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Windows 7: Can not reinstaill nor activate Windows

19 Jan 2015   #1
Mitch656

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
Can not reinstaill nor activate Windows

Hi,
So i upgraded pretty much all the parts in my PC and i had to reinstaill Windows.
Now when i put my windows 7 code in, it says it for upgrades only.

So i then went to reinstall Windows 7 on a new partion as I managed to get a virus within like 30mins. It wouldn't let me as it kept saying windows could not configure hardware..... so then I made a new partion for it, and said it could not be installed on the type (NFTS).

So then I wanted to activate windows as I think malwarebytes remove the virus/spyware, and then I load the disk from windows itself instead of restarting and saying I don't have enough space for windows to write temporary files.

Plus a fresh install would of been good as im having problems with my CD drive saying application not found, and so can only install thing if I right click and open CD.

So im left with a half functioning PC and can not even activate my windows

Edit: I decided to try and do an upgrade install when I do a fresh boot an get a message saying that I started with an instaillion disk, take it out and try again

Disc 0 I believe is a SSD and was meant to have OS X on it




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19 Jan 2015   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

How did you get a virus (or whatever) in 30 minutes, what are you downloading ?

Where did you get the key from ?

You believe Disk 0 is a ssd ?

Did you unplug it before you started the install ?

Why aren`t you putting windows on the ssd ?

Always unplug all drives except the drive you want windows on.
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19 Jan 2015   #3
Mitch656

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
How did you get a virus (or whatever) in 30 minutes, what are you downloading ?

Where did you get the key from ?

You believe Disk 0 is a ssd ?

Did you unplug it before you started the install ?

Why aren`t you putting windows on the ssd ?

Always unplug all drives except the drive you want windows on.

Ok, So when I first installed windows, I didn't have a display driver and so everything was in 'safe mode' style. My sister insisted I install uTorrent and during the setup process I couldn't read everything and clicked accepted for everything and it installed something called Omgia which kind of hijacked all my browsers.

The key came from Microsoft, from Student Advantage.... it is an upgrade key but I cant even upgrade this windows 7 to activate it.

One of my disks is a SSD only 250gbs, it was meant to have OS X on it, and it did but it kinda crumble when windows crumbled too.
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19 Jan 2015   #4
gregrocker

 

To activate Win7 Upgrade version follow Option 3 in Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version.

Why does Disk0 have an EFI SYstem partition on it? Do you have an EFI BIOS with an OS on that disk that is installed to UEFI? UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with - Windows 7 Forums

Disk1 is a normal MBR install but it is lacking its System partition even though booted in the screenshot. So with all other hard drives unplugged, boot into the Win7 disk to run Startup Repair - Run up to 3 Separate Times
until the System flag appears on C.

Download, install, decline trial version, update and run a full scan with Malwarebytes and SUPERAntiSpyware.

I would also uninstall your AV and install Panda Cloud which is the most aggressive free AV that doesn't impact performance at all.
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19 Jan 2015   #5
Mitch656

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
To activate Win7 Upgrade version follow Option 3 in Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version.

Why does Disk0 have an EFI SYstem partition on it? Do you have an EFI BIOS with an OS on that disk that is installed to UEFI? UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with - Windows 7 Forums

Disk1 is a normal MBR install but it is lacking its System partition even though booted in the screenshot. So with all other hard drives unplugged, boot into the Win7 disk to run Startup Repair - Run up to 3 Separate Times
until the System flag appears on C.

Download, install, decline trial version, update and run a full scan with Malwarebytes and SUPERAntiSpyware.

I would also uninstall your AV and install Panda Cloud which is the most aggressive free AV that doesn't impact performance at all.
I guess I have UEFI, as I got a new CPU, motherboard, GPU and ram.
I don't know if I feel comfortable doing the tutorial, as this is my only PC that's half works and I have uni work to do (Maybe I should wait a couple of weeks for my brother to come home and fix this mess)
plus im assuming the remnants of OSX is on the SSD still as when I boot up it wants me to install OSX.



In the tutorial what does manually activate windows mean. As ive tried to disable my internet connection and activate by phone, but the automated system after entering ID wanted to transfer me to consonant, or will it not do that in the tutorial.


Edit: was able to activate windows
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19 Jan 2015   #6
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Why would she insist you install utorrent, you need to download and install your video drivers to get it looking normal.

Utorrent has nothing to do with windows, and it`s not a virus.

Once again, unplug all the other drives and use this tutorial.

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

Manually activate means to do it after you install windows, don`t enter a key while you are first installing windows.

And don`t disable your internet connection, what are you thinking ?
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19 Jan 2015   #7
gregrocker

 

UEFI is a whole new BIOS. In order to install Win7 on it did you make a change in BIOS setup to enable CSM, Legacy BIOS, or otherwise disabled UEFI? These settings would determine how WIn7 was installed to MBR disk in Legacy Mode, and could also have disabled iOS' ability to boot. However we do not support iOS so you'd need to approach an Apple forums to ask about it.

For your Win7 installs on this and your other PC's are you following closely the steps in Clean Reinstall Windows 7
since those who do never come back with problems as long as they stick with those tools and methods given.
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19 Jan 2015   #8
Mitch656

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
UEFI is a whole new BIOS. In order to install Win7 on it did you make a change in BIOS setup to enable CSM, Legacy BIOS, or otherwise disabled UEFI? These settings would determine how WIn7 was installed to MBR disk in Legacy Mode, and could also have disabled iOS' ability to boot. However we do not support iOS so you'd need to approach an Apple forums to ask about it.

For your Win7 installs on this and your other PC's are you following closely the steps in Clean Reinstall Windows 7
since those who do never come back with problems as long as they stick with those tools and methods given.
To be honest I don't know what he changed in the BIOS/UFEI. I saw him fiddle around with it.

When I do try to do a reinstall of windows, I use partition wizard, and partition the drive, then simply plop in the disc and install it on the partition.


However the past two time, I get either can error saying windows cant configure the hardware.... or "Please remove the CD and restart the installing from desktop or there is not enough room to write temporary files.




My sister was board at home with no laptop and wanted me to get her something. Whenever I install windows I never have internet as I manually need to install the drivers. For me to get the phone activation I had to disable internet, but anyway windows is activated now.
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19 Jan 2015   #9
gregrocker

 

That's not how drivers are handled in WIn7 which is a driver-complete OS. Please read the steps printed in red in Clean Reinstall Windows 7 to understand what works best for drivers because forcing a bunch of drivers like it's XP can cause problems down the line.

There is no reason to not be connected to the internet during install, in fact the tutorial recommends plugging in by ethernet cable to increase the chances (about 30%) that you'll start up connected to immediately install all of your Important and Optional WIndows Updates which should deliver almost all drivers. Only import drivers still missing after all rounds of Updates are installed, with requested reboots, and no more are offered when you go back to Check for Updates.
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19 Jan 2015   #10
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Could you post a new shot of disk management for us please.
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