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Can't intall windows vista in my xps 700 dell pc


Even if I think it is not teh case..i suggest to check the ram memory ..and see how much you have installed on your system ..remember that for windows Vista the minimum required is !G of ram ..and a CPU ..with speeds over 1,5 G ..(which is not teh case cause this one came with a fast cpu ) ..
But the ram may be the issue ..cause on standard configuration ..it may have only 512 M of ram on ddr2 667 , and in this case will not be capable to run VISTA or windows 7 ..You actually need to upgrade the ram memory by adding at least 1G of ram ..and be sure it will run well ..(adding just a 512 will make it work but will be slow on vista..Vista is known for demanding more resources than any operation system ..I suggest if you upgrade ram memory ..to go right for windows 7 ..This way you will eliminate some speed issues..cause windows 7 is faster ..)
Another thing that may be ..is the space ...To install windows Vista or windows 7 ..you need at least 15 G of space free in the C drive ..where you want to install it ..otherwise will refuse the operation ..and stop the install process..
If you do have the space ..and teh ram memory needed..but just the partition is made too small ..I suggest to back -up files you need and can not recover from other places..and during installing ..format all drive ..by choosing advanced hard disk options ..and delete all partitions ..and make a large C drive ..(at least 40 G ) ..and the rest as you want..
format C drive and install the OS ..
The rest of the partition just create them ..cause it is possible to format them in windows.
By the way .for to be able to do all these you need to start the installing from a boot-able disk or a usb flash made boot-able with the OS on it ..cause if you run it from XP ..it will make issues..Either say you can not upgrade from xp if you run sp 1..or you can not delete the partitions if you have it active ..and running the installing from it ..So ..best way is to make a boot-able flash ..and boot from it ..by choosing it in the boot menu on start ..
A boot-able disk will do the same ..
let me know what exactly you have wrong ..and I will guide you through the process ...

Dec 06, 2010 | Dell XPS 700 PC Desktop

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How to install Windows Vista/7 using bootable USB storage device


How to install Windows Vista/7 using bootable USB storage device Requires:
- Windows Vista/7 DVD 0r installation source (setup backup files)
- A 4GB USB 2.0 Storage device (Its recommeded to use USB 2.0 device for optimal performance)
  • Plug your USB storage device.
  • Run CMD and execute the following commands one by one.
  • Diskpart
Run Disk parition utility
  • List disk
To get disk index that is used to pefrom disk paritioning.
  • Select disk 1
Selects disk to pefrom disk paritioning.
  • Clean
Flush your existing all USB drive's partitions.
  • Create parition primary
Creates a parition as primary parition.
  • Format recommeded
Format your USB drive w/ recommeded parameters. (No need to worry about file system format)
  • Active
Set the parition as active to hold bootmgr.
  • Exit
To quit Diskpart utlity
Now copy all Windows Vista/7 files to USB storage device... thats all.
  • Boot your PC w/ it, you can install Windows Vista/7 via bootable USB storage device.
Note: If you face any trouble to boot w/ it or unable to boot, try this
FIX.
I:\Boot\Bootsect.exe /NT60 I: Where I: is the drive letter of USB storage device

on Aug 29, 2010 | PC Desktops

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Install Windows 7 or Windows Vista on a Pc Without DVD Media


For user who doesn’t want to waste a DVD disc to burn the ISO to physical media, and does not have WinPE (Windows PE) startup disc, here’s a workaround method to install Windows Vista and Windows 7 into physical computer’s hard disk drive or partition (volume) directly with ISO without writing or burning to disc. The without-disc installation method is useful especially during beta and RC period of new operating system in the making, where the new build and new versionis launching and publishing every now and then. This tutorial guide assumes that the new Windows 7 or Windows Vista will be installed and replaced the original existing operating system currently installed. The instructions can be modified slightly (mainly on hard disk partition used) to fit into need of readers who want to have a dual-boot, multi-boot, or simply just to upgrade install to new OS.

1. Install a virtual CD/DVD drive on existing Windows operating system.
2. Mount the Windows Vista or Windows 7 installation DVD ISO image using the virtual drive.
3. Copy all files inside the virtual CD/DVD drive mounted with the ISO into any folder on any partition or hard disk drive not going to be used to install the Windows OS. For example, copy into E:\Windows7.
4. Copy the bootmgr and boot folders nested inside the copied folder (i.e. \Windows7) to root directory of system boot drive, typically C:\.

Note: For Windows Vista, users may need to use this step: Copy the bootmgr folder from E:\Windows7 to C:\ root directory, copy E:\Windows7\boot\boot.sdi file to same folder in C:\boot folder, and then copy bootsect.exe from the E:\Windows7\boot\ folder to C:\ drive.

Note: boot folder in system boot drive is hidden system folder.
5. Create a new folder named sources under the C:\ root folder.
6. Copy the boot.win file inside \Windows7\sources folder to the source folder created in the system boot drive, normally C:\.
7. Open a command prompt as administrator.
8. Run the following command (change the C to your drive path letter if applicable):

C:\boot\bootsect.exe /nt60 C:

For Windows Vista users who copied bootsect.exe to C:\ root folder, use the following command instead:

C:\bootsect.exe /nt60 C:

A successful message is the command completes successfully.
9. Change the name or label of the boot system partition local disk to BDCP or any name you prefer that easier to remember and type (in DOS command promot, use label command).
10. Restart the computer.
11. After booting up, the system will start the corresponding Windows installation process. Select the applicable language to install, time and currency format (regional settings locale) and keyboard or input method in the installation wizard dialog.
12. On the next screen, user will be presented with option to Install Windows. DO NOT press on Install Windows button, instead, click on Repair My Computer link on the bottom left corner.
13. In the Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE) System Recovery Options dialog window, click on Command Prompt to open a DOS Prompt window.
14. Run the format command to format the primary hard disk or partition to clean state:

format c: /q

Note: /q switch, which perform quick format can be omitted to full format. And if existing hard disk partition is of FAT32 filesystem format, use format c: /q /fs:ntfs to convert the file system to NTFS while formatting. Before formatting begins, the command may prompt for hard disk drive or partition label name, if so, enter accordingly (i.e. BDCP).
15. After format completed, start the Windows Vista or Windows 7 installation process again by manually running the setup.exe located in the copied. Note that the setup.exe is not the one located on boot system drive which copied at later step, as the boot drive has been formatted. For example:

E:\Windows7\sources\setup.exe
16. Continue with installation procedures by following on-screen instructions as per normal practice.

on May 19, 2010 | PC Desktops

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Right, i just installed ubuntu, then overwrite my vista drive, i have a vista disk but i don't know how to overwrite the linux bootloader with vista. last time i tried this if failed.


To re-install Windows Vista please do the following:
Put the disc in and restart the computer
Boot from the disc
Do a full system install
Delete your partition [contains Ubuntu(Linux)]
and install.

I recently did this last week, went from Ubuntu back to windows 7, and currently I duel-boot both Operating Systems. I hope this helps!
Please don't forget to rate :), Thanks!

Oct 07, 2010 | PC Desktops

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My laptop E625-201G16Mi has windows Vista home basic, which is pre-installed so no disc. I need to wipe it and re-boot it, how can I do this?


One way to wipe out your computer is by Getting a Vista Disk or Operating system of your choice. It has to be a full installation disk. Try WIndows 7!!! I use it its great..When you install a new OS(operating System) it gives you the option to reformat your disk drive which in turn wipe out all your data and give your computer a fresh clean install..first things first..get a Valid Copy of Windows of your choice. I recommend WIndows 7 Professional.

Jun 17, 2010 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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I have a corrupted windows vista system and I bought a windows 7 install cd, but need to learn how to properly install it. I have a HP pavillion Elite m9350f PC.


Go into your bios settings set the cd rom as first boot device save and exit. Computer will reboot place the new windows disk into your cd player if you are on time it will catch the new disk and tell you that thee is a bootable disk in th cd rom, do you wish to boot this disk. If you miss it just place the cd into the disk player and reboot the system again. Once you have selected yes for the cd rom follow the prompts on the cd and you will be on your way to even more frustration with windows. Hope this helps.

Jun 01, 2010 | HP Pavilion Elite M9400F PC Desktop

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Every time i restart my computer on the black boot screen it gives me an option to start windows vista or enter windows vista setup i recently tried to upgrade to vista ultimate and it didnt work now its...


Do you have any important files that you want to keep?

If so, when the boot screen comes up, select to start windows vista and press F8. choose "Safe Mode". copy all of your files to a flash drive or burn them to a disk.

If not, insert your vista DVD and have your BIOS boot from it.
then it will ask you to do an upgrade or clean install; do a clean install.

Do not interrupt the installation until it finishes.
If you made any backups, now is the time to copy them to your computer.

Aug 04, 2008 | PC Desktops

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How to install vista on I-MAC


Hi Harry

yes, vista can be installed on I-macs ...but i need to know which version of operating system do you have (whether it's leopard or tiger and version 10.5.2 or earlier)
I say so because new version of Leopard Operating system has a feature called "boot camp"... this is Apple's "bootloader" ... which means it will help you install windows Vista on Apple I-mac .

If you have genuin vista disk handy with you and after you have backed up all the data on the apple machine , this is what you gotta do....

1. Using the Finder, navigate through Applications, Utilities and run Boot Camp Assistant.
2. Click Continue on the Introduction screen.
3. Next, you will need to specify how you want your hard drive divided up for Windows. A separate partition will be created that Windows will use. Drag the divider to adjust the size for Windows as shown below. I recommend at least 15 GB to allow for the OS and some apps. When you are ready, click Partition and your disk will be prepared.
bootcampsetup.jpg

4. It is time to start the Windows installation. Insert your Windows Vista install DVD and click Start Installation. Your Mac will automatically reboot and boot to the install DVD.

5. Install Windows Vista as you would normally do. When asked where to install, select the partition called BOOTCAMP. You will need for format this partition with NTFS.
6. When Windows Vista has installed, remove the Windows Vista install DVD and insert your OS X 10.5 Leopard install DVD. Run the Boot Camp installer application and all the Windows drivers for your Apple hardware will be automatically installed.
bootcampwindows.jpg
7. When you want to switch to OS X or Windows, just reboot and hold down the Option key to select what partition to boot.

Jun 07, 2008 | PC Desktops

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