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Windows 7: Installing Windows 7

30 Jan 2011   #1
Hartsbell

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Installing Windows 7

Kay, so. If you've seen any of my other posts you'll know that I was having major problems with my comp. Nothing worked so I was told to take it in to Staples (Which I didn't want to do, but had no other choice) I took it in and they changed my hard drive. Put a smaller one in, and put Vista on it. Now I have a Windows 7 burnt disk. And every time I try to run it it just takes me to the burning program that I used. I'm not sure how to actually run it to get Windows 7 back. So any help would be greatly appreciated.


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30 Jan 2011   #2
Hartsbell

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Joules View Post
You sure there are files on the disk you burnt. Sometimes I have had that happen to me where I thought the data was there but it wasn't....I think thats what your looking at.
Yeah, The person I got the disk from used it on my brothers computer.
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30 Jan 2011   #3
Hartsbell

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

When I look at the properties of the disk it says .iso Any ideas on helping me fix it? I'm getting really sick of Vista.
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30 Jan 2011   #4
gregrocker

 

How do you plan to activate Win7?

Try booting the DVD to clean install: Boot from CD - How to Boot your Computer from a Bootable CD or DVD - Boot to CD

Clean Install Windows 7
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30 Jan 2011   #5
Hartsbell

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

I got the disk from a family friend. I have the activation code. The person I got it from burnt it. I've tried to boot it right from the boot menu and that still didn't work.
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30 Jan 2011   #6
gregrocker

 

Try to run it from Vista desktop. Choose Custom install to overwrite Vista partition.

If this fails, find another Win7 installer for your version to try install.
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30 Jan 2011   #7
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

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30 Jan 2011   #8
DocBrown

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

If the file is stil in the .iso format, it needs to be copied to a folder on the HD & burned to a DVD properly with ImgBurn (Freeware) at 4x speed & verify on.


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31 Jan 2011   #9
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello Hartsbell.



I would suggest that after you have copied out or made back-ups of the data you need to save to external media you use Step One of this tutorial at the link below to do a wipe (secure erase) to the entire Hard Disk Drive, running this then using the outline in Step Two #2 to create and format a single 100GB partition using diskpart will get you a clean all and a chkdsk /r for the best possible space to install Windows 7 to.
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After you have made backups of everything you care to save and you want to do a real wipe "clean all" to the Hard Disk Drive (HDD) have a look at this tutorial at the link below, it over-writes everything, all the old Windows code including all the old Windows drivers, giving you the best possible space to install Windows 7 to; it goes hand-in-hand with a clean install.

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

How to Do a Clean Installation with Windows 7



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31 Jan 2011   #10
Hartsbell

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Thanks for all your help, in the end I had to get winrar and open it that way. Thanks anyway!
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