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Windows 7: Windows 7 x86 and x64 installation stuck at "Expanding Windows Files"

21 Aug 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Windows 7 x86 and x64 installation stuck at "Expanding Windows Files"

Hello, cheers to all of you who are trying to help!

Like the title says, I'm trying to install Windows 7 on Toshiba Equium and every time setup stops on the "Expanding Windows files (0%)". I've tried to google the solution but not a thing I tried helped.

Been there, done that list:
Memtest
Complete disk format (filling with 0's)
IDE/AHCI
Burning new DVDs
Using bootable USB
Debug mode
Reseting CMOS (default BIOS settings)
Selecting partition active with DISKPART


Do you have some other ideas other than what I've tried? In either way, I'm very thankful!

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21 Aug 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello Cabbageman, welcome to Seven Forums!


The one thing you didn't mention is the probable suspect, where did the Windows installer you are using come from, perhaps that is the issue and securing another installer will sort it for you.
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21 Aug 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It's original MS installation, I downloaded it from MSDN Academic Alliance.

Thanks on your response, I'll try with some other setup, maybe I'll have some luck with some not-so-original relases.
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21 Aug 2012   #4
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

My pleasure mate; perhaps you can get another download from MSDN Academic Alliance?
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22 Aug 2012   #5
Microsoft MVP

 

Use the installer ISO in Step 1, burned to DVD or written to flash stick with tool in Step 2 of this tutorial to get a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.
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22 Aug 2012   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks guys, seems that another installation with do its job, files are expanding.
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