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Windows 7: Win7 oem clean reinstall is slow as HADES!!!


17 Feb 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Win7 oem clean reinstall is slow as HADES!!!

Following the clean oem reinstall tutorial to a tee, I finally got the Recovery Management to start copying files to system and completing to 100%, which took only 12+ hrs. The next step of restoring and updating system started and has been running 14+ hrs and is only at 27%... Slow as Hades is an understatement. Something isn't right. Should I let it keep going till it fails or finishes? Or start it over? Any help with this decision greatly appreciated.


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17 Feb 2013   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

Why are you using the recovery manager ? Why aren`t you donig a clean install like the tutorial instrucs you to ?

What exactly are you trying to do ?

Did you install windows as per the tutorial ?
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17 Feb 2013   #3
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It sounds like you're running the bloated corrupt Factory Recovery instead of doing the actual Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

You're not following the steps if you get any kind of Recovery Manager.

If you're actually following the Clean Reinstall and it is that slow then test your hardware from boot using those steps in Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7, then wipe the HD with Diskpart Clean Command before trying install again, accessing DISKPART At PC Startup
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17 Feb 2013   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Why are you using the recovery manager ? Why aren`t you donig a clean install like the tutorial instrucs you to ?

What exactly are you trying to do ?

Did you install windows as per the tutorial ?
Yes, i have tried with iso image per tutorial more than once and it failed. I also have tried with a set of 5 discs from gateway, which is the bloated factory recovery evidently, only this one hasn't failed yet. It's just super slow. Been running 20+ hrs and is only 41% complete. I guess i'll let it go until it fails or finishes. I'll let you guys know either way. Thanks for the insight........
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17 Feb 2013   #5
Microsoft MVP

 

Let's figure out why it's failing. We dont' give up here that easy and have a 100% install rate where there is cooperation.

Start at the top of the tutorial with a fresh image and burn or write it with tool in Step 2. Now try booting it. What happens?
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17 Feb 2013   #6

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

A clean Windows 7 install using a freshly burned dvd takes 15 minutes from start to desktop.

Did you download the Windows 7 iso from the site in the tut and then burn it to dvd using Imgburn at no faster then 4 times speed ? And as Greg asked where was it failing ? What was the message it displayed ?
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17 Feb 2013   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
A clean Windows 7 install using a freshly burned dvd takes 15 minutes from start to desktop.

Did you download the Windows 7 iso from the site in the tut and then burn it to dvd using Imgburn at no faster then 4 times speed ? And as Greg asked where was it failing ? What was the message it displayed ?
I did dwnld from this site in the tut. I'm pretty sure i wrote the iso faster than 4 times speed. I will do another and try it. Thanks 4 the input. We will succeed. I'll let you know how IT goes. Thanks again........
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17 Feb 2013   #8

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

That`s the spirit
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23 Feb 2013   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I have determined that thee HDD is faulty... Have one on the way. Go figure, 3 cheers for western digital.........
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23 Feb 2013   #10
Microsoft MVP

 

If you would have worked with us we could have saved you 5 days determining this. There was no interaction with us at all.
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