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Windows 7: Installed windows 7 and it is asking for install again

31 Jan 2014   #1
MiRaN

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Installed windows 7 and it is asking for install again

Hello everyone, as the title says, I installed windows 7 but it is asking for install again and again like it didn't install...
so simply what happened is I installed the windows, accepted the terms...ok...next, custom, chose the partition...next...then it started installing...
when it finishes, it wants to install it over again and again....
hope you can help me, thanks.


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31 Jan 2014   #2
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Welcome to Seven Forums MiRaN.

After the install if it is asking to Press any Key To Boot from CD/DVD, don't press it, it should continue on its own.
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31 Jan 2014   #3
gregrocker

 

...or unplug the flash stick during first reboot since it can autostart at reboots if the BIOS is not set to boot HDD first, using the one-time Boot Menu key to start the installer.

Clean Install Windows 7
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01 Feb 2014   #4
MiRaN

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I'm not pressing the boot button

I'm trying since 2 days

the windows finish installing, restarts, then it shows this...
Boot and Select proper Boot device Insert Boot media in selected Boot device and press a key
(note) I did plug off the usb stick...please help...
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01 Feb 2014   #5
gregrocker

 

Back up your files, unplug all other HD's and peripherals,

Boot into BIOS setup, reset to defaults, save changes. If an EFI BIOS you'll need to decide if you want UEFI BIOS vs. Legacy BIOS. If UEFI follow these special steps for Install, otherwise enable Legacy BIOS or Compatibility Support Module to proceed with normal install:

Set DVD drive first to boot, HD second, set SATA controller to AHCI, Save changes and Exit.

Then boot into Windows 7 installer DVD or flash stick burned or written using tool and latest ISO for your licensed OS version here. I would use a fresh ISO written with tool in Step 2 as yours is in question.

At first installer screen Press Shift + F10, or enter System Recovery Options to open a Command Box, type:

DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK 0 (after confirming Windows 7 target HD #)
CLEAN
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY
FORMAT FS=NTFS LABEL="WINDOWS 7"
ACTIVE
EXIT
EXIT

Next click Install Now, then Custom install to Clean Install Windows 7 to the partition you created. If it fails then report back at which step and the verbatim error message.

In addition read over these steps to understand the tools and methods which work best to get and maintain a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7. The steps are the same for retail.

After install you can adjust partition size or Create new partitions for data, etc. in Disk Mgmt. You are creating the partition here for the purpose of wiping the HD and marking Active which overcomes certain install failures.
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02 Feb 2014   #6
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MiRaN View Post
I'm not pressing the boot button

I'm trying since 2 days

the windows finish installing, restarts, then it shows this...
Boot and Select proper Boot device Insert Boot media in selected Boot device and press a key
(note) I did plug off the usb stick...please help...
This often happens if you don't have your BIOS hard drive boot priority set to the hard drive first.
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