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#1 Maco

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Posted 28 March 2011 - 12:46 PM

Does anybody knows if this desktop (Pavilion Elite m9400f)is compatible with Windows 7 Pro 64Bit?
It had Vista Home Premium on it & a compatability check said that it needed a complete new install, no upgrade.
So I went ahead & did it (Formatted C drive and left the Vista recovery partition in place (D)& almost at the very end of the installation when it is doing the registry part, it stops completely and says that it can't setup windows with the exixting hardware and shuts down.

Does not make sense at all. Any insights would be appreciated. Thanks

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Posted 28 March 2011 - 01:30 PM

What version of Win 7 are you trying to install...and what is the origin of the media you are using?

<<...a compatability check said that it needed a complete new install, no upgrade.>>

Are you referring to the Win 7 Upgrade Advisor ?

Why would you leave a HP Vista restore partition on the hard drive...when a clean install was indicated?

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Posted 28 March 2011 - 01:36 PM

Win 7 Pro Update version
Yes, Win 7 Upgrade Advisor
Left the Vista partition so as to try to come back if any problems.
A clean install was performed, C drive was formatted completely.
I did suggest to owner to wipe out the complete drive but he was reluctant to it

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Posted 28 March 2011 - 05:28 PM

Well...since no details are provided re the media/source of this attempted move to Win 7...and I believe that HP systems have nonstandard partition structures...my guess would be that a clean install that wipes the hard drive completely...might be needed.

Just guessing :).

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Posted 28 March 2011 - 06:32 PM

THANKS Louis
That's what I suggested, so I am going to try to convince the person or at least try with another HD.
If I am able to solve the problem I'll post the solution here.

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Posted 29 March 2011 - 01:40 PM

Well FWIW, I have spent the whole morning trying to install Windows 7 & it did not work. I tried over 10 different scenarios. It is obvious that this PC is not Windows 7 compatible. It was always the same result: "Windows cannot configure PC to run with existing hardware"

Thanks for all that look.




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