installing win7- 64bit

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by zaiko, Mar 15, 2011.

  1. zaiko

    zaiko MDL Member

    Jan 1, 2010
    #1 zaiko, Mar 15, 2011
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2011
  2. vrosa

    vrosa MDL Member

    Jan 31, 2011
    Probably your active partition is not a NTFS one, maybe one of the OEMs is set to active instead of the Windows partition.
    Go to MMC / Disk Management and right click on the partition where you want to install Windows 7 x64 and make it active.
    I also sugest you to delete the OEMs or, if not possible, mark them as not active (after installing Win7 x64 you'll be able to delete/integrate them to another).
    Boot from Win7 x64 DVD and try to install again.

    I hope it helps. :)
  3. zaiko

    zaiko MDL Member

    Jan 1, 2010
    No the windows partition is NTFS and active.
    I must say that for the moment I only can start up with the daz recovery iso . (windows loader default method - already for more than 6 months).

    So I wonder at the first reboot during the installation it asks to boot from dvd ,do you have to continue from the dvd or if not what happens ?
    Or maybe my keyboard didn't work ?

    Or I thougt if you do a clean install the boot cyclus would be ok again !

    I'm rather confused and hope for some suggestions ! thnx a lot.
  4. Daz

    Daz MDL Developer / Admin
    Staff Member

    Jul 31, 2009
    * Make sure Acronis doesn't have it's own partition thats marked as active.
    * The partition that needs to be cleared is the one thats marked as active in disk management.

    I would recommend you delete the OEM partitions + Windows 7, merge the partitions to regain space and then install Windows 7 onto that single partition.
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