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Cannot install Windows 7 on my computer

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by question one, Feb 13, 2010.

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    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.

    Thanks guys.
     
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    @Squashman, i have now and im like 100% compatible.
     
  4. dustyjay

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Are you getting to, or past the point of Partitioning and formatting the drive? Or is it freezing before then?
     
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    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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