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Windows 7: Can't install Windows 7


01 Sep 2012   #31

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Okay the files copied successfully via the Windows 7 USB/DVD Tool
But, I got another message, at the end of the last step it gave a message saying:

Files copied successfully. However, we were unable to run bootsect to make the USB device bootable.
If you need assistance with bootsect, please click the "Online Help" link above for more information.

Now what?

Also, Im doing all this on a Windows Vista SP2 32bit laptop

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01 Sep 2012   #32

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Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64 Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Tri-Boot
 
 

Hi,

Did you format the USB flash drive to FAT32 before you ran the tool? if not, format it from within Windows Explorer, then run the tool again.
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01 Sep 2012   #33

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Yes, before I ran the tool, I formatted the drive using the defaults which was FAT32
After that I ran the tool and all was fine until I got that message
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01 Sep 2012   #34

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Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64 Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Tri-Boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Swagg777 View Post
If you need assistance with bootsect, please click the "Online Help" link above for more information.
Did the online help link give any clues as to the problem?
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01 Sep 2012   #35

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

No, the link directed you to the Microsoft Support page, it didn't list anything about the problem
Although I did search the problem
Creating 64bit install USB from 32bit W7 OS
This seems to suggest its happening because Im creating the USB on a 32bit computer for a 64bit computer
Not sure though
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01 Sep 2012   #36

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Im using Universal USB Installer right now to see if it works
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01 Sep 2012   #37

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Seems to have worked, I re-downloaded Windows 7, got it on my USB Flash via Universal USB Installer, and now it is installing windows on the computer
Will let you know if it installs completely and if there are problems
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01 Sep 2012   #38

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Ok I installed Windows, it said it was restarting, then it restarted and now it seems to want to install windows again?
I still had my USB in the computer though, do I take it out?
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01 Sep 2012   #39

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Okay, Windows installed successfully, Thanks for all your help!
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01 Sep 2012   #40

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Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64 Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Tri-Boot
 
 

Yes, unplug it.

Sounds like everything is working perfectly
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