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Windows 7: Windows could not complete the installation , boot loop

27 Feb 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Windows could not complete the installation , boot loop

Hi ,

I used the acer erecovery on my friends laptop , selecting the restore windows and retain user files option.
Once the process had been completed , the computer restarted and a message saying "Windows could not complete the installation. To install windows on this computer , restart the installation".
I do not have a recovery cd , and this message keeps coming up every time I restart the laptop.

Any suggestions?
Thanks in advance

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27 Feb 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP


Try it again and this time enter Device manager during install to uninstall any Devices in error, so install will complete then you can update drivers from desktop: Device Manager - Access During Windows 7 Installation

If this fails you'll need to order Recov Disks from Acer, or use a Win7 installation DVD to boot to get a superior clean install with the Product Key on COA sticker: Clean Reinstall Windows 7 Factory OEM
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