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07-02-2009 01:12 AM
I have a Compaq Presario 900 laptop that I got a new 160GB hard drive for and haven't had any success installing Win 7 onto it. I found this "Your notebook PC was not designed to operate with the Windows Vista operating system." Ok I know that XP and Vista/7 are designed differently. So can someone please help me understand how/why I'm able to post this question while 7 is currently installed on this laptop on the 40GB hard drive that I wished to replace. I have been using 7 for the last 3+ months flawlessly til this new HD. Install disk is not the problem.
THANX IN ADVANCE FOR ANY AND ALL HELP TJ.
07-02-2009 06:27 AM
Zero fill the hard drive using Copywipe or equivalent and retry. You may need to use a 3rd party partitioning tool like PartitionMagic to create one Primary Active NTFS partition before you attempt to install W7.
07-02-2009 01:02 PM
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