Installing a Windows 7 on Windows 8 RTM

techguy.org - 2012-09-02 18:07:12 - Similar - Report/Block

I currently am using a Windows 8 Pro RTM and I recently partitioned my C: drive to have a G: drive. It has 79.6GB. Is it okay to install Windows 7 Ultimate on the G: drive and will I have any problems? I'm asking this because I read in some articles that installing an older OS in a new OS might cause problems. Like Installing Windows XP o...

Problems installing Windows on a 64gb Kingston SSD now

techguy.org - 2013-03-29 12:44:15 - Similar - Report/Block

Hi all, I am having a problem installing windows on the above SSD drive. I currently have a 300gb velociraptor as my system drive but have bought the above drive. I am trying to do a fresh install of Windows 8. It seems to get ad far as installing updates but just hangs. I have also tried windows 7 and it gets as far as finishing installa...

Transfering full SATA hard drive to new computer.

techguy.org - 2012-08-31 22:07:16 - Similar - Report/Block

I recently purchased a new xp computer, and a new 1tb hard drive. I connected the hard drive to my old xp computer via a usb-SATA adapter. I partitioned and formatted the drive, then transfered all my files onto it. Now I would like to use the drive as an internal drive on my new computer. Can I partition and format the drive without loos...

Installing Windows 7 in a PC where there is Ubuntu

stackoverflow.com - 2012-02-28 15:04:40 - Similar - Report/Block

I have Ubuntu 10.10 installed in my PC. I want to install Windows 7 in another drive,which partially contains some data, so that I can use both OSs in a dual boot scheme. I have read on the web of taking a backup of the data on the other drive,and formatting it and then installing Windows 7, but even then I am not really sure weather the...

Solved Windows 8 - Unable to Access NTFS File Drive

eightforums.com - 2012-10-30 14:39:10 - Similar - Report/Block

I purchased a new SSD drive for running windows 8, while installing I unplugged all of my other drives in my machine including a WD 2TB drive I use for files. I cannot seem to get the Windows 8 installation to be able to access the drive when I select it it says *"F:\ is not accessible. Access is denied"* after following the instructions...

Windows 7 "System Reserved 100MB conflict"!!!

sevenforums.com - 2013-04-23 22:26:26 - Similar - Report/Block

Hi, so first of all i'm going to tell you that i have two hard drives one is WD Caviar Black 1TB (primary) which is partitioned in two "Local Disks" 150GB for the OS and 781GB for games and other stuff and the secondary hard drive is WD Caviar Blue 500GB which i had partitioned also in two local disks but after of using for a long time it...

Windows Failed to start Missing Boot Manager 0xC000000f

sevenforums.com - 2013-03-23 05:47:48 - Similar - Report/Block

Hello, I have recently installed windows 7 on my 60 ocz harddrive and had a previous windows folder on my c drive disc drive. I wanted to get rid of all the old files and folders so I ran Dban to nuke the hard drive. Now I cannot access Windows at all.. Boot manager is missing and I cannot recover it by using the installation discs.. It g

Fedora 18 / Dell Inspiron 15R SE

fedoraforum.org - 2013-06-07 21:35:07 - Similar - Report/Block

Greetings, I have googled this issue but I seem to be missing a step or something. Every attempt to install Fedora 18 onto my laptop has failed. I am still using the factory harddrive with the Intel SSD cache. I re-partitioned the drive and blocked 120 Gbs for fedora. However, when I hit F12 to load the OS it never sees the drive. Windows...

reinstalled windows 7 and have three partitions, which do i need.

sevenforums.com - 2013-03-08 03:27:42 - Similar - Report/Block

Reionstalled Windows 7 ultimate on my Dell Studio XPS 1640. I "clean all" the hard drive. I followed the great tutorial and have a windows 7 (c) drive, a System Reserved (E) and renamed the remaining 132 GB "main (T)". So, my concern is, and I assume that the C drive is for the OS and everything will go onto the E drive? Do I extend the E...

Having trouble installing Windows 7

sevenforums.com - 2013-06-09 02:50:25 - Similar - Report/Block

Hello I'm having trouble installing a new copy of Windows I purchased. A little background before I get into the details, I'm currently running some ancient parts. A ECS geforce 6100 mobo, AMD Athlon Dual Core, 4 Gb of DDR2, 160 Gb Maxtor hard drive (sata), a brand new Pioneer DVR (sata), a Nvidia Geforce GTS450 and a Creative Audigy 2.

Hard drive partitioned, one partition inaccessible.

techguy.org - 2013-05-30 22:28:59 - Similar - Report/Block

Okay it basically looks like this: http://i.imgur.com/d9osdwX.jpg I've had this trouble for a while with the part of the hard drive and it's starting to really bother me only having 60gbs of space on my hard drive. If anyone has a clue what I could do to fix this please respond.

Installed W7 from secondary hard drive, now I can't boot! (pics)

sevenforums.com - 2012-08-23 19:38:11 - Similar - Report/Block

I tried something new- installing W7 from a second SATA hard drive. I extracted my W7 iso from MSDNAA to the hard drive, and was able to boot from it. Then, I told the installer to install windows to my main drive. Unfortunately, it seems that Windows has incorporated my W7 iso drive (the secondary one) as part of the boot routine, and I...

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NAS Backup Solution Help Needed

techguy.org - 2013-03-07 08:03:22 - Similar - Report/Block

I have a one person office I rent from a company. The company has a network and a server. They have tight security so I can't plug anything into the network other than my workstation. I have about 50GB of files on their server (they partitioned me some space and assigned me a network drive letter of H ) and another 50GB of files on my C:...

Problems installing windows on new hard drive

techguy.org - 2013-05-04 04:54:54 - Similar - Report/Block

Hello I put my little girls laptop in for repair, they replaced her hard drive. The cost of having windows 7, drivers etc installed was beyond me, so the nice gent there gave me a windows disc and said i should be fine to install it myself as i have the authentication code. I went into the bios and changed the boot order to boot first fro...

Asrock X79 Extreme 4 Windows Pro 64 bit RAID Driver Error During Fresh Install

tweaktown.com - 2012-09-01 18:20:37 - Similar - Report/Block

I recently purchased my new Asrock Extreme 4 mobo and intel 8230 3.6ghz CPU. During windows 7 installation it asks me to load the drivers for raid. I downloaded the intel c600 raid control drivers for 64bit on the asrock website. It accepted them first time then when windows unpacking files reaches approx 80% I get an error installing dri...

How can I resize C: drive by shrinking D:?

sevenforums.com - 2013-06-12 11:32:38 - Similar - Report/Block

I'll tell you my question as briefly as possible. Please listen carefully. * I've been using windows xp and windows 7 both installed in one PC. *My C: drive is 11GB and XP is installed in it. *My D: drive is 50GB and windows 7 is installed there. *Now I want to give up XP and Reinstall windows 7. *I want to install windows 7 in the C: dri...

Boot manager and ntldr installed on secondary drive

sevenforums.com - 2013-03-18 23:26:44 - Similar - Report/Block

I installed windows 7 ultimate less then a week ago, On my Main drive (Corsair M4 128GB SSD). I installed windows originally with *_only my ssd and my optical drive installed_*. Windows has been installed on the other drives before, A dual boot on the 2TB for Windows XP (Has been removed). The 1TB was my main hard drive for a year with wi...

SSD woes on x79 board

tweaktown.com - 2013-04-28 12:34:28 - Similar - Report/Block

HI, I am having great problems in installing windows using my ga-x79s-up5-wifi. I have managed to get windows installed but it is very slow in booting and when it has booted it has 1000's of volumesnapshot errors and takes about 8 minutes to boot, even if windows is the only thing installed. I am trying to install the C600 series AHCI d...

New Hard Drive Partitions Question

sevenforums.com - 2012-08-31 12:46:29 - Similar - Report/Block

I just installed a new hard drive and have it partitioned into 3 partitions as shown below. Attachment 229127 (http://www.sevenforums.com/attachments/ hardware-devices/229127-new-hard-drive-p artitions-question-partition-1.jpg) I must have messed up when partitioning using Disk Manager because all three partitons ended up being Primary Part...

Windows 7 Ultimate Installer Problem with Bootmgr

sevenforums.com - 2013-06-03 17:25:23 - Similar - Report/Block

I'm having a problem that is driving me up the wall. I've tried installing clean now 5 times, and it does the same thing every time. I have three drives, two SSDs in Raid 0 (striped) as the first drive, and a 2 TB data drive as the second drive. Both drives are completely wiped and empty with clean partitions. No matter what I do, the Win...

Solved: Installing 1.5 TB Hard Drive

techguy.org - 2012-10-31 01:40:10 - Similar - Report/Block

I have windows 7 installed on my Acer Aspire M3910 computer. I added a 1.5 TB hard in addition to my installed drive.My computer recognized and installed the new drive. I can see it in the Disk Management and Belarc but when I open My Computer there is no drive letter assigned to the new drive. What is my next step to get a drive letter a...

Running programs from 2nd hard drive.

sevenforums.com - 2013-06-05 20:22:54 - Similar - Report/Block

I have two hard drives. Win 7 on the main and XP Pro on the secondary. When I built this pc, I installed the xp drive, intact, as a backup. Since it was running with different hardware, it does not want to boot in this setup. Is there a way to run my Office XP Pro in Win 7? I can't get the software to play nice when installing it on the 7...

autocad architecture 2013

techguy.org - 2013-03-20 09:18:03 - Similar - Report/Block

hey guys, ive been using autodesk products for the past three years.. jus recently ive bought a portable hard ddisk drive for my lap... i acceidentally installed autocad 2013 in that external HD... then i deleted the installation folder from the HDD manually as one day the letter for the HDD changed from D to H.... then whenever i tried...

Something seems...off with my new Win7 install

techguy.org - 2013-04-09 17:16:50 - Similar - Report/Block

Hello! So recently, I built a (mostly) new computer. The hardware part of it went pretty smoothly, but since I kept my old HD, I had some trouble transferring my Windows install. I did a fresh Windows 7 install, since a repair didn't work. I did not reformat the drive before doing this (which I think could be causing my issues, but I don'...

Reconfigured D drive on hard drive, now I cant boot

sevenforums.com - 2012-07-19 07:00:05 - Similar - Report/Block

Reconfigured D drive afterward I couldn't boot my computer. Tried various methods to recover. I run Windows 7 home premium 32bit. As for why I reconfigured the drive, there was a virus on the drive that my antivirus couldnt remove, and I knew reconfiguring a drive would destroy any file on the drive... and since the drive was labeled RECO...

Booting from Fedora 18 Live CD

fedoraforum.org - 2013-02-13 00:20:39 - Similar - Report/Block

Hi guys/gals, I have installed ubuntu before on my laptop (hp envy m6) before no problem. I currently have a CLEAN (i think) install of windows 8 (meh) on it. I am trying to now keep my Windows 8 install on the internal drive, and USB boot off of a 500GB toshiba external USB drive. I have the Fedora 18 disk in the DVD drive. The laptop s...

getting fedora 17 boot back after windows 7 install

fedoraforum.org - 2013-03-17 12:36:02 - Similar - Report/Block

I have Fedora 17 running on a machine and I have a spare drive which I would like to install Win 7 on. Windows 7 will blow away my Linux boot so I want to be confident I can sort out the dual boot (or as a minimum, get back to Fedora) afterwards. I wanted to setup a boot USB (or CD) with a different grub2 menu and confirm that I could boo...

Linux Mint 15 hybrid SSD install

techguy.org - 2013-06-12 01:39:58 - Similar - Report/Block

Hey guys, I'm trying to install Linux Mint 15 on an Asus UX32VD notebook. My machine has two internal SSDs: the main one used for storage, and a smaller one that's a part of what used to be a hybrid drive (I replaced the drive that came with it with an SSD). I made a live USB stick and installation appeared to go off without a hitch, I ju...

External Hard Drive Won't Workk

techguy.org - 2013-05-20 08:53:08 - Similar - Report/Block

I have an old Hitachi hard drive (model HTS541680J9SA00) which I use for backup for the past 5 years. Recently, it can not be accessed. The PC I use it with asks if I wan't to format the hard drive or not. I use an ACER computer with Windows Vista OS. I can not afford to lose my files in the hard drive which are a assortment of MS Office...

Just bought a PC with Windows 8...... can I switch to Windows 7?

sevenforums.com - 2013-04-16 05:51:33 - Similar - Report/Block

I bought a refurbished PC from dell(Model XPS8500). It has a spinning drive with Windows 8 installed. I would like to remove the hard drive from this system and replace it with a solid state drive, then install Windows 7. Will this be a problem? Thanks,...

Convert AHCI mode to RAID mode without re-installing

eightforums.com - 2013-04-22 23:12:25 - Similar - Report/Block

I have successfully installed Windows 8 Pro x64 on an ASUS P8Z77-V Deluxe board on a SSD under UEFI/secure boot mode. Used the following settings: SATA Mode = AHCI Fastboot = enabled CSM = enabled Secureboot = Windows UEFI Everything works fine. Qcode = AO, performance is excellent etc. System information shows: BIOS Mode = UEFI Secure bo...

3TB hard drive issue

tweaktown.com - 2013-04-21 16:11:07 - Similar - Report/Block

Hi all. I cannot get windows to recognise my 3TB hard drive. In my previous board Windows had no issues recognising it. Since I installed the ASROCK 970 Extreme3 board, I cannot see my 3TB hard drive in windows 8x64. I have installed the ASRock ‘3TB+ Unlocker’ BIOS is v1.70, which is the most recent Enabling SMART allowed the board...

Hard drive corrupt

techguy.org - 2013-03-15 09:31:19 - Similar - Report/Block

So there's this problem with my hard drive, let me tell you what happened. I want to erase my drive a copy a clean windows 7 on it, While windows setup is copying the files, my drive stops reading the W7 disk. I shut down, boot to 7 install again, this time no drive. I take out the drive, connect it externally to my other comp. It gives m...

copy complete Windows to external drive or flash drive from multiboot

sevenforums.com - 2013-04-20 22:11:06 - Similar - Report/Block

I'd like to copy the complete system-not just "files" but all the apps that have been bought and installed, to an external drive. If possible, the drive should be bootable. Now the question: Windows is presently on the first partition of the drive. The drive also contains Linux, and the boot sector calls grub. The copy should somehow cont...

Help, My OS Boot Menu Screen is gone

techguy.org - 2013-03-14 09:31:04 - Similar - Report/Block

I have a dual boot system. My system has two drives. On the first drive labeled 'C' I have Win7 and have it as the default boot drive. The second drive 'D' has Winxp and it is a backup OS drive and also for older games that don't do well under Win7. Anyway I was reinstalling the Windows XP D drive from a Norton Ghost backup onto a new dri...

Corrupt system from hard drive failure - SFC cannot fix all errors

sevenforums.com - 2013-03-21 21:37:07 - Similar - Report/Block

My hard drive most likely sustained some light damage recently. The BIOS hard drive self test returns the error '#10008 - replace hard disk'. Using the Windows utility hooked up as an external hard drive it found 3 bad sectors. At least this is what I was told by my friend, unclear what it did with the bad sectors (reindexed maybe?). Befo...

Improper low space warning for SDD due to symlink

sevenforums.com - 2013-03-06 06:16:47 - Similar - Report/Block

Hello All, I have several drives on my computer. My main drive with Windows 7 is a SanDisk Extreme 240 GB SSD. I also have a 500 GB HDD. The SSD is my C: Drive, and the HDD is my D: Drive. To save space, I have my User directory stored on my D: Drive. The folder is connected to my C: drive with a symlink. Everything seemed to be working a...

Need to Change Windows System Partition Drive Letter

sevenforums.com - 2013-02-13 12:42:51 - Similar - Report/Block

Hello, My first post here so I hope I am in the correct place. Here is my problem... I installed Windows 7 Pro 64 bit on a new Seagate 1TB drive. During the Windows 7 install I created a 250GB partition where the Windows files would be installed. I also left an unallocated partition that I would later use as a data drive (for storing musi...

Win7 64bit Missing Ethernet/Audio drivers for HP Pavilion Slimline s5503w

techguy.org - 2013-03-26 22:31:26 - Similar - Report/Block

I recently acquired a Pavilion Slimline (s5503w) desktop PC. For whatever reason the hard drive was blanked out when I received it and upon installing Windows 7 64-bit (Ultimate Ed) I've had quite some time locating the proper drivers. Attempting to use the recommended drivers from HP's website resulted in a 9996 error, you don't meet the...

C Drive Nearly Full

techguy.org - 2013-04-23 15:24:53 - Similar - Report/Block

Hi, My Dad has an Acer Aspire 5310 Series running Windows 7 Home Premium. Originally it came with Windows Vista which I replaced with Windows 7 for him. When I first did it the was plenty of room on the C drive. Since then it has gradually got fuller and fuller. I've moved everything I can to the D drive, so there's very little in his use...


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