Heres the story, I got this new laptop, which is pretty nice. Drawback, windows Vista. Hate it. I've been looking around on this forum for ages, and finally I cannot get windows 7 to work. I've downloaded the Windows 7 32-bit ultimate, successfully installed it (after clean wipe on the HD) So, I followed all the instructions. I tried the loader (newest version) with all the different options, and it still gives me a black screen. Looks like a computer "freeze", basically it just doesn't boot into windows. So I have to enter those codes you you had, those "bootrec.exe /etc" , did all that, and I can get back into windows, still not activated. I dont know where else to look. So, please, it anyone can help, greatly appreciated. Thanks.