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Windows 7: Same Disk used to install on two computers, 1 wont work


01 Oct 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 
Same Disk used to install on two computers, 1 wont work

I have recently created my own Windows 7 copy using this tutorial How to Create Windows 7 Bootable DVD or ISO by Britec - YouTube
which worked great

I then used the disk to format and re install windows 7 on my laptop, which worked fine.

Now im trying to do it on my PC, it gets to 38% freezes for 5 minutes then shows an error.

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01 Oct 2011   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Neufy View Post
I have recently created my own Windows 7 copy using this tutorial How to Create Windows 7 Bootable DVD or ISO by Britec - YouTube
which worked great

I then used the disk to format and re install windows 7 on my laptop, which worked fine.

Now im trying to do it on my PC, it gets to 38% freezes for 5 minutes then shows an error.
Would bet the DVD was created on your laptop, your pc dvd reader is probably older (or different and cant read it). Thats one of the major reasons not to use dvds for anything critical. Can you burn it on the pc dvd player?
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01 Oct 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

well the burner I used can play DVD's aswell? I asume that its a dvd player
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01 Oct 2011   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Strange way of copying the install dvd.

What error does it give?
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01 Oct 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

should I attempt to just install from a bootable USB?
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01 Oct 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Im currently insatalling it from a 4GB USB I used this Create Bootable USB Flash Drive for Windows 7 or Vista Netbook Install - YouTube tutorial to create it, so far its working great
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01 Oct 2011   #7
Microsoft MVP

 

Easiest method is to run this app, choose Windows 7 in the dropdown menu, load ISO, it formats and writes the flash stick in minutes: Universal USB Installer – Easy as 1 2 3

Boot under USB, Removable or HD's.

If install stalls again, make sure you have latest BIOS version. If so, reset the CMOS: Clear CMOS - 3 Ways to Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS

While in BIOS setup, set SATA controller to AHCI. Unplug all other HD's and peripherals.

Adapt steps here for getting a perfect install: Reinstalling Windows 7
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