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Windows 7: Help Have I accidentally installed windows 7 twice or once(Fresh/clean

11 Feb 2013   #1
Koolman511

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Help Have I accidentally installed windows 7 twice or once(Fresh/clean




This is My first time doing a clean/fresh installation. I have recently done a fresh installation of windows 7 by booting via usb but I'm not sure if I installed it twice by mistake so this is what I done. I first changed the bios setting to boot from USB stick first and the first installation went fine until it said to "continuing to complete installation by restarting". When the laptop restarted it went back to installing windows 7 so I formatted the partition again and after it had completed installing the same message "Continuing to complete installation by restarting", but then I changed the boot sequence back to HDD as the top priority instead of USB.

My question is, Did I install windows 7 one or twice and how would I know?

When I tried changing the boot sequence by pressing a key I heard a beep noise by pressing the wrong key, Could this damage the laptop and going into the bios (2-3) times just to the boot sequence?

I'm quite scared as it is my first try plus fairly new laptop



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11 Feb 2013   #2
TwoCables

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Koolman511 View Post

This is My first time doing a clean/fresh installation. I have recently done a fresh installation of windows 7 by booting via usb but I'm not sure if I installed it twice by mistake so this is what I done. I first changed the bios setting to boot from USB stick first and the first installation went fine until it said to "continuing to complete installation by restarting". When the laptop restarted it went back to installing windows 7 so I formatted the partition again and after it had completed installing the same message "Continuing to complete installation by restarting", but then I changed the boot sequence back to HDD as the top priority instead of USB.

My question is, Did I install windows 7 one or twice and how would I know?

When I tried changing the boot sequence by pressing a key I heard a beep noise by pressing the wrong key, Could this damage the laptop and going into the bios (2-3) times just to the boot sequence?

I'm quite scared as it is my first try plus fairly new laptop
Yeah, it was installed two times in a row, but no harm was done because the first installation was overwritten by the 2nd one.

No harm can ever be done to the laptop by going into the BIOS to make changes like that.

In other words, this was all 100% harmless.
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11 Feb 2013   #3
LuzTeTT

Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Koolman511 View Post

This is My first time doing a clean/fresh installation. I have recently done a fresh installation of windows 7 by booting via usb but I'm not sure if I installed it twice by mistake so this is what I done. I first changed the bios setting to boot from USB stick first and the first installation went fine until it said to "continuing to complete installation by restarting". When the laptop restarted it went back to installing windows 7 so I formatted the partition again and after it had completed installing the same message "Continuing to complete installation by restarting", but then I changed the boot sequence back to HDD as the top priority instead of USB.

My question is, Did I install windows 7 one or twice and how would I know?

When I tried changing the boot sequence by pressing a key I heard a beep noise by pressing the wrong key, Could this damage the laptop and going into the bios (2-3) times just to the boot sequence?

I'm quite scared as it is my first try plus fairly new laptop
You have not done anything incorrect or harmful. Yes, Windows was installed twice, but the drive was partitioned once to install it — there is only one installation of Windows on there. A different procedure would have been taken to install Windows on to multiple partitions, and you would have noted this yourself with the addition of a secondary partition, but you have not made any such adjustments.

The laptop was just giving you a friendly 'back-off' tone, since only so much can be processed when we are still in the POST (Power On Self Test) stage of the system. You have not damaged your laptop PC.
Entering the BIOS frequently will not damage your PC.

Any fault that arises from your described actions will have likely been long existent by manufacturing error, so rest easy that your laptop should be one-hundred percent fine all things considered!
I only say this because you never know how many times it has been dropped before you purchased it, or whether it has a known or unknown hardware issue coming out of the factory. Such is life.
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11 Feb 2013   #4
gregrocker

 

Please post back a screenshot of your maximized Disk Management drive map and listings:

1. Type Disk Management in Start Search box.
2. Open Disk Mgmt. window and maximize it.
3. Type Snipping Tool in Start Search box.
4. Open Snipping Tool, choose Rectangular Snip, click New, draw a box around full drive map and all listings.
5, Save Snip, attach using paper clip in Reply Box.

Tell us what is on each partition. You should be aware of this or learn to manage it now with our help.

Is this a Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7?
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11 Feb 2013   #5
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Koolman511 Welcome to the Forums

Why is your writing barely readable ?
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11 Feb 2013   #6
TwoCables

 

You can also use Alt+Print Screen to take screenshots of only the active Window (such as Disk Management in this case).

Then what you do after that is you open Microsoft Paint, press Ctrl+V, save it as a .PNG format, and then you're ready to Attach it to a post.

Of course, that giant white space in Microsoft Paint should be shrunk down first to a size that's smaller than what you are going to paste. This way, there won't be extra white space around your screenshot.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Koolman511 Welcome to the Forums

Why is your writing barely readable ?
It looks fine on my end. Are the rest of the posts ok? I'm wondering if you may have some sort of weird browser issue.
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11 Feb 2013   #7
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Nope, no browser issues here, isn`t his print real dark to you ? Everyone else`s posts are white. His is dark gray. And small. He must`ve changed his fonts and color.
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11 Feb 2013   #8
TwoCables

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Nope, no browser issues here, isn`t his print real dark to you ? Everyone else`s posts are white. His is dark gray. And small. He must`ve changed his fonts and color.
Weird. It looks the same as the rest of the posts on my end. I'm using Firefox 18.0, and it looks the same for me in Internet Explorer 8.
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11 Feb 2013   #9
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Koolman511 View Post

This is My first time doing a clean/fresh installation. I have recently done a fresh installation of windows 7 by booting via usb but I'm not sure if I installed it twice by mistake so this is what I done. I first changed the bios setting to boot from USB stick first and the first installation went fine until it said to "continuing to complete installation by restarting". When the laptop restarted it went back to installing windows 7 so I formatted the partition again and after it had completed installing the same message "Continuing to complete installation by restarting", but then I changed the boot sequence back to HDD as the top priority instead of USB.

My question is, Did I install windows 7 one or twice and how would I know?

When I tried changing the boot sequence by pressing a key I heard a beep noise by pressing the wrong key, Could this damage the laptop and going into the bios (2-3) times just to the boot sequence?

I'm quite scared as it is my first try plus fairly new laptop
Yeah, it was installed two times in a row, but no harm was done because the first installation was overwritten by the 2nd one.

No harm can ever be done to the laptop by going into the BIOS to make changes like that.

In other words, this was all 100% harmless.
Now this is interesting because I have a problem similar in a way in that I installed obviously twice on the same drive and one install is D: partition and the other C: partition, and am in the process of trying to sort out which one it boots from.
My mate has suggested something to do and it will probably be the thing that works - get rid of the non booting install but it raises the question how come?
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11 Feb 2013   #10
TwoCables

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Koolman511 View Post

This is My first time doing a clean/fresh installation. I have recently done a fresh installation of windows 7 by booting via usb but I'm not sure if I installed it twice by mistake so this is what I done. I first changed the bios setting to boot from USB stick first and the first installation went fine until it said to "continuing to complete installation by restarting". When the laptop restarted it went back to installing windows 7 so I formatted the partition again and after it had completed installing the same message "Continuing to complete installation by restarting", but then I changed the boot sequence back to HDD as the top priority instead of USB.

My question is, Did I install windows 7 one or twice and how would I know?

When I tried changing the boot sequence by pressing a key I heard a beep noise by pressing the wrong key, Could this damage the laptop and going into the bios (2-3) times just to the boot sequence?

I'm quite scared as it is my first try plus fairly new laptop
Yeah, it was installed two times in a row, but no harm was done because the first installation was overwritten by the 2nd one.

No harm can ever be done to the laptop by going into the BIOS to make changes like that.

In other words, this was all 100% harmless.
Now this is interesting because I have a problem similar in a way in that I installed obviously twice on the same drive and one install is D: partition and the other C: partition, and am in the process of trying to sort out which one it boots from.
My mate has suggested something to do and it will probably be the thing that works - get rid of the non booting install but it raises the question how come?
The only thing I can think of is to free up that space.
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