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Windows 7: New on here: need some help please

05 Aug 2013   #51
tnm

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Finally it's working. Put the USB hard drive first and it loads straight to it. Once it's installed, should I change the priority. If so, what order?

Will need some help with some of the next steps if that's ok.

I left my usb mouse in so just took it out. Could it affect it? It was on the windows expanding file bit


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05 Aug 2013   #52
tnm

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Oh dear, it's just gone back to the windows install bit again. Now I really don't know what's happening. It basically completed installing then restarted only to go through the cycle again. Could it be because the priority is the usb hard disk. Can I cancel the install and hope that it continues with it? I really am confused now.
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05 Aug 2013   #53
tnm

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I cancelled the setup and now it's continuing with the install. I guess the priority made the USB drive boot the usb. Will this affect anything?
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05 Aug 2013   #54
tnm

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tnm View Post
I cancelled the setup and now it's continuing with the install. I can only think that when it restarted to continue with the update it, the usb was booted again. Will this affect anything?
Todd
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05 Aug 2013   #55
gregrocker

 

Yes, the flash stick autostarted so install started over which is why its best to use the one-time BIOS Boot menu key with the HDD set first to boot.

You can just pull out the flash stick and force another reboot to have it continue install. Or do it over but pull out the stick when it has its first restart.

And yes, I would move the PC HDD back to first boot device after install.

Follow the same steps as in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 to handle drivers and set it up perfectly. Get online then run all rounds of IMportant and Optional Windows Updates, after enabling Device Installation Settings, Option 3. After requested reboots go right back to Check for Updates. After they're all done import any drivers still missing in Device Manager.
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05 Aug 2013   #56
tnm

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Yes, the flash stick autostarted so install started over which is why its best to use the one-time BIOS Boot menu key with the HDD set first to boot.

You can just pull out the flash stick and force another reboot to have it continue install. Or do it over but pull out the stick when it has its first restart.

And yes, I would move the PC HDD back to first boot device after install.

Follow the same steps as in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 to handle drivers and set it up perfectly. Get online then run all rounds of IMportant and Optional Windows Updates, after enabling Device Installation Settings. After requested reboots go right back to Check for Updates. After they're all done import any drivers still missing in Device Manager.
But which is the one time bios boot menu key. I couldn't have the HDD first. I put USB hard drive disk first like I said before.
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05 Aug 2013   #57
gregrocker

 

I suggested in Post #48 that you try the Sony F2 key at boot which is often the BIOS Boot Menu key. Did you miss that?
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05 Aug 2013   #58
tnm

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Right, I basically put the USB HDD at the top after everything else failed. I restarted windows and I didn't need to press anything as it loaded no problem. However, it auto-started when the install had to restart.

How would I have prevented this from happening. You said place the HDD at the top. This is so confusing lol.
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05 Aug 2013   #59
gregrocker

 

OK, I'll repeat it for the third time: It's preferable with a flash stick to set the HDD first to boot then use the one-time BIOS Boot Menu key to trigger the stick so it won't autostart at reboots.

I told you the one-time BIOS Boot Menu key is F2 on most Sony's.

If you must set stick to boot first in BIOS setup then (again) when it restarts during install simply pull the stick out.

Has the install completed? Did it provide the network driver so you can connect to network and start doing your Updates as I also wrote out for you before? Follow those steps exactly:

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Follow the same steps as in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 to handle drivers and set it up perfectly. Get online then run all rounds of IMportant and Optional Windows Updates, after enabling Device Installation Settings, Option 3. After requested reboots go right back to Check for Updates. After they're all done import any drivers still missing in Device Manager.
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06 Aug 2013   #60
tnm

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

That is much clearer, thanks; however, when you say it is preferable with a flash stick to set the 'HDD' first to boot, which is the HDD in my BIOS? Check the pictures above for me and tell me which one it is because they all have fancy names.

When I pressed f2 it always went to the bios, it never triggered the stick to boot.
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