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Unable to install Win 7 on HP DV6700 laptop

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February 27, 2009 11:36:12 PM

Hey,
A friend asked me to install win 7 on a new laptop.
I got Win 7 build 7022 but the installation was unable to recognize the Hard drive.
It suggests to use drivers.
I downloaded all the win vista intel ahci drivers which are compatible to this laptop, and they're unsuitable for win 7.
Any solution besides waiting for compatible drivers?
a b $ Windows 7
February 28, 2009 1:42:52 AM

Try installing drivers in compatibility mode.
February 28, 2009 12:10:43 PM

How? the windows is not installed since it won't recognize the hard drive.



At last the win 7 64 bit recognized the hard drive and I was able to install. :) 
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March 3, 2009 2:19:47 PM

If the 64bits work fine, just stay with that one.

It's a beta and you only want to see what Win7 look like and see if your app/games work fine. :D 
May 1, 2009 2:34:17 AM

it doesnt seem like its the os or the drive thats the problem, it looks like the onboard controler for the drives/ ports needs drivers to be usable, which obviosly cant be installed after the fact, have you tried extracting just the essential files for the drivers to a usb key and using that during setup so that windows can fin the drive and install?
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