Windows 7 not loading on Dell Studio 1535

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Ratfinx

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Hi guys don't know if you can help

Have a Dell Studio 1535 which came with Vista Home Premium installed
It has 4GB Memory (RAM)

Checked and could not find anything that said it was not compatible with Windows 7
So bought a copy of Windows 7 Home Premium
As recommended by Windows 7 I uninstalled these programs

1 - iTunes
2 - ATI Catalyst Install Manager (had to do this by selecting Change & then uninstall in Control Panel/Programs & Features
as no uninstall option with this program for some reason)

Checked system type - 32 bit operating system
So used the 32 bit software

When I tried to install it got error "The upgrade was not successful. Your previous version of windows is being restored. Do not restart your computer during this time"

I know other people have been able to install Windows 7 on this model

Is there anything that you can suggest I try?

I am a novice so if you can help please give basic instructions that a non techie person can follow :)

Help I hate Vista !!!
Thanks
 

Ratfinx

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Yes I did run the upgrade advisor - nothing major came up just recommendations to uninstall iTunes and ATI Catalyst Install Manager prior to installing Windows 7
 

Ratfinx

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Looked at this issue that some people had with installation looping - it did not happen to me. Vista was restored. Strange thanks anyway
 

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You have SP1 or SP2? I can't imagine using the upgrade install, but if I did I think I'd uninstall all non-Windows security applications and run the appropriate Removal Tool if one is provided. I realize that all Microsoft says is to disable your anti-virus, but I don't trust those things to stay out of the way.
 
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