I have my old PC running windows vista, I wanted to reformat and install windows 7 64-bit onto it, then give it to my little brother, and I've ran into the issues that I will describe in chronological order below.
1. I went into Disk Management and deleted the smallest volume that didn't have my OS installed onto it.
2. I set my boot sequence to 1) CD-ROM Drive 2) HDD ( that I wanted to install 7 onto)
3. I popped in my Windows 7 64-bit OEM cd, that I used on my new personal computer
4. Installer went through perfectly, I formatted the larger partition that had Vista onto it, and Windows 7 began to install.
5. The installation stopped and gave me this message "Windows cannot install required files. Make sure all files required for installation are available, and restart installation."
1. Is this because I'm using an OEM version of Windows 7?
2. Could it be the system can't handle windows 7?
3. Would downloading a Windows 7 iso and copying the image to a DVD then installing off that solve my issues?
CPU: AMD Phenom X4 9550 Quad-Core
MOBO: MSI K9N6PGM2-V2
RAM: Kingston 2gb DDR2 (2x1)
HDD: WD 640gb
Edited by ashehadeh1 - 9/2/12 at 1:43pm