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Windows 7: Extremely long installation


12 Mar 2009   #1

I want WIN7
 
 
Extremely long installation

Hello, I want to install Windows 7 64-bit on my PC. Before installation I wiped my hard drive and then formated (NTFS) via XP recovery console. Installation from ISO DVD took 24 hours and it was only in 25 % (expanding windows files). I canceled it because it should normally take only 20 min.I already tried it 4x times but without success. I also tried different version (7048 and 7000).

Please can you help me?

Simon

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12 Mar 2009   #2

Windows 7 RC 7100 32bit/64bit
 
 

I've tried 64bit on an Athlon 64 and I got error that 64bit is not supported. I suggest you try the 32bit installation, it will probably finish without errors.
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12 Mar 2009   #3

I want WIN7
 
 

That is very strange. Name of processor clearly says "64"!
But 32-bit version does not support 4 GB of memory, doesn't it?
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12 Mar 2009   #4

Windows 7 RC 7100 32bit/64bit
 
 

No , you will be able to utilize only 3GB of RAM, which is not bad.
If you can try a 32bit , do so. I might be wrong with the incompatibility, but I got this problem in one PC myself.
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12 Mar 2009   #5

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Hi SkylarkCZ and welcome to Windows 7 Forums

That is certainly not normal. Something is definitely amiss here. Fortunately, there are things you can do about it. Firstly, ensure that the DVD is clean and free from any blemishes such as fingerprints. Secondly, check the settings in your BIOS. Are your optical and HDD correctly detected, identified and using the optimum transfer rate (DMA/UDMA mode, NOT PIO). Thirdly, if you are clean installing, delete the partition and allow the installation routine of the OS that you are installing, be it Windows 7, Vista, or other OS, to do the formatting.

Hope some of this helps. Please let us know how you get on.
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12 Mar 2009   #6

I want WIN7
 
 

Dwarf thank you for advices.
DVD is clean, I tried three copies and same problem with all of them.
I do not exactly know how to do this things in BIOS. Only thing what I did now was IDE auto-detection on my HDD (IDE channel 2 master) and on optical drive (IDE channel 2 slave).
Data from BIOS:

HDD
extended IDE drive....auto (second option - none)
access mode............auto (second option - large)
capacity.................160 GB
cylinder...................65535
head.......................16
precomp..................0
landing zone.............65534
sector.....................255

Optical drive
extended IDE drive....auto (second option - none)
access mode............auto (second option - large)
other specifications.......0

Dwarf I did not find transfer rate option in BIOS.

Third advice: You mean don't format HDD in XP recovery console after wipe? And let Windows 7 do it? I tried it so but with no changes.

Thx
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12 Mar 2009   #7

I want WIN7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
Hi SkylarkCZ and welcome to Windows 7 Forums

That is certainly not normal. Something is definitely amiss here. Fortunately, there are things you can do about it. Firstly, ensure that the DVD is clean and free from any blemishes such as fingerprints. Secondly, check the settings in your BIOS. Are your optical and HDD correctly detected, identified and using the optimum transfer rate (DMA/UDMA mode, NOT PIO). Thirdly, if you are clean installing, delete the partition and allow the installation routine of the OS that you are installing, be it Windows 7, Vista, or other OS, to do the formatting.

Hope some of this helps. Please let us know how you get on.
I tried it today once again: I wiped hard drive and then I boot ISO DVD with Win 7 7048 64-bit. I formated both partition then but it took only few seconds (I think it is wrong). Then I started installation but after hour I have only 1% of expandind windows files.

I also removed 2 GB of memory before installation(I heard 4 GB could make problems).

I think problem is my hard drive (Samsung HD160HJ 160 GB SATA II 7200 RPM)

I am going to download 32-bit version this night and try it tomorrow with it. But I need 64-bit because of more RAM than 3 GB. Microsoft Flight Simulator X needs lot of memory.

I really do not know what I should do.

Simon
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