Solved: Trying to install Windows 7 home premium

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Trying to install Windows 7 home premium....getting error This installation disc isn't compatible with your version of Windows. To upgrade, you need the correct installation disc. For more information, check your computer's system information. To install a new copy of Windows, restart(boot)your computer using the installation disc, and then select custom(advanced). I currently have Windows XP media center edition 2005. Fry's sold me the oem version telling me it would work and would be cheaper for me. When I try to boot with the disc in it shows black screen and in the corner says boot with disc and when I hit enter it just comes up to the regular startup screen for windows xp.
 

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first of all if u had windows xp in the computer its set for ATA SATA or IDE compatability to run xp. to install windows 7 u have to go into the bios usually by pressing F2 for setup and change it to ACHI.and make sure u save the changes before u exit the setup.then put the disk in and reboot then hit usually F12 and it will say hit any key to boot from the cd . it will ask u do u want to upgrade or install windows 7. just follow the instructions its easy. do u have an upgrade version of windows 7? ive used those with no trouble at all.hope this helps u.
 

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ty, I did finally get it to install by changing the boot priority to cd. Someone had told me to try that. It was the full version and I had to do the custom install instead of the upgrade. The only issue I have now is when you start the computer it comes to a black screen and you have to select to start windows 7. Then it comes to another screen that says to select repair computer or start windows normally?
 
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Where on earth did you get this idea? AHCI has nothing to do with this issue.
True though you cannot upgrade XP to 7.0.
first of all if u had windows xp in the computer its set for ATA SATA or IDE compatability to run xp. to install windows 7 u have to go into the bios usually by pressing F2 for setup and change it to ACHI.and make sure u save the changes before u exit the setup.then put the disk in and reboot then hit usually F12 and it will say hit any key to boot from the cd . it will ask u do u want to upgrade or install windows 7. just follow the instructions its easy. do u have an upgrade version of windows 7? ive used those with no trouble at all.hope this helps u.
 

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he stated that it originally had windows xp media center in it.and i thought that he might have to change the bios so that he could run windows 7 on it and that maybe that was the problem he was having.i was only trying to help.i had to change one of my computers to ACHI so that i could properly install windows 7 with no problems.we all try to help each other on here and dont expect to be critisized for doing so.
 
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