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13-Feb-2010, 10:10 PM #1
Cannot install Windows 7 on my computer
Recently i tried installing windows 7 on my computer and it freezes at the 'setup is starting' screen. Currently i'm running windows XP 32-bit on that machine but i am very eager to upgrade to windows 7. My computer specs are:

3gig DDR2 ram @800
AMD64 x2 athlon 3800+ CPU
Asus M2V-MX Mobo
80gig IDE HD
ATI x550 graphics card

I've tried using a SATA HD but i still get the same results. The computer itself is 3 years old but i am quite sure that it can easily run windows 7 looking at the specifications of the OS.

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13-Feb-2010, 11:19 PM #3
@Squashman, i have now and im like 100% compatible.
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13-Feb-2010, 11:36 PM #4
Are you using an Upgrade Copy of Win 7 or a Full install version?
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@ dustyjay, its a full 32-bit version on a DVD. I'm adamant there are no faults with the DVD itself as I installed windows 7 on my newer computer with the same media.
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14-Feb-2010, 12:47 AM #6
Are you trying to install the same copy on two different computers? Or have you uninstalled it from the "newer computer" first?
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14-Feb-2010, 08:24 AM #7
I bought a new version from microsoft online but i dont want to download the ISO again so im just using the cd i burnt beforehand. Yes they are both Ultimate versions.

So, any solutions J-meister?
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14-Feb-2010, 11:29 AM #8
Does your laptop have dvd rom? If its a cd only, not much will happen..Are you trying to load the dvd in xp, if so try changing settings in your bios to boot from dvd first, then hard drive. reboot.
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14-Feb-2010, 12:48 PM #9
I am still not clear if you are upgrading or clean install here as you cannot upgrade XP to Windows 7.
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what are you people talking about? LAPTOP? Do those look like laptop parts!? Its a desktop computer and yes i do have a DVD drive i'm doing a clean install. Cmon guys.
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15-Feb-2010, 03:55 AM #11
Are you getting to, or past the point of Partitioning and formatting the drive? Or is it freezing before then?
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15-Feb-2010, 04:06 AM #12
Just as a thought you might try D/L'ing a new copy of the .iso file and burning a new disc. then trying to install it from a freshly burned disc. After all you have two Keycodes. This is just a thought. The copy you already have may be locked to the Key Code you used on the newer computer, but I don't know that for a fact.
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Hope you figure it out...Im out!
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