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Windows 7: Clean Windows 7 SP1 Install Fails First Reboot - What to do?

21 Apr 2014   #1
Thenin

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 
Clean Windows 7 SP1 Install Fails First Reboot - What to do?

Okay, I'm trying to install Windows 7 Pro SP1-U 32-bit onto a formatted but unallocated C drive/partition using a full official SP1-U DVD. Everything worked smoothly through the point of the first automatic reboot, but I have a basic question:

Windows did NOT tell me to remove the DVD first. Are you supposed to keep the DVD in the drive and let it reboot from the DVD again? Or are you supposed to remove the DVD and boot from the hard drive at that point?

It sure would be nice for Microsoft to tell you!!



(I initially had a longer question, but I've resolved everything myself. However, I'd still like the above basic question answered).


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22 Apr 2014   #2
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Main lap Asus ROG 7 Pro
 
 

Hello Thenin mate the install what exactly are you loading is this an ISO from this tutorial?
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

If it a pre used drive then I always run this on it before I install SSD Alignment U know it says SSD but the same thing works with a spinner.
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22 Apr 2014   #3
nooruddin76

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

You need to take out the dvd when it reboots..and its job is done..all the files it requires it already copies them to the hard drive.
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22 Apr 2014   #4
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Main lap Asus ROG 7 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nooruddin76 View Post
You need to take out the dvd when it reboots..and its job is done..all the files it requires it already copies them to the hard drive.
Yep that's right but what got my attention was why did Thenin mention the "U" at the end of the version as it is specified as far as I know only from the list of official ISO's in that tutorial.

I stand to be corrected on that though should the U appear on an official store bought disk - retail or OEM.

Whatever it still remains as long as this is a valid / legal disk it does as nooruddin says need to be removed after that initials setup phase.
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22 Apr 2014   #5
Thenin

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Hey, thanks, nooruddin!

I figured that was the way it had to be, but was puzzled by the fact that it never told me to remove the DVD and just rebooted automatically without giving me the option.

Problem solved.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nooruddin76 View Post
You need to take out the dvd when it reboots..and its job is done..all the files it requires it already copies them to the hard drive.
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22 Apr 2014   #6
Thenin

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Thanks for your replies, ICit2lol!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Hello Thenin mate the install what exactly are you loading is this an ISO from this tutorial?
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
You're right, I downloaded the ISO file for SP1-U that SevenForums kindly pointed me to (although I don't recall specifically which tutorial showed me the links). Then I burned it to a DVD for the install. I already owned some unused, official Win 7 keys; I bought a bunch of them way back right after Win 7 was officially released (but decided not to use most of them until the recent XPocalypse).

Does that answer your question, or am I missing something?

Please know that I appreciate your help!
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23 Apr 2014   #7
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

The DVD should not autostart if you leave it in during installation reboots, however flash stick install needs to be triggered using the one-time BIOS boot menu key - with the HD set first to boot - to avoid autostarting during these reboots which is annoying.

The only time most installation DVD's will autostart is on a blank or wiped HD.
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