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Windows 7: Expanding Windows File hangup

05 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Expanding Windows File hangup

I'm trying to install 7 on my older laptop as an upgrade from XP on a clean installation (bought a new hard drive and put XP on it first that I intend to wipe out in the 7 installation) but when I boot from the 7 disk it takes about 10 minutes to get to the installation. The graphics are funky and when I get to the point of expanding Windows files it takes a very long time to get anywhere. I figured I'd leave it overnight, and when I woke up the computer was at the XP desktop, so it had obviously reset itself.
I read somewhere that I should remove all hardware except a stick of RAM, but...it's a laptop. Are there any other suggestions?

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05 Nov 2009   #2

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Install from USB Key.
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05 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 7 x64 finally!
 
 

Welcome to the forums furbie

We will need to know more about your system to be able to help. You can use SIW to give you a snap shot and then click on the left lower corner of your post.

This behavior seems to be because of too little memory, but this is a guess
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05 Nov 2009   #4

Windows 7
 
 

Well, I have a gig, less 64 mb, in there.

How does one do the said snapshot? Which screen are you looking for?
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05 Nov 2009   #5

Windows 7
 
 

I'm trying to boot from USB, but the option isn't coming up...is there a way to boot from a floppy or CD and then run the startup from the USB?
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05 Nov 2009   #6

7600.20510 x86
 
 

All motherboards are different. Play around with boot settings to find right one for USB key. Hopefully someone will come here and tell you which specifically to try. Sometimes, it's not so easy to even guess because it's different than what it says.

http://www.pendrivelinux.com/usb-bios-boot-options/

It could be one of the "hard drives."
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05 Nov 2009   #7

Windows 7 x64 finally!
 
 

Are you trying to install Windows 7 x64 or x86? 1G is theoretically below the threshold for 64 bits. I have read it will work, but the installation might be loooong. For 32bits it should work, but also it might take a while to install
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05 Nov 2009   #8

Windows 7
 
 

32 bit. Oh, i also got this error message:

"Windows cannot install required files. Make sure all files required for installation are available and restart the installation. Error code 0x80070737"
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06 Nov 2009   #9

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Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Can't find anything on that error code, is it correct?
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06 Nov 2009   #10

Windows 7 x64 finally!
 
 

Furbie, are you installing from a DVD or a downloaded student copy? That error suggests your installation files are corrupt.
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