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Windows 7: Windows 7 - Clean Reinstallation - Partitions Problem

07 Feb 2015   #1
Jack W

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Windows 7 - Clean Reinstallation - Partitions Problem

First of all I had this ERROR: d3d10_1.dll , DWM - Bad Image.

I tried almost every solution to fix this. But when I reached to repair installation everything went even worse. Using this Tutorial

I couldn't do repair install from Windows 7 Bootable USB drive while logged in Windows 7. (Yes used the same iso file from Google Docs as in below)

It said there's not enough free storage. You need at least this much free space to install.

So I tried to fix this free storage problem with no luck, so I skipped to Clean Installation.


Now, here comes the detailed part.


I have original Windows 7 Ultimate x64-bit DVD. But it didn't have SP1. So I decided to download latest Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit with SP1 in order to save some time from updating it later.

I used repair install tutorial as guide to find the right iso file. Looked in this page.

I saw English version Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 U (media refresh) latest and greatest has iso file named: X17-59465.iso

Clicked the iso link, unfortunately it was broken link.

I tried searching iso file with the exact same name "X17-59465.iso" in Google search. But didn't find any, but I found out that iso file name is also related to "en_windows_7_ultimate_with_sp1_x64_dvd_u_677332.iso". Searched that in google. Found this iso file at Google Docs

So I used that Google Docs iso file to make a bootable flash drive. I manually made it using this tutorial: usb-windows-7-installation-key-drive-create.html

Now I was ready to optimize my Windows for reinstallation. Note: If I want boot from this USB drive I have to go to boot menu and select Hard Drive then select that USB flash drive.

I optimized my Hard Drive for reinstallation. Using this tutorial: ssd-hdd-optimize-windows-reinstallation.html

I did "Create the System Reserved partition" from Step Two as shown in the image.
- select disk 0
- clean
- create partition primary size=200
- format fs=ntfs label="System Reserved"
- active
- create partition primary size=256000
- format fs=ntfs label="Seven"
- exit

Everything was successful. Now I had created
- Disk 0 Partition 1: System Reserved 200MB / 182MB System
- Disk 0 Partition 2: Seven 250GB / 249.9GB Primary
- Disk 0 Unallocated Space 1612.8GB / 1612.8 GB

This is what is showed me when in Windows 7 installation on "Where do you want to install Windows?"

But when I selected "Disk 0 Partition 2: Seven" with 250GB and pressed next it said: "Setup was unable to create a new system partition or locate and existing system partition. See the Setup log files for more information." This happened with Bootable USB drive.

But when I tried to reinstall with my original Windows 7 DVD I didn't have to optimize for reinstallation. I just delete everything in "Where do you want to install Windows" panel, created a new partition with 250 GB and select that partition, clicked next, created system reserved partition automatically for me and then it started installing.

Why can't I install Windows 7 from USB drive? Is it because iso file is broken or USB doesn't have the rights to create partitions on it own? What would be the solution?


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07 Feb 2015   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
Digital River Win7 ISO servers taken down again

Not sure about the flash drive what did you use to create the bootable media sorry I missed that part
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07 Feb 2015   #3
Jack W

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I used this tutorial

I Manually Create Bootable Windows 7 Installation USB Flash Drive using command prompt (cmd). Flash Drive is Kingston DTiG4 16GB USB 3.0/2.0

Is that what you were referring to?
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07 Feb 2015   #4
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Yes thank you,
You prefer the manual way
Your not showing your mother board in system spec's
Please use the link above my signature for the free forum utility to fill them out for you it might help someone figure out what happened,
Cheers.
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07 Feb 2015   #5
gregrocker

 

Work through the steps to Troubleshoot Windows 7 Installation Failures - Windows 7 Help Forums

Are you sure the ISO was fully downloaded and is complete? If so try rewriting the stick with Windows 7 USB-DVD Download Tool or if that fails use UltraISO Software To Create Bootable USB Flash Drive

Check also if you have a UEFI BIOS with settings choices in BIOS setup for UEFI, CSM, Legacy BIOS or Secure Boot.
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08 Feb 2015   #6
Jack W

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Well, I reinstalled my Windows 7 from original dvd.

But when I plug in the same USB with the exact same files that I tried to install from the first place. Now it doesn't say that there's not enough free space, like it said before when trying to do repair install.

Now here is a important question. If i unplug my current hard drive where I have Windows 7 installed and plug in a new empty hard drive to my pc and test if that USB actually works. Could I still plug in my old hard drive with Windows 7 and have it work fine. Doesn't it cause any problems if I do that?

Oh and I couldn't find any UEFI nor Secure boot from BIOS. Before I also tried to reinstall Windows with bootable USB flash drive for UEFI. It crashed whenever I plugged the USB in.
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08 Feb 2015   #7
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Yea you can put another drive in and test just make sure to not activate automatically do it later after 7 is installed/ unplug internet access
I doubt any issues to the drive will happen if that's what you mean or the usb
Just wipe the hdd after as normal before loading anything else on it,
Cheers.
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08 Feb 2015   #8
Jack W

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I meant the original hard drive. I'm worried that my original Windows 7 will have some issues when I reattach it to my pc. Since motherboard may or may not remember some things so, I'm afraid that it will mess up my original Windows 7.

But can motherboard actually cause some issues to my original Windows 7, when trying out a different hard drive with the same Windows?
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11 Feb 2015   #9
gregrocker

 

Why did you reinstall Win7 if you want to use the old installation? This makes no sense.

Continue setting up the new Win7 as detailed in Clean Reinstall Windows 7, especially Enable hardware auto-updating via Windows Update (Steps 3 and 6) to Check for Updates, then run all rounds of Important and Optional Windows Updates, with reboots, until no more are offered when you check again. At some point SP1 should be offered. Import any drivers still missing in Device Manager from the Device's Support Downloads webpage - we can help you find any missing.

You can plug in the old OS hard drive to copy your files over. Make sure the new Win7 remains set first to boot in BIOS. When ready you can wipe the old hard drive with Diskpart Clean Command to get it cleanest to repartition as a storage drive in Disk Mgmt.
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11 Feb 2015   #10
Jack W

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

No you got it wrong.

I clean reinstalled Windows 7 because at the time I didn't have any other options but to reinstall it. Because the system was so broken, that any other option wouldn't work. So I wiped clean all two of my hard drives, after that I removed 1TB HDD and kept 2TB HDD (before that I made backup of important files onto external HDD), then i reinstalled it with my original Windows 7 DVD, which doesn't have SP1.

Before that I tried to clean reinstall with the ISO file what I download from online which wouldn't let me reinstall Windows 7 from Bootable USB for some reason (I talked about the USB thing earlier). But I want to try out that same ISO file, if I can install Windows 7 on the 1TB HDD which I removed earlier. So I can figure out why the ISO file didn't let me reinstall Windows 7 from Bootable USB. Also that ISO file has SP1 if I run into problems like that again, I can save more time by reinstalling Windows 7 with SP1 immediately.

That's the reason why I made this post earlier. (BTW, I'm not really good at explaining it in English, since it's not my native language.)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jack W View Post
I meant the original hard drive. I'm worried that my original Windows 7 will have some issues when I reattach it to my pc. Since motherboard may or may not remember some things so, I'm afraid that it will mess up my original Windows 7.

But can motherboard actually cause some issues to my original Windows 7, when trying out a different hard drive with the same Windows?
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