Need help on installing Win7 on my self built PC with MSI 945GCM5-F V2

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by forbidden123, May 12, 2010.

  1. forbidden123

    forbidden123 MDL Novice

    May 12, 2010
    15
    0
    0
    I am currently new to the community and was wondering anyone could help me on a step by step basis and links about installing Win7 Ultimate on my Self Built PC:

    1) I do not have SLIC 2.1 on my BIOS
    2) I am currently running on WinXP SP3
    3) I do not have Win7 image file

    I hope someone would guide me about installing Win7 onto this machine.

    OS:Microsoft Windows XP 5.1 2600 Service Pack 3 /x86
    BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. Version: V17.9 Type: AMI BIOS /ACPI 1.0
     
  2. timesurfer

    timesurfer MDL Developer

    Nov 22, 2009
    8,527
    4,069
    270
    Look for sticky thread The Official Windows 7 Repository...lol
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  3. forbidden123

    forbidden123 MDL Novice

    May 12, 2010
    15
    0
    0
    @ timesurfer
    "This method has been working for Windows Vista for more than 3 years (and counting) and has proven its reliability and efficiency."

    I came across this quote and i was thinking if it will still work as i got a WinXP SP3 running currently..
     
  4. timesurfer

    timesurfer MDL Developer

    Nov 22, 2009
    8,527
    4,069
    270
    Are you saying you want to dual boot. Yes you can. And Daz loader will work fine to activate 7
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  5. forbidden123

    forbidden123 MDL Novice

    May 12, 2010
    15
    0
    0
    I want a fresh copy of Win7 on my PC...
    cos currently, my HDD is dying off with some scratching sound..
    I am going to replace it later and install a new copy of windows in my new HDD.

    What i meant earlier was, do i need a copy of vista in order for the tuturtial to work for me?
     
  6. timesurfer

    timesurfer MDL Developer

    Nov 22, 2009
    8,527
    4,069
    270
    You can go from xp to 7.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  7. acyuta

    acyuta MDL Expert

    Mar 8, 2010
    1,637
    371
    60
    #7 acyuta, May 12, 2010
    Last edited: May 12, 2010
    I went from XP to win 7 on my desktop PC with own-build hardware. Non-OEM desktop PCs perhaps have the easiest install process (not that it is any difficult on an OEM). I had original XP till Jan 2010. Formatted and installed win 7. Takes 20-25 mins for install, and another 5 mins for activation. Regarding your scratching sound, get a new HDD and install win 7 there. If you do not want to buy it now, install win 7 on old HDD as a practice and trial session. 1-2 installs and you can do it with your eyes shut.

    PS: can use daz loader and no need to then mod your BIOS. Just install win 7, click on daz loader, let it restart (click OK to restart with prompted) and get on. Piece of cake. Better to not install KB971033 update. I do not even though people here have found no problems with kb..+daz.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  8. forbidden123

    forbidden123 MDL Novice

    May 12, 2010
    15
    0
    0
    One question: Do i need a modded BIOS with SLIC 2.1?

    Sorry if i am troubling, your help is greatly appreciated.
     
  9. forbidden123

    forbidden123 MDL Novice

    May 12, 2010
    15
    0
    0
    @acyuta

    Thanks for the tips! =)
     
  10. timesurfer

    timesurfer MDL Developer

    Nov 22, 2009
    8,527
    4,069
    270
    No since the loader will emulate thier is slic 2.1 hence activate!
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  11. forbidden123

    forbidden123 MDL Novice

    May 12, 2010
    15
    0
    0
    @ timesurfer, acyuta and Flipp3r

    Hey! Thanks for the help! I got my HDD replaced, installed and activated win7!

    1) Installation via thumb drive burned with ultraISO.
    2) Changed the first boot sequence to thumb drive.
    3) Restart
    4) Installation of Win7
    5) Restart
    6) Changed the first boot sequence to HDD.
    7) Finish installation.
    8) Restart
    9) Run Daz 1.8 loader
    10) Done in less then 30mins! =D

    Thanks a lot again! =D