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Windows 7: Windows 7 won't install

27 Nov 2012   #11
shadowboy1795

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Thank you all! I hope this works!

Now for a really stupid question...
Earlier today, I added Windows 8 to the boot loader, only to find out that Windows 8 had updates to install and only restarted, and that Windows 7 only went to recovery mode.
Even if I don't add Windows 8 (I probably won't), do I risk having this happen to me again?


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27 Nov 2012   #12
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Windows 8 too?!? I think I would wipe the drive and start over.
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28 Nov 2012   #13
shadowboy1795

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

:P I did wipe the disk and start over. Windows 8 is one thing I'm not going to do again.

Now can someone please tell me where the product key is in this unattend answer file? Please?
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28 Nov 2012   #14
richnrockville

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by shadowboy1795 View Post
:P I did wipe the disk and start over. Windows 8 is one thing I'm not going to do again.

Now can someone please tell me where the product key is in this unattend answer file? Please?
The product key goes in the file after you have read it from the install disk that you purchased.

You did purchase an upgrade disk? or a original dvd disk?

Rich
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28 Nov 2012   #15
shadowboy1795

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

I have an original DVD disk. It's giving me this error before setup even starts. I just want to know where the unattend answer file is and how to fix it so that I can move on with Windows setup.
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28 Nov 2012   #16
richnrockville

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by shadowboy1795 View Post
I have an original DVD disk. It's giving me this error before setup even starts. I just want to know where the unattend answer file is and how to fix it so that I can move on with Windows setup.
Can it be assumed that your dvd is a bootable dvd? If so then you must boot from the dvd in your dvd/cd rom drive. When the computer starts, you must select the dvd drive as your first boot drive, then the dvd will start up and give you all the options.

FWiW; what does the dvd disk say on the label? update, OEM or full retail?
The code for install is normally on the sleeve or cover for the DVD.

Rich
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28 Nov 2012   #17
richnrockville

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Shadowboy, also, where did you get the DVD with the product.???

Rich
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28 Nov 2012   #18
shadowboy1795

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

The disc I have IS bootable. The only problem is that if I try to boot off of it, Windows 7 just won't install. I don't get that.

Oh, and by the way, I downloaded new software to bypass this answer file thing called RT Seven Lite. My only problem is that I don't know how to use it, so can anyone who reads this that knows how to use it help me?
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29 Nov 2012   #19
richnrockville

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Shadowboy, when you boot your computer with the disk, what shows on the screen? when you say it doesn't install, what does the screen show when it fails?

Where did you get the disk? who did you buy it from or where did it come from.

Otherwise, we are all whistling in the dark.

Rich
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29 Nov 2012   #20
shadowboy1795

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Nothing necessarily appears on the screen, really. When it gets to expanding files, it hangs at 0%. No, really-- it just hangs there. I downloaded Windows 7 from Digital River- I didn't really get it on a disk.
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