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Windows 7: Win 7 ISO download hangs

19 Jun 2013   #31
Vista32toWin7

Windows Professional 7/64 bit OS
 
 

Thanks again gregrocker. I have no intentions of running outdated XP install methods.

In step 2 of your "How to Clean Reinstall a Factory OEM Win 7 tutorial." It talks about burning the ISO to USB flash drive. Then clicking the Win 7 USB -DVD download tool link brings you to the USB tutorial by Darryl Licht. The 3rd box down has this warning:

Warning
The Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool does not work with UEFI.

To create a 64-bit Windows 7 or Windows 8 UEFI USB flash drive, see:

How to Create a Bootable UEFI USB Flash Drive for Installing Windows 7 and Windows 8

My questions here are:

1. I never heard of UEFI? Do I need to be concerned with this UEFI link?
2. I presume based on a prior post that I can't use the Windows USB tool because I am 32 bit, going to 64 bit, and it won't work in that/my scenario.
3. Shouldn't I be using the "How to do a Clean Install with a Windows 7 Upgrade version?

You say try the UltraISO software to create a bootable USB flash drive. The reason for the ISO for me is, I don't know if the Win 7 Pro Upgrade I purchased, but have not received yet, comes with the SP1 update included or not? You suggested it should be included. So I will have to wait a few days for it to arrive and find out for sure.

If it does have the SP1 update, the simplest method for me would be booting straight from the CD. It may be quicker to install the OS from a USB flash drive. But if its only a matter of say an extra 15-30 minutes or so, it doesn't matter to me. Being a 1st timer doing this, it would probably take me a lot longer to read and fully understand all the tutorials before getting the install done, than it would booting from the CD.

So I'll have to wait until I get the CD's. In the meantime I will keep reading the various tutorials for better understanding in case I do need to use the ISO.

Thanks, Vista.


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19 Jun 2013   #32
VistaKing

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

UEFI is the new bios that allows the user to use a mouse instead of the keyboard . Its GUI driven

information   Information
GUI : Graphical User Interface


Using the Windows DVD \ USB download tool on an 32-bit OS creating a 64-bit installation will error out with bootsect missing . There is a way to fix that more like a workaround or you could use the UltraIso to create the bootable USB Flash drive .

Note   Note
Windows DVD\USB tool will format the USB to NTFS format . UEFI uses FAT32 format
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19 Jun 2013   #33
gregrocker

 

Special steps are required if you install to UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with - Windows 7 Forums

The flash stick installer needs modifying as shown in UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows

Watch this video to better understand UEFI BIOS vs. Legacy BIOS - YouTube

If you decide you don't want to mess with UEFI then you can Bypass UEFI to Install WIn7
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19 Jun 2013   #34
VistaKing

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

If you want to create a 64-bit OS installation USB do the following

Download the bootsect.exe below

Unzip the file . Copy the Bootsect.exe and paste it to this location
  • C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Apps\Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool

Then run the Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool choose the USB device and it will create a bootable USB with the installation
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22 Jun 2013   #35
Vista32toWin7

Windows Professional 7/64 bit OS
 
 

Thanks for those replies. I finally got the parts, after many shipping miscues, cardboard ship boxes left outside in the torrential rainstorms here in S. Fla. for two days outside an empty apartment. Cool?

At any rate I now have 2 8GB flash drives, and a 1TB External Seagate Backup Plus portable HDD and ready to do a backup of my system. Plus the new Seagate Momentus XT 750GB SSHDD, and Win 7 Pro Upgrade Version which does have SP1 included according to the box. The seller informed me it didn't have SP1 included...? So I'm ready to roll...at least parts wise...technically knowledge wise...knock on wood?

My current HDD has 4 bad sectors on it. My concern here is copying anything corrupt, bad sectors, or uneeded junk onto one of my new drives. Especially the external HDD which I intend to have connected to my laptop via a USB port. And the new internal SSHDD.

So have a few questions:

1. Should I backup my current files to USB Flash or to the new external HDD which will be conncected to the laptop 24/7 for auto-backup?

2. If I copy everything on the old HDD with the bad sectors, will the bad sectors also be copied and transferred to and corrupt either one of the new drives?

3. Good idea to do a Disk cleanup before transferring files to my new drives? If yes, check "My files or all
users"? I am not sure what a disk cleanup actually means? Cleans junk/useless/empty files, or what?

4. Defrag current HDD before transferring files to new drives?

5. I have "Windows Easy Transfer" installed on my current Vista OS. Should I use it to back up-transfer files, pics, etc. to one of my 8GB USB drives or the Seagate Backup Plus External Drive?

6. I also have ImgBurn and Acronis Migrate Easy Setup 7.0.0.645 installed on my laptop as options for backing up. I haven't used any of these programs before, so which one do you guys think would be easiest for me to understand and use?

Once I backup my files, then I'll focus on the next step of installing Win 7 and new SSHDD.

Thanks Vista.
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22 Jun 2013   #36
VistaKing

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

You don't have to worry about bad sectors being copied over it stays in the drive . The only files that should be copied over are the Documents , Favorites , Photos , Music and the files on the Desktop . Programs would need to be reinstalled .
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22 Jun 2013   #37
Vista32toWin7

Windows Professional 7/64 bit OS
 
 

VistaKing; UEFI is the new bios that allows the user to use a mouse instead of the keyboard . Its GUI driven

information   Information
GUI : Graphical User Interface


R. So long video story short, UEFI allows a laptop user to use a mouse instead of the finger pad?

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Using the Windows DVD \ USB download tool on an 32-bit OS creating a 64-bit installation will error out with bootsect missing . There is a way to fix that more like a workaround or you could use the UltraIso to create the bootable USB Flash drive .

R. It says on a label of the box cover of Win 7 Pro Upgrade: "If you are attempting an upgrade from a clean hard drive, you will receive an invalid key error message. Please refer to this link for additional information. http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Windows-7-activation-error-invalid-product-key".

I presume the above warning message is a similar additional, but different error out deal? I believe I referred to this previously, installing an upgrade on a clean/new disk will receive an error message.

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Note   Note
Windows DVD\USB tool will format the USB to NTFS format . UEFI uses FAT32 format


R. My current file system is designated as NTFS. So I presume that this NTSF format is what will be used when installing Win 7, yes/no?

Thanks, Vista
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22 Jun 2013   #38
VistaKing

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

Windows 7 automatically makes the file formats the hard drive to NTFS .

Note   Note
NTFS : New Technology File System


The Windows 7 DVD USB tool formats the USB to NTFS when you create a installation bootable USB

Take a look at the link below . It will show you how to do a Clean install from an Upgrade version .

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
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23 Jun 2013   #39
Vista32toWin7

Windows Professional 7/64 bit OS
 
 

Thanks VistaKing and gregrocker for replies.

The backup I need to do is like 60GB's, my flash drives are 8GB's, and I can't get to 1st base with the Seagate Backup Plus external enclosure. Won't install the install wizard, I get ...

1. errors 1935: MS VC80 ATL issues-version 8.0.50727.4053-MS Visual C++ 2010. I believe this registry key took a vacation somewhere along the way and is no longer on my machine and not repairable. I do have some saved OS programs but I don't know which program file this registry key is on? But I figure why go there when I got a new system ready to install, so no fn clue?

2. Error 1920: Seagate dashboard failed to start, wants me to verify sufficient privileges to start system services. I right clicked administrator to start, same error message...?

3. No disk in drive, please insert disk in drive\Device\Harddisk1\DR1...no fn clue here either?

Seems all I get is Keplunks, red X's, bad disk, error codes, can't open programs, files, etc.etc., I'm getting a complex, Hic!

No fn clue?
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23 Jun 2013   #40
gregrocker

 

You should have had your files backed up externally anyway if they are of any value to you. If you have an external enclosure then just plug it in via USB and whatever power it has. You don't need crapware installed on it which will only bury and probably lose your files. Just sort your files into the organized User folders and drag those to the external as already instructed in the tutorial I link again below.

Everything needed for backup and getting/keeping a perfect install is in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7. The steps are the same for retail

Everything you need is in the blue link and works for everyone else. If you continue to have problems then post back the exact errors you are getting when you complete the steps given exactly as they are written.
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