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Windows 7: Reformat gone bad - please help

12 Jan 2014   #211
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Would you Please just do what I told you in post #207 so you can get done.


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12 Jan 2014   #212
derekimo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Might I strongly suggest you try one method and stick with it. Any one that has been given you will work. When you flip-flop between them is when you get in trouble.
We started out with the flash drive 2 weeks ago, and I thought he was done.
This thread is only two days old and is circling the drain.

I would like to point out something from my previously deleted post in this thread.

I think a pace needs to be set here, it is obvious that steps need to be spoonfed instead of the barrage that are otherwise commonplace in the threads here.

I think a step should be given and ONLY when a confirmation of that step has returned should the next step be given.

Obviously everyone is just trying to help but I think there are too many cooks.

If one person can take the lead so to speak and keep this thread on track there may be success yet.
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12 Jan 2014   #213
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I know it`s only 2 days old, it was a joke.

I`ve taken the lead again, Thank you

But he`s done for the nite.

I totally agree, when he has finished doing what I asked in post #207, and reports back success then we can get rolling.
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12 Jan 2014   #214
kathy025

Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64 (OEM)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by arayfo1 View Post
I don't know if using DVD's would make any difference.
Oh, it might just probably mean the difference between working and not working.

The DVD approach has been suggested numerous times at the beginning pages of this thread. You must set your DVD drive as FIRST boot priority in your BIOS before you mount your Win7 DVD onto the tray. Have you successfully modified your boot priorities to CD/DVD-ROM?

You have 2 ways to go about the DVD method:
1) Use the pre-packaged Windows 7 Upgrade disc for a clean install (tutorial)
2) Use a downloaded genuine Windows 7 ISO

It is one or the other.

Learning how to burn onto discs is still an indispensable knowledge. If the USB route has consistently failed, you try another approach. We cannot expect successful results from the same failed process, ayt?

Goodluck, OP.
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12 Jan 2014   #215
arayfo1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Okay, will do.

This PC came with Windows Vista. The COA sticker reads Windows Vista. The PC came with an ACER Windows 7 upgrade disc. If you are asking which version of Windows the upgrade disk was, it was a Windows 7 Home Premium upgrade. This is a 64bit machine. Acer Aspire M3202.

I thought it was interesting; whenever I had the upgrade disk loaded earlier and the upgrade wizard prompted me to select the make and model number of my pc there were no available downloads available for the M3202. And I'm quite certain whenever I first upgraded this pc there was an M3202 download available.


I'll try it your way in the morning, but if that don't work I think I should run out and grab some DVD's.

Thanks for all your help.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Delete any iso files you previously downloaded.

Tomorrow, download a fresh iso, then put the iso on the flash drive using wintobootic or burn the iso to dvd using Imgburn. If you are still not sure how to ask, then please say so.

Official Windows 7 SP1 ISO from Digital River « My Digital Life

File Parade Software Downloads: WiNToBootic 1.2

The Official ImgBurn Website

Your COA sticker it will tell you the exact edition of Windows 7 that was shipped with your Acer PC, It`s most likely Windows 7 Home Premium either 32 or 64 bit

If you tell me THE EXACT MODEL of your Acer pc, we can find out whether it was 32 or 64 bit.

If it sounds like we`re starting over, we are, because in over 200 posts you have gotten nowhere.
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12 Jan 2014   #216
arayfo1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I have tried making 1st device CD/DVD and making my 2nd device my harddrive, but the way my BIOS is set up no matter what I do (pressing +/-) whenever I change my 1st device to CD/DVD it always puts my Hard drive last at #3. Not unless there is some other way to toggle them in the correct order.



Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
You are not booting from a network. ( Don`t worry about that )

I have told you, you will not see this, you are not using a dvd.

You will only see that when you are using a good install dvd.

I have said that when using a flash drive it goes straight to windows is loading files.

And I have told you not to change the boot order in the bios, or it will keep booting from the flash drive over and over.

The boot order in the bios should be 1 dvd 2 hard drive

Use the 1 time boot menu key to boot from the flash drive and that`s it.
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12 Jan 2014   #217
arayfo1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Thanks, Kathy. Sorry I haven't responded to any of your posts before now. This can be a bit overwhelming. I'm gonna try AddRam's approach in the morning to see if that makes a difference and then I'll most likely go after some DVD's and try it that way.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kathy025 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by arayfo1 View Post
I don't know if using DVD's would make any difference.
Oh, it might just probably mean the difference between working and not working.

The DVD approach has been suggested numerous times at the beginning pages of this thread. You must set your DVD drive as FIRST boot priority in your BIOS before you mount your Win7 DVD onto the tray. Have you successfully modified your boot priorities to CD/DVD-ROM?

You have 2 ways to go about the DVD method:
1) Use the pre-packaged Windows 7 Upgrade disc for a clean install (tutorial)
2) Use a downloaded genuine Windows 7 ISO

It is one or the other.

Learning how to burn onto discs is still an indispensable knowledge. If the USB route has consistently failed, you try another approach. We cannot expect successful results from the same failed process, ayt?

Goodluck, OP.
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12 Jan 2014   #218
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Using a dvd is the easiest way to install windows, well it will be for you

You`ve got to get your hard drive to 2 on the list, keep trying, just highlite it and move it to 2nd then save the changes and exit out of the bios.

Answer me this.... When you dropped the upgrade disc in, do you get "Press any Key To Boot from DVD" on the screen ?

I just hope you will be able to use the upgrade key with your Windows 7 Upgrade disc to activate windows, I will pm Greg.
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12 Jan 2014   #219
kathy025

Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64 (OEM)
 
 

Once you have exhausted all means with the USB method with no success, you might want to start a new thread for the DVD method. Whether by Upgrade disc or by downloaded ISO, we will help you anew from there.
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12 Jan 2014   #220
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

But he has to have a good iso properly burned to the flash drive or a dvd before we can do anything.

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