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Windows 7: Windows cannot complete installation.

23 Apr 2013   #1

Windows cannot complete installation.

I keep getting this error: Windows cannot complete installation. To continue installing Windows, restart the computer. I got this error when I tried to restore my computer to factory settings. I am completely computer illiterate and have NO idea how to fix this! Help!

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23 Apr 2013   #2

Win7 64-bit, Vista 32-bit, XP 32-bit, W2K 32-bit (VM)

Hi CYoung2013,

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums!

My apologies for the delay in responding!

May I ask for what reason you decided to restore Windows to factory settings? What symptoms were you experiencing?

Under normal circumstances you will be requested to restart your computer for Windows to complete the installation. Does this happen every time you restart your computer? If so, you "might" have a bad hard drive and it will need to be taken into a reputable tech shop to be replaced.

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24 Apr 2013   #3
Microsoft MVP


I'd skip factory recovery which reinstalls all of the bloatware that throttles Windows 7 and do the superior Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

Everything you need is in the blue link to get a perfect install.
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