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Okay, next slight issue with OS installation I need assistance with.
Last year I purchased the W7 Home Premium family upgrade pack, license for 3 systems. I installed it on one system that was already up and running with no issue. Last night I assisted my son with his AND gaming system and ran into some issues.
Tried to install and activate XP but couldn't get past the "installing drivers", BSOD several times in a row. I have 2 XP key's, one pro and one MCE to allow the upgrade to W7.
Couldn't find the W7 Ultimate Upgrade disk and really didn't expect it to work.
So I though I would install W7 off of a W7 Pro 64 bit install and when I put the key in it would downgrade to W7 Home Premium (wasn't confident about this but thought I would try). It installed fully, updated and works great but I can not activate it.
I can only assume that the XP installer doesn't support the SSD drives and the chip set's, hence the crash during install? Is there any way to get the drivers on the system for the XP installer to use? Or is there a way to do more of a manual XP install?
Any other suggestions short of going out and buying the W7 HP full install for 2 systems?
First HTPC: Silverstone SST-GD05B-USB3.0 case, PC Power & Cooling Silencer MK III 500W, Gigabyte GA-Z77M-D3H-MVP MB, i3-3225 3.3GHz CPU, G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB DDR3-1600 Memory, A-Data XPG SX900 128GB 2.5" SSD and Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blu-Ray.
Going to try out the HD4000 graphics for a bit.