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Windows 7: Something hinky with windows...

13 Feb 2011   #1

Windows 7 64-bit Professional
Something hinky with windows...

I just installed windows 7 64-bit on a brand new computer and all seemed well. I encountered my first problem while trying to update windows 7 with windows update. i had to restart my computer about 17 times because there were new updates to be installed each time upon startup. In nearly every instance, there were several updates that failed with various codes and all except one were installed in the end (the odd one out was a compatibility update).

After I was finished with that, i decided to go to and redeem my free copy of Norton antivirus that they provide for customers. the download manager would painstakingly download the entire file before telling me that automatic install cannot proceed. During several troubleshoots and alternative options provided by norton's site i was presented with a screen that stated that my file was corrupt. So, naturally, i gave up on it.

next i tried to get avg free, which if you dont know is a free, cut-down version of a powerful antivirus suite. The setup halted giving me an eerily similar error that the file was corrupt and setup could not continue.

i have no idea what category my problem falls under, but i really would like some help.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Feb 2011   #2

windows 7 Pro 64Bit

Where did your copy of Windows 7 come from? Was it a physical disk from a retail store, download or other?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Feb 2011   #3

Windows 7 64-bit Professional

i bought it at best buy, a physical disk. its an upgrade if that matters. i upgraded from xp so everything was erased, a clean install
My System SpecsSystem Spec

14 Feb 2011   #4

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86

Theres really not much to draw a conclusion. This is a new install and hopefully you havent spent too much time or effort on it- I suggest you do a clean install. Delete and recreate partitions, start absolutely from scratch. Then activate windows and set windows updates to download but not install. Then install one by one. Do everything from an administrator account.

We can take it further from there.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Feb 2011   #5

Windows 7 64-bit

Have you tried downloading then installing?
There is a diffrence.
If you tell the file to run it will download while installing.
Try doing as I first suggested.
You may be haveing trouble with your internet.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Feb 2011   #6

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit

You might also try MSSE for your antivirus. It might install where others don't.

A corrupt install does sound like it might well be the issue though, so wiping and installing again is not a bad idea.
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