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Windows 7: 2nd Win 7 install not working - Win says cant configure hardware?

03 Sep 2012   #1

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2nd Win 7 install not working - Win says cant configure hardware?

I installed win 7 Ultimate successfully from a thumb drive and then did a re-install. The second time I am receiving the prompt "Windows setup could not configure windows to run on this computers hardware"

Any ideas? I did not have any issues on the first install, it was totally successful.

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03 Sep 2012   #2
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Hello mate.

To rule out format errors, boot the Windows 7 installation media to diskpart and run the clean command, once the clean finishes, exit diskpart and use the Windows 7 installer to create and format a single 100GB partition to install to.

If that does't work, after another clean, use diskpart to create, format and mark Active a single 100GB partition to see if that works, use Step #2 in the SSD/HDD tutorial for reference.
DISKPART : At PC Startup

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
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04 Sep 2012   #3

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Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1

Also, take a look at this info:

See if anything there applies to any changes you may have made in your system since that first install.
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