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Windows 7: Fresh Install of Windows 7 64 bit taking over 24 hours so far


27 Nov 2013   #1

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 
Fresh Install of Windows 7 64 bit taking over 24 hours so far

Hi, I'm new to this forum. I began a fresh install of windows 7 home premium 64 bit about 2 days ago and it still is not finished. I understand that this is supposed to take far less time, so I am hoping that someone can help me out here to figure out a solution for why it is taking so long. Let me know if there is any information that I left out that would be helpful.


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27 Nov 2013   #2

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Welcome to Seven Forums ... Should not take any longer than an hour ... Are you Installing from Disc or what is your source .... Follow the Link below to get a Clean Install ...

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
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27 Nov 2013   #3

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

I am installing from a USB. I used windows 7 USB DVD download tool to put the windows 7 .iso file onto the USB, then booted from my USB in the system menu upon startup as one regularly would for a reinstall. It might help to note that I went with a custom (advanced) install instead of an upgrade. In the custom install, I wiped my primary drive and removed each additional partition.
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27 Nov 2013   #4

Windows 8.1
 
 

Hi there,

What you may find is that your USB device is not being recognised by the machine correctly (It may read it as a USB 1.0 instead of Usb 2 or 3) So a good idea may be to change which port it is connected to.

Also, can you ensure that the BIOS settings are set to boot from the removable device please?

Your bios should look like this
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Let us know if either of these help!
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27 Nov 2013   #5

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

I've been waiting for days for this to install and I'm currently at the completing installation phase, though this is taking a very long time. Is there a way to check bios without canceling the installation? I'd rather not exit the installation and have to restart the installation and wait days all over again.
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27 Nov 2013   #6

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

Check the bios for what ?

Let it finish.

Windows 7 takes 15 minutes from start to desktop whether you use a dvd or a flash drive, they both take the same amount of time.

I would re downlaod the iso file and burn it to dvd and Gregrocker has a tutorial on how to use UltraIso to put the iso file onto the flash drive.
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27 Nov 2013   #7

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

As windows sniper suggested, I am suppose to check bios to ensure that it is set to boot from the removable device. Also, it is surely taking well over 15 minutes, as I said, it had been several days and it is still not finished. The entire process is moving extremely slow, not just the completing installation part.
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27 Nov 2013   #8

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

No, you don`t want to change the boot order in the bios to the flash drive, or it will just keep starting the install from the flash drive over and over again.

You use the one time boot key to choose the flash drive the 1st time, that`s it. There`s no reason to change the boot order in the bios.

The boot order if you have a dvd/cd drive should be

1) dvd/cd drive
2) hard drive

and that`s it.

Have you seen the pc reboot in all this time ?

If you have the usb device set to boot 1st and the pc reboots like it`s supposed to do during an install, it will just keep starting the process all over again and if it`s doing that, that`s why it`s been going so long. Like I said, Windows 7 takes 15 minutes to install.
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27 Nov 2013   #9

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Ok, I'll be sure to not do that. In any case, what can I do about this installation taking several days instead of minutes?
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27 Nov 2013   #10

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

You probably have a corrupt downloaded .iso file. Start over immediately. I have installed many times via USB in less than 20 minutes.
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