attempt to install windows 7 unsuccessful

December 7, 2010 at 20:00:57
Specs: Windows 7
I have windows vista home premium. I was told to just pop it in the computer and it popped up with the blue screen that said: Check for viruses; remove newly installed hard drives from controllers; check hard drive to make sure they are properly configured and terminated; run chkdsk/F to check for hard drive corruption; the restart computer. Now I cannot do a system restore. nor do I have a network to connect to when I did right before. a few other things that i cannot do. It says it can't even find the error. I don't know what to do. By the by it is an Acer laptop Aspire 6930.

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December 7, 2010 at 20:36:45
You need to set your DVD drive to first in boot order. Then put the DVD in the drive and restart the computer. When it starts you will be brought to the installer. With Vista you can do the easier upgrade install, so just select the recommended path and you should be just fine. Although the upgrade path SHOULD not affect your files, you should (or should have before you began) back up your personal files "just in case". If you have not backed up yet and you have important files that you MUST save and you cannot access your Vista OS to do this, use a Live Linux disk. This is a non-windows program that will run off the CD/DVD and allow you to access your hard drive to save your files to a USB drive, just Google "Live Linux Download" and look for the ISO image to burn the disk. Many here will give you their recommendations, but if you look for recognizable Linux names, you should be fine.

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December 7, 2010 at 20:55:59
Thank you so, very much. :)

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