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Windows 7 installation - "no drives were found"

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Working on this laptop is getting old.

I am using a Windows 7 Upgrade retail DVD.  I bought a new drive, set up one partition, formatted it as NTFS, and installed it into the laptop.

When I try to install Win7, in the "Where do you want to install Windows" screen, no drive shows up.

Weirdly, when I look in the BIOS, there is no place for looking at the drives, so I can't tell if the BIOS sees the drive or not.

How do I proceed?
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