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Installing windows 7 64 bit on an HP DL360 G7

WellingtonIS asked
I'm trying to load windows 7 on this HP DL360 g7 server however, when I get to the disk part windows 7 will not load.  It sees the disk but it just will not load.  Any ideas?
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SeanSystem Engineer

not sure why it wouldn't load but maybe I can help come up with a solution. What are you trying to do with this? Any reason you can't install ESXi first then create a VM with windows 7 on it or is this to be a desktop?
Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process Advisor
Most Valuable Expert 2013

Will not load is not a very specific error message or the description of the issue.  Can you take a picture of what you're seeing/getting?


OK the error I'm getting is the following:
Setup was unable to create a new system partition or locate an existing system partition. This is when I try to install windows 7.  There's nothing on these drives.  It's just a Raid 1 that's all.  I wonder if I pull one of the drives of the mirror, will it install and then I'll put back the drive.
I found this article and it's working. I did Method 2 and it's working

With HP hardware, its typically that the drivers for the RAID controller is not in the Standard Windows driver suite


I found this myself.