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January 7, 2012 1:16:35 PM

I have windows xp home premium on my computer, it is 64 bit compatible. I purchased a windows 7 home premium from newegg. It is an OEM version. I have backed up my files and inserted the win 7 in my cd and it does not read it. what do I need to do to install win 7 oem

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January 7, 2012 1:20:15 PM

cableguru_1 said:
I have windows xp home premium on my computer, it is 64 bit compatible. I purchased a windows 7 home premium from newegg. It is an OEM version. I have backed up my files and inserted the win 7 in my cd and it does not read it. what do I need to do to install win 7 oem

Did u set it in the BIOS to boot from the CD/DVD?
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January 7, 2012 1:24:06 PM

nikorr said:
Did u set it in the BIOS to boot from the CD/DVD?

no i did not, i will try that now
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January 7, 2012 1:25:51 PM

nikorr said:
Did u set it in the BIOS to boot from the CD/DVD?


This and then when it starts to Boot you'll get a prompt that says "Press any Key to boot from cd\dvd at which time you must press a key on your keyboard (if you miss the prompt it will proceed to boot from the HDD instead of reading the DVD.
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January 7, 2012 1:46:24 PM

I changed it to boot from cd, hit key on the keyboard when i got "CD:_ " prompt and still went to xp. No letter shows on boot from cd screen when i type any key and sytem continues to boot up with xp
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January 7, 2012 1:54:53 PM

What type of Keyboard are you using ? --- If USB did you also set the setting in Bios to load the USB keyboard and mouse support ? (If not enabled the USB drivers are not loaded until after the OS begins to boot so you would need a Ps2 keyboard in order to have the key press read so if using a USB keyboard be sure that option is enabled in the BIOS !)
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January 7, 2012 2:07:20 PM

bios shows usb keyboard function enabled. do i need to load the software that came with the keyboard?
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January 7, 2012 2:14:01 PM

cableguru_1 said:
I changed it to boot from cd, hit key on the keyboard when i got "CD:_ " prompt and still went to xp. No letter shows on boot from cd screen when i type any key and sytem continues to boot up with xp

Just try it again, and hit more keys...
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January 7, 2012 2:15:29 PM

cableguru_1 said:
bios shows usb keyboard function enabled. do i need to load the software that came with the keyboard?

No need for that. Is it plugged in USB2?

USB3 would not be recognized yet.
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January 7, 2012 2:42:40 PM

cableguru_1 said:
I have windows xp home premium on my computer, it is 64 bit compatible. I purchased a windows 7 home premium from newegg. It is an OEM version. I have backed up my files and inserted the win 7 in my cd and it does not read it. what do I need to do to install win 7 oem


Make sure that the manufacturer has all the necessary component drivers for Win 7....also be aware it will decrease the performance of your system from where it is now.
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January 7, 2012 2:44:16 PM

nikorr said:
No need for that. Is it plugged in USB2?

USB3 would not be recognized yet.

Sorry on confusion of keyboard. It is a ps2 keyboard, plugged into the ps2 keyboard port on the computer. I disabled usb for keyboard and it still did not work. Do I need to format my drive and if so how do I do that?
Spoiler
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January 7, 2012 2:59:20 PM

Can u tell us what are the specs?
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January 7, 2012 3:17:24 PM

MSI K9VGM-V Motherboard
3 gig AMD phenom x4 dual core processor
128 kilo primary mem cache
1024 seconday memory cach
64 bit ready
80 gig hardrive with 55.5 gig free
cd read write drive
floppy drive
two 2gig ram cards
xp home edition, pack 3
usb mouse
ps2 keyboard
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January 7, 2012 3:30:53 PM

cableguru_1 said:

cd read write drive


That would be the problem ---- Win7 install disk is a DVD not CD (it has 3GB of info so would not fit on CD -- so if you only have a CD drive it would not read the disk since the disk is DVD --- you'll need to install a DVD drive or copy the install files to a USB Thumbdrive that you make bootable and use that to install (though to create the thumbdrive you'll still need a system that has a DVD drive to copy the files off of the DVD !
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January 7, 2012 3:38:13 PM

Yes, it is a DVD and as JDFan says u need USB pendrive or to buy DVD rom and return it after that.


U need this tool -- Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool
How to @ Windows Easy Transfer" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://arstechnica.com/business/news/2009/12/-the-usb-f...
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January 7, 2012 4:07:23 PM

JDFan said:
That would be the problem ---- Win7 install disk is a DVD not CD (it has 3GB of info so would not fit on CD -- so if you only have a CD drive it would not read the disk since the disk is DVD --- you'll need to install a DVD drive or copy the install files to a USB Thumbdrive that you make bootable and use that to install (though to create the thumbdrive you'll still need a system that has a DVD drive to copy the files off of the DVD !

Thanks, I will go down and get a dvd drive and let you know
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January 7, 2012 4:10:26 PM

nikorr said:
Yes, it is a DVD and as JDFan says u need USB pendrive or to buy DVD rom and return it after that.


U need this tool -- Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool
How to @ Windows Easy Transfer" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://arstechnica.com/business/news/2009/12/-the-usb-f...



Hi :) 

As the owner of Computer shops, I just love people suggesting that....."to buy DVD rom and return it after that."

If you bought it in one of my shops you would NOT get a refund if it worked ok.....

All the best Brett :) 
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January 7, 2012 4:15:51 PM

Brett928S2 said:
Hi :) 

As the owner of Computer shops, I just love people suggesting that....."to buy DVD rom and return it after that."

If you bought it in one of my shops you would NOT get a refund if it worked ok.....

All the best Brett :) 

LOL, when I buy item like that, I never return it : )

I forget about that and I was reading study done few years back and it stated 50% people are not returning cheap items because they don't have receipt or simply forget or don't care, because it was cheap.

I have about 20 USB pendrives and bunch of other things...

And if they come to your store, I doubt if they only buy that 1 item.
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January 7, 2012 4:50:40 PM

nikorr said:
LOL, when I buy item like that, I never return it : )

I forget about that and I was reading study done few years back and it stated 50% people are not returning cheap items because they don't have receipt or simply forget or don't care, because it was cheap.

I have about 2 USB pendrives and bunch of other things...

And if they come to your store, I doubt if they only buy that 1 item.


Hi :) 

The commonest thing they "try" to return are Psu`s ....the customer buys one rather than paying us to test their tower that is dead.... then return it later once they have found it wasnt the PSU....we then test the PSU (we have a test machine ready to test any part) and when it works we explaing that they still own it....no refund....

What they never seem to understand is that it goes from being Brand new to being USED and we dont and will not sell used parts....

All the best Brett :) 
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a b $ Windows 7
January 7, 2012 5:08:48 PM

Brett928S2 said:
Hi :) 

The commonest thing they "try" to return are Psu`s ....the customer buys one rather than paying us to test their tower that is dead.... then return it later once they have found it wasnt the PSU....we then test the PSU (we have a test machine ready to test any part) and when it works we explaing that they still own it....no refund....

What they never seem to understand is that it goes from being Brand new to being USED and we dont and will not sell used parts....

All the best Brett :) 

I can only imagine what u see in the store.

I have seen in Frys in Phoenix someone was trying to return PSU that was years old from Dell machine inside of a Antec PSU box he got week ago new.

They just let the perp go.

Thanx for your input Brett!


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Nikorr
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a b $ Windows 7
January 7, 2012 5:17:41 PM

cableguru_1 said:
MSI K9VGM-V Motherboard
3 gig AMD phenom x4 dual core processor
128 kilo primary mem cache
1024 seconday memory cach
64 bit ready
80 gig hardrive with 55.5 gig free
cd read write drive
floppy drive
two 2gig ram cards
xp home edition, pack 3
usb mouse
ps2 keyboard

BTW cableguru_1, I have checked your mobo and it has support up to Vista, so not everything may work properly on W7.

Try the Windows 7 Compatibility Center

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/compatibility/windows-...

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a b $ Windows 7
January 7, 2012 5:18:15 PM

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January 9, 2012 6:20:29 PM

You should definitely run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor first.

There is a detailed article here on upgrading from Windows XP to Windows 7:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/help/upgrad...

This article is a detailed walk-through on how to upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 7. It uses the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor, Windows 7 Compatibility Center, Windows Easy transfer (to move your files and user settings), the installation process for Windows 7 and using Windows Easy Transfer to bring your files and settings to your new Windows 7 installation.

David
Windows Outreach Team - IT Pro
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