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Windows 7: Win 7 64bit installation trouble

03 Nov 2009   #1
joeygm77

vista 32bit
 
 
Win 7 64bit installation trouble

I am attempting a clean install from Vista 32bit to Win 7 64bit. I understand that you can not just run the disk but have to boot from the disk. My problem seems to be that the 64bit installation disk wont boot when I try to boot the installer from it. The screen just goes blank and my computer restarts. I tried changing my BIOS settings so that the cd/dvd had boot priority but that didn't work either. I am using a Dell XPS M1210 laptop with BIOS version A08.


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03 Nov 2009   #2
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Create a bootable USB install key. with Windows install files.

USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create
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03 Nov 2009   #3
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Did you burn this DVD yourself, or is it store bought?
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04 Nov 2009   #4
johnpauls

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I started the installation on a Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop which comes with Windows Vista Home Professional (64 bit) OEM edition preinstalled. I shrink C: drive and created a new partition D: before starting the installation. I am trying to install it in D: drive.

Here is the problem that I'm facing.

The installation proceeds as usual. But when it comes to "Expanding Windows files" section and once it reaches 29% it is hanging up for more than an hour now. I tried a with a restart and still it is hanging up at 29%.

Could someone please provide me the workaround for this.

After eagerly waiting and downloading it, kind off struck feeling now.

Please help me out.
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04 Nov 2009   #5
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Use a linux live boot cd of your choosing to delete all partitions on the drive. When done, install Win7 by booting to DVD.

Never used it before, but gparted is probably a good choice.

http://gparted.sourceforge.net/livecd.php

Only do so if you have no data you need to keep.
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04 Nov 2009   #6
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

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04 Nov 2009   #7
zx81

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnpauls View Post
I started the installation on a Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop which comes with Windows Vista Home Professional (64 bit) OEM edition preinstalled. I shrink C: drive and created a new partition D: before starting the installation. I am trying to install it in D: drive.

Here is the problem that I'm facing.

The installation proceeds as usual. But when it comes to "Expanding Windows files" section and once it reaches 29% it is hanging up for more than an hour now. I tried a with a restart and still it is hanging up at 29%.

Could someone please provide me the workaround for this.

After eagerly waiting and downloading it, kind off struck feeling now.

Please help me out.
I found this on the Internet.
Windows 7 install hangs at 21% step 3 expanding files.

Best regards,

zx81
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05 Nov 2009   #8
johnpauls

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
I figured it out

Guys,

Thanks for your replies.

I figured it out by creating a bootable USB disk from the Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit iso file from MSDN. When I boot it up from the USB drive, the installation got completed in less than 15 minutes. And now I started exploring the new era of Windows 7.
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05 Nov 2009   #9
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Awesome. Welcome to Win 7.
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