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Windows 7: Installation Problems

04 Jan 2010   #1

Installation Problems

I installed widowns vista on a new hard drive so I could upgrade to Windows 7. During the Windows 7 upgrade I reach the "Copying Windows files" stage, reach 73% completed, and the computer just sits there. After 30-40 minutes, I get this message -- error code 0x8007045D. I've tried both an upgrade and custom installation to no avail.

As suggested by another blogger, I did a chkdsk scan, ran windows 7 upgrade advisor, and also did the following, per his instructions ...
1. Click Start, type msconfig in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.
User Account Control permission
If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Continue.
2. On the General tab, click Selective Startup.
3. Under Selective Startup, click to clear the Load Startup Items check box.
4. Click the Services tab, click to select the Hide All Microsoft Services check box, and then click Disable All.
5. Click OK.
6. When you are prompted, click Restart.
7. Attempt the upgrade again

Still no go. Any thoughts?

My System SpecsSystem Spec

04 Jan 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP


It isn't necessary to install Vista to use the Upgrade version: Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

Try booting the installer to do a Custom install. The DVD will scan the HD to see Vista and allow Upgrade key.

Where did you get Windows 7? Did you burn the DVD? Verify it with ImgBurn. If necessary burn another at 4x speed with Verify.

You can also try install from flash: USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Jan 2010   #3

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc

My System SpecsSystem Spec

05 Jan 2010   #4


Well ... the problem ended up being a disk with a "smudge" on it. Cleaned the disk well, and it installed.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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