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Windows 7: Windows installation problem

13 Nov 2011   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit

You don't need to install Vista first.

Read this tutorial, which shows you how to clean install Windows 7 with an upgrade disc.

Clean Install Windows 7

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13 Nov 2011   #12
Microsoft MVP


You may also need to wipe the HD of code in the boot sector: SSD - HDD Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

Again, if you are receiving those errors you report then the DVD is not booting, but BIOS is trying to boot the HD instead.

Try booting the Win7 DVD now. If it fails, download and burn to CD free Partition Wizard bootable CD which will autostart without having to boot it yourself, then from Disk tab Wipe the HD. This will in turn cause the WIn7 DVD to autostart without having to boot it yourself.
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16 Nov 2011   #13

Windows 7 x64 Professional

Did not work I tried following the steps tried installing the operating system after it still says "Windows cannot install required files. The file may be corrupt or missing, make sure all files required for installation are available and restart the installation. Error code : 0x80070017 and I noticed after the two times I tried installing the OS its creating separate partitions of like 8gb and 1gb.
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16 Nov 2011   #14

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Nick,

Error 080070017 Windows cannot copy files required for installation. These files may be corrupt or missing. Make sure all files required for installtion are available, and restart the installation Error code: 080070017
This usually means that your Windows installation media may be corrupted. What are you using to install Windows 7 with? You may need to get a new copy.
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16 Nov 2011   #15

Windows 7 x64 Professional

I have tried many disc's Windows Vista 32bit, Windows Vista 64bit, Windows 7 32bit and 64bit all to no avail.
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16 Nov 2011   #16

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient


Try replacing the DVD Drive with another.
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16 Nov 2011   #17
Microsoft MVP


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Swifty View Post
Did not work I tried following the steps
IF you've followed the steps given then what was the result of trying install with flash stick given several posts back?

What was the result of wiping the HD with PW bootable CD which will autostart on its own, so that DVD would then autostart?

You must be thorough if you want this fixed, not skipping any steps, asking back questions if you are not sure how to do a step. I do not like wasting time typing out important steps which have helped hundreds of others before, but which are ignored due to laziness.
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16 Nov 2011   #18

Windows 7 x64 Professional

Sorry greg if you feel like your being bothered by posting but I do not appreciate you saying that I am lazy, No one is forcing you to post here, but I do appreciate the help you have given, but just because the steps you included helped hundreds doesn't mean they are going to help hundreds of others, I have tried your given steps and they still do not work it still ends up at the same dead end.

The steps you have provided to me end up in a result that I have gotten any other way, I have tried the clean all method in the cmd on the windows 7 disc and when I have tried installing the operating system it gives me the error on every disc I own which is:

Windows Vista 32bit
Windows Vista 64bit
Windows 7 32bit
Windows 7 64bit

But all that happens is after the installation I try it again and it has created a separate partition of 1gb and another of 8gb, I have to disable a certain hard drive in the BIOS or it will tell me that the bootmanager is missing and I can't go any further but if I disable it I will be able to boot the cd right away, I have two separate drives one is a CD drive and the other is a DVD drive I have used both and simply I get the same results,

Maybe it has gone further than a simple software problem to a hardware problem, if the virus that I had gotten malfunctioned some of my hardware I don't know, but I have tried your methods all of the ones you have recommended me and I have gotten the dead end result.

I appreciate your help Greg.
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16 Nov 2011   #19
Microsoft MVP


What do you mean you have to disable a certain HD in BIOS? In my very first set of steps I posted that you need to unplug all but the target HD.

The whole point of wiping the HD so that the installer would autostart is defeated if you have another HD plugged in.

How did you use a CD drive to try installing Win7? Please explain.

WHat was the exact result of attempting with the flash stick install with OD's and all other HD's unplugged, which would tell us a lot and to which you haven't replied after several requests.
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16 Nov 2011   #20

Windows 7 x64 Professional

In the my BIOS there is a section for hard drives under the boot priority that allows me to enable and disable hard drives, my 500GB Hard drive is the one I disable in order to boot my OS disc, with it enabled it prevents me from booting my OS disc by saying boot manager is missing,

In regards with the CD drive I set it on top in the BIOS boot priority section and after restart it tells me to boot from cd/dvd, so that is how I get into the installation of Windows,

The reason I have not answered about the Flash Drive solution is because I do not own a flash drive, I know they are cheap to purchase but I have 12 hour days, so by the time I get off work stores are no longer open, and I have no other means of purchasing one, but when I have the time off I will purchase one, but I do not understand what has to be done on the flash drive exactly, is there a tutorial on this?
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