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Windows 7: Windows 7 won't install

29 Nov 2012   #21
richnrockville

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by shadowboy1795 View Post
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.
Now we are getting someplace, When you downloaded the .iso, did you make the DVD for windows 7?

Does the dvd appear to be booting properly, what comes up first?

The Expanding files sometimes takes a while. Did you go thru the routine of deleting the existing partitions on your hard disk completely and then selecting the install where windows 7 creates a small partition and then the basic C partition.??????

Rich


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29 Nov 2012   #22
shadowboy1795

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

I did make the DVD. Setup comes up correctly. I did go through the routine of deleting existing partitions on the hard disk.
I know that expanding files can take a while. I've left it to expand files twice for over an hour and it just stayed at 0%.

Since I'm trying to upgrade anyway, is there another way to upgrade?
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29 Nov 2012   #23
AC

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

If you have all your files backed up, you can do a custom install from inside your current OS. Insert the USB/Disc, and run Setup.exe from the autoplay window. (If it doesn't come up, Go to Start-Computer-Whatever Your W7 Device Is) and open it. Click setup.exe. Then, when it asks you do you want to upgrade or custom install. Select custom.
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29 Nov 2012   #24
shadowboy1795

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

I can't select an install method because this thing telling me about the whole "unattend answer file containing an invalid product key".

How can I bypass it?
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29 Nov 2012   #25
AC

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

I don't know if you ever did it, but you need to download an ISO image here
Official Windows 7 SP1 ISO from Digital River My Digital Life
And then we will go from there.
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29 Nov 2012   #26
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I have lost track of what you are doing shadowboy1795. You will need a legal COA.
You keep posting you have a invalid product key. You will need a valid product key period.
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05 Dec 2012   #27
shadowboy1795

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Okay, I've finally found out what was wrong. It turns out my hard drive wasn't compatible with Windows 7, so I got a new one. Thank you all for your efforts, and I know you were all trying to help. Thank you again.
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05 Dec 2012   #28
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by shadowboy1795 View Post
Okay, I've finally found out what was wrong. It turns out my hard drive wasn't compatible with Windows 7, so I got a new one. Thank you all for your efforts, and I know you were all trying to help. Thank you again.
Was it an old tape drive?
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05 Dec 2012   #29
AC

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

How old was the Hard Drive? It must of been ancient, as I just installed 7 on an XP PC with a hard drive from '03.
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05 Dec 2012   #30
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

The question of the legal COA was never answered. I don't think a drive really "cares" what OS in has on it, they are dumb that way.
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