Hi, when i try to install windows and reaches the part where i need to choose a destination to install on there isnt any, I have two hard drives each partitions to no less then 50gb but none of them show up. What could be the problem thanks
Hi there -- the drivers are probably already installed on your old VISTA / XP systems as the INTEL chipset drivers for your MOBO - These are also usually available with a CD that came with the Mobo. However not of much use since you can't install W7 and therefore boot.
In your case I'd do an UPGRADE from the VISTA system since W7 will then locate the VISTA drivers and use those.
If you CAN get W7 to boot try and Slipstream the drivers on to the W7 disk -- I've installed W7 on a few computers with only SATA drives and didn't get this problem - but there IS some strange hardware out there.
SATA is not that unusual now so I'm really surprised W7 gives the "No Hard Disks Found" message.