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Dell Dimension 5150 won't boot 64-bit OSes
GD 2W10 posted a topic in Hardware HangoutHi, I own a Dell Dimension 5150 with an Intel Pentium D processor and I want to install Windows 10 x64 on there. I am able to get Windows 10 x86 on there, and I would be fine with that, but I am trying to install Windows 11 on there which is only in x64. Whenever I try to boot setup, it hangs there for maybe 5-10 minutes then it crashes and reboots with no error code or message. I've read that this is due to the lack of RAM, and that I need to upgrade to 4 GB of RAM. I currently have 3 GB of RAM in there (2 512MB sticks and 2 1GB sticks). I am open to doing anything.
Win 7 inplace upgrade as non-destructive repair ???I've been bugging MS to help me with a problem doing a 100% clean Reinstall of Office 365 Home 64-bit on my Win 7 Pro 64-bit PC. Each Reinstall of O365 creates 70± Warning messages in Event Viewer that certain registry keys are protected and cannot be modified by Office 365 Click-to-Run. (O365 actually works fine so far - I just don't like those Warning messages and want to Reinstall without them.) The MS O365 help line tech 2 level person accessed my PC and showed me how my further Event Viewer error messages show errors with ntdll.dll and kernelbase.dll. He says the only way we can fix the problem with Reinstall of Office 365 Home 64-bit is to repair those dll's in my Win 7 Pro 64-bit OS, and the only way to do that in a non-destructive fashion is to do an "inplace upgrade" of my Win 7 off the .iso image of Win 7 Pro 64-bit. What do you think? First, please see the very interesting article about non-destructive repair using inplace upgrade at http://mcs-notes1.open.ac.uk:8080/tbtknowl.nsf/0e36766f24334c4c80256554005a57dc/8779f10d83d5276e8025794400355753?OpenDocument (I have also attached that article to this post.) Second, following the instructions of the MS tech 2, I am downloading an .iso of Win 7 Pro 64-bit from http://22.214.171.124/Windows 7/Eng/ . Do you like that source? The .iso I am downloading is called en_windows_7_professional_with_sp1_x64_dvd_u_676939.iso. I see that the file's date is August of 2015 (last year), so that means I'll have to do a lot of Windows Updates afterwards (and carefully so as to avoid the updates that install the Win 10 "spy" features)? Do you think there are better .iso sources for the install, maybe already updated? The Third, he also showed me the normal MS Windows .iso download page https://www.microsoft.com/en-in/software-download/windows7 , but when I inserted my perfectly good Key for my Win 7 at the bottom of that page, it did NOT verify. He said that MS's verification server is down, and has been down for some days. (Really?) I know my key is good because I used it for a re-install of the OS almost two years ago on this PC. Fourth, my PC is actually dual-boot Win 7 Pro SP1 64-bit and Win 10 Pro 64-bit. (FYI - I have separate keys/licenses for each - the 10 is NOT an upgrade of the 7.) Do you think the non-destructive repair of Win 7 using inplace upgrade will wipe out the 10? I think I'm OK because I did a destructive 7 repair about 1½ years ago, and that did not wipe out the other OS (which was then 8.1, since changed to 10). But is there anything special I should do to preserve the 10? Fifth - reminder that my core problem isn't with the OS, which seems to be 100% fine. It's only that I am getting 70+ Warning messages about non-modifiable registry keys whenever I reinstall my O365 Home 64-bit. Hey, what do you think???? Easy, huh? Thanks. Win 7 non-destructive reinstall instructions.htm