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Windows 7: windows explorer has stopped working

30 Jan 2017   #31

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Hi Roland,

Any advice is good, so you're not picky . I was wondering already if I could treat this iso-file the same way as my normal data files.

I just downloaded and installed the 64bit version of PowerISO (unregistered copy) from here:
PowerISO - Create, Burn, Mount, Edit, Compress, Encrypt, Split, Extract ISO file, ISO/BIN converter, Virtual Drive, DAA File

I not sure how to use this program to get my (now fully downloaded) iso to my usb.


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30 Jan 2017   #32

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

It seems that the unregistered (unpaid) version is no good for what I want:

"What's the difference between the unregistered version and the registered version?
A: The unregistered version will display a dialog prompts you to register, and you can not create or edit image files greater than 300MB with the unregistered version. Except these, all other functions or features are the same."

My iso is 3.09GB...

Any suggestions?
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30 Jan 2017   #33

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

I'm at school, cannot give you a step by step at this time; await others who can post a quick-list.
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30 Jan 2017   #34

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

There are some free versions of ISO-burners out there...I and others will try to post a few suggestions in here.
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30 Jan 2017   #35

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10

Hello Judith now I see Roy beat me to it with that excellent tutorial it has just about everything in it.

Now another program you can use and is free to make the bootable disk or stick is this The Official ImgBurn Website

Just so you know when you do burn the disk or stick make sure you pick the slowest rate of burn as a fast burn may not give as good a quality disk/stick. For an example $x is reasonably good and I always pick (if the porgram lets me) an even slower speed.
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30 Jan 2017   #36

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

If you are having problems a very simple and easy way to create a Bootable Windows 7 USB Installer is by using Unetbootin v494

UNetbootin - Browse /UNetbootin/494 at

You'd need unetbootin-windows-494.exe

It's an old version of Unetbootin that still works. Newer versions cannot create a Bootable Windows 7 USB Installer as the functionality has been removed.

Instructions here:

Install Windows 7 From USB Drive [In 2 Simple Steps]
windows explorer has stopped working-unetbootin.jpg
Choose ISO and Drive letter.

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30 Jan 2017   #37

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.3 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
Windows 7 SP1 Convenience Rollup (KB3125574)

There may be a large number of updates required after a clean install.

I'm not sure if the clean install tutorial has been updated to include the "Windows 7 SP1 Convenience Rollup" (KB3125574).
This rollup updated the OS to April 2016 (it should speed up the reinstall process considerably).

There was a prerequisite update (KB3020369) for the "Windows 7 SP1 Convenience Rollup" (KB3125574).
The prerequisite update must be installed first.
Here is a link to the info that I used last year:
How to Update Windows 7 All at Once with Microsoft’s Convenience Rollup

When checking for updates you may also experience the ridiculously slow Windows Update issue.

I think that "July 2016 update rollup for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1" (KB3172605) finally fixed the issue.
Here is a link about that:
Checking for updates slow on Windows 7? Here is the fix - gHacks Tech News

Has anyone tried the "adding updates to the W7 image" procedure listed at the end of that article?
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31 Jan 2017   #38

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Thank you Icit2lol, Callender and Lehnerus.

I've downloaded Unetbootin as it seemed the most simple (especially with the walkthrough).

Lehnerus, for the moment I just want to limit myself to A) reinstalling Windows 7 from this iso and B) establishing an internet connection. Everything here is new to me. Lots of info which in most cases is like talk from outer space to me, so I'm scared to make a mistake or forget something. I'm just a simple user, never had to deal with stuff like this. So I don't want to drown in information which can only lead to not doing correctly the essential things for steps A) and B).

If these updates can be done after A) and B), I'd rather deal with them at that time. And also, I don't mind if it takes long, I just want it to be right. But it's nice to know a quick rollup exists. So thanks for the tip.

Sometimes it's urgent to slow down...

So let's see if I can get this iso to this stick the way it should...

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31 Jan 2017   #39

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Hi everyone,

I just copied the iso to the flash drive using unetbootin-windows-494.exe, as suggested by Callender. At completion it gave me the option to boot or to exit. I exited the program and I got a message from the Program Compatibility Assistant saying that "this program might not have installed correctly".

So now I am a bit worried if my iso got correctly copied to my stick.
Can I check this or is it saver to try the operation another way with another program?

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31 Jan 2017   #40

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

I think you can just ignore that message and just eject the USB then reinsert it. Reboot and if it doesn't boot from USB and install Windows then check BIOS options to make sure that you can boot from USB.
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