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07 Nov 2009   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Grab a 4GB flash drive and follow this guide:

How To Use a USB Stick to Install Windows Home Server – or anything else for that matter | Using Windows Home Server

Once you have Windows 7 on the flash drive, boot from the USB flash drive and install Windows. People who have issues installing with SATA drives have had success using this method.

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07 Nov 2009   #12


Sorry to leave you but I'm back and have researched your issue a little bit more. Are you able to see how your DVD player is connected inside the pc?
I'm concerned that the connection may need to be changed.
If you don't see a ribbon connection/ but a thin red cable connected to a small connection port we will need to go back into bios.
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08 Nov 2009   #13

Windows 7 Pro x86

The DVD player is hooked up (IDE) to the primary IDE under primary master.
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08 Nov 2009   #14


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zooropafire View Post
The DVD player is hooked up (IDE) to the primary IDE under primary master.
Good morning Zoo, thanks for checking on the connection. Reboot your system and access your bios and check the dvd setting for IDE connection please.
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08 Nov 2009   #15

From Microsoft Tech Net

Install Windows Vista With Minimal Errors - A Guide To Avoid Most Setup Errors
  • Friday, October 06, 2006 1:56 PMAhmed Mahdy - MSP


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    Dear Reader,
    After months of research on Windows Vista Setup Process, I've found the most suitable technique to avoid most setup errors and to verify the following:
    1- Downloaded file is valid for setup.
    2- Determine whether the DVD image you burnt is damaged or the downloaded file.
    3- Issues concerning Install.WIM file (master setup file).
    Tool needed:
    Microsoft Virtual CD-ROM Control Panel v2.0.1.1
    1- Run the winxpvirtualcdcontrolpanel_21.exe tool to extract it.
    2- Double Click: VCdControlTool.exe
    3- Click Driver Control, Install Driver then browse for VCdRom.sys file and select Open then start then Ok.
    4- Click Add Drive then Click Mount and browse for your vista file you downloaded and Open then don't check any option and click Ok.
    Now you have a virtual copy of the Vista DVD, you can perform the following:
    - Copy the entire DVD contents to local hard drive as offline/network setup source.
    - Copy the Install.WIM to the local hard drive in case of failure of adding this file to DVD image during burn process.
    - Verify that this downloaded file is valid for setup (By copying entire contents to local hard drive and perform installation from it) so that if there were any DVD burnt image not working, so the error from the burn process and NOT the downloaded file.
    To perform clean installation from the local hard drive directly:
    1- Do NOT perform setup from the Virtual DVD you just mounted your vista file in.
    2- Copy entire DVD contents to local source folder named for example: "WINDOWS VISTA".
    3- Perform the setup process as clean installation (UPGRADING BETA SOFTWARE NOT RECOMMENDED).
    This method avoids you having many setup issues regarding DVD image, bad Install.WIM file reading and many more!

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08 Nov 2009   #16

Windows 7 Pro x86

Mornin' Adrian!
The BIOS reads the DVD drive fine under Primary IDE

Some people claim the SATA installs are a problem, but it recognizes the SATA drive fine and shows it too and begins to write so I can't imagine its that? I almost was going to try an IDE install.
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08 Nov 2009   #17

Install inside the hd

Hi Zoo, I have been reading over the technet notes and I see that Vista had the same issues during installation. Since you are installing over xp I suggest that you make a folder on your C: drive and then make a folder C:\WINDOWS and copy everything from the installation dvd that you received and run the executable from within the folder.
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08 Nov 2009   #18

Windows 7 Pro x86

So make a generic named folder named c:\seven for example...
Then you said make a C:\Windows folder too? Like a folder named Windows under the new dir i created?
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08 Nov 2009   #19

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)

Have you eliminated all extra stuff not needed for the install, 2nd monitor, TV, TV Card, Printers, Ext USB HD's, Flash Drives, Hubs, Web Cams, etc. NO RAID setup in the bios. You list 2 HD's in your specs, which HD are you trying to install win7 to ?

Have you thoroughly read these two help threads here at sevenforums ?

Questions to use for help with Installation Issues

Tutorial quick reference list for Installing Windows 7

Lets see if we can solve this quickly !
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08 Nov 2009   #20

Windows 7 Pro x86

I've tried detaching extra HD, and some PCI cards.
I'm trying to install 7 to the 250GB WDigital SATA.

I tried installing this at my work PC (its ok I own the company) and it has an IDE drive and was fine, so I'm almost thinking it has something to do with the SATA drive and installing to it. I might swap out to the 80GB 7200 IDE and run all my files and backups on the 1TB SATA and just use the IDE as a Windows dir drive.
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