Why can't I setup Windows 7 on this HP laptop?
Posted on 2011-09-10
The laptop is HP Pavilian DV4-1138TX bought 2 year+ ago. The default OS is Windows Vista. Now, I wanted to upgrade to Windows 7, and I wanted to have a setup from the scratch. I put in the Windows 7 CD, make sure the first boot device is DVD, but, at the end failed to boot up from DVD. During bootup, I pressed ESC and choose F1 for System Information, and I saw the following info:
Notebook model: HP Pavilian dv4 Notebook PC
Product Number: FZxxxPA#ABx
System Board ID: 30FB
Processor type : Intel Core 2 Duo CPU
Processor speed: 2000Mhz
Total Memory: 4096 MB
Bios version: F.12
Serial number: CND84307HF
Factory Installed OS: Vista
Could it be hardcorded to use VIsta? The hard disk also prebuild with Vista recovery partition, would this another problem? How can I able to setup WIndows 7 from the scratch?
Thanks for your help.