Last active: Never
Not logged in [Login - Register]
Portal Portal   Search the forums Search   Frequently Asked Questions FAQ   View member list Member List   Staff Staff List   View Topic Activity Topic Activity   Forum Stats Stats   Board Rules Board Rules   Downloads Downloads
Go To Bottom

Printable Version | Subscribe | Add to Favorites  
Author: Subject: Installing Windows 7
Iceman
Owner/Admin
*********

Avatar

Avatar


Posts: 1272
Registered: 2-4-06
Location: Adelaide South Australia
Member Is Offline

Mood: Very happy

smug.gif posted on 4-6-10 at 17:51
Installing Windows 7


This problem can happen to anyone...

During an initial install of Windows 7 I formated the partition that I wanted to use and then continued installing Windows 7. It seemed to install ok..

I then installed a virus checker (Advast Version 5) which is windows 7 friendly. it installed OK.

I then activated Windows 7 over the Internet this was OK to.

The problem started when I tried to install motherboard drivers etc which I downloaded from the manufacturers site for Windows 7 x64 bit.

The driver would either come up with an error code during installation of would just stop working.

I then tried to install a video driver and it went to the installation screen and I then pressed the next button to start the install and it just sat there for 15 minutes doing nothing??

So I then tried to install window office 2007 this again took 20 minutes to start installing the software and then failed at the last minute.

I think I have a problem....:(

Many hours of searching the Internet and many phone call to my friends we worked out what could be causing this problem I as experiencing.

One of the friends I spoke with said he had a similar problem with Window XP Home.

It worked out to be a bad format problem that gave him the same problem.

So I re-formatted the hard drive again and installed Windows 7 again.

It has worked perfectly ever since all programs installed with out a problem.

Someone out there may find this info usful.

Iceman :R






http://www.dfreload.com/eagle/sigs/16.gif

http://www.dfreload.com/sigs/doc_bar.gif

http://www.dfreload.com/sig/teamreload3.gif

View user's profile Visit user's homepage View All Posts By User U2U Member
Iceman11a
Super Moderator
*******

Avatar

Avatar


Posts: 186
Registered: 21-11-06
Location: Ohio USA
Member Is Offline

Mood: Board

[*] posted on 19-11-10 at 09:45


Try deleting the partion too. That helps I know I have had the same problem. If your going to reload a PC. Then delete the partion and then format it. Virus can cause that crap too. The only way to make sure every thing id gone. Just delete the partion.

Iceman11a




View user's profile View All Posts By User U2U Member
ShadowZ
Administrator
********

Avatar

Avatar


Posts: 486
Registered: 20-2-09
Location: Texas, U.S.A.
Member Is Offline

Mood: Not enough hours in a day

[*] posted on 19-11-10 at 10:00


Hey 11a, Iceman mentioned in his post that he had solved the problem by reformatting the hard-drive.



Time is not my enemy, although we do have many disagreements...


http://www.dfreload.com/shadowz/SGMod/SGSig.jpg http://www.dfreload.com/shadowz/MarkSigR.gif
View user's profile View All Posts By User U2U Member
Josh26Indy
Corporal


Avatar

Avatar


Posts: 130
Registered: 9-11-10
Member Is Offline


[*] posted on 28-8-11 at 11:37


I am curious... what benefits do you get going from XP to 7 or Vista...
what features do they have that you cant do on XP?




http://i650.photobucket.com/albums/uu228/Josh26Indy/concept1-1.jpg
View user's profile View All Posts By User U2U Member
AssassinXaero
Corporal


Avatar

Avatar


Posts: 316
Registered: 24-7-06
Location: Missouri, USA
Member Is Offline

Mood: No Mood

[*] posted on 28-8-11 at 12:10


For one, Direct X 10/11. Vista is pretty bad and broken, but 7 is amazing. Side snapping is pretty cool, too (or whatever it is called).
View user's profile View All Posts By User U2U Member This user has MSN Messenger
Josh26Indy
Corporal


Avatar

Avatar


Posts: 130
Registered: 9-11-10
Member Is Offline


[*] posted on 28-8-11 at 13:07


DirectX10 isnt (in my opinion) a feature... Microsoft just failed to make an XP version. The Alky Project however has. And XP is capable of running it.

The snapthing is a feature... and i can replace it with freesnap.

Im just wondering because it seems like everything is trying to get me to upgrade
& im not seeing it as an upgrade at all.

Sorry not trying to steal the thread.




http://i650.photobucket.com/albums/uu228/Josh26Indy/concept1-1.jpg
View user's profile View All Posts By User U2U Member
jabo1SFH
Corporal


Avatar

Avatar


Posts: 225
Registered: 13-8-08
Location: az
Member Is Offline


[*] posted on 28-8-11 at 19:20


newer games are going to require vista or win7 for the dx11.

i could not run the bf3 alpha because i didnt have either of those os on my comp.




:P




http://www.soldiersfromhell.net/sfh%20images/gogeta.gif
View user's profile Visit user's homepage View All Posts By User U2U Member
AssassinXaero
Corporal


Avatar

Avatar


Posts: 316
Registered: 24-7-06
Location: Missouri, USA
Member Is Offline

Mood: No Mood

[*] posted on 29-8-11 at 02:42


No offense, but after the "DirectX10 isnt (in my opinion) a feature... Microsoft just failed to make an XP version." comment, my suspicion of you being one of those people who hates everything that is XP seems to be reality. And if that is the case, I'm not going to waste my time since there would be nothing to convince you, and you know that. If you want to keep running on something that is 10 years old, it is your choice, just don't go complaining when it is no longer supported and when games require vista or Windows 7.
View user's profile View All Posts By User U2U Member This user has MSN Messenger
Josh26Indy
Corporal


Avatar

Avatar


Posts: 130
Registered: 9-11-10
Member Is Offline


[*] posted on 29-8-11 at 07:36


The comment about DirectX10 not being a feature is just that... a comment about Directx10. If you think you gathered extra info from it, thats on you. I asked the question because i was curious, since it seems most of you guys like 7 & Vista. All i get are requests for step-down drivers from people who don't like it. Thats why I asked what features you guys liked about it. No need for hostility...lol



http://i650.photobucket.com/albums/uu228/Josh26Indy/concept1-1.jpg
View user's profile View All Posts By User U2U Member
Iceman
Owner/Admin
*********

Avatar

Avatar


Posts: 1272
Registered: 2-4-06
Location: Adelaide South Australia
Member Is Offline

Mood: Very happy

[*] posted on 3-9-11 at 10:41


Hi Guys just to let you know Windows XP (from a fairly reliable source) will not be supported from mid 2012 if not sooner.

Iceman :R






http://www.dfreload.com/eagle/sigs/16.gif

http://www.dfreload.com/sigs/doc_bar.gif

http://www.dfreload.com/sig/teamreload3.gif

View user's profile Visit user's homepage View All Posts By User U2U Member
AssassinXaero
Corporal


Avatar

Avatar


Posts: 316
Registered: 24-7-06
Location: Missouri, USA
Member Is Offline

Mood: No Mood

[*] posted on 3-9-11 at 11:07


Yeah, and they actually made a gadget for count down until the support runs out. I never understood that since gadgets don't work with XP as far as I know...
View user's profile View All Posts By User U2U Member This user has MSN Messenger
Josh26Indy
Corporal


Avatar

Avatar


Posts: 130
Registered: 9-11-10
Member Is Offline


[*] posted on 6-9-11 at 11:31


Gadgets (like on Vista desktop"Dock") dont work on stock XP it takes modifying or 3rd party app. but ive seen it done. I had a win7.exe once that would install a win 7 (coulda been vista) theme & it had a dock & gadgets.

And what do you mean XP wont be supported.... like updates, or tech support (the guy from India)...lol ?




http://i650.photobucket.com/albums/uu228/Josh26Indy/concept1-1.jpg
View user's profile View All Posts By User U2U Member
Iceman
Owner/Admin
*********

Avatar

Avatar


Posts: 1272
Registered: 2-4-06
Location: Adelaide South Australia
Member Is Offline

Mood: Very happy

[*] posted on 6-9-11 at 16:46


Quote:
Originally posted by Josh26Indy

And what do you mean XP wont be supported.... like updates, or tech support (the guy from India)...lol ?


Correct no updates no ringing for support it will not exsist

iceman






http://www.dfreload.com/eagle/sigs/16.gif

http://www.dfreload.com/sigs/doc_bar.gif

http://www.dfreload.com/sig/teamreload3.gif

View user's profile Visit user's homepage View All Posts By User U2U Member
LoneWolf
Private


Avatar

Avatar


Posts: 85
Registered: 18-2-07
Location: USA
Member Is Offline

Mood: Get-R-Done

[*] posted on 6-1-15 at 03:44


So if I decide to upgrade from XP to windows 7 all I have to do is run the disk?



View user's profile Visit user's homepage View All Posts By User U2U Member

  Go To Top





Powered by XMB
Developed By The XMB Group © 2001-2008