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Thread: Upgrading to Windows 7 on GA P35-S3G

  1. #1
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    Dec 2009

    Default Upgrading to Windows 7 on GA P35-S3G


    My housemate is running a self-build computer with the following specifications:

    Gigabyte Ps35-S3G motherboard
    Intel E7200 processor
    Western Digital 500GB HDD
    Windows XP SP3

    The computer was previously using an unauthorized, illegitimate copy of Windows XP (I suspect) but he has since given the computer to me and I've purchased a copy of Windows 7 to use on the machine.

    When I use the Windows 7 Installer on XP, it goes so far as "Setup is copying temporary files" and then gives me a fail message saying that "This computer is not compliant with the Advanced Configuration and Power Interface..." and then shuts down the installer.

    I've updated to the latest BIOS since and still get the message even though the Gigabyte website quite clearly states that, not only is it ACPI-compliant, it is authorized for Windows 7.

    Furthermore, I'm (for some unknown reason) unable to change many of the settings in the BIOS menu.

    What can I do?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2009

    Default Re: Upgrading to Windows 7 on GA P35-S3G

    Check your BIOS settings for ACPI enable it if it is disabled. I don't know if this will help. Below is a solution I also dug up.
    Tweak your serial and parallel port settings in the BIOS. I changed my parallel port from IRQ5 to IRQ7 along with some other setting that I canít remember offhand (I donít think it really matters because nobody uses parallel ports anymore anyways) so just tweak away. After changing these setting, I booted up from the Windows Vista CD and was able to install everything just fine with no quirks.
    Last edited by artdrivers; 12-20-2009 at 09:11 AM.
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