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Windows 7: Installing windows 7 home premium on blank HD, missing drivers.

11 May 2014   #11
Nazarath

Windows home premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
So what are you doing with the laptop?
I'm going to use this computer to download windows 7 via flash drive and get it going again hopefully, if nothing works with hardrive im going to bring back and request a different one, or see if he can actually put a OS on it himself.


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11 May 2014   #12
Nazarath

Windows home premium x64
 
 

Also I plugged in my flash drive that I downloaded those drivers onto into this new computer, and those drivers are all openable programs that look like they'll install onto this computer if I open them. My question is, If they're openable programs like that, do I need to open them and install them onto the flash drive somehow, or are they meant to be like that, and should be recognized during the installation of windows 7? Because it wont let me past that point without the essential drivers i'm guessing.

Edit :: Guess i'll just have to wait for flash drive to work and hope you guys were correct about it just being a badly burned disk.
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11 May 2014   #13
gregrocker

 

I explained earlier what to do with drivers, after you format and write the Win7 installation ISO to flash stick with the special tool provided for that.

You only need the wireless driver. This is not XP. This is a driver-complete OS for the most part. You only need to import other drivers if they are still missing in Device Manager after all rounds of Important and Optional Windows Updates are installed.
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12 May 2014   #14
Nazarath

Windows home premium x64
 
 

Well, I downloaded the windows 7 x64 bit .iso in your link which took 23 hours total I think (Yay public wifi) and followed the instructions and downloaded 7 .zip along with virtual clone drive so that I could mount it. Everything went fine until I mounted it and needed to transfer the files from the area onto the flash drive, now i'm getting a "Invalid MS-DOS function." which proceeds to say "Bootsect.exe.mui Type: MUI File Size 15.5KB" and I have the option to Try again, Skip and Cancel. If I skip it says the same for the other files as well. And Try again, just infinite loops me into keep pressing it. Did the .iso file get corrupted when downloading it?
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12 May 2014   #15
gregrocker

 

Who said anything about mounting the ISO?

You need media for possible repairs or rescue: Windows 7 USB-DVD Download Tool

Boot the media to Clean Install Windows 7.

Make sure you've made the preparations and stick with the tips, tools and methods in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 if you want to get and keep a perfect install.
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12 May 2014   #16
Nazarath

Windows home premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Who said anything about mounting the ISO?

You need media for possible repairs or rescue: Windows 7 USB-DVD Download Tool

Boot the media to Clean Install Windows 7.

Make sure you've made the preparations and stick with the tips, tools and methods in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 if you want to get and keep a perfect install.
Alright, I deleted the mounting program, i'm not sure where I read to use it but after I got these errors I tried it.

Heres what I get when I use "Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool". I'll open it and select the "X17-58997.iso"
file and it'll give me a response saying "The selected file is not a valid ISO file. Please select a valid ISO file and try again."

When I try using Rufus 1.4.7.455 for UEFI, which i'm stuck with since I can't switch to legacy in BIOS on this laptop I followed the instructions to the tee in his tutorial, but when i clicked "Start" it would give me "Error: ISO image extraction failure."

And here is the log from it.

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WIM extraction method(s) supported: 7z, wimgapi.dll

Format operation started
Requesting disk access...
Caution: Opened drive \\.\PHYSICALDRIVE1 for write access
Will use 'G:' as volume mountpoint
I/O boundary checks disabled
Analyzing existing boot records...
Drive has a Zeroed Master Boot Record
Drive has an unknown partition boot record
Deleting partitions...
Closing existing volume...
Clearing MBR/PBR/GPT structures...
Erasing 128 sectors
Partitioning (GPT)...
Waiting for logical drive to reappear...
Formatting (FAT32)...
Using cluster size: 8192 bytes
Quick format was selected
Creating file system: Task 1/5 completed
Creating file system: Task 2/5 completed
Creating file system: Task 3/5 completed
Creating file system: Task 4/5 completed
Creating file system: Task 5/5 completed
Format completed.
Found volume GUID \\?\Volume{53f621ec-d905-11e3-849a-c80aa9382087}\
Successfully remounted Volume{53f621ec-d905-11e3-849a-c80aa9382087}\ on G:\
Copying ISO files...
Extracting files...
Disc image is an UDF image
Extracting: G:\autorun.inf (122 bytes)
Extracting: G:\boot\bcd (256 KB)
Extracting: G:\boot\boot.sdi (3 MB)
Extracting: G:\boot\bootfix.bin (1 KB)
Extracting: G:\boot\bootsect.exe (110 KB)
Extracting: G:\boot\en-us\bootsect.exe.mui (15.5 KB)
Error reading UDF file \boot\en-us\bootsect.exe.mui

Found USB device 'SanDisk Cruzer USB Device' (0781:5530)
1 device found
Disk type: Removable, Sector Size: 512 bytes
Cylinders: 1948, TracksPerCylinder: 255, SectorsPerTrack: 63
Partition type: GPT, NB Partitions: 1
Disk GUID: {99C76FAE-F9B9-4404-AD58-00E7AAFDEE90}
Max parts: 128, Start Offset: 17408, Usable = 16026400768 bytes
Partition 1:
Type: {EBD0A0A2-B9E5-4433-87C0-68B6B72699C7}
Name: 'Microsoft Basic Data'
ID: {8B942F53-146A-4E67-8BCF-995AE3A12820}
Size: 14.9 GB (16025369600 bytes)
Start Sector: 2048, Attributes: 0x0000000000000000
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12 May 2014   #17
gregrocker

 

Did the ISO file complete download? It should be 3.1 gb. If not then download it again. You may need to use a Download manager like Down Them All in Firefox to avoid losing the whole thing if it interrupts for any reason.

If you think it downloaded and know for sure its an complete and intact ISO, you can try the Manual steps in UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows
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12 May 2014   #18
Nazarath

Windows home premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Did the ISO file complete download? It should be 3.1 gb. If not then download it again. You may need to use a Download manager like Down Them All in Firefox to avoid losing the whole thing if it interrupts for any reason.

If you think it downloaded and know for sure its an complete and intact ISO, you can try the Manual steps in UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows
It said it was completed, but when I check the properties its only 2.41Gb, sadly this harbor will not let me get my own internet so i'm stuck using theirs that has a 20-50kbs download speed depending on the day lol.

Alrighty i'll try the firefox option, i'll go ahead and download firefox and retry to download. Thanks a bunch for the help and guess i'll post back in another 20+ hours when it downloads again to update on how things went.
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12 May 2014   #19
gregrocker

 

Google and install DownThemAll to Firefox then select it to download the ISO.
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12 May 2014   #20
Nazarath

Windows home premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Google and install DownThemAll to Firefox then select it to download the ISO.
Alright, for some reason the download speed today is alot better here and I managed to download it relatively fast, but i'm not 100% positive if its all there, heres what I got.

X17-24209.iso (Windows 7 Home Premium)
Size 3.04 GB (3,275,161,600 bytes)

But it is still doing the same exact thing, the log was a bit different now though.

WIM extraction method(s) supported: 7z, wimgapi.dll

Format operation started
Requesting disk access...
Caution: Opened drive \\.\PHYSICALDRIVE1 for write access
Will use 'F:' as volume mountpoint
I/O boundary checks disabled
Analyzing existing boot records...
Drive has a Rufus Master Boot Record
Drive has an unknown partition boot record
Deleting partitions...
Closing existing volume...
Clearing MBR/PBR/GPT structures...
Erasing 128 sectors
Partitioning (GPT)...
Waiting for logical drive to reappear...
Formatting (FAT32)...
Using cluster size: 16384 bytes
Quick format was selected
Creating file system: Task 1/5 completed
Creating file system: Task 2/5 completed
Creating file system: Task 3/5 completed
Creating file system: Task 4/5 completed
Creating file system: Task 5/5 completed
Format completed.
Found volume GUID \\?\Volume{53f62205-d905-11e3-849a-c80aa9382087}\
Successfully remounted Volume{53f62205-d905-11e3-849a-c80aa9382087}\ on F:\
Copying ISO files...
Extracting files...
Disc image is an UDF image
Extracting: F:\autorun.inf (122 bytes)
Extracting: F:\boot\bcd (256 KB)
Extracting: F:\boot\boot.sdi (3 MB)
Extracting: F:\boot\bootfix.bin (1 KB)
Extracting: F:\boot\bootsect.exe (110 KB)
Extracting: F:\boot\en-us\bootsect.exe.mui (15.5 KB)
Extracting: F:\boot\etfsboot.com (4 KB)
Extracting: F:\boot\fonts\chs_boot.ttf (3.5 MB)
Extracting: F:\boot\fonts\cht_boot.ttf (3.7 MB)
Extracting: F:\boot\fonts\jpn_boot.ttf (1.9 MB)
Extracting: F:\boot\fonts\kor_boot.ttf (2.3 MB)
Extracting: F:\boot\fonts\wgl4_boot.ttf (46.3 KB)
Extracting: F:\boot\memtest.efi (596.9 KB)
Extracting: F:\boot\memtest.exe (474.4 KB)
Extracting: F:\bootmgr (374.8 KB)
Extracting: F:\bootmgr.efi (653.9 KB)
Extracting: F:\efi\microsoft\boot\bcd (256 KB)
Error reading UDF file \efi\microsoft\boot\bcd

Found USB device 'SanDisk Cruzer USB Device' (0781:5530)
1 device found
Disk type: Removable, Sector Size: 512 bytes
Cylinders: 3892, TracksPerCylinder: 255, SectorsPerTrack: 63
Partition type: GPT, NB Partitions: 1
Disk GUID: {F250C097-88C2-4865-B936-FF66DC6D3725}
Max parts: 128, Start Offset: 17408, Usable = 32015645184 bytes
Partition 1:
Type: {EBD0A0A2-B9E5-4433-87C0-68B6B72699C7}
Name: 'Microsoft Basic Data'
ID: {C31A4D08-E74D-49E3-BEDE-6F1B522FDA28}
Size: 29.8 GB (32014614016 bytes)
Start Sector: 2048, Attributes: 0x0000000000000000

It looks like it actually got further this time, but does this probably mean the download still got corrupted again even with firefox and the addon? I tried a different flash drive as well just to see if that was it, but it didnt change anything either.

EDIT :: I can use the install program on my working computer, it just wont let me transfer it to a flash drive for some reason, I keep getting the MS-DOS error.
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