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Windows 7: New mobo, couldn't reinstall windows

25 May 2016   #1
woopsi

windows 64 bit
 
 
New mobo, couldn't reinstall windows

So, i had to buy new gpu/mobo which means i had to reinstall windows but i couldn't. I have tried more than 5 iso's and none of them worked. Somehow i had to use the computer so i install elementaryOS(linux). Any thoughts? I really need windows since new mobo/gpu drivers are only for windows.
Thanks in advance


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25 May 2016   #2
alphaniner

Windows 7 Professional x64, Arch Linux
 
 

We will need a lot more detail to help you. Were you entirely unable to boot to the Windows installer, did you encounter a problem once booted to the installer (USB devices not working, HDD not found), etc?

Are the ISOs from a reliable source?
Did you verify the ISO checksums with those provided by MSDN?
Did you burn the ISO to disc or create a bootable USB, and in either case, how?
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25 May 2016   #3
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

"none of them worked".

Meaning what? Would not install at all? Would install, but would not activate? Would activate, but something else was wrong with it?

Maybe your ISOs are bogus. Where did you get them?
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25 May 2016   #4
woopsi

windows 64 bit
 
 

i tried a lot of different iso's and this one is the last one Windows 7 Ultimate Download ISO 32 Bit 64 Bit Official Free which gives me same error as others, "reboot and select proper disk device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key", that's how far i got, nothing more.
I'm mounting iso's via linux (etcher) but mounting seems to work, since it worked for mounting elementaryOS from laptop to use it for windows
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25 May 2016   #5
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

I have no idea if that ISO is good, bad, or indifferent.

Try putting it on a bootable USB stick or burning it to a DVD.

You haven't filled out your system specs, so for all we know you are using a 1980s antique PC.
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25 May 2016   #6
woopsi

windows 64 bit
 
 

That's what i do, putting it on usb.
Mobo is asrock h61m-vg4,
gpu saphire radeon r7 2gb(doesn't matter)
cpu : i5 2320 3.00GHz
8gb ram
Let me know what else is needed. I really need that windows since my drivers for mobo/gpu which are new(lol) are for windows and that's why i bought them
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25 May 2016   #7
alphaniner

Windows 7 Professional x64, Arch Linux
 
 

That download site seems shady. At the very least you should verify the checksum. If the ISO checks out, it may be a case of improper disc burn or bootable USB setup, or improper BIOS configuration. How are you creating the bootable USB?

If the ISO doesn't check out and you have a retail key, you should try to download an ISO directly from MS.
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25 May 2016   #8
woopsi

windows 64 bit
 
 

I download it and mount it on usb via etcher on linux since i don't have windows pc now.
Would be a problem if the usb is with udf format or should it be fat32?
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25 May 2016   #9
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

USB should be fat 32.

But, you may have a bad ISO. I guess you haven't done the checksum.

I'd put the ISO on a stick with Rufus, but I guess you don't have a PC.
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25 May 2016   #10
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Are you burning it properly ?

Use this program at no faster then x4 speed, if you are using a dvd.

Free ISO Burner

Ignatz, the usb does not have to be Fat32, it can be NTFS

Follow Ignatz advice and use Rufus for the stick.

Tell us what version you want, what bit and what language and we`ll post the Microsoft link to download the iso file, so you can start fresh.
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