Unless i have missed something here...
Easiest way :
Plug the usb stick into another machine.
Copy - copy and paste will do - the files from the usb stick to the HD.
Make a bootable .iso from those files and burn to dvd.
Easy and free using this: Bootable ISO - Create from Installation Files
Then you have a bootable install dvd for the correct edition .
Use the pop up boot menu when you install from dvd - so it doesn't try to boot from dvd on restart.
N.B. If you like, you could make that dvd able to install all Editions:
From the files you copied to the HD - look inside the "sources" folder. Delete the ei.cfg file - before making the .iso.
Then you will be offered all Editions during install - obviously select the one you have the key for.
Quote: Originally Posted by w7365
Alright, so I downloaded Windows 7 last week onto my memory stick, and just tried installing it last night. Seems like I ran into a HUGE problem. The setup was going quickly and smoothly choose clean install. Until I got to the very end when it seems like it froze at "Windows is Completing Installation". I googled it and it seems it is because my USB memory stick was plugged in(very known problem it seems) So me being a fool restarted it and unplugged the memory stick thinking it will just start were I left off. I start it up and I get "Setup is Starting Services" at first it said Installation was interrupted setup will resume after restart. So it restarted and I was welcomed with the same screen again "Setup is Starting Services" but instead of saying the Installation will resume thing it just went to a black screen and restarted. Now it just keeps looping around "Setup is Starting Services" and then restarts. Repeat. Is there anyway to fix this? I was thinking of a few ways!
1.) Buy a Windows 7 installation Disc(someone at my work might be able to lend me Ultimate. Will that work if I was installing Home Premium?
2.) Re-download it and plug in the USB device? (most likely wont work?)
3.) Contact Dell since I am under warranty and tell them it turned off in the middle of installation because it overheated? And maybe they can send a recovery disc or something like that.
Please help me if you can I am willing to paypal over $15-20 dollars to whoever can help me fix this without buying anything extra.