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Windows 7: Reformat gone bad - please help

11 Jan 2014   #171
arayfo1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Okay, I went ahead and reformatted all three partitions. Partition 1 said the type was an OEM (reserved).

continuing with the download. . .

Correction, I got the same error I received before: Windows cannot install required fields. The file may be corrupt or missing. Make sure all files required for installation are available and restart the installation.

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I will try it once more. I may have to try to redownload the iso and check back with you guys later.


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Delete all the partitions if you don`t have any data on them.



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11 Jan 2014   #172
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

When did you decide that?

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I decided to try the usb (tutorial) download again. I have just reformatted drive D: and Drive C:

There is one more drive titled Partition 1 - PQ Service.

Should I reformat this partition as well?

I'm thinking there may be an old windows download there. The partition is 14.7 gb and only 3.2 gb of free space.

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can you make the USB # 3?
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11 Jan 2014   #173
arayfo1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I'm following the tutorial of course. I am following the directions exactly, if only I can get past step 7 without errors.

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Hold on - what directions are going to be followed?

This is how the thread became 5 pages long and 169 posts.
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11 Jan 2014   #174
arayfo1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Sorry, should I try the upgrade disk again?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Slartybart View Post
When did you decide that?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by arayfo1 View Post
I decided to try the usb (tutorial) download again. I have just reformatted drive D: and Drive C:

There is one more drive titled Partition 1 - PQ Service.

Should I reformat this partition as well?

I'm thinking there may be an old windows download there. The partition is 14.7 gb and only 3.2 gb of free space.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Slartybart View Post
can you make the USB # 3?
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11 Jan 2014   #175
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Please tell me which tutorial and what step you are on
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by arayfo1 View Post
I'm following the tutorial of course. I am following the directions exactly, if only I can get past step 7 without errors.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Slartybart View Post
Hold on - what directions are going to be followed?

This is how the thread became 5 pages long and 169 posts.
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11 Jan 2014   #176
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

No, you should tell me what instructions, what tutorial, what step you are on.

This is not hillarious.
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Hilarious

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161 Posts and you still haven`t got windows installed yet ?

Thought you had it done 2 days ago ?
I take troubleshooting other people's computer problems seriously.
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11 Jan 2014   #177
arayfo1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Clean Install Windows 7

I am at Step 1 again I believe. I tried installing via usb once again and I received the same error. I suspect that I corrupted the file whenever I first downloaded it, because using the Windows 8 software I was prompted to choose a program to open the file with and I wasn't sure which one to use and chose utorrent. I know it seems like an unlikely choice, but there wasn't any other viable options to choose from that I seen.

I have directed this question last night to the general section of this forum: Which program should I use to open Windows 7 download file?



I will check that now.

Not unless you think there is no need for me to try a fresh download to rule out the possibility of a corrupt iso file. And not unless you think I can still use the Upgrade Disk.





Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Slartybart View Post
Please tell me which tutorial and what step you are on
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by arayfo1 View Post
I'm following the tutorial of course. I am following the directions exactly, if only I can get past step 7 without errors.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Slartybart View Post
Hold on - what directions are going to be followed?

This is how the thread became 5 pages long and 169 posts.
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11 Jan 2014   #178
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I thought you were using the usb drive to install windows, and that it worked fine for you ?
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11 Jan 2014   #179
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

I didn't know you stopped trying.
But right now I need to know what you have already done, what instructions you followed, what steps were executed. If you want my help, I'm willing to pick this up tomorrow. But we've spent 4 hours and the best thng I can say that we accomplished is that we both had dinner.

I'm out for tonight. I'll read your reply tomorrow.

Goodnight arayfo1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by arayfo1 View Post
Sorry, should I try the upgrade disk again?
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Slartybart View Post
When did you decide that?
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by arayfo1 View Post
I decided to try the usb (tutorial) download again. I have just reformatted drive D: and Drive C:

There is one more drive titled Partition 1 - PQ Service.

Should I reformat this partition as well?

I'm thinking there may be an old windows download there. The partition is 14.7 gb and only 3.2 gb of free space.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Jan 2014   #180
arayfo1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

for convenience

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by arayfo1 View Post
Windows 7 Direct Download Links

This is the link I use, correct?
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