I am having a bit of a nightmare trying to install Windows 7 on a Pentium D 950 computer, it's a NEC Powermate ML450. From what I have seen on Google etc. it can take Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 as it's got 3GB RAM, a 500GB HDD. It don't seem to boot from the disc on startup when I press F8 and select to boot from the disc, it just keeps looping. I currently have XP on it as that's all I can install on it so far. I have tried a USB stick to install Windows 7 but does the same thing and just loops on startup when press F8 and select USB.
I am currently trying to install Windows 7 from Windows itself and at the mo it is copying the Windows files but when it reboots it just keeps rebooting/looping
I installed Windows 7 upgrade tool and says Windows 7 can be installed so don't get it.
I have done that and pressed F8 to bring up the boot menu and selected the CD/DVD drive and it light starts flashing away on the optical drive and can hear it spinning and then for some reason the PC just reboots again and that is all it does, I have tried different RAM sticks in every RAM slot and just does the same thing but the BIOS shows each RAM stick so think the RAM sticks/slots are ok.
UPDATE: I changed the PSU and still does the same thing, it's weird that it can install Windows XP from the disc on bootup when I press F8 and select CD/DVD in the boot menu. I have tried a few different Windows 7 discs and also a Windows Vista disc. It don't seem to like anything apart from Windows XP for some reason.