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Windows 7: Constant Freezing After Fresh Install

17 May 2015   #1
techtitan100

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 
Constant Freezing After Fresh Install

Hey all so I decided to try the whole dual boot withWindows7 Pro and 8.1 Pro, well my 8.1 install is working just fine, but for some reason ever since I have installed 7 on its own separate partition I keep getting these constant freezes and don't know why the only thing I have installed so far is the Intel Display Driver and Wireless Driver and I have put my personal files on here, I have no idea what to do, to get things working correctly any advice would be greatly appreciated thanks


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17 May 2015   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Where did you get the Windows 7 installer from, I`m going to say it`s bad.
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17 May 2015   #3
techtitan100

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

Through Microsoft Dreamspark for educational institutions since I am in college
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18 May 2015   #4
techtitan100

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

Anybody have any advice to give me on what to do about the constant freezing and crashing on my Windows 7 Pro installation, would re-creating the bootable disk be a good idea and see what it does thanks for any help
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19 May 2015   #5
gregrocker

 

Yes, first compare the install you did to this one in Clean Reinstall Windows 7
which compiles everything that works best for Win7 based on tens of thousands of installs we've helped with here since beta. Over 1.5 million users have followed that tutorial without a single complaint.

If problems persist then work through the Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7
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19 May 2015   #6
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I was going to suggest that, but I had no idea if the disc was something they physically handed you or if it was something you downloaded, you can burn it again at no faster then x4 speed or you can put it on a 4GB flashdrive with Wintobootic and reinstall windows.

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Here`s a great simple program to burn dvd`s.

Free ISO Burner


The only other thing that might be making it freeze up is the hard drive, but your W8 install runs fine so it`s not that.
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19 May 2015   #7
techtitan100

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

It was something they gave to me and I had to go download and install the Windows 7 USB/DVD download tool, I am using a flash drive that is 16 GB, I still have a hidden partition on my hard drive to reset the computer, but I don't want to use it because I am afraid it will wipe my Windows 8.1 installation which would cause me some issues as I use it as my everyday operating system and when partitioning I am only doing 250 GB
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19 May 2015   #8
gregrocker

 

If this PC came with Windows 8 then it normally has an EFI BIOS which in order to install Win7 requires at least disabling Secure Boot in BIOS setup.

But if you used the WIn7 Download tool then it had to be installed to Legacy BIOS, so how was the Windows 8 install originally done?
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19 May 2015   #9
techtitan100

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

Actually this laptop came originally with 7 Home Premium and I upgraded to Professional and then I decided to use 8.1 Pro and all these keys I have been using came from the same location as mentioned before so I am having no problem with disabling anything within the BIOS, I have literally tried everything to get 7 to work correctly without freezing and I am still having issues with it
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19 May 2015   #10
gregrocker

 

Does it have UEFI BIOS and what are those settings exactly now in BIOS: UEFI, EFI, CSM, Legacy BIOS, Compatiblity,

How close did your install come to the perfect install in Clean Reinstall Windows 7 especially how drivers are best handled which is so important it it printed in red?

I would start over and follow that tutorial closely because it never fails to result in a perfect install. If not then you'll know it is hardware which can be tested from the initial Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7
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