The Solution to Code 5 without any software or Special burn DVD RRS feed

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  • Well a lot of problems with the "old" computers and the famous "cannot boot from cd code 5" I found a simple solution.

    1.- Create a partition from your actual Windows (XP, Vista) you can use and I recomend " EASEUS Partition Master 3.5 Home Edition" (Its free!!!). I suggest in the new partition a space of 10 Gb if you only install the W7, well if you use Office then from 15 to 20 Gb and if you are a gamer use 50 Gb.

                                    Dont turn Off the Computer!!!    (Well you may need to reboot, to install the new partition).

    2.- Start the setup.exe of W7 from your XP or Vista and choose the "Full instalation" in the next window, there you can choose the partition recent created.
    Now the W7 made all the work, you dont need make a DVD with a boot.ini from Vista, you dont need another boot program to make compatibility your old motherboard or upgrade the Bios.
    In my case I have a XP, to have a boot choice (XP or W7) when starts, I used the VistaBootPRO.
    If you only want to have the W7, then you can delete the partition of XP, resize the W7 to all the Hard drive and thats all. I prefer to have the two systems in case of fail of W7 you can still working in the XP.

    I dont paste Photos because I used the systems in Spanish.

    P.D. Sorry for my poor English.

    Procesor: Intel Celeron 2.66 Ghz
    Ram: 2Gb
    Motherboard: AsRock
    Graphic Card: None

    • Edited by DEDALOUS Monday, June 29, 2009 6:50 PM
    Friday, June 5, 2009 7:59 PM

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  • thats a pretty nice workaround - beats hacking vista iso for sure....
    Friday, June 5, 2009 10:59 PM
  • And also, a kick in the teeth to all those who bought a Core i7.

    Celeron + ASrock FTW!
    Wednesday, July 29, 2009 9:13 PM