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Windows 7: Computer shuts off during installation

19 Aug 2009   #21

Windows XP SP3
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xxxxsh4d0wxxxx View Post
I have no clue, I got it from a friend who works at a computer store, who just took the files and put them on my flash drive for me. I then gave it to my brother, who's installation went perfectly. It's something with my computer.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
If it is a bunch of files instead of one ISO you are going to have problems. You dont even know if it is a legit copy, or a working one. If I were you I would downlload a fresh copy

Ken
It's not a bunch of files. It's basically a folder, with a setup.exe and all of the Windows files. Just because it's not a single ISO doesn't mean anything. Plus the fact that my brother installed it, and everything worked fine. It's something with my PC.

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19 Aug 2009   #22

 

To properly install 7 from within XP - Create and format the target partition first.

Have you done that?
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19 Aug 2009   #23

Windows XP SP3
 
 

No, because it's not on a bootable CD. If I format the HDD then how would I install it?
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19 Aug 2009   #24

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xxxxsh4d0wxxxx View Post
No, because it's not on a bootable CD. If I format the HDD then how would I install it?
Create and format the target partition first.

Based on that response, it seems that you are attempting to upgrade XP to Windows 7 from within XP. Not possible.

@zag & tw33k - I do not know the steps, well enough, to resize/create a partition from XP. I am going 10-10 and listening in.
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19 Aug 2009   #25

Windows XP SP3
 
 

Well, that would be because it's not a clean install, it's an upgrade. It's run from inside XP with a .exe file. It worked for my brother's computer.
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19 Aug 2009   #26

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

As Ken suggested, re download the image file, extract to a seperate partition/drive, then run the setup file ... always be certain of the integrity of any file you install ... not to sound rude or snide, but instead of saying why something doesn't work, actually try what the suggestion suggests.
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19 Aug 2009   #27

 

I will rephrase. You CANNOT upgrade Windows XP to Windows 7. You CAN install Windows 7 to another partiton or hard drive from within XP.

If you do not have another hard drive or partition, another forum member might provide you some guidance.

Sign me, Not Guessing.
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19 Aug 2009   #28

Windows XP SP3
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
As Ken suggested, re download the image file, extract to a seperate partition/drive, then run the setup file ... always be certain of the integrity of any file you install ... not to sound rude or snide, but instead of saying why something doesn't work, actually try what the suggestion suggests.
I have tried everything suggested. Not to be arrogant, but what made you assume I didn't try these things? I wouldn't come here for help if I wasn't willing to try and fix the problem.

Lol.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
I will rephrase. You CANNOT upgrade Windows XP to Windows 7. You CAN install Windows 7 to another partiton or hard drive from within XP.

If you do not have another hard drive or partition, another forum member might provide you some guidance.

Sign me, Not Guessing.
I'm not upgrading, well, I guess I am, but I'm deleting the current partition and replacing it with the new one during the installation process.
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19 Aug 2009   #29

 

Hmm... XP exists on my single partition. I will open XP, and from there, I will delete the partition (along with XP) and run a command from XP. Can you see how that might not work?

It does not matter what worked on your brother's PC. That is not the PC we are dealing with. It is also possible that you are not aware of some of the detail involved.

Vista will allow an in-place upgrade to Windows 7. Insert DVD, upgrade. No problem. XP does not provide this option., Period.

It is possible that Tews has bailed on this thread. He did not need to assume anything - the failure is self-evident. I will make another, possibly last, effort. Since you do not have a bootable DVD, try to create a bootable USB.

USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

Your friend at the PC shop likely made you a bootable thumb drive - maybe, maybe not.

In your BIOS, you will need to set the option to boot from USB to allow this to work. If that is not an option, you need a bootable DVD, or a second partition or second hard drive.
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19 Aug 2009   #30

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

there must be a problem with one or more of the files. don't assume that just because it worked for someone else that it should work for yours (maybe something happened when copying the files for you).
I can really only suggest that you grab a new copy of the iso...not a copy of all the files and burn or mount the image and then install. I know it'snot the answer you wanted but it's the only way to verify that the problem is not caused by a corrupt file
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