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Windows 7: Windows 7100 Install Issues

24 Apr 2009   #1
Fizban

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Windows 7100 Install Issues

I'm installing Build 7100, or at least trying to, it seems to be staying at 0% forever in the "Expanding Files" stage. anyone else had this issue? The computer i'm on right now doesn't have a DVD burner so is the best bet to reinstall Build 7077, re-download 7100, try burning a new copy, and then try installing that new copy?


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24 Apr 2009   #2
baarod

El Capitan / Windows 10
 
 

No the best bet is to wait. Assuming you completely formatted the drive and the computer is fast enough and you got a good burn waiting will pay off. Try cycling the drive door. That helped me back when I used to install Windows 7 off burned DVDs -- that sounds so primitive now

Alternatively you can create a 2.5-3 GB partition, expand the iso to it, mark it active and reboot. You'll have the fastest install media in the world. Let the installer create what partitions it wants in the free space and then press shift+f10 while it's expanding files to get a prompt. Then use diskpart to activate the proper partition that setup created.

Or you can just expand the install.wim manually with imagex right onto the bare media, run bcdboot and restart. That's by far the quickest!!!

I'd be happy to walk you thru it on messenger or something.
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24 Apr 2009   #3
Lerianis

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I am having a problem that is similar to this one: when I start the Windows 7 Install on Vista SP2 trying for an Upgrade install for the latest x64 7100 installer..... I keep getting a message saying 'Not enough disk space'.

Well, it's full of it, because I have 66GB's of disk space free.... that should be darn well MORE than enough.

Is anyone else running into this problem, and if so, how did you solve this or did you not solve it.

I have to assume that there is a way to bypass the disk space check.
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24 Apr 2009   #4
rkseagle

Dual boot WindowsXP/Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fizban View Post
it seems to be staying at 0% forever in the "Expanding Files" stage. anyone else had this issue?
Yes, I saw the same behavior - just be patient. I believe the Setup program is building a list while at 0% and when it does take off, it goes pretty smoothly afterwards.

Previous versions would reboot at 27% during "Expanding Files". This one does not. Mine did not reboot until it got to "Completing Installation", where it will again seem like it just sits there for a long while.
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24 Apr 2009   #5
caid602

Server 2008
 
 

build 7100 install issue: I am installing fresh from DVD onto a blank 30 GB partition. It takes about 15 Minutes until I can finally start installation. File copying and expanding is quick, but when the PC reboots, I see the "Starting windows screen", then it turns black for about 10 seconds and then I get a black screen only showing the mouse pointer and "windows 7 Evaluation copy. Build 7100". This screen stays forever (at least 1 hour, let's see if it finishes), with little harddisk activity.
When I interrupt and go into safe mode, it reads "preparing windows for first start" and then a window pops up, saying that setup cannot continue in safe mode - reboot, same problem!
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25 Apr 2009   #6
ikilledkenny

Windows 7 Professional, Windows Longhorn 4074
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fizban View Post
I'm installing Build 7100, or at least trying to, it seems to be staying at 0% forever in the "Expanding Files" stage. anyone else had this issue? The computer i'm on right now doesn't have a DVD burner so is the best bet to reinstall Build 7077, re-download 7100, try burning a new copy, and then try installing that new copy?
I'm on my cell phone installing build 7100 right now. I was having the same problem. I waited no more than ten minutes and it went to ten percent. Problem solved
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25 Apr 2009   #7
caid602

Server 2008
 
 

Well, after waiting overnight, it finally finished the installation :-)
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25 Apr 2009   #8
Lerianis

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by caid602 View Post
Well, after waiting overnight, it finally finished the installation :-)
Overnight? Man.... it shouldn't have taken that long, unless you were doing an upgrade installation. Even then, considering it took less than an hour to upgrade my computer to Windows 7 x86 (still haven't gotten x64 to work on my other computer) for me..... it seems like an awful long time.
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26 Apr 2009   #9
ikilledkenny

Windows 7 Professional, Windows Longhorn 4074
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by caid602 View Post
Well, after waiting overnight, it finally finished the installation :-)
Thumbs up!
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27 Apr 2009   #10
Melvin1337

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

i also had to wait overnight, and now win7 works, but it's running veeeeerryyyyy slow, any1 know how to fix this ?
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