xp to windows 7 rc

By cityskies ·
is ther a way to install windows 7 over xp?

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The best way is to have a fresh start...

by Peconet Tietokoneet In reply to xp to windows 7 rc

You might need to do a Fresh install instead of an update. Fresh installs work better (complete operating system disk(s)) than updates from one operating system to another.

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No. -- Install from scratch into a clean partition or preferably ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to xp to windows 7 rc

Into a clean hard drive.

I've got Windows XP Pro co-existing quite happily alongside Windows 7 RC - but each installation is on a separate hard drive.

In fact, you cannot even install Windows 7 RC 'over the top' of Windows 7 Beta. According to Microsoft:

If you are running Windows 7 Beta you'll need to back up your data (preferably on an external device) and then do a clean install of the Windows 7 Release Candidate. After installing Windows 7, you will need to reinstall applications and restore your files.

So if that's the advice regarding Windows 7 Beta, I'd think it would be prudent to follow the same advice for XP Pro as well.

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Can't pass the DVD drivers missing stage

by A|M In reply to No. -- Install from scr ...

On my intent of installing a fresh install on a XP laptop, I can not pass the dvd driver missing stage, is there a work around this, I had burned the ISO in so many ways, slow, very slow, ultra slow, different programs etc, any ideas?

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hardware compatibility

by balge In reply to Can't pass the DVD driver ...

could be DVD is just not compatible with 7, I ran the compatibility tool, got a thumbs up but & still wouldnt run after install, just a string of BSOD, can only run in virtual machine on my hardware even though it passed compatibility check...
If your ISO booted its not the ISO thats the problem is it
did you read -

M$ says " You?ll need to do a "clean installation." That means you can?t upgrade an existing PC to Windows 7 RC." -

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Researched it

by A|M In reply to hardware compatibility

Hi Balge,
Thanks for your reply, even as you mention with the compatibility tool passed and doing a clean installation as M$ suggests, I'm still stuck, thanks for the link but that was the first place I looked they only specify a Pc with a DVD burner...found some websites that mention setting the burner to the slowest setting, but even then nothing... will keep looking

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Can you describe "the dvd driver missing stage" ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Can't pass the DVD driver ...

Bacause I'm not quite sure what you are saying.

With Windows 7 you do not require ANY drivers, the Windows 7 installation provides every driver required (or at least it did for my system, including my nForce 650i chipset and my Nvidia 8800GT graphics driver).

I can't understand how it would be incapable of delivering even a generic DVD driver.

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When booting from a DVD...

by A|M In reply to Can you describe "[i]the ...

I get to the Setup is starting...then a window pups up with:
A requiered CD/DVD drive device driver is missing. If you have a driver floppy disk, CD, DVD or USB flash drive, please insert it now. NOTE: If the windows installation media is in the CD/DVD drive, you can safely remove it for this step.

[Browse] [Ok] [Cancel]

and that is it, any suggestions? thanks!

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You could try installing from a USB flash drive

by Jacky Howe In reply to When booting from a DVD.. ...

How do I ... create an installation flash drive for Windows 7?

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by A|M In reply to Can you describe "[i]the ...

Once the setup started and starts to copy files etc...suddenly a windows pops up with: Windows cannot install requiered files.The file may be corrupted or missing. Make sure all files required for installation are available, and restart the installation. Error code 0x8070017

Which in turn researching this code lead me to a bad burn or needed to burn the ISO at a slower speed. What do you think?

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Check this

by Jacky Howe In reply to Update

Understanding Recordable & Rewritable DVD

Have you tried another brand of DVD's. I have also had success with rewriteable DVD's.

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