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You don't have to install Windows 7 over Vista. Windows 7 offers upgrade option over vista.
First thing to be done is, you need to run recover on your laptop using the inbuilt recovery console (provided by default by the manufacturer).
You can upgrade the OS to Win 7. Please check the below link to find the step by step instruction from Microsoft.
In the above link you will see 6 Tabs (Overview, Step1, Step2, Step3, Step4 & Step5). Check all these tabs to know how to upgrade the OS.
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Posted on Jul 15, 2010
HI, well this so far sounds OK, It takes some considerable time to do it all. It may take a real 5 mins or so to sort itself out before it continues with the Install.
I wonder if you just need to be a little more patient?, I have had similar things happen myself, and this isn't unusual.
You seem to have done it correctly, Boot off DVD, select Version of Windows to install, proceed. It sometimes as said, takes some time for the Operating System to gather all the data and format and then install the files and then configure.
It is small comfort now, but you may have been better suited upgrading to Win 7 instead of, a Wipe and Install.
Perhaps if you can gain access to another machine and you can remove the HDD, and Format it via a HDD to USB dongle, After Formatting on another machine, return it to the original machine and try to proceed with the install that way, this usually works, with recalcitrant machines. Just please remember that it can take some time. Also it is helpful, if you download and store, on say a USB Drive, ALL the Drivers you need for Win 7, this will help the install go smoothly, and ensure you have the drivers to continue.
Posted on Jul 12, 2010
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