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Windows 7: Installation freeze on Setup is Starting... screen

05 Dec 2012   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

So it finally installed after completely clearing my hard drive, deleting the exiting partitions. Ridiculous that it was necessary.

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27 Mar 2017   #12

windows 2012 server

Hey, I am having the exact same problem SolarFlare was having. Anyone know how to wipe a hard drive if it freezes on setup is starting?
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28 Mar 2017   #13

Windows 7 HP 64

Welcome to the forum.
JP, you should start another treat as this is mark as solved and no one will look it to help you.
Please edit your profile with ALL your hardware specs.
Is you BIOS a UEFI or Legacy?
Did you set BIOS properly?

Remove the other drive (important)
Bios settings:
- Disable secure boot (win 7 isn't compatible) and clear secure boot keys.
- Disable ALL boot options leaving on only CD/DVD and USB device.
- Set Boot mode to UEFI hybrid with CSM
- Set boot order to HDD and USB device.
- Make a UEFI Win 7 Installation disk on USB disk. UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows

- Boot the Win 7 Installation disk in UEFI mode (important).
- Go to install - advanced - delete all partitions - create new.
- Windows will create 3 partitions:
- One UEFI - 100M Fat32
- One MSR - 120M RAW
- One large NTFS

Choose the large NTFS and proceed.
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