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Windows 7: Cant Install WIndows 7 freezes at completing installation

19 Mar 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Cant Install WIndows 7 freezes at completing installation

I have a new SSD.
I put it in removing all other hard drives. removed all usb except keyboard and mouse both using usb.

Inserts windows 7 cd, I go to install and it just hangs at the completing installation never finishing.

Anyone ever get past that with an SSD? I been at this for 9 hours now and it wont install the OS.

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19 Mar 2013   #2

Windows 7, 64 bit Home SP1, Win 8.1.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

I'm using an SSD. How are you installing, with MBR formatted drive or UEFI and GPT formatted drive?

I had a problem with a UEFI/GPT installation on one PC, that it would hang and that problem turned out to be the motherboard. It worked fine with MBR formatted drive.
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19 Mar 2013   #3

W7 X-64 W8.1 X-64 Opensuse 13.1 W2003 Server
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tigpoppa View Post
I have a new SSD.
I put it in removing all other hard drives. removed all usb except keyboard and mouse both using usb.

Inserts windows 7 cd, I go to install and it just hangs at the completing installation never finishing.

Anyone ever get past that with an SSD? I been at this for 9 hours now and it wont install the OS.
Hi there
the CD *Could* be defective or the device hardware could have a problem with drivers etc. Why not create a bootable USB installable system and try again. Methods of doing this are on the Forum

Cheers
jimbo
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19 Mar 2013   #4
Microsoft MVP

 

Back up your files, unplug all other HD's and peripherals,

Boot into BIOS setup, reset to defaults, save changes. If an EFI BIOS, enable Legacy BIOS or Compatibility Support Module, set DVD drive first to boot, HD second. Then set SATA controller to AHCI. Save changes and Exit.

Then boot into installer DVD or flash stick burned or written using tool and latest ISO for your licensed OS version here.

At first installer screen Press Shift + F10 to open a Command Box, type:

DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK 0 (after confirming Windows 7 target HD #)
CLEAN
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY SIZE=102400 (for 100gb partition, adjust as desired)
FORMAT FS=NTFS LABEL="WINDOWS 7"
ACTIVE
EXIT
EXIT

Next click Install Now, then Custom install to Clean Install Windows 7 to the partition you created. If it fails then report back at which step and the verbatim error message.

In addition read over these steps to understand the tools and methods which work best to get and maintain a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7. The steps are the same for retail.

After install you can adjust partition size or Create new partitions for data, etc. in Disk Mgmt.You are creating the partition here for the purpose of marking it Active which overcomes certain install failures.
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