Quote: Originally Posted by tw33k
today I'm setting up my new work PC. It came pre-configured with 7 HP and heaps of Compaq bloatware. I foramtted the drive with Gparted, made a small 50GB partition and starting installing from USB flash drive. All went well but sometime during "expanding files" it rebooted and started over! I chose this time to get setup to reformat the c: drive. Hope that helps
. I don't want to spend all of Good Friday fighting an installation.
This goes to show that even with a lot of experience, we can sometimes forget the simplest of things and give ourselves a real headache. I left the flash drive plugged in and didn't change the boot order, hence setup starting over and over
Should have read through Brink's tutorial first. Would have saved a bit of time and energy
If you booted from the USB drive to install Windows 7, then you may need to change the hard drive back to being listed before the USB key in the boot order in BIOS after the computer restarts during installation to prevent the computer from booting right back into the USB key starting the installation process over and over.