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Windows 7: Why can't I do a clean install?

12 Sep 2010   #81
Steezy

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

No >.< i haven't gotten that far into installation, as im stuck at "preparing for firs time use"
it wont let me do anything. I have rebooted now 10 times and ot goes to the same thing. What should i do?
(this is the furthest i have been so far!)


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12 Sep 2010   #82
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

During reboot, tap the F8 key to get a menu that lets you choose Safe Mode
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12 Sep 2010   #83
Steezy

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Oh, i meant like when in safe mode, i literally cant even load that up yet because it says i need to complete installation first
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12 Sep 2010   #84
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

That may be the problem, can't finish because of Display adapter (driver) for video card.

During the DVD disc install did you have the computer connected to the internet by a ethernet cable, so you could get the latest updates & drivers from Microsoft ?
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12 Sep 2010   #85
Steezy

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Doing a start up repair, seeing if that helps. No matter how many tines i reboot it brings ne to the FINAL setup, meeeeaning if i can fix the unwanted reboot during, the comp is fixes
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12 Sep 2010   #86
Steezy

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Well, i did for the first few but took the ethernet out. Will i have to reinstall?


Edit-
that makes perfect sense. If i have to reinstall i'm okay with that but if therenis another way i'm down. As long as i'm getting closer to freedom
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12 Sep 2010   #87
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Yep, I believe we have to start from scratch. Complete Install with connection to the internet & choose let install get updates during install.

Yes this has been a tough one
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12 Sep 2010   #88
Steezy

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
Yep, I believe we have to start from scratch. Complete Install with connection to the internet & choose let install get updates during install.

Yes this has been a tough one
I have a choice to install updates?
When i go through the installation, it gives the "updates" a checkmark
but i guess it is just skipping over that.
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13 Sep 2010   #89
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

It's getting late for me, so I need to call it a day, as I have to work tomorrow.

I'll check this post from work tomorrow

My eyes are going crazy


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13 Sep 2010   #90
Steezy

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