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i'm unable to install windows 7 on my dell laptop

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i keep getting this error:
windows setup could not configure windows to run on this computer's hardware. it's a dell E6430.
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Question by:frankbustos
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by:dbaideme
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Have you upgraded the BIOS?
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comfortjeanius earned 500 total points
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Change the BIOS hard disk drive setting to AHCI or IDE


Plus here is a link that can assist you in troubleshooting

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2466753
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by:aadih
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Did you have Windows 8 installed on this PC (i.e., did it come with Windows 8 installed)?

If so, go in bios and change (boot) setting from uefi to legacy.
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by:Mohammed Rahman
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Try to make changes to BIOS as suggested by experts above. If they doesn't work, try below suggestion.

Download the Windows 7 SP1 (same flavor as yours - basic/home premium/professional/ultimate).
Burn the ISO onto a disk and install OS with this newly burned disk.
It will install the OS and will not throw errors (as the drivers are integrated into SP1)
** As you are downloading the same flavor, you will not have any issues activating your copy of windows.
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by:nobus
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did you disable safe boot ?  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfeL--vA3Fg
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this worked!
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