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how to install windows7 on a system that is running windows vista

By festip ·
i have a toshiba satelite brand laptop that runs on vista os. due to problems with vista i decided to install windows7. the installation starts well up to 37% and then a notice pops up by sayin setup cannot access the hard drive so i need to provide password and say it will only work for windows vista but not other os.

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You should be booting off the Optical Drive here

by OH Smeg In reply to how to install windows7 o ...

Not attempting to install a version of Windows from within Windows.

You need to place the 7 Install Disc into the Optical Drive, make sure that the BIOS is set to boot from the Optical Drive before the HDD and then start the system. If you are prompted to Press Any Key to Boot from CD press a key and then follow the prompts.

You should however first check your hardware with the Windows 7 Upgrade Adviser to make sure that it is suitable for 7.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&familyid=1b544e90-7659-4bd9-9e51-2497c146af15

Col

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how to upgrade from window vista to window 7

by technocrat25 In reply to how to install windows7 o ...

Step 1 Decide which version of Windows 7 you want to install. If your computer is running Windows Vista Home Basic or Premium, you will need to upgrade to either Windows 7 Premium or 7 Ultimate. If you use Windows Vista Business, you will need to upgrade to either Windows 7 Professional or 7 Ultimate. If your computer is running on Windows Vista Ultimate, you will have to upgrade to Windows 7 Ultimate. Purchase your copy of Windows 7 accordingly.
Step 2 Turn on your computer and your Internet connection. Your Windows 7 Upgrade will use Internet access to receive updates during the installation. If you don't have Internet access, your Windows 7 installation will still work.
Step 3 Place your installation disc in your CD-ROM tray or double-click your downloaded file if you ordered Windows 7 online. Keep your Windows product key handy. The product key is a 25-character code found inside your Windows disc package or in a confirmation email if you ordered Windows 7 online.
Step 4 Click "Install Now" when prompted once the installation file opens. If your computer is connected to the Internet, select "Get important updates for installation," and download updates. If you are not connected to the Internet, skip the updates screen.
Step 5 Read the Windows 7 licensing information, then select "I accept the license terms" and click to the next screen. Select "Upgrade" as your type of installation, then hit "Install." Allow Windows 7 to install completely. Do not power off your computer during the installation. Once it is done, restart your computer
For More Information and help about window 7 <a href="http://windows7.iyogi.net/">click here</a>

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Guess what? - Plagiarised from ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to how to upgrade from windo ...

http://www.ehow.com/how_5568720_upgrade-windows-vista-windows.html

I'm beginning to wonder if our new TR Member is capable of actually using a keyboard!

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FWIW

by AJL_2.0 In reply to Guess what? - Plagiarised ...

It's never a good idea to flame newbies if you want to have a vibrant and growing forum.

Cheers :-)

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Who are you? The hall monitor?

by Ron K. In reply to FWIW

We live by the rules we make up. Not yours.

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Furthermore...

by Ron K. In reply to FWIW

If you'd take a look around you'd see that Technocrap25 posts replies as if they're his own when in fact he's ripped them off from another site without attribution. Some of us don't like that. Some of us really don't like that a lot. <br>
Now that you've felt free to judge let me do the same. I personally don't care for a newbie like yourself coming around here and trying to tell us how to behave. We've been in these forums and quite possibly around for a whole lot longer than you and probably have a much better idea of what is acceptable forum behavior and what isn't. Save your lectures for someone else, somewhere else or expect to get lectured to again, everytime, until you finally figure out that you don't have any more rights here than anyone else. <br>

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Including newbies that promote commercial sites?...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to FWIW

Down at the bottom, on the last line of the post that you are so vehemently defending, there is an embedded link to a Telephone Support Site.

The glaringly obvious, that should be apparent to anyone with more than a single brain cell, is that this little scrote is plagiarising the answers from other folks' work, passing it off as his own, then adding a link to his own 'support site' based on the answer he's just given.

Would YOU fancy handing over your credit card details to a support site that stole answers you could just as easily retrieve via Google for absolutely nothing??!!

Come to think of it - why are you here anyways?

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Guess what? - Plagiarised from ...

by sgthomas In reply to FWIW

...as long as the info is accurate, I don't see copying it here as a problem??? I agree with AJL_2.0

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RE: as long as the info is accurate,

by OH Smeg In reply to Guess what? - Plagiarised ...

Well there is only the legal problem of stealing copyrighted Data and using it.

Can get quite expensive for the Site if this was allowed to continue.

But as you don't pay to use it that doesn't matter does it?

The fact that the site would close and be no more isn't much of an issue either is it?

It's all to do with the Legal Implications which are probably the most important ones.

Col

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upgrade window vista to window 7

by omartl In reply to how to upgrade from windo ...

After upgrading windows vista to windows 7, my PC speed became slow at start up, shut down and the internet explorer. I contacted microsoft, they tried to help me by disabling all the start-up programs and deleted some programs I didn't need, it did help some, but not much. I further re-install windows 7 to see if this might help and it didn't. I'm still have the same problem and don't know what to do next.

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