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Windows 7: Win 7 ISO download hangs

16 Jun 2013   #21
gregrocker

 

Go ahead and use the latest official ISO for the version you purchased (with SP1 and Refresh) in Step 1 of Clean Reinstall OEM then you can activate it with the key when it arrives.

If you are installing to a HD with no other OS on it now, leave the key blank during install and then afterwards do the quick registry workaround in Option 3 of Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version to activate Upgrade version on a cleaned or blank HD.

If any other OS is on the HD now it should see it and allow use of the key during install.


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17 Jun 2013   #22
Vista32toWin7

Windows Professional 7/64 bit OS
 
 

Thanks.

I will presume here that all available Win 7 Pro CD's don't have the SP1 update? But the Win 7 ISO's do have the SP1/refresh update.

I also purchased a new SSHDD and memory upgrade sticks. So I will be installing the OS on a new drive.

If I understand your post correctly, I can download the Win 7 Pro SP1 ISO following step 1 in the OEM Clean Install tutorial. Then follow the "How to do a Clean Install tutorial with an Upgrade Win 7 Version", correct?

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Also if I try to download the ISO then I run into the same problem I had initially, the ISO hanging issue. I connect to my landlord's DSL connection via my own router. I have 54Mbps or 5 full bars, but my download speed is 1.4 Mbps, using SpeedTest.net.

So any suggestions with the download speed to get the ISO downloaded might help.

Thanks again, Vista32toWin7
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17 Jun 2013   #23
gregrocker

 

If you bought retail Win7 from a reputable major retailer (not eBay) then it should have the SP1 disk included. So you can wait for that if you can't download the ISO.

Look over the steps now for Clean Reinstall for many tips, tools and methods that work best and will assure a perfect install.

When you're ready, boot the DVD, during Custom Clean Install Windows 7 create and format partition(s) as you wish and begin install.
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17 Jun 2013   #24
Vista32toWin7

Windows Professional 7/64 bit OS
 
 

Thanks again. I purchased the Win 7 upgrade from Amazon. Just have to wait to see if SP1 is included on the disks?

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I started the Win 7 ISO (64-bit) download again, currently at 1.2GB of 3.1GB. It's moving a bit better than before.

I recently downloaded the MS USB/DVD download tool, and have it on my desktop. Today I read the below post, would it apply to my situation?

"If you're using a Windows 7 ISO (64-bit) on a computer or VM running a 32-bit o.s. or vice versa, the USB/DVD tool won't work. That's it's only flaw compared to going with the CMD."

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I received two memory upgrade sticks today. Would it be okay to install them before I do the HDD/OS install? I would like to gauge the performance boost from these memory sticks, if any, with the currently installed Vista 32 bit OS.

Thanks, Vista
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17 Jun 2013   #25
gregrocker

 

Try using UltraISO Software To Create Bootable USB Flash Drive
which should install to either bit-version.

Yes you can install the RAM upgrade whenever you wish. Be sure to power down and protect against static discharge, not working on carpet and touching case metal before touching chip or electronics.

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17 Jun 2013   #26
Vista32toWin7

Windows Professional 7/64 bit OS
 
 

Thanks for the video, exact laptop. Put the two memory sticks in, buttoned it back up. Probably 15-20 minutes. I paused the ISO download, which was about half-way complete, before shutting down and pulling the battery. But on restart the ISO failed, or disappeared when I pulled the battery. So I had to start the ISO download once again .

Thanks again, Vista
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19 Jun 2013   #27
Vista32toWin7

Windows Professional 7/64 bit OS
 
 

Hey:

I went into "my computer" today and now see a blue icon that looks like a new drive icon and letter. It is listed as: SD /MMC (F. I installed the two new memory cards yesterday and finally finished downloading the Win 7 ISO last night. So it must be related to either one?

I right clicked the SD /MMC (F drive and under hardware it described the drive as my HDD, Ricoh SD/MMC Disk Device, and TSST Corp. CDDVDW TS-L6321H ATA Device DVD/CD-R....?

Q.1. Any clue as to what this new drive is?

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I read some instructions supplied on a site selling the Win 7 upgrade, and is relevant to DirectX 9.0b.

When I did a search on my computer it lists [5] xp_DirectXlinks that all 5 say the same thing. When I right click any of the 5 links it says: DirectX 9.0b. Then Instruction: 1. Run <CDROM>:\Drivers\DX90b\Setup.exe, where <CDROM> represents the drive letter. Then there is a install DirectX 9.0b Now link button.

But the 5 links listed are dated 2004, so I'm thinking the DirectX 9.0 b thing has to do with XP, and not Vista?

Q.2. So does this apply to my Vista to Win 7 upgrade?

Thanks, Vista
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19 Jun 2013   #28
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

The SD/MMC icon you're seeing inside Computer is for your Memory card reader. It is the card that goes inside a Digital Camera.

DirectX 9 is a pretty old version of DirectX used on old games. Windows 7 has its current version which I believe is 11 and also comes with your Graphic Card driver.
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19 Jun 2013   #29
Vista32toWin7

Windows Professional 7/64 bit OS
 
 

Thanks VistaKing.

I have been installing updated drivers the past week. Maybe this new (F drive showed up as a result of a new driver I installed? Will re-check the drivers I installed.

Vista
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19 Jun 2013   #30
gregrocker

 

Use the drivers provided by Win7 in the installer and then updated after you enable Automatically get recommended drivers and updates for your hardware (Step 3) and run all rounds of Important and Optional Updates.

This is not XP. You do not need to supply any drivers for Win7 except ones still missing after all rounds of Updates.

This is why I asked you to re-read the steps to get a perfect install, so you wouldn't use outdated XP methods for install.
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