I've had windows 7 build 7077 on my dell mini 9 with an 8GB SSD
for a long time, but i was finally forced to upgrade to windows 7 RC1 when build 7077 expired. I do not have an external dvd drive so I use an 8GB flash drive.
I have tried many times to do a clean install, once using the download from microsoft unchanged, and about 5 or 6 different vlite configurations, following different guides, but none work. They all do the same thing, as follows.
The setup works fine and it goes the "installing windows" screen. It says it successfully copied the files, extracted them, installed features, installed updates, then it gets to "completing installation" at the very end of the install and then an error message pops up saying "Windows Setup could not configure Windows to run on this computer's hardware."
I don't know if the "hardware problem" is because of my SSD
size (although i vlite'd the install down to 3 or 4 GB. The only hardware change I have made to my mini 9 is upgrading the 512mb ram to 2gb.
Any help would be appreciated as I now have a mini 9 that is basically dead.