installed w7, not working

May 8, 2011 at 20:21:12
Specs: Windows 7
installed it on my laptop, originally was vista...i must have formatted it wron, i dunno, but now nothing seems to work, i first get a screen saying windows repair or startt windows normally coz there has been a software or hardware issue, something like that. either one i choose does not work, i cant even run it in safe mode, nor from the cd itself, what can i do?

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#1
May 8, 2011 at 23:14:06
The helpers here need a great deal more information than you have provided. This link may help you with that: http://www.computing.net/howtos/sho...

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#2
May 9, 2011 at 00:00:06
You can format it branx....

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#3
May 9, 2011 at 06:55:55
nsk

Can you explain to us what the above response means?


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#4
May 9, 2011 at 07:39:36
You probably need to set your BIOS to boot from your DVD drive first (reset boot order so that DVD drive is before your hard drive on the boot list). Then put in your Windows 7 DVD and select Custom>Partition/Format. Then format the partition Vista was on and proceed to install Windows 7.
Note that in formatting you will loose any data on the drive (if you have not already) so if you have not already, make a back up to an external drive. If you appear to have lost everything already, please ask for help recovering it BEFORE you do anything else and include complete details on what you already did.

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


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#5
May 9, 2011 at 10:23:13
you should have run a compatability test before installing, that way you would know if you had to update drivers/chipset drivers etc etc, you may be able to do a factory reset back to vista, if you didnt delete the hidden partition.

i hate computers!
but cant help myself....


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#6
May 11, 2011 at 14:01:52
Sorry Princecorum but i have to disagree since i have provided many systems with W7 installs.
All Vista drivers are good for use under W7 since the architecture of W7 and Vista are the same.
Older computers using components with drivers up to XP can run W7 too.
I have installed W7 on many PIII and newer systems.
With this knowledge i can tell you that it is possible. So forget the compatibility program MS provides!

To Blanx:

Everything will be much easier when you gather all the drivers you need before (re)installing W7.
First check the manufacturer's website to gather the required drivers for your model.
Keeping in mind that when you want to use a 64-bit install of windows you need to be sure that the x64 drivers are available.
When these are not available then choose a 32-bit install of windows with matching x86 drivers.
Don't forget to perform a clean install of windows.

Good luck!


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