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Dave Dec 18, 2009, 08:31pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Windows 7 install woes!

Yeah may have to.. I had a plan to download a Vista x64 Business iso, burn it to disc, install it, then carry out the upgrade up to 7 Professional. Probably won't go that far unless I have to though.

Right.. I'm going to rip out the DVD drive from my parents computer and take its mouse and keyboard as well. Apparently all of these things can cause windows 7 not to install.

>> Nope!

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Dave Dec 18, 2009, 09:36pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Windows 7 install woes!



It only took a different optical drive, different keyboard (which broke half way through so I had to restart during the date and time setup, and a CMOS reset.

And the USB controller is disabled so the mouse doesn't work.

Bekegh, thanks for the help all!

Dave Dec 18, 2009, 10:16pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Windows 7 install woes!
Windows 7 Strikes Back!

Although it was almost defeated when the install completed, it has now decided to freeze every 5 minutes after bootup. The internets suggest that either the PSU is dying (which i find unlikely as it was working fine before hand), the hard disk is dying (...), and the RAM is dead (...bghg).... but don't worry!

This man suggest that I install more RAM, as the computer freezes may be because 4GB isn't enough to power a blank windows bootup.

I give up for tonight.

Dave Sep 07, 2010, 05:48pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Windows 7 install woes!
I finally resolved this miserable problem (9 months on). Turns out a simple bios update for my motherboard was all that was needed.


However, roll on Windows 7 Professional x64! Missing Vista already... :bored:

Afrow UK Sep 08, 2010, 01:26pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Windows 7 install woes!
I will never ever miss Vista

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Dave Sep 08, 2010, 05:51pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Windows 7 install woes!
I was being sarcastic, Vista iss**t.

Fong Hon Lim Sep 09, 2010, 06:53am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Windows 7 install woes!
HAve you test HDD with diagnostic tools already? Set BIOS for HDD to IDE?

Dave Sep 10, 2010, 04:47pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Windows 7 install woes!
Issue is resolved, there was nothing wrong with any hardware, only the motherboard BIOS.

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