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  • Hey!

    I have a acer aspire M1470 and my hard drive is broken. Now i have a new hard drive and i wanna install windows 7 on it, but when i put in the installation disc it says that it needs drivers. Where can i download windows 7 drivers?

    Friday, May 6, 2016 7:40 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

    I want to confirm that  have you used SSD?

    This error could also be caused by corrupted installation media, please make sure to download a new one, we could try the USB install besides disc.

    Also check if the new HDD can be recognized in BIOS, we may try the command in PE to format hard drive by using Diskpart.

    Best Regards,

    Tao


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    Tuesday, May 10, 2016 1:24 AM

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  • Just hook up the hard drive, insert the install DVD, and boot from the DVD to start the install.


    Detailed info:
    To install Windows 7 on a computer without an operating system

    To do this, you'll need to start, or boot, your computer using the Windows 7 installation disc or USB flash drive.

    1. Turn on your computer, insert the Windows 7 installation disc or USB flash drive, and then shut down your computer.

    2. Restart your computer.

    3. Press any key when prompted, and then follow the instructions that appear.

    4. On the Install Windows page, enter your language and other preferences, and then click Next .

      If the Install Windows page doesn't appear, and you're not asked to press any key, you might need to change some system settings. To learn how to do this, see Start your computer from a Windows 7 installation disc or USB flash drive .

    5. On the Please read the license terms page, if you accept the license terms, click I accept the license terms , and then click Next .

    6. On the Which type of installation do you want? page, click Custom .

    7. On the Where do you want to install Windows ? page, choose the partition that you want to install Windows 7 on, or click Unallocated Space if no partitions are listed, and then click Next .

      If a dialog box appears saying that Windows might create additional partitions for system files, or that the partition you chose might contain recovery files or other types of files from your computer manufacturer, click OK .

    8. Follow the instructions to finish installing Windows 7 , which include naming your computer and setting up an initial user account.

    Notes
    • If you're using the upgrade version of Windows 7 on a computer without an operating system installed, you need to leave the product key box empty during setup. The upgrade version requires Windows XP or Windows Vista to be installed on the computer to activate Windows 7 . To activate Windows 7 , go to the Microsoft Support website. For more information, see Windows 7 activation error: invalid product key and Windows 7 activation error: 0xC004F061 .

    • You might need to update drivers after Windows 7 installation is complete. To do so, click the Start button, click All Programs , and then click Windows Update . If Windows Update doesn't have the driver you need, see Update a driver for hardware that isn't working properly , or go to the 7 Compatibility Center"" href="http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=160679" title="Go to www.microsoft.com and search for "Windows 7 Compatibility Center""> Windows 7 Compatibility Center

    webpage.

    Have Questions About Installing Windows 7?
    FAQ - Common Windows 7 Installation Questions & Answers

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    Friday, May 6, 2016 7:57 AM
  • Hi,

    I want to confirm that  have you used SSD?

    This error could also be caused by corrupted installation media, please make sure to download a new one, we could try the USB install besides disc.

    Also check if the new HDD can be recognized in BIOS, we may try the command in PE to format hard drive by using Diskpart.

    Best Regards,

    Tao


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help, and unmark the answers if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    Tuesday, May 10, 2016 1:24 AM