How can I install W7 home premium on IDE HDD?

February 18, 2015 at 06:17:25
Specs: Clean Install W7 on IDE HDD.
I want to revive 15years old desktop.
CPU : Athlon XP 3000.
RAM: 2G Memory.
PSU : 680W.
Graphic Card: 7600GT(512 Mb).
IDE HDD : New 160 G.
32bit M/B.
How can I install W7 Home Premium on IDE HDD ?
I tried as below.
1). Installed new IDE HDD in mainbox.
2). Put on W7 CD in DVD rom.

Screen shows me < Insult Booting Media in CD rom and press any key.> . . . repeat it.
How can I complete ?
The Athlon XP 3000 CPU could not recognize New CPU ?


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#1
February 18, 2015 at 07:07:03
There's nothing special about an IDE hard disk; Windows 7 should just install as usual. It sounds as if your DVD drive isn't recognizing the disk.

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#2
February 18, 2015 at 07:18:47
"Insult Booting Media in CD rom and press any key"

Insert?? Are you sure you have a DVD drive?


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#3
February 18, 2015 at 07:32:19
That's a very good point. DVD drives were fairly uncommon 15 years ago and the message asking for a bootable CD would seem to indicate that you are correct.

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#4
February 18, 2015 at 10:33:14
Try using an usb thumb drive.

1: Install Rufus & put W7 from your DVD on it.

2: Reboot, go into the bios & change the boot order to make the flash drive first.

3: F10 to Save.

Rufus
http://www.softpedia.com/get/System...
http://www.freewarefiles.com/Rufus_...
http://www.freewarefiles.com/screen...
http://rufus.akeo.ie/


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#5
February 18, 2015 at 10:57:37
A 15 yr old PC may not have the ability to boot from USB.

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#6
February 18, 2015 at 11:19:24
"A 15 yr old PC may not have the ability to boot from USB"

True.

It's also worth mentioning that there's unlikely to be any Windows 7 drivers for a 10 year old system other than those which are on the installation media. It's highly unlikely that Windows 7 will have every driver that's required, and the PC or motherboard manufacturer may not have any for that model either.

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#7
February 18, 2015 at 16:48:59
"IDE HDD : New 160 G"
Here is info covering the aspect of HD size, extracted from this PDF.

http://www.seagate.com/staticfiles/...

"Important Notice for Drives Larger than 137 GB
Some systems do not properly support the full capacity of an internal drive
larger than 137 GB. To ensure proper installation, read “Using a Drive
Larger than 137 GB” on page 22 before setting up the drive."

You will probably need to use a ATA/66 controller card.
http://bit.ly/1zPrl61.

The other alternative is to try a smaller hard drive.

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#8
February 18, 2015 at 20:10:41
Make sure Windows 7 drivers are available for your hardware (probably not).
With 2GB RAM you will need to stay with 32bit version of Windows
Windows 7 is on a DVD not a CD so make sure you have a DVD drive
Drive size and speed issues probable

Chance of working: Exceedingly low...

Recommendation: Go back to a clean install of XP or a 32bit version of Linux.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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