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windows 7 64bit on a t500 - need help.

2012-09-22, 18:11 PM

Hi, I've just bought 2 banks of memory of 4 gb for my T500.

To use them i need to install Windows 7 64 bit.

I put the new OS on a USB pendrive but when I start the system I read in tehe screen " missing operating system".

The pen is ok as I used it on other pc without any problem.

Could you help me please?

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Re: windows 7 64bit on a t500 - need help.

2012-09-23, 19:35 PM

I've had this happen between a dell and a lenovo. 

use this tool from MS to make the usb boot disk. It'll work universal for sure:

http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msstore/html/pbPage.Help_Win7_usbdvd_dwnTool

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Re: windows 7 64bit on a t500 - need help.

2012-09-22, 18:24 PM

welcome to the community.

 

3 questions...

how did you "put the OS on a USB pendrive"?

are you sure that the usb stick is set up as bootable?

did you set the BIOS boot order to "see" the USB stick first?

 

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Re: windows 7 64bit on a t500 - need help.

2012-09-22, 21:26 PM

Thank you.

 

Here my answers.

 

I downloaded an ISO of win7 64 bit, Then I  extracted  all the files.

I Made my pen bootable and Then I copy the files on it.

 

I am absolutely sure the pen is bootable and I tested it on another pc (vaio Netbook)

It  start loadIng Windows from the pen!

When I try with my t500, it doesn't load anything and on the screen it writes the Message 

"missing..." 

 

 

Yes I set the right order, pen first.

 

 

Many thanks for your help.

 

 

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Re: windows 7 64bit on a t500 - need help.

2012-09-23, 0:45 AM

What steps did you use to make the flash drive bootable.  I"ve seen some cases where one BIOS would boot a drive, and another wouldn't - because the partition wasn't set active, for instance.  Also seen some instances where FAT32 vs NTFS made a difference.

 

It sounds like you know what you're doing, but since it isn't working, lets double check...

 

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Re: windows 7 64bit on a t500 - need help.

2012-09-23, 19:35 PM

I've had this happen between a dell and a lenovo. 

use this tool from MS to make the usb boot disk. It'll work universal for sure:

http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msstore/html/pbPage.Help_Win7_usbdvd_dwnTool

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Re: windows 7 64bit on a t500 - need help.

2012-09-24, 12:29 PM

It works.

I used MS tools.

 

The problem is solved.

 

I close here.

 

Many thanks to everybody.

 

 

 

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