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Windows 7: Windows 7 installation crashes computer at 56% device setup

25 Jun 2014   #1
Stalker7d7

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
Windows 7 installation crashes computer at 56% device setup

Lenovo Thinkcentre m55e 9645 j6u, with a core 2 duo e6600, 4gb ddr2 800mhz ram

Trying to install windows 7 (home premium, ultimate, x86, x64, any flavor of it...)

Every time I try to install it, it shuts the computer down at 56% in the "setting up your devices" part.

At which point when it restarts it tells me to install it again because the computer shut down unexpectedly.

Bad motherboard?


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25 Jun 2014   #2
gregrocker

 

What license do you own for Win7? All of them?

Try entering Device Manager - Access During Windows 7 Installation to disable erroring devices until after install completes, then immediately enable Automatically deliver drivers via Windows Update (Step 3) and install all Important and Optional Windows Updates, with reboots, until there are no more offered when you go back to Check for Updates. You'll get most drivers and important patches this way. Be sure to install them all (except Bing) especially KB971033.
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26 Jun 2014   #3
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Hmm looking at this seems it will only support a 32bit system Detailed specifications - ThinkCentre M55e (type 9642, 9644, 9645)

My instincts are telling me there is something wrong with either the board or the drive.

You say also you are trying all flavours of Windows now that must be quite expensive how are you doing that?? - retail or OEM? as that machine originally came with XP as you can see.
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26 Jun 2014   #4
Stalker7d7

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
What license do you own for Win7? All of them?

I own a Home Premium OEM CD and key with unlimited installations. I have a boot CD with just about every other windows 7 installation type for both x86 and x64 for further testing purposes and ease of installation (better one cd with all installations than 10 CD's with one each). If I get a key for a certain installation for a system, I'll just use the one CD.



Thanks for the information, I'll try it tomorrow and hopefully get some good results.
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26 Jun 2014   #5
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Ok I didn't know there was such a thing as unlimited installations even the corporate types I know the gov department I work for has to pay for a licence for each machine they put Windows on so I guess you are lucky.

Anywya good luick and let us know how you get on.
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28 Jun 2014   #6
Stalker7d7

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Hmm. I decided to go ahead and try a Windows 8 installation (8.1 to be specific, 8.1 base version x64).

And, it installed with no issues. All of the on-board devices work just fine too...

Consider me befuddled...
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28 Jun 2014   #7
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Well if you want the 7 look Classic Shell is the program I run on my two 8 machines

Classic Shell - Start menu and other Windows enhancements it gives you a shell for the Start button but it can be change with the Windows orb with a bit of fiddling
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28 Jun 2014   #8
gregrocker

 

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28 Jun 2014   #9
Stalker7d7

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Hey now; It's not my fault that Windows 7 would constantly freeze at the same point in installation and windows 8 installed just fine...
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