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Re: Windows XP computer won't wake up

Some additional resources if you are wanting to install Windows 7 64 Bit on the Inspiron 530 which is recommended.

See Windows Reinstallation Guide/A Clean Install of Windows 7:

Step 1b use the Digital River .iso and purchase a Windows 7 license or use the media with your purchased Windows 7 license directly. Step 1a and Step 1c don't apply to this system. I would recommend using the Digital River .iso without a product key to evaluate the performance of Windows 7 for 30 days before purchasing a license. If you follow my instructions and still have the same symptom it is not a OS/Virus issue.

Step 2 and 3a is recommended however if your Windows XP is unstable you may instead follow the instructions on page 412 and back your data up using a Linux bootable CD.

Step 3b isn't recommended as your current install has a problem.

Use the following Drivers here at Step 4 and 5:

Step 6 and Step 7b doesn't apply to this system.

Step 7a is recommended and will remove everything on the hard drive including Malware.

Step 8 and 9 and 10 follow them.

Step 11c or 11d will apply for you regarding Microsoft Product Activation

Step 12 carry out the check.

Step 13 recommended.

Step 14a, e doesn't apply to your system.

Step 15 won't apply as I recommended you to carry out Step 7a.

Step 16 you should carry out.

Step 17 you may have done this earlier with the drivers (optional/recommended but take care)

Step 18 and 19 are optional.

Step 20 is optional but recommended.


Dr Philip Yip
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Re: Windows XP computer won't wake up

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