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Dell Dimension 9150 Windows 7 install

by ericparnell / May 27, 2010 2:15 AM PDT

Just wanted to let anyone know who may be struggling with this...

I tried to install windows 7 twice, upgrading from XP 32 bit to 7 64 bit and had issues. After it was all installed I just got a black screen. Tried to start in safe mode and it said "cannot complete installation in safe mode" and restarted.

Anyway I ended up just unplugging one of my monitor connections leaving just the VGA plug in and it worked perfectly. Kind of a strange fix but in case you're having the same problem, there you go!

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Thanks for sharing.
by CassandraF_WinTeam / May 27, 2010 2:48 AM PDT

Yes, strange fix. Typically you cannot upgrade from 32-bit to 64-bit without doing a clean installation. But, thanks for posting, hopefully this will help someone else as well Happy


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Clean install
by ericparnell / May 27, 2010 2:54 AM PDT
In reply to: Thanks for sharing.

Oh ya, I did a custom install but was still having trouble, and that seemed to do the trick!

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