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Device Manager - Access During Windows 7 Installation

How to Access Device Manager During Installation of Windows 7
Published by Orbital Shark
09 Jul 2009
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How to Access Device Manager During Installation of Windows 7

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This tutorial can be used to disable problem devices during install of Windows 7. This can solve some problems including hanging and crashing during installation.

For this tutorial I have selected to do a 'Custom (Advanced)' install on a newly created un-active partition.

Here's How:

1, Boot normally with the Windows 7 DVD in your CD/DVD drive. When prompted to 'Press any key to boot from CD DVD....' just press any key.

NOTE: You only have 8 seconds to take action

2, Select your regional settings & click 'Next' to continue
3, Click 'Install Now'
4, Click to accept the terms of the licence agreement then click 'Next'
5, Select the type of install and click 'Next'
6, Click 'Drive options'
7, Click 'New'
and enter partition size then click 'Apply'

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8, Click 'Next' to start the copying process of the installation


9, Install will restart after the copying process has finished.

Now for Safe Mode:
1, Before bootup, press F8 to enter the boot menu
2, Select 'Safe Mode' and the boot process will begin
3, Once booted you will be presented with the following warning
NOTE: Do not click 'OK' or press Space/Enter
4, Press SHIFT+F10 to open the Command Prompt
5, Type compmgmtlauncher into Command Prompt and press 'Enter'
NOTE: It can take a few seconds to display Computer Management


6, Click on 'Device Manager'


You can now disable (not uninstall) any device that you believe is causing the failure to boot
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E.G. If your GFX card is whats causing the issue then you can disable it, causing Windows to use the default 'Standard VGA Adapter'. Once you have booted to your desktop you can download & install the latest drivers

11 Jul 2009   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64

I abosultely did not know about the Device Manager in windows installation...kudos to you Orbital, this can solve alot of installation issues.

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11 Jul 2009   #2

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)

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11 Jul 2009   #3
Orbital Shark


Thanks guys
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11 Jul 2009   #4

Window 7 build 7600, Xp pro(VM)

Nice tutorial mate...
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13 Jul 2009   #5

Windows 7 build 7600

This is truly useful, hats off to you!
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14 Jul 2009   #6

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64

Thanks Orbital. Nice job.
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15 Jul 2009   #7
Orbital Shark


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by septprince View Post
Nice tutorial mate...
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AlexGP View Post
This is truly useful, hats off to you!
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by garysgold View Post
Thanks Orbital. Nice job.
Thanks glad to help
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17 Jul 2009   #8

Windows 7 ultimate RTM x64

woah cool info man
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05 Oct 2009   #9

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64

I never knew about this.

That's way
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