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Windows 7: Computer shuts off during installation

19 Aug 2009   #51
xxxxsh4d0wxxxx

Windows XP SP3
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tw33k View Post
We really need to clear things up. It sounds to me like the OP is running windows xp and has all the windows 7 files in a folder on his desktop. He is not trying to upgrade, he is trying to clean install it. I suggest that there is a problem with the windows 7 files and he should get himself a copy of the iso and then try a clean install. To the OP...you have backed all your data up haven't you?
Yes, no one is seeming to understand what I'm explaining. Yes, I am running Windows XP, HOWEVER, I am NOT trying to "upgrade". There is a choice during the installation to upgrade or do a custom installation where you format the partition right then and there. During this process it will save everything on your current partition to a file in Windows 7 called "Windows Old" and format the current partition which is technically a "clean install". Which brings me to answer your next question. Yes, all of my data is backed up.


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19 Aug 2009   #52
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xxxxsh4d0wxxxx View Post
Yes, no one is seeming to understand what I'm explaining. Yes, I am running Windows XP, HOWEVER, I am NOT trying to "upgrade". There is a choice during the installation to upgrade or do a custom installation where you format the partition right then and there. During this process it will save everything on your current partition to a file in Windows 7 called "Windows Old" and format the current partition which is technically a "clean install". Which brings me to answer your next question. Yes, all of my data is backed up.
ok..i thought i understood u . now u need to get yourself a copy of the iso. u were given a link to it in a previous post. download that then burn or mount it
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19 Aug 2009   #53
xxxxsh4d0wxxxx

Windows XP SP3
 
 

Well, what I am doing now is transfering all of the Win 7 files and the setup.exe to my old HDD and then I will format my new HDD so it would be a "clean install" on a new partition. As one of the guys mentioned I should do earlier, and see if it works.
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19 Aug 2009   #54
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xxxxsh4d0wxxxx View Post
Well, what I am doing now is transfering all of the Win 7 files and the setup.exe to my old HDD and then I will format my new HDD so it would be a "clean install" on a new partition. As one of the guys mentioned I should do earlier, and see if it works.
you can try that but seeing as though it has failed a few times, i really think there is a problem with the copy u have but yeah, it's worth a try
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19 Aug 2009   #55
xxxxsh4d0wxxxx

Windows XP SP3
 
 

Is that ISO file the entire OS?
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19 Aug 2009   #56
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xxxxsh4d0wxxxx View Post
Is that ISO file the entire OS?
yes it is
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21 Aug 2009   #57
xxxxsh4d0wxxxx

Windows XP SP3
 
 

Still no luck. Tried installing from a clean partition. Had both of my HDD's in my PC when I did it. I lost video at 33% of expanding files.

-Sigh-

It seems to be some kind of video problem, but I can't figure out what.
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21 Aug 2009   #58
xxxxsh4d0wxxxx

Windows XP SP3
 
 

The last thing I can do, is try to take the ISO and make a bootable CD, after formatting the HDD again and making a new partition, which I don't really think it would help with the video cutting out, but it's worth a shot right?

Lol.
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22 Aug 2009   #59
davik

Win7 Home Premium x64 7600
 
 

You really need to get a bootable DVD (get the ISO from the Microsoft Website). So long as you're trying to install from an executable from within windows, it's not going to work.

As for the video output, it might be worth trying turning off SpeedStep, or your motherboard's equivalent. I had a very similar problem solved by turning that off during installation.
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