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Trying to install Windows 7


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#1 golfdude

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Posted 23 June 2009 - 10:54 PM

Need some help here. I currently have the following:
Windows Vista SP1
32 bit OS

My hardware:
Intel Q6600 Quad Core 2.40 Ghz Chip
4.00 GB RAM
Nvidia 8400 GS 512 mb

I have downloaded and burned a copy of Windows 7 64 bit per the instructions on the home page. I have changed the boot up to the DVD drive. I get a screen confirming boot to the CD or DVD drive, which I okay. The next window ask me to boot to Windows Vista, but not a choice of Windows 7. I can't see where I can get the OS on the disc to take over. Does someone out there have any ideas?

Thanks in advance,
Tom

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#2 Bodaggit23

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Posted 23 June 2009 - 10:57 PM

Save yourself some trouble and navigate to your disc and run the Setup.exe

Windows 7 does such a stellar job of planting the installation files that you
can run the installer right from inside Windows.

Even allows you to format the C: drive!
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Posted 23 June 2009 - 10:58 PM

Tried that. It failed.

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Posted 23 June 2009 - 10:59 PM

Strange. Works for me.

Do you still have a copy of the .iso?

Edited by Bodaggit23, 23 June 2009 - 11:00 PM.

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Posted 23 June 2009 - 11:05 PM

This is what I get:
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I realize I am trying to install the 64 bit over the 32 bit, but my hardware can handle it. I am thinking my problem is in my bios, but I am not really good with this part of a computer.

Let me know if I can give you anymore info to help me resolve this problem

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Posted 23 June 2009 - 11:06 PM

Yes. I have both the downloaded ISO and the burned copy.

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Posted 23 June 2009 - 11:10 PM

Ok, your issue may indeed be the 64bit
OS over the 32.

As far as your disc, the burn process may
be failing making your disc install fail.

Do you have a 4Gig USB drive handy?
If so, this tutorial works perfectly for
booting Windows 7 from USB.

http://blogs.technet.com/jeffa36/archive/2...r-installs.aspx
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Posted 23 June 2009 - 11:15 PM

Yes, I have a 8 GB USB handy. I will give this a try. Thanks, and I will let you know what happens.

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Posted 23 June 2009 - 11:22 PM

Yes, I have a 8 GB USB handy. I will give this a try. Thanks, and I will let you know what happens.


Sounds good.

Make sure you have your burned DVD in the DVD Drive, and
go to your folder options and enable "Show hidden files and folders".
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Posted 23 June 2009 - 11:34 PM

I am still waiting for the re-download of the program. I wiped it off apparently after burning it. I have enabled the "Show hidden files and folders".

BTW, I am getting ready to build a new machine and was wondering how your I7 was working out? From the benchmarks I have seen it is over 3 times faster than what I have. Any problems with it? What else you have with it?

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Posted 24 June 2009 - 12:35 AM

how your I7 was working out? From the benchmarks I have seen it is over 3 times faster than what I have. Any problems with it? What else you have with it?

It is indeed a stellar machine. =D

Probably overkill for me but I had the money so I "went for it".

I mostly play FPS games and browse the web, a little video
editing. Handles everything I throw at it with ease.

I tried a program called "DVDFlick" to burn an .avi file to DVD
once just to try it out. DVDFlick utilizes multicore cpu threads
and since my i7 920 has 8 threads...I went from .avi file to
DVD in 17 minutes. :huh:
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Posted 24 June 2009 - 07:53 AM

I have used "Any Video Converter" to convert Microsoft Recorded TV files (dvr-ms) to mpeg format. An average movie is around 8 GB plus in the "dvr-ms" format and can take up to 1 hour to convert on my machine. I am curious as to what your machine would convert the same size file in.

I tried loading Windows 7 late last night and am not sure if it was me being tired or the booze but it didn't work. I am trying to do it again with a clearer head.

I will let you know if it works this time.

Tom

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Posted 24 June 2009 - 08:02 AM

I have used "Any Video Converter" to convert Microsoft Recorded TV files (dvr-ms) to mpeg format. An average movie is around 8 GB plus in the "dvr-ms" format and can take up to 1 hour to convert on my machine. I am curious as to what your machine would convert the same size file in.
Not sure. I'd love to give it a shot. Like I said, this thing hardly gets a work out. lol

I tried loading Windows 7 late last night and am not sure if it was me being tired or the booze but it didn't work. I am trying to do it again with a clearer head.
Rofl!

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Posted 24 June 2009 - 08:12 AM

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Posted 24 June 2009 - 08:41 AM

Also, I have a 20/5 connection speed (Verizon FiOS) that is blazing quick when I think back to where I was in the early 90's (dial-up, then DSL). My case is a HP Media Center with a Personal Media Drive. I have around 5 TB of HP Personal Media Drives that I back-up all of my movies to (main movie only- hate all of the garbage and previews that come on DVD's). I have a cordless Logitech keyboard and mouse so I can sit on the couch work on the computer. With the computer attached to the 50" Vizio 1080p I can just scan through my movie database and pull up a movie in seconds. Probably not as impressive to the people who hang around this website as it is to most of my friends.

When I get to the part of the instructions that says to copy the contents of the Windows 7 DVD disc to the root of the USB drive I might not be doing it right. The USB drive still shows up in My Computer as removable storage. There isn't any contents on the USB drive. When I copied the DVD to the USB I still got the same error message:

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The following are some screen shots of my process I went through:

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I was thinking of downloading the Windows 7 again and saving directly to the USB to see if that helps. Somethings with computers I am pretty good with, but not this area.

Thanks,
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