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Windows 7: Windows 7 Installation Troubles

28 Aug 2010   #11
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Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
I'm done asking questions to get side-stepped.
I don't understand how I side-stepped your question. It is authentic and I purchased it from Harvey Norman. I used well respected as I doubt you would have contextual knowledge to determine that from a name. I meant no offense...


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28 Aug 2010   #12
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

It seems you may have a bad image on the DVD, you mention somewhere you may be able to download another ISO of Windows 7; though don't go into specifics; that may be your best bet, then use ImgBurn to burn it to DVD and try that?
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28 Aug 2010   #13
1117248

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
It seems you may have a bad image on the DVD, you mention somewhere you may be able to download another ISO of Windows 7; though don't go into specifics; that may be your best bet, then use ImgBurn to burn it to DVD and try that?
Yes, that is my next step to try and fix this after I ruled out the concept of a bad optical. I have read that faulty RAM (although I don't believe this to be the case) can be of cause. So I have downloaded memtest86+ but I have no idea how to use it using a USB - could you provide me with some instructions?
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28 Aug 2010   #14
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

I believe the method in this tutorial will show a way to add Memtest86+ to a bootable USB stick; you do know a USB stick has to be capable of being booted from, not all are.


Install Windows 7 from USB Pen Drive/External Hard Disk Using Grub4Dos
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28 Aug 2010   #15
1117248

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Okay, thankyou very much. I am also concerned that as I continue to repeat this process of failed installations while an ISO downloads - if I luck out like I obviously did on my original installation that when the computer restarts during the installation pocess the BIOS structure with it booting from USB as first priority will loop the installation process as opposed to continuing on and booting from the intalled files on the internal hard drive. Does this make sense? Should I pull the USB external hard drive as soon as it restarts (if I am lucky?).
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28 Aug 2010   #16
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

If there is nothing at all on the Hard Disk Drive (HDD) that you would not want to lose, have a look at this tutorial at the link below; it over-writes everything, all the previous Windows code and any/all data and gives you a clean slate to start the install to; doing this has helped others in similar situations.


SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
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28 Aug 2010   #17
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 1117248 View Post
Okay, thankyou very much. I am also concerned that as I continue to repeat this process of failed installations while an ISO downloads - if I luck out like I obviously did on my original installation that when the computer restarts during the installation pocess the BIOS structure with it booting from USB as first priority will loop the installation process as opposed to continuing on and booting from the intalled files on the internal hard drive. Does this make sense? Should I pull the USB external hard drive as soon as it restarts (if I am lucky?).
Yes. You can pull it and long before the restart. The usb is needed to pull in the windows files but the program running the install is actually run from a ram disk which the install created. You can pull a DVD or a USB early in the game. I always do.
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28 Aug 2010   #18
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 1117248 View Post
Okay, thankyou very much. I am also concerned that as I continue to repeat this process of failed installations while an ISO downloads - if I luck out like I obviously did on my original installation that when the computer restarts during the installation pocess the BIOS structure with it booting from USB as first priority will loop the installation process as opposed to continuing on and booting from the intalled files on the internal hard drive. Does this make sense? Should I pull the USB external hard drive as soon as it restarts (if I am lucky?).
Yes. You can pull it and long before the restart. The usb is needed to pull in the windows files but the program running the install is actually run from a ram disk which the install created. You can pull a DVD or a USB early in the game. I always do.


I just got understanding of this question, Karl is right, if you don't it will continue to try and boot from the stick.
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