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Windows 7: When installing windows 7 on a clean hard drive i don't get prompted.

08 Aug 2012   #1
ox16george

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When installing windows 7 on a clean hard drive i don't get prompted.

i've recently bought a new PC and have been trying to install windows7 from disc on to it's clean hard drive, with no success. I put the disc in and restart my computer and it brings me to the windows error recovery screen, these are the options i get: safe mode, safe mode with networking, safe mode with command prompt, last known good configuration (advanced) and start windows normally. i have made sure that it boots from the DVD drive and still nothing happens. Any help would be appreciated, thanks.
-George


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08 Aug 2012   #2
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

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Hello ox16george, welcome to Seven Forums!


You are setting the PC to boot the DVD first, have a look at this this tutorial linked below.

Boot Priority - Change
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08 Aug 2012   #3
ox16george

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

As stated in my original post, i have used both the HDD boot and the DVD boot, so this does not help me
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08 Aug 2012   #4
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Sorry mate, I guess I overlooked that; have a look at this one then.

USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

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08 Aug 2012   #5
ox16george

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

thanks, it's all working now
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08 Aug 2012   #6
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

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Well you're welcome but what sorted it, do you mind saying so perhaps it'll help others that may see this thread.
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08 Aug 2012   #7
ox16george

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

the USB installation solved the issue
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08 Aug 2012   #8
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

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Glad you found a solution.
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