WIN XP to Win 7 ????

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Cowboy622

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I have two desktop computers hardwired through a wireless router and two lap tops for our home network. Three of the computers have Win 7 (and Office 2007) on them and one has Win XP (and Office 2003). I'd like to convert the XP to Win 7 so all use the same system. When I put the disk in, nothing happens as if the DVD/CD player can't/won't read it. I copied the Win 7 disk to a 4 GB flash drive and when O click on the "setup.exe" I get a pop up message that: "it is not a valid Win 32 application."

This is on my laptop that says:

Dell Inspiron 9400
Genuine Intel CPU
T1300 @1.66 GHz
981 MHz 0.99 GB Ram

It has a 50 GB hard drive (NTFS) partitioned so 37.2 GB for use (20GB free) and 12.5 GB for back-up (12.4 GB free)

How to I get Win 7 on this laptop?? I know Win 7 is 64 bit vs. 32 bit but how do you change it?
 

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With the DVD installed .. reboot the computer.
While it's Booting .. keep tapping the Delete Key.
It should enter a Boot Loader .. Where you can choose to boot from the W7 DVD
(I think its the Delete key on a Dell)

I don't think you have a big enough HDD to install W7
 
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The T1300 processor is a 32 bit processor, it won't run a 64 bit OS.
And Win 7 x64 needs a minimum of 2 GB of RAM, you only have 1 GB.
See if you can exchange the 64 bit version for the 32 bit version from the place you purchased it.

Even with the 32 bit version of Win 7, a 50 GB hard drive won't leave you much room.
 

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I agree it wouldnt run very well with 7....single core and lack of ram.
F12 will get you to the one time boot menu..if delete key doesnt work
 

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Thank you all. I won't put it on this laptop. It was my wife's suggestion and I've stayed married over 36 years by not argueing about the small stuff. I'll just explain it won;t work. Thanks again and everyone have a Merry Christmas.

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