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Install windows 7 in acer aspire one d250 netbook

can anyone explain to me on how to do this on my netbook? i tried it so many times installing xp on this bullshit netbook but still i don't know why I'm having hal.dll error. Maybe if someone can show me step by step guide for installing windows 7.
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  1. Windows 7 does not utilize the hal.dll file.

    If you are installing over XP, then this might help...
    http://pcsupport.about.com/od/findbyerrormessage/a/missinghaldll.htm
  2. thanks mate..i will try this out.
  3. cipher_phinx said:
    can anyone explain to me on how to do this on my netbook? i tried it so many times installing xp on this bullshit netbook but still i don't know why I'm having hal.dll error. Maybe if someone can show me step by step guide for installing windows 7.


    Are you installing from an external DVD drive or USB stick? When you begin the install, which type of installation are you selecting? If you already have Windows XP installed on the netbook, you will want to select "custom."

    Jessica
    Microsoft Windows Client Team
  4. i am installing a different XP from usb stick. It seems that XP can't recognize SATA drives, maybe that's the point why I am having a hal.dll error. I don't have a "custom" choice during installation. When the installation begins, it won't detect the drive C: which is the primary one, it will detect the usb stick himself instead of the drive C:
  5. Why are you installing XP as opposed to Windows 7?
  6. JessicaD said:
    Why are you installing XP as opposed to Windows 7?


    no, my netbook comes with an xp installed. And since I'm in Japan, it is Japanese version of XP. So, I wan't to install English version of XP, but I got some error so I can't install it. Unlike now, this netbook comes with Windows 7 installed.
  7. cipher_phinx said:
    no, my netbook comes with an xp installed. And since I'm in Japan, it is Japanese version of XP. So, I wan't to install English version of XP, but I got some error so I can't install it. Unlike now, this netbook comes with Windows 7 installed.


    So what is your goal here? To have Windows XP or Windows 7? It sounds as though you are attempting to install Windows XP English version but you are posting in a Windows 7 section of the help forums?
  8. It doesn't matter what windows it is as long as it English.
  9. Well it does matter if you are going to ensure that you are using a legal version of Windows. Windows XP install might require SATA drivers for your chipset; Windows 7 is more likely to include these drivers, in which case you will not experience the hall.dll issue.

    Jessica
    Microsoft Windows Client Team
  10. I bought XP and Windows 7. so that's why I have an error when trying to install XP. How to get rid of this? I make a windows XP usb flash drive.
  11. Have you tried to make a Windows 7 USB flash drive?

    See this guide for assistance: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/dd535816.aspx
  12. Yeah i had make windows 7 usb flash drive once. If I would install windows 7, there will be no problem right?
  13. There shouldn't be, no. Try it and let me know.

    Jessica
    Microsoft Windows Client Team
  14. How bout the drivers? is this netbook compatible with windows 7 already?
  15. Windows Upgrade Advisor is included with the Win 7 Install DVD. When you begin the install the upgrade advisor will begin and let you know if there are any potential conflicts.

    Jessica
    Microsoft Windows Client Team
  16. Ok thanks honey. I will try this out.
  17. I would use nlite to slipstream sata drivers into XP and then use WinSetupFromUSB : http://www.datafilehost.com/download-109e97af.html to create a USB bootable XP Install.
  18. das_stig said:
    I would use nlite to slipstream sata drivers into XP and then use WinSetupFromUSB : http://www.datafilehost.com/download-109e97af.html to create a USB bootable XP Install.


    can u tell me on how to use nlite? i want to know detailed info if it's ok with u. thanks btw
  19. cipher_phinx said:
    can u tell me on how to use nlite? i want to know detailed info if it's ok with u. thanks btw


    I really think installing Win 7 is just going to be simpler and less of a headache as opposed to slipstreaming. Try Win 7 -- if it doesn't work, we can take a look at other options.

    Jessica
    Microsoft Windows Client Team
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