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Cant upgrade from xp to windows 7 on my dell dimension e520

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March 22, 2012 11:40:47 AM

Hello,
I had win7 installed on dell dimension E520 which worked fine. Hard drive crashed replaced with Seagate Baracuda 2terabyte, and now win 7 goes thru all install process only to end up saying setup can not be installed on this computer. No reason, no clues, nothing. I've done this 3 times with same results. Advisor says everything is good. Please help!!!!
a b $ Windows 7
March 22, 2012 11:53:51 AM

Hi and welcome to Tom's forum.

Create a partition for install the OS, I'm not sure that the current mobo of your rig support 2TB drive.
March 22, 2012 11:58:13 AM

I have wix xp installed, are you saying re-format drive, create partition, and then install?
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March 22, 2012 12:04:39 PM

XP can not be upgraded to Win7
March 22, 2012 12:08:04 PM

price_th said:
XP can not be upgraded to Win7

I did a custom install/new. I used same process process on smaller drive, but drive was only 160 gig and it filled up as I do lots of images/graphic files for webpages.
a b $ Windows 7
March 22, 2012 12:44:51 PM

cwilliams4306 said:
I have wix xp installed, are you saying re-format drive, create partition, and then install?


Correct, not sure if your mobo can support a 2TB driver as boot drive.
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