - shouldn't put load on PSU

? System Manufacturer : HP
? Exact model number : GX759AA-ABA A6357C

Answer:[SOLVED] Clean Win7 install BSOD

Updates:
* Updated the driver for nvidia (the installer seemed to half-fail in the middle, but pointed Windows at the driver folder and it updated)
* Removed the modem card (forgot it was laying in there)

Still performing windows updates (SP1 was missed), but managed to BSOD (driver IRQL - bluescreenview/hangcheck points at NVidia now) while installing one of them. Disabled the verifier while updating the machine to SP1.

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Hi guys,
I'm having a weird problem.. And I'm unsure if this thread belongs here or in HDD section.. Please advise.
Please read the full explanation for better understanding.

I bought a new SSD for my office laptop and pulled out the old one to install on my Ultrabook..

I created a USB stick with my Samsung Win7 DVD, removed the HDD, put the SSD on it and ran the install. (NOTE: Before I installed new OS, SSD booted fine with old OS in my Ultrabook) I booted the stick, deleted the partitions and started the fresh install.. Everything goes smoothly until restarts.
After restart the laptop won't boot the SSD!! It searches for other bootable media, and if I remove all, just goes to boot menu.
I don't know what's happening and I already repeated installation 3 times without success.

Please help.

Answer:[SOLVED] Win7 fresh install - won't boot

Hi could you have taken the option to clone the old drive to the new

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