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Windows 7: Windows Setup Could not Configure Windows on this computer's hardware

03 Sep 2014   #1
NeilPN

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
Windows Setup Could not Configure Windows on this computer's hardware

Yesterday, after Windows 7 updated and restarted I could no longer boot into Windows 7. I tried start repair several times, no luck. So I got out the recovery DVD's that I made when I purchased the laptop. Did what the directions told me to do and I received this message. I tried rebooting but no luck. What do I do next? I am also wondering if the Windows Update may have corrupted my BIOS or something. The laptop has had no problems for almost two years. It was running perfectly. The laptop works fine with my Mint Linux USB. Thanks for your help.


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03 Sep 2014   #2
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Take a look at those tutorials, than post back.

How to Run a Startup Repair in Windows 7
Startup Repair

How to Boot to the System Recovery Options in Windows 7
System Recovery Options

How to Create a Windows 7 System Repair Disc
System Repair Disc - Create

How to Do a Repair Install to Fix Windows 7
Repair Install

How to Recover from an Infinitely Looping Startup Repair
Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery

Try doing a restore.
System Restore
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03 Sep 2014   #3
Tookeri

Windows 7 Pro 32
 
 

You could first try this: Windows setup could not configure to run on this computer's hardware [Solved] - Configuration - Windows 7

I don't know what it does but it seem to work for several users.
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03 Sep 2014   #4
gregrocker

 

If this is a failure during the actual Factory Recovery and the above solution doesn't help then try wiping the HD using Diskpart Clean Command from the DVD or Repair CD Command Line, then try the Recovery disks again.

If the problem persists try entering Device Manager during install to disable any erroring Devices: Device Manager - Access During Windows 7 Installation



Instead of Factory Recovery you'll get a much better install doing a Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7Everything needed including the installation media for your licensed version is in the blue link.


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