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Windows 7: Windows 7 64B installation stuck on "Installing updates"

08 Aug 2012   #1

Windows 7 64B installation stuck on "Installing updates"

I installed an ocz vertex 4 ssd (256g model) into my msi gt70 laptop. A product key came with the laptop, and I've burned windows 7 to a disc. I made sure the ssd has priority in the BIOS too.

When I start up the installation, it gets to the "Installing updates" step, but doesn't progress any further, the laptop is effectively frozen on that step. I've tried re-installing a couple times now and it continues to get stuck on "Installing updates".

Do I need an active internet connection for this step by any chance?

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08 Aug 2012   #2
Bare Foot Kid
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W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Hello angrychair, welcome to Seven Forums!

You do not need 'active' internet to install.

Study the information and steps outlined in the tutorials linked below to sort through each in-turn and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.

If the installer is one you acquired perhaps the ISO file is bad and another will work; or if you burned it to DVD, another burn is needed, use ImgBurn at no greater than x4 speed with a verify.
ImgBurn Free ISO Burning Software
If the PC is capable, add the installation files to a USB stick and boot that for the install.
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