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Windows 7: Install Win 7 OS on Acer Netbook without DVD player?

25 Apr 2013   #21
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Its booting back into the USB. Unplug it and reboot the computer.


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25 Apr 2013   #22
jonesnewton

Acer Aspire 7738G Win 7 X64 bit Home Premium
 
 

OK Its completeing installation, do I need to plug the USB back in at any stage?
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25 Apr 2013   #23
Kaktussoft

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jonesnewton View Post
OK I have tried to start install 3 times now, it restarts back at the same install window with language setup, etc??

My MS sticker on the Disk box shows Win 7 Pro OEM X16- 93649, I could not find this one, so I downloded ISO X17-59183 ? Could this be the issue now?

I am trying to install on Acer Aspire D 257, not this one 5738Z.
For Acer Aspire D 257 you can download drivers as well with same method

OEM version... hmm did it belong to this pc, it hasn't been installed somewhere else?
the version you did install is win7 professional 32bits english. Don't you want 64bits?

Remove the stick and boot from harddisk instead of usb after install!

Windows 7 Professional x86 SP1 U (media refresh)X17-59183.iso Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 U (media refresh)X17-59186.iso
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25 Apr 2013   #24
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jonesnewton View Post
OK Its completeing installation, do I need to plug the USB back in at any stage?
No!!

But you installed 3 times. Did you delete the partition every time you tried to install? Maybe you made a mess of it. you have a folder called C:\windows.old ?

After you do a upgrade install, you will also see the option Files discarded by Windows upgrade option in Disk Cleanup. This would be for the C:\Windows.old , C:\$INPLACE.~TR , and C:\$WINDOWS.~Q files left over from the previous operating system.

Run disk cleanup anyway.
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25 Apr 2013   #25
jonesnewton

Acer Aspire 7738G Win 7 X64 bit Home Premium
 
 

OK done :-).
Need to re install all stuff now.

In C: there is x3 windows folders, >> windows folder, windows.old and windows.old.000 created in this order?

It created partitions, C: main size = 447GB and Reserved = 100MB.
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25 Apr 2013   #26
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Thats fine. The Windows.old and .000 are from you booting into the USB 3x when you were installing, since you had no previous Windows installation - just delete them.

You don't need the USB any more now. Run all the updates, then install any Acer drivers you require.
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25 Apr 2013   #27
gregrocker

 

I never get windows.old folders from a booted install, only one which is run from the existing OS.

The Acer one-time Boot Menu key is F12. I'd keep the HD set first to boot in BIOS.

Check in Disk mgmt to make sure you deleted all other partitions.

Be sure to stick with the steps in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 to set it up and maintain install.
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25 Apr 2013   #28
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
I never get windows.old folders from a booted install, only one which is run from the existing OS.

The Acer one-time Boot Menu key is F12. I'd keep the HD set first to boot in BIOS.

Check in Disk mgmt to make sure you deleted all other partitions.

Be sure to stick with the steps in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 to set it up and maintain install.
Greg please correct me if I'm wrong please. He clean installed win7. Before OOBE setup step he rebooted from usb stick again and did win7 install again. Shouldn't that rename the current windows folder to windows.old?
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25 Apr 2013   #29
gregrocker

 

If he'd really started the install over choosing the partition to install and clicking Next (why?) then it should reformat and start with a freshly formatted partition even if he didn't format it himself.

I just never get windows.old when doing any kind of booted install. Do you?
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25 Apr 2013   #30
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
If he'd really started the install over choosing the partition to install and clicking Next (why?) then it should reformat and start with a freshly formatted partition even if he didn't format it himself.

I just never get windows.old when doing any kind of booted install. Do you?
I always manually delete the partition before installing. So I never had windows.old of course. I didn't know installation does format the partition automatically.
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