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Windows Developer Preview Hardware Configuration

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  •  I downloaded Windows Developer Preview 64 bit. It seemed to install fine,  but when  it re-booted I got   "Can not configure this computers hardware". Tried 3 times...same thing.

    I have been running Windows 7 64bit Ult.

    This is on a Dell Latitude E4310.

    Processor i5 M520 (4 cpu)

    Memory 8gig

    DirectX version 11

    All drivers seem to be up to date.

     

    Any sugestions?

    Tuesday, September 20, 2011 8:18 PM

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  • Hey Billy J Elliott,

     

    Try checking to see if there is a more recent version of BIOS for your computer's motherboard. If so, that may prevent the error you are receiving when installing Windows Developer Preview:
    Dell - Drivers and Downloads

     

    Modifying BIOS/ complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) or Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) settings incorrectly can cause serious problems that may prevent your computer from booting properly. Microsoft cannot guarantee that any problems resulting from the configuring of BIOS/CMOS/UEFI settings can be solved. Modifications of the settings are at your own risk.

     

    Hope that helps.


    Steven
    Saturday, October 1, 2011 12:20 AM
    Moderator
  • Hey Billy J Elliott,

     

    If you haven't already, try removing any non-essential hardware to see if that allows you to get through the installation process successfully. Additionally you could try disabling hardware that is built into your motherboard such as integrated audio or other hardware that isn't essential to install Windows Developer Preview. Your motherboard may provide the option to disable certain integrated pieces of hardware through its BIOS options.

     

    Note: Modifying BIOS/ complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) or Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) settings incorrectly can cause serious problems that may prevent your computer from booting properly. Microsoft cannot guarantee that any problems resulting from the configuring of BIOS/CMOS/UEFI settings can be solved. Modifications of the settings are at your own risk.

     

    If that allows you to install Windows Developer Preview you could then start enabling and/or connecting hardware to see if you encounter any instability or errors. It will then be easier to identify which piece or pieces of hardware may need an updated driver or similar to work properly.

     

    Hope that helps.


    Steven
    Thursday, October 6, 2011 2:44 AM
    Moderator

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  • How did you install it and what drive did you install it onto?
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    Tuesday, September 20, 2011 9:20 PM
  • Downloaded and burned a DVD.  Istallation went fine all the way thru changing reg an on until it reboots and try to configure.

     

    Intalled on C drive

    Tuesday, September 20, 2011 10:19 PM
  • You may have a corrupted download. This error may be caused by a bad burn of the .iso. Try re-downloading and re-burning the .iso file. Also, it may help to burn using a lower speed if the software you are using to burn the .iso supports that function.

    On Windows 7, the easiest way to convert this file is to use
    Windows Disc Image Burner
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Burn-a-CD-or-DVD-from-an-ISO-file

    Let us know if this helps.


    Marilyn
    Wednesday, September 28, 2011 12:06 AM
    Moderator
  • It did install on an older, less powerful Dell from the same DVD, but not on the E4310.
    Wednesday, September 28, 2011 7:12 PM
  • Hey Billy J Elliott,

     

    Try checking to see if there is a more recent version of BIOS for your computer's motherboard. If so, that may prevent the error you are receiving when installing Windows Developer Preview:
    Dell - Drivers and Downloads

     

    Modifying BIOS/ complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) or Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) settings incorrectly can cause serious problems that may prevent your computer from booting properly. Microsoft cannot guarantee that any problems resulting from the configuring of BIOS/CMOS/UEFI settings can be solved. Modifications of the settings are at your own risk.

     

    Hope that helps.


    Steven
    Saturday, October 1, 2011 12:20 AM
    Moderator
  • Thanks,

    The system has the latest BIOS and drivers from Dell.

    Tuesday, October 4, 2011 8:36 PM
  • Hey Billy J Elliott,

     

    If you haven't already, try removing any non-essential hardware to see if that allows you to get through the installation process successfully. Additionally you could try disabling hardware that is built into your motherboard such as integrated audio or other hardware that isn't essential to install Windows Developer Preview. Your motherboard may provide the option to disable certain integrated pieces of hardware through its BIOS options.

     

    Note: Modifying BIOS/ complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) or Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) settings incorrectly can cause serious problems that may prevent your computer from booting properly. Microsoft cannot guarantee that any problems resulting from the configuring of BIOS/CMOS/UEFI settings can be solved. Modifications of the settings are at your own risk.

     

    If that allows you to install Windows Developer Preview you could then start enabling and/or connecting hardware to see if you encounter any instability or errors. It will then be easier to identify which piece or pieces of hardware may need an updated driver or similar to work properly.

     

    Hope that helps.


    Steven
    Thursday, October 6, 2011 2:44 AM
    Moderator