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Windows 7: Can't do a fresh install of Windows 7.

08 Feb 2016   #31
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

fyi, Forgot to mention,
I've seen many threads recently where folks are having issues with installing Windows Updates after a clean install.
It may take up to 24 hours to install all the updates.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
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08 Feb 2016   #32
dsscottage

Windows 7 Home Basic
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
Ok, understood, good troubleshooting !

Are the optical dives connected with PATA cables, the old wide ribbon cable, that can have 2 devices per cable ?
Or the newer SATA cables, smaller, one device per cable ?

I'm still just curious
It's an old computer so they are connected with the old wide ribbon cables.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Feb 2016   #33
dsscottage

Windows 7 Home Basic
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
fyi, Forgot to mention,
I've seen many threads recently where folks are having issues with installing Windows Updates after a clean install.
It may take up to 24 hours to install all the updates.
Yup! There are 213 updates and it takes forever!

To add to my sad story of grief, I had Win 7 Home Basic working to my satisfaction with all the updates installed and decided to reinstall Windows XP in a dual boot arrangement. I screwed it up and ended up with a computer that wouldn't boot at all! Therefore, I had to go through the whole process again!

Sometimes I'm my own worst enemy!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

08 Feb 2016   #34
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dsscottage View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
Ok, understood, good troubleshooting !

Are the optical dives connected with PATA cables, the old wide ribbon cable, that can have 2 devices per cable ?
Or the newer SATA cables, smaller, one device per cable ?

I'm still just curious
It's an old computer so they are connected with the old wide ribbon cables.
OK, those cables/devices do have Master/Slave/Cable-Select options, but you may have already tested that stuff.

I remember deciding to use Cable-Select so i didn't have make sure the Master/Slave Device was connected to the correct cable "connector".

I don't think i ever had 2 optical drives in 1 PC.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Feb 2016   #35
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dsscottage View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
fyi, Forgot to mention,
I've seen many threads recently where folks are having issues with installing Windows Updates after a clean install.
It may take up to 24 hours to install all the updates.
Yup! There are 213 updates and it takes forever!

To add to my sad story of grief, I had Win 7 Home Basic working to my satisfaction with all the updates installed and decided to reinstall Windows XP in a dual boot arrangement. I screwed it up and ended up with a computer that wouldn't boot at all! Therefore, I had to go through the whole process again!

Sometimes I'm my own worst enemy!
I've been there and done that so many times, but that's how we learn
What i learned is to create periodic System Image backups, it's a lot quicker to restore an image.
Now I'm using Macrium Reflect (free) and it works great for me.
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