Advertisements:




How Many Times Can You Install From Win7 Disk ?


I am thinking about buying a larger main hard drive for my computer and i am unclear about the licensing requirements needed to accomplish the goal. How many times can you install from the win7 disk? Do i need to call microsoft to release my current license?

View Full Post With 4 Replies

Related Forum Messages:

Please Follow Index to Quick Jump to the Message.


Cannot Browse At Times

I have a vaio notebook with windows 7 installed, sometimes i am just not able to browse either on ie or on google chrome despite the network connection being excellent. If i restart the pc i am able to browse just fine. The firewall is disabled , the sony support says its something to do with the settings. Can anyone help?

Posted On: 2010-04-03 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

Internet Times Out

I just upgraded my computer from ubuntu to win 7. My internet speeds with win7 are as slow as when i had dial-up. The other computers in the house all have normal speeds (xp, vista and linux) so i think this is a 7 problem. Whenever i ping the win7 machine i get a 75% packet loss. This was not happening before i upgraded that machine to win7. Solutions i have tried:ipconfig /release ipconfig /renew disable ipv6 disable firewall/antivirus reset modem/router reset router to factory settings any solution would be great because i can't wait 5 hours for web pages to load anymore.

Posted On: 2010-08-06 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Install Win7 From Backup Startup Disk

Startup disk made from upgrade version. Hard drive fails that backup was on, can i use startup disk and upgrade disk to install win 7 direct, or do i need to still reinstall vista then upgrade. Just a question that i was wondering about in case i ever lost backup but still had the startup disk that i made after i upgraded. Or is the startup disk just good for a backup image.

Posted On: 2009-10-28 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Can't Boot Win 7 From Disk For Install

Can't boot windows 7 from disk for install. Won't recognize keyboard response for boot from cd. I installed windows 7 on a two disk system. The smaller of the 2 disks should have been reformatted but i could not do that because i could not boot from the installation disk (the keyboard is not recognized when it asks if you want to boot from cd). I now have a situation where the small disk is full. The system will not allow me to delete the old version(s) of windows.

Posted On: 2009-10-14 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

Trouble Booting From Windows Install Disk

I built a new computer installed windows xp no problem. It is a total sata machine hard drives and optical drive. I purchased a retail upgrade windows 7 disk. So i have to boot off the installation disc and select custom, there lies my problem. The disks loads the operating system into memory and gives me the desk top the only thing i can do is move the mouse around. It will not go to the install screen every time i put the disk into the dvd drive it says loading windows file then the windows 7 desktop appears no option to install no nothing. Is there a setting i am missing in bios where it runs the operating system off the disk and not install it.

Posted On: 2010-02-19 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Upgrade Or Clean Install Using Oem Disk

I am building pretty much a new system, just for myself. I will have new motherboard, new hard drives, new case, new psu, new video system (going sli). I currently have xp sp3 and i want to go to win 7. I bought an oem copy of win 7, but have not broken the seal, and won't unless i know i can use it. My question is: once all the hardware is together, my assumption is that in my oem package i will find a win 7 dvd from which i can straightforwardly install windows. Can i do this, or should i get a retail version?

Posted On: 2010-03-12 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Long Boot Times

After getting to the log in screen, i type in my password and my system seems to hang for anywhere between 10 to 20 minutes. This started about 3 months ago and since then i have resigned myself to just sleeping my computer. That worked fine for a while, but not it's hanging for almost the same amount of time. The light on my hdd never goes out during these hangs.

I have tried the start up repair utility. I did not install anything new before this started happening either. I have not tried to reinstall windows because, in my opinion, this shouldn't be necessary. I tried (not sure if i did it successfully) to disable any and all external network connections (like my xbox 360 and other windows based computers) on the off chance that it was hanging trying to connect to their shared folders.


Posted On: 2010-04-24 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Install Setup Did Not Find Any Hard Disk Drives

Well i used the windows 7 when it was on beta, now that i am trying to install my other version windows xp pro. It show that, "setup did not find any hard disk drives" 

I search everywhere but all the things i did was useless, i need help serious. How am i going to install the windows version if that happen. When i have the windows 7 and try to install the windows pro version, it says you cannot install because you have the new version, some thing like that.

http://i306. Photobucket.com/albums/nn247/recksbrol/setup-did-not-find-any-hard-disk-dr.png

http://s306. Photobucket.com/albums/nn247/recksbrol/?Action=view¤t=setup-did-not-find-any-hard-disk-dr.png


Posted On: 2009-12-21 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Fresh Windows 7 Installation Files Will Not Install On Disk 0

We have a dell laptop 6500 with two solid state disks, which have not been formated, show only unallocated space. When do a fresh installation from cd (win 7 64-bit), then a 100 mb boot partition is created on disk 0 and the windows files are installed on disk 1.

So the results look like this:
Disk 0: 100 mb boot partition 256 gb unallocated space
Disk 1: drive c: 0 gb unallocated space.

Whats going on here why are the windows files not installed on disk 0.


Posted On: 2010-06-02 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

Install Problem With Low Disk Space On Target Drive

I have tried to install an add on to a game segplay and eventually get a message "not enough disk space on target drive. " I have 177g free space on my hard drive, my temp and download areas are free of files. I cannot figure out what the program is. I am thinking some incompatibility between segplay games and vista home premium. Anyone have a suggestion?

Posted On: 2009-02-21 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Internet Lan Disconnects Multiple Times

I updated to windows 7 on a 64bit desktop and a 32bit laptop. The laptop is wireless to my linksys router with no issues. My hp printer is wireless and has no problem either. The desktop is hardwired to the router and will disconnect from the lan and the internet multiple times a day. The troubleshooter will say the default gateway is unavailable and it resets the network adapter. The connection will work for awhile again and then the cycle starts over. Never had a problem with vista, it has been since the windows 7 upgrade that i have had problems. I have checked my network adapter drivers and they are up to date.

Posted On: 2010-01-08 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Cannot Install Win 7 On Sata Hard Disk - Intel 945 Chipset Motherboard

I troubleshoot more than one pc with dual boot system which run windows xp and windows 7. Which system are most latest- intel g31 chipset, 2gb ram, 500 gb sata hdd, 2. 5 ghz intel dual core etc.
But, now i face some installation problem with my pc. Yesterday i run my pc smoothly with windows 7 with 2 ghz pentium 4, 1 gb ram, 80 gb pata hdd, 945 chipset motherboard etc. I need more storage area, so i purchase a hitachi 500 gb sata hdd. My motherboard has one pata connector and two sata connector. I use the pata connector to attach my hdd and dvd. They worked fine.

But, when i attach my new 500 gb sata hdd to sata connector and remove the 80 gb pata hdd. Only dvd attach with pata connector. I insert my windows 7 installtion dvd to the drive and restart my pc and go to bios. This is amibios. I find bios recognize the sata hdd as primary master and dvd to secondary slave drive. I also find sata drive mark in ide form. (Their also raid and ahci also available. ) I save the configuration and reboot. After reboot, when pc want to start from dvd, i press the space key from keyboard and the setup start to copy installation file in 2 stage and i find it complete the copy process. And pc going to start up, but, but a green color bar running through a tube for about 2 hours. Nothing happen. Read more at the forum.


Posted On: 2010-03-21 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Activation Limit - How Many Times Can I Reinstall And Re-activate Win 7 On Same Computer ?

How many times can i reformat, reinstall and reactivate windows 7 same computer before getting a product key in use error and then being prompted to activate by phone? I have windows 7 home premium full retail version. I was getting a large number of chkdsk errors saying chkdsk has recovered orphaned files.

Posted On: 2009-10-25 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Disk Management Directory Fails To List Disk Drive C

I have an intel i7 cpu, running windows 7 pro and the computer management/disk management directory fails to list disk drive c:/ as part of the volume list . C:/ drive is visible in "my computer properties" and works fine! Intel i7 cpu, running windows 7 pro

Posted On: 2009-12-01 . View Related Posts . . View 7 Replies .

Moving Data From 1st Disk To 2nd Disk

I installed my w7 on a single disk pc then i added a second disk for data. I want to have all my data (documents, photos, music, etc. ) In this second disk. In xp, when i did so, i copy my documents from "documents and settings" folder to the new location (d:/) and i was done. Now in w7 i open the "user" folder i found that files are not on a single folder but that there are several document folders (images, documents, etc. ) And settings folders (favorites, etc. ). May i copy all the user folder to the new location or i must leave there some of them in c:/system/users? In xp, when i move my documents to d:, every thing was redirected there (default1 saving folder, default download folder, defautl music folder, etc. ) In w7, would happen the same? The link on the desktop will redirect me to the location or may continue pointing the old one.

Posted On: 2010-06-12 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Disk Read Error And Recovery Disk Not Working

I have a toshiba satellite c650 that has recently come up with a disk read error. I want to access the command prompt to try some potential solutions that i have read about on the internet. I have made a windows 7 recovery disk using my other acer laptop which also has windows 7 installed. When i use the recovery disk and it has loaded the files etc it just brings up a black screen and the cursor. Does anyone have any ideas as to why this is happening? I tried booting my acer laptop from the recovery disk and it worked fine. Also does anyone have any suggestions as to why i am getting the 'disk read error - hit ctrl, alt and delete to restart' message?

Posted On: 2012-03-14 . View Related Posts . . View 9 Replies .

Error - Logonui Exe No Disk - Outlook Exe No Disk

I have windows 7 professional running 64 bit. A very annoying error pops up every five minutes or so. The message varies and can read "logonui exe no disk" or "outlook exe no disk" or "your favorite app. - No disk" depending on what i am running at the time. I have looked at many forums and can see that this error occurred in previous windows flavors. Some answers point to malware or infected file, others seem to think it's a corrupt install file. I have a fresh install of win 7. My previous os being xp.

I have reinstalled win7 and tried repair functions. No luck so far.


Posted On: 2009-10-30 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Not Enough Disk Space

I installed windows 7 on my dell pc. The os is in d: drive. When i run windows easy transfer to retrieve my old files i get an error saying there is not enough disk space. Yet i have 198 gb free, it's supposed to take only about 116 gb. Now according to the easy transfer program it also wants to transfer some information to drive c:, though i didn't run the transfer program on drive c:, only on drive d: dell uses the c: drive with a only a small partition for some diagnostic programs. According to the transfer program, it wants to transfer about 83 megabytes of data, and theres only about 11 mb of free space left.

Am i going to have to get a partition program to make it a larger partition, or what? Also, when i run the transfer program and go to advanced options where it shows the drive mappings, it shows the drive mappings as c: -> c:, d: -> d:, and maxtor (where i had the easy transfer program store my files -> maxtor. I assume i need to change the maxtor to maxtor -> d:, is this correct?


Posted On: 2010-02-25 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Recovery Disk Gone

In the course of trying to resolve a problem with a "low disk space" error message that i have been getting i apparently my entire recovery drive (d:), about 8g.

I went to the "my computer" icon and right clicked and selected "manage", found the "disk management" section, selected my "hp-recovery (d:)", right clicked "format", changed from "fat32" to "ftns". The drive formatted and showed up empty. Then the directions i was following told me to right click on the new formatted drive and click "delete volume". It then talked about following some other steps about renaming the drive but mine has completely vanished.

So in conclusion, i'm an idiot. I deleted a recovery drive and didn't even fix the problem i set out to fix. Please if anyone can help i would be very grateful.

Specs.
Hp-pavilion dv-9000 cto notebook


Posted On: 2010-01-04 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Error - There Is No Disk In Drive

I am getting this error code any time i turn on my hp photosmart, and also when i close the tray on my cddvd burner. I am running an acer aspire 5920. I did a clean install of windows 7 over my vista home premium. I'm pretty sure that i still am considered a novice user, comparatively speaking.

Posted On: 2010-01-03 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

No Disk In The Drive Message

I use quickbooks and backup to their server. I can do so just fine with no problem until i insert a memory stick into the usb drive. The next time i try to backup to quickbooks server i get the message, there is no disk in the drive. Please insert a disk into drivedeviceharddisk2dr2. I hit return several times and then the backup will begin.

I'm not even trying to back up onto the memory stick. If i reboot the computer then i don't get the message until the next time i insert a memory stick. Any suggestions? I have called quickbooks and they don't help because after i reboot i am successful so they say it is a computer issue. I called zt systems tech support and they are no help.


Posted On: 2010-02-12 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Installing New Disk Drive

My problem is more involved than the title suggests. Let me explain.

When i upgraded from vista to windows 7 i attempted a files in place upgrade. That upgrade failed and got itself into a continuous loop attempting to back out of the upgrade. I have two drives, the main boot drive and a second 1 terabyte drive. I should have just reloaded windows clean on the main boot drive, but i didn't. I loaded windows on my terabyte drive, hoping that i would be able to save my data on the boot drive, which i was never able to do. I have been running fine that way, but. Now i want to replace that boot drive with a new larger drive. My question is:

Where is the registry stored. Is it on my boot drive or is it on my terabyte drive that i loaded windows onto. If i remove my old boot drive and install a new drive, will i still have a usable system.

My old drive boots now as drive d:. My terabyte drive boots as c:. It is actually configured as a dual boot system now, but i never boot up the old system because it is still in the infinite loop trying to back out of the upgrade.


Posted On: 2010-03-06 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Disk And Memory Management

The computer is emachines t3612. Recently upgraded to windows 7 (32). Deleted the recovery drive (d:) as it was representative of the original windows vista home basic that was upgraded to vista home premium. Tried to be a "whiz" and use the memory on c: - i failed and a friend suggested moving the memory to the user file. I did. When the cd/dvd drive did not respond as d: i changed it back to e: but it still will not work (except for a music cd. Is there anyone out there that can help me straighten this mess out? 

The cd/dvdw driver is tsstcorpcd/dvdw ts-h652d ata device. I contacted emachines who will not assist because the machine is out of warranty (unless i pay them a small fortune) and tsst doesn't appear to have this model driver any longer, but someone asserted it is the same as samsung sh-5182d that i am to fearful to try. I have considered returning to the upgrade disc to do a clean installation, but it took so long to get the programs and the computer to a really good working state that i do not want to start from scratch again.

I need specific instructions on how (or if) i can move all the available memory to c: and make d: the cd/dvdw drive.


Posted On: 2010-02-16 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

Win 7 Boot Disk

I will be getting an acer laptop next week with windows 7 home premium 64-bit pre-installed on it. I know that acer does not provide disks with their computers for the programs. I want to be able to boot my windows 7 from a disk should it become needed.

How do i create or get a boot disk for windows 7 once i have recieved my computer?

On another note i have been reading several answered questions to find the answer and have come across discussions about creating back up images of the drive. I planned on doing this right out of the box and have been researching programs for this purpose. They didn't mention a program. Does windows 7 let me do this without another program or are they just not saying that they are using another program?


Posted On: 2010-01-31 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Cannot Run Check Disk

I can't check my system partition. I can't run some  windows functions: calculator, paint, screen saver, maybe it's can't find the file to run (it's icon become gray, screen saver: can't find rundll32.exe). But it's still in my hard disk and can run if i find it out and click. I also can't run firewall because it's dependence services can't start.

So i think partition is error and checked it. On windows, not successful to run "chkdsk" with command prompt. And after restart it's can't check with the note about need to install some software to check. I've just uninstall some soft wares, include "microsoft visual c+ 2005 redistribution" (there are microsoft visual c+ 2005, 2008. I think it isn't important).


Posted On: 2010-01-02 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Check Disk Problems

Bought my hp dv7 in nov & have had 3 computer crashes. I reboot and get a screen that says 'need to do disk check on c & type of file is ntfs'. Starts countdown & freezes. Have had it back where i bought it and all they can do is a complete sys restore. This weekend i got a message center msg saying that a sys scan/sys maint was scheduled so i clicked on it. Got msg: attempt repairs of disk volume errors. Reboot to repair problems such as bad sectors etc. Clicked next & got "issues found disk volume errors detected & a pop-up asking if i wanted to do sys restore.

Said yes & it said i couldn't because local c had errors & windows detected file sys corruption on c so had to do check disk. I scheduled a check disk & when i rebooted it actually did the count down & it actually completed the whole process & found no issues. Has rebooted without incident so far. In doing some research today i learned this is a windows 7 issue. I'm not computer literate so am afraid to do any of the suggested things without knowing which i should try.

One suggestion said it might prompt to insert the win 7 disk but i don't have a disk as the laptop came pre-loaded. All i have are the sys recovery disks i was prompted to create on the first boot up.


Posted On: 2010-08-02 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Read Disk Error

I was wondering if you'd be kind enough to help me? I followed this tutorial after creating a duel boot with windows xp http://blogs. Techrepublic.com.com/window-on-windows/?P=1751 and for some reason i get the read disk error. No matter what i try, nothing seems to work following all the bcd commands, fixmbr and fixboot.

All i want to do is delete my xp partition and start using 7 to it's full on the hdd. I'm sure it's something really simple, but i can't for the life of me figure it out?


Posted On: 2010-04-28 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Windows Cannot Be Installed To This Disk

"windows cannot be installed to this disk. This computer's hardware may not support booting to this disk. Ensure that the disk's controller is enabled in the computer's bios menu. ". I encountered this error after somehow magically overcoming the cd/dvd drive device driver error that's killing like half of the microsoft windows community, i swear. I'm trying to install win7 onto a 80gb hdd, after using the raid tool featured on my sata controller to format it to clear the way for this install.
Thoughts? Ideas?


Posted On: 2010-03-31 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Disk Read Error

Well i started a couple of days ago at first when i booted up my computer it came up saying something was preventing it from starting and it could be caused by a hardware change or installed software and it asked me to put in the repair disc. So i did this it managed to fix it for a while then randomly it started again so i repeated what i did last time with out any success so i switched off the computer and tried again same kept happening for about 5 restarts so i gave up and left it. Then the next it works again but when i restart my computer to make sure i get this disk read error with it saying ctrl-alt-dlt to restart so i did this and over and over again it kept coming up.

But then i got the error that i mentioned at the start and so i repeated the process no success but then randomly it works again. This problem keeps on occurring randomly and going away randomly and it is unbelievably annoying as some times it can take minutes to fix sometimes hours. So is there any fix to this problem or is a reinstall of windows 7 the only option.


Posted On: 2010-07-09 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .