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Windows 7: Dbanning/wiping out HD, can I use windows 7 OEM or Windows 8 upgrade?

17 Feb 2013   #41
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I keep saying that


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17 Feb 2013   #42
Externalhard

windows 7
 
 

ok thanks i needed that in explicit terms.
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17 Feb 2013   #43
Externalhard

windows 7
 
 

okay i got an error when installing the software to a USB. "filed copied successfully. However, we were unable to run bootsect. If you need assistance with bootsect, please click the "online help" etc..etc..

so what gives?
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17 Feb 2013   #44
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I use this to put the iso on a flash drive, works perfectly.

WiNToBootic - the ultimate Windows 7/8 USB Boot Disk Maker

You have downloaded the iso from the link in the tutorial and you have confirmed the size, correct ?

And you are using a 4 Gig flashdrive, correct ? Don`t you have a blank dvd ? It`s just sooo much easier if you haven`t got the flash stick install down yet.

You started this 3 weeks ago and you haven`t got it yet !!!
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17 Feb 2013   #45
Externalhard

windows 7
 
 

yes im using a 5+ gig flash. i used the program you linked me and installed the iso. nothing else to be done except run it now i guess
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17 Feb 2013   #46
gregrocker

 

As long as you stick with the tools and methods in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
then you'll get and keep a perfect install. These Best Practices are based on tens of thousands of installs we've helped with here.
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17 Feb 2013   #47
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Externalhard View Post
yes im using a 5+ gig flash. i used the program you linked me and installed the iso. nothing else to be done except run it now i guess
OK, post back after you get windows installed.
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18 Feb 2013   #48
Externalhard

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
As long as you stick with the tools and methods in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
then you'll get and keep a perfect install. These Best Practices are based on tens of thousands of installs we've helped with here.

yeah well the recovery step threw me. i didnt realize it was optional, i thought it was necessary as part of the install.
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18 Feb 2013   #49
Externalhard

windows 7
 
 

UGH posting this again! okay! i got an error when booting with the installer. windows loads, then it says "no device drivers were found, make sure that thei nstallation media contains the correct drivers, and then click OK.

i know you guys are going to say to reinstall the boot, but im 99% certain the program itself installed fine. remember wheni tried to use the windows installer i got an error saying could not install bootsect. i used a third party program recommended here.

is it safe to remove the boot installer and plug it into my other computer without turning off the laptop and then turning it back on with the installer again?

anyways, what do i do?

it sees the program btw, i can browse and see the boot but windows doesnt like it apparently.
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18 Feb 2013   #50
gregrocker

 

The error almost always means the installer is written wrong or the ISO is bad.

Confirm the ISO integrity or download another, then write to stick using UltraISO Software To Create Bootable USB Flash Drive which always works for me when the others fails.
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