i guess i foolishly installed windows 7 on a computer without enough memory...Now I want to reformat the hard disc and install windows xp pro. I can't seem to find the right command to accomplish this. Please help
I use Vista Enterprise through my University. After having spent quite a bit of time using the beta on a seperate drive, I'd like to start using Win7 as my primary OS. When I try to upgrade, It says that it can't upgrade this version. I presume that's because the RC is Ultimate and the upgrade path would be to Win7 Enterprise. I can't find any version of Win7 RC other than Ultimate though. Is there a workaround for this similar to upgrading the beta? Or am I stuck with Vista until I can get the time to do a clean install?
Win7 7127 Today I tested the latest release of Win7. Note, this was done as a test of the updater. First thing I did was, of course, back up my system. Then I uninstalled CIS 3.9 (to ensure D+ did not interfere with the installation) and rebooted. I then started the installation as an upgrade. The installer recommended I remove the only XP game I had installed (it isn't played anyhow these days), and to remove my ATI Catalyst drivers (these could be re-installed later.) After removing the game, and uninstalling the ATI Catalyst drivers, I rebooted as required. WOW! My boot time was 1/10th my normal just by removing the ATI drivers. Impressive. I then cleaned my registry to be certain, and proceeded with the installation/upgrade. I will say, the installer actually completed this time. However, as you might expect, I had issues. When I clicked on my login icon and typed my password in, the screen blanked, saying it was creating my Desktop. I expected this the first run. However, this was as far as it got. My HDD spun, and the screen remained dark. After so long, the screensaver kicked in (I had disabled the screensaver several days ago). 10 minutes I think was the wait. I should have gotten my Desktop screen long before this. I logged out (CTRL-Alt-Del) and then back in to see if that would work. Nada. Using the same method, I logged out again. This time, I inserted my Vista disk and pressed Reset to cold boot from it. I did a system restore, which was only minutes old before the Win7 experience. After rebooting Vista, I immediately used Revo to completely remove my ATI drivers. I web searched and found a much more recent Vista x64/Win7 x64 driver and installed it. As required, I rebooted. My boot time remained short with this new driver installed. Obviously I had issues with the older drivers.
I continue to struggle to get Windows 7 to load on my machine from Vista Home Premium. Did latest upgrade, clicked for Upgrade, it copied the files and started copying the settings. But before finishing that stage it stops with the following error message: The upgrade was cancelled Any changes that were made to your computer during the upgrade process will not be saved. Setup cannot continue. Restart the computer and restart Setup. When prompted, try getting the latest updates. I logged a note on this forum (http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/GettingReadyforWindows7/thread/e795ffde-4ebb-4e34-856e-797a7fd97c0f) and received a response that it may be linked to my ASUS motherboard and the ATK0110 ACPI UTILITY. The suggestion was to get a W7 version of that utility (none available that I can find on the ASUS website) or otherwise to uninstall it. I tried the latter but the setup stops at about the same time as it did previously. The ATK utility remains uninstalled. I have run the Upgrade Adviser but nothing of substance emerged. I have an ASUS motherboard, P5VD2-MX. It had the latest ATK utility installed (until I uninstalled it). I thought I would try one more log to see if anyone else may have any further clues. Seems a shame to have to give up on the Windows 7 idea before even starting but I can't see a way through at the moment. Many thanks
I have been duel and tribooting for a while. The process went fine with downloading and installing W-7 on the 3rd harddrive as a new install. Every thing is wonderful with 7. It is a huge inprovement over any Vista that I tested when it came out as an RC. Now the problem is that W-7 took out the boot info on the other harddrives and made itself the only booting harddrive. My ? is, do I use the W-7 DVD to go in and Hit R for repare then can I use it for fix boot etc.? Or do I have use the XPPro DVD? There is no option to edit the System Startup and it is the only the option on the dropdown bar. The check box time to display other operating systems is checked. The other operating systems are listed otherwise. I hope this is enough info on my Problem. Thanks, deafbus.
After a few days, I was finally able to get 7 installed! However, while troubleshooting I screwed something up royal and don't know how to fix it. Previously, my installs were incredibly slow. One of the solutions that I had come across was to switch the port location of my SATA drives (I don't know why, but it worked for some people). So, I unplugged the OS drive from SATA 1, the storage drive from SATA 2, and the DVD-Ram drive from SATA 3 and installed them into 2, 3, and 4 in the same order. When doing this didn't alter or improve my install times, I moved them back into their original position. Now, whenever I boot, I get a "DISC BOOT ERROR" unless a system disc (XP, Vista, or 7) is in the tray. The windows I am brought to looks like safe mode and I am unable to access anything. When I click on 'My Computer' I am prompted with a screen stating "Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have appropriate permissions...." I just want this to work. When it installed today I was ecstatic, but when I discovered that the issue that the SATA swapped cause still existed, well, you can imagine. I thought it might have something to do with the MBR, though I could be wrong, and I cannot find anything that supports/suggest a possible solution on the net. Thank you in advance. AMD Athlon 64 x2 Dual Core Processor 5400+ Black Edition Abit AN52 nForce 520 Motherboard OCZ SLI-Ready Edition 4GB DDR2 (PC2 6400) Western Digital WD360GD 36gb Raptor Western Digital WD740ADFD 74gb Raptor LG GH22NS30 DVD-RAM Drive XfX GeForce 8800GT Alpha Dog Edition
Sorry, tried to find Windows XP page but keep getting Windows Vista forum, hope somebody can/will still help me with my problem. I have downloaded Windows RC 7, burned it to DVD as ISO file with Nero using option DVD-Data . If I then reboot computer and press any key to boot from DVD I only get to see message Profile 1. If I continue pc starts up with Windows XP Professional instead of getting Windows Install etc. I already made seperate partition where I would like to install Windows 7 in order to have a try out before deciding to buy new operation system. Have installed BootMagic but that one also only sees Windows XP as operating system but that seems logical to me as no new Windows 7 installed yet. I have 3 Mb Ram, 2 hdd's, 1 500 Gb (2 partitions), 1 250 Gb (4 partitions as BootMagic required 1 partition in FAT 32 and both hdd's NFTS). Can anybody advise what I am doing wrong? Have downloaded Windows 7 RC now 2 times which take a lot of time, used 2 DVD's but do not get anywhere. One option is to wait till end of year when official program will be released but I really would like to know why I cannot get it to work while many other persons do not have any problems with this? I am not a computer whizzkid (being almost 63), neither a digibeet but like to experiment with these kind of things.
I have a recent Dell Precision T5400 workstation with Xeon 64-bit processor and Vista Business 32-bit version (I don't know why - it is how it was shipped). I want to put Windows7 RC over it - should I use 32-bit version or can I use 64-bit? developer
I'm in the process of formatting my computers hard drive so i can do a complete re installation of windows 7. However i am wondering if i can backup my updates so i don't need to download them all again.
I have uploaded the windows 7 RC onto my computer and not my computer crashes all the time. Since I put the Windows 7 on my computer, it updated the restore info. I need to know how I get my computer back to Vista Home Prem. that I received when I bought this computer. As with all computer that you buy from a retail store, I don't have a Vista DVD. I need to get my old system back so I can continue using all my programs.