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Windows 7: Windows Cannot Install Required Files


19 Feb 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 
Windows Cannot Install Required Files

Whenever I try to install windows I get an error saying, Windows cannot install required files. Make sure all files required for installation are available, and restart the installation. Error code 0x080070001. I know there is nothing wrong with the iso I burned because I have used it to install Windows 7 on my laptop. Oh and if it helps I had Windows 7 on this computer before but my explorer.exe messed up and now it won't let me reinstall Windows. Anyone know what I can do to fix my Windows not installing?


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19 Feb 2010   #2

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

are you trying to do a repair install or a clean install??
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19 Feb 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
are you trying to do a repair install or a clean install??
I'm trying to do a clean install.
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19 Feb 2010   #4

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Try booting from the DVD, not OS. Set your BIOS to boot from CD?DVD, not the Hard drive.
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19 Feb 2010   #5

 

delete all partitions, format then try again.
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19 Feb 2010   #6

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Try a full clean & full format.

1) Boot DVD.

2) Press Shift+F10 (for command prompt)

Type in command line

DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK # (win 7 HD)
CLEAN ALL
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY
SELECT PARTITION 1
ACTIVE
FORMAT=NTFS
ASSIGN
EXIT
EXIT


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19 Feb 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Sometimes this error can result from a faulty CD/DVD or even HDD drive ... also check that the CD/DVD isn't damaged or of poor quality.
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19 Feb 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Try booting from the DVD, not OS. Set your BIOS to boot from CD?DVD, not the Hard drive.
I can only boot from my cd/dvd right now, because I have no os on my system, because I formatted my hard drive.
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19 Feb 2010   #9

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Someone in another thread said changing around their memory helped.
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20 Feb 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Saltgrass View Post
Someone in another thread said changing around their memory helped.
I have changed the memory and that didn't do anything.
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